Wednesday, November 7, 2018

In local news

It depends on what you mean by local. Our household’s favored candidates for the County Board, the Illinois House, and the House of Representatives all lost. Our friend running for the County Board in another district lost. A candidate in a neighboring congressional district lost a close election. To widen the idea of what’s local: Bruce Rauner, the worst governor our state has known, lost decisively to J.B. Pritzker, a candidate I’d call a billionaire for the rest of us. And the governor who provided the model for Rauner, Scott Walker, lost in Wisconsin. And less locally still, a friend in New Jersey worked mightily to flip a congressional district — and succeeded.

More and less locally, my dream of a Beto O’Rourke win turned out to be decidedly unprecognitive. But it’s our House.

comments: 2

Elaine said...

No one we voted for won. In Ohio, our much-admired one-time state legislator Sherrod Brown, won a third Senate term. Great guy!
And there is the House.....

Michael Leddy said...

It’s a good sign that Ohio went for Brown. I have to believe that, as the song says, a change is gonna come.