Oak Park and River Forest voters did well for J.B.

Opinion: Letters To The Editor

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It was a team effort. Oak Park is a unique community. However, when we got on board the J.B. Pritzker campaign for Illinois Governor, our efforts in Oak Park turned out ... hmmmm ... good.

A 69.9 percent turnout. Every precinct in Oak Park carried for Pritzker. J.B. captured 81.58 percent of the vote. (J.B.'s right-wing, anti-union, pro 1% opponent received 15.37 percent of the Oak Park vote — an alarmingly high percentage that we will need to work to lower in future campaigns!)

In River Forest, our western neighbor, turnout was 61.13 percent, J.B got 67.4 percent of the River Forest votes for governor and all but one RF precinct carried for J.B. (The one RF precinct we lost, we lost by two votes.)

Thanks for all your help.

Bob Haisman

Proudly from Oak Park and the Democratic Party of Oak Park

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Ray Simpson  

Posted: November 22nd, 2018 4:29 PM

So now all of the states problems will go away and we will hear birds singing again. Who are you going to blame now? I bet we fall into the Obama style (No substance) of all talk and no results but then it is Rauner's fault. To quote Chuckie Schumer we are "all cows and no hat" Correct saying is"all hat and no cows" but then why worry about correctness. The fate of Illinois is now firmly in the hands of a group with a proven record of failure - so what we just blame Rauner.

Tom MacMillan from Oak Park  

Posted: November 21st, 2018 4:00 PM

Bob Haisman was really sweating it out that Rauner was going to dominate Oak Park. Right along with Don Harmon, wondering if somehow he could lose when no one was running against him. So much drama.

Nick A Binotti  

Posted: November 21st, 2018 9:21 AM

NickP, taxes are irrelevant. Resistance is futile. You too will be assimilated. DPOP will add the biological distinctiveness of the 18% of non-JB voters to their own. The culture of non-democratic voters will adapt to service theirs. So stop complaining and get on the shuttle van outside: https://trib.in/2KnqAQs

Nick Polido  

Posted: November 21st, 2018 8:19 AM

If I had $225,000 in state pension income collectively for my household , enjoy a senior exemption on my property taxes while not paying a penny in state income taxes on my pension, I too would be thrilled with the outcome!

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