Good and bad choices in the November 8 General Election
Here are some of the candidates running in the Illinois November 8, 2022 General Election that award winning political election columnist Ray Hanania believes you should support and reject when you vote on November 8, 2022.
By Ray Hanania
Which issue is more important November 8, abortion or safety?
That’s what it comes down to in the election if you listen to the Democrats and the Republicans.
This is Illinois, and in this election you can’t do much about abortion. It won’t change no matter how much fear mongering Gov. J.B, Pritzker asserts. (See below at the bottom of this column)
Personally, I support limited abortions: only during the first trimester, in the case of rape or incest, and throughout the pregnancy if the life of the mother is endangered.
Safety, however, is in jeopardy. That’s because in Illinois, Gov. Pritzker has shoved through the dangerous Safe-T Act and is doing his best to obfuscate the issue.
The Safe-T Act is not as bad as being portrayed by those fake newspapers that run all kinds of partisan pro-Republican articles written by anonymous individuals who don’t disclose their names so they can’t be held accountable for their exaggerations.
But you don’t have to exaggerate the problems with the Safe-T Act. There are enough issues to concern you, if you happen to be a law abiding citizen.
If you are a criminal, the Safe-T Act reduces the threat of punishment and cuts you a lot of slack, giving politically controlled judges the ability to decide if you are a danger to society.
Under the old law, during the past year, 60 individuals who were awaiting trial and who were released committed murder while they were released because a judge decided they didn’t have to post bond.
Under the old system, bond is required unless a judge rules otherwise, as they have. Under the new law, the burden is off of the judges who are appointed by politicians like Gov. Pritzker and it’s not their decision any more. It can be, if they want.
The real problem is the law focuses on the needs of suspects and criminals, not on the safety of law abiding citizens.
Especially in Cook County and Chicago under Mayor Lori Lightfoot and States Attorney Kim Foxx, protecting the rights of criminals has been a priority over protecting the rights of law abiding citizens and victims of crime.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker deserves a NO VOTE on November 8, which means that Darren Bailey is the only real alternative to unseat him. Bailey has some issues but the upside is if Bailey wins we will see accountability return to Illinois, which is ranked as the second worst state in the country.
Ousting Pritzker would put Speaker of the House Emanuel “Chris” Welch, a phenomenal official, in charge as the state’s leader.
In the race for Commissioner of the 17th Cook County district, incumbent Sean Morrison is spewing out lies after lies against his Democratic opponent Dan Calandriello.
Morrison’s mailers are filled with so many lies I couldn’t even begin to respond to every one of them. Morrison is a failure as a county commissioner and a failure as the head of the pathetic Cook County Republican Organization.
There are some good candidates on the Republican side, but many of them are pathetic losers who can’t do anything except complain.
Morrison is the very reason why good Republicans in Cook County are near extinction.
In the U.S. Senator race, most people I have spoken to can’t recall one thing that Democrat Tammy Duckworth has done since being elected. Suddenly, six years later, she surfaces relying on reminding you that she sustained serious disabilities while in the military.
Being a veteran myself, I always give the veteran my support the first time around. But when they are in office, they can’t ride on their record or injuries but do nothing and Duckworth has done nothing. Republican Kathy Salvi is clearly the better choice.
Some of my other favorites: State Comptroller Susana Mendoza, Attorney General Kwame Raoul are great. Congressman Sean Casten surpasses extremist GOP rival Keith Pekau.
Democrat Mike Porfirio succeeding Steve Landek in the 11th District is tops. And so is State Senator Michael Hastings (who I do media work for). Hastings is being attacked for being in a messy divorce but has one of the strongest records of performance and has stood up against the corrupt lobbyists.
Abdelnasser Rashid running for 21st District state representative is brilliant and has a strong future ahead of him.
Mariyana Spyropoulos is also great and so are her running mates Patricia Theresa Flynn and Yumeka Brown for the 4 year terms, and Daniel “Pogo” Pogorzelski for the two year term on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD).
No one has done more for taxpayers than Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas, who I worked for many years ago. She’s a genius who constantly fights to defend taxpayer rights.
I’ll have all my endorsements on my website at www.Hanania.com.
Example of how Pritzker is lying about the Safe-T Act
(Ray Hanania is an award winning former Chicago City Hall reporter. A political analyst and CEO of Urban Strategies Group, Hanania’s opinion columns on mainstream issues are published in the Southwest News Newspaper Group in the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers. His Middle East columns are published in the Arab News. For more information on Ray Hanania visit www.Hanania.com or email him at email@example.com.)
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