We have gotten a number of complaints from Republican campaign volunteers about the Wheaton Township’s Republican Committeewoman’s office. It seems they are distributing sample ballots for the February 2 primary with their selected candidate’s names only.
Evidently the Wheaton office is not the only one that is only accepting literature and signs from “preferred candidates”. For example, here’s an excerpt from a message I received from one of our members.
“I do have a situation which I would like to discuss with you, as the Illinois Republican Party is not being fair/honest with the constituents. As I and others traveled to various township offices, we found some of the offices were not accepting campaign literature/signs if the candidates had not been endorsed or were not on their “Preferred Candidate List”.
I found this to be absolutely appalling. I was under the impression it was the position of the Township Committeeman to educate the voters, not dictate. Now we find the Illinois Republican Party is sending out sample ballots which do not list ALL the candidates. For instance in the Senate Race, only Kirk and Hughes are listed”.
This just another example of the difficulty we have in getting rid of incompetent incumbents. There is a revolution brewing nationwide, as evidenced by Scott Brown in Massachusetts on Tuesday. Many of us are getting fed up with political parties whose only objective is holding on to power, regardless of the cost to the country. And we are also fed up with politicians who forget their oath of office as soon as the polls close. Every government official takes an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States”, not their party or their job.