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    Paul McKinley launches “Walking Tour of the Machine Destruction” in #IL02

    Paul McKinley launches “Walking Tour of the Machine Destruction” in #IL02

    He’s up against the Chicago Machine, Bloomberg’s SuperPAC and Daily Kos fundraisers

    Robin Kelly, who spent her career as a Democratic Party loyalist, is the odds-on favorite to win the 2nd congressional district race on April 9 against Republican nominee Paul McKinley.

    Kelly has the Chicago political machine, Michael Bloomberg’s SuperPAC, the Daily Kos fundraising operation, and the Chicago media behind her.

    Daily Kos for Robin Kelly

    Paul McKinley pretty much has himself, his story of street repentance, and a willingness to speak out against the most powerful political forces.

    McKinley Injustice

    It’s not just one man versus the machine, it’s one man versus several machines.

    But McKinley’s undeterred.  He is launching a Walking Tour of the Machine Destruction:

    McKinley told Breitbart News:

    I am going to walk through all of the neighborhoods. This is a campaign about including everybody that shares our pro-life family values, getting The Machine and the government off our backs, shutting down the assault on our Second Amendment and all of our other constitutional rights, and ending the destruction that The Machine has brought down on our community, from the inner-city to farmland.

    I want to give people a chance to get to know me, and I want to get to know them. I want to hear from the voters, what issues concern them the most. Many have already got on board, but we have a long way to go. Everyone in my community and across the district has one thing in common, and that is The Machine is not working for them, and it is time to stop going along and end this corruption.

    Anne is going to follow McKinley on his tour and take video, which we will post.

    Here at Legal Insurrection, we’ll do whatever we can to help.  We have no illusions about what it means to go against the most powerful monied interests in a Chicago-area district, but it’s worth the fight.  We can’t just let Bloomberg and Daily Kos buy the election on the cheap.

    They attack McKinley relentlessly on his past criminal record while they embraced and defended criminal Jesse Jackson Jr. until the very end.

    McKinley’s story of repentance is the reason they are afraid of McKinley and would have preferred your typical loser Chicago-area Republican to run against.

    Expect the powerful forces which have left Chicago and the State of Illinois in financial trouble to protect their interests with everything they have.

    If you want to help, you can Donate to McKinley at his website, or you can volunteer.


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    gwest | March 2, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    What I find most mystifying is why the big fundraisers are pouring so much money into this race. What am I not seeing – what’s at stake here? It’s not like any of the candidates are wild-eyed conservatives (there’s a picture for you).

      stevewhitemd in reply to gwest. | March 2, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      You do wonder what it is that’s causing Bloomberg, Kos, etc to weigh in. A special election in the Chicago area is normally a shoo-in for the Machine candidate. The real election usually is the primary as the Democrats then coalesce around the candidate (no matter how odious) and swamp the Pub.

      So what is it about this race that’s causing the big outside hitters to stay in now that Halvorson is safely defeated? Possibilities —

      1) they’re currying favor with Rahm

      2) they’re currying favor with Champ

      3) something in the wind makes them nervous about a D+30 seat

      I think it’s 1+2, but it’s a little strange.

    casualobserver | March 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Another real test will be how many individuals and groups with name recognition, from talk radio to PACs to ‘speakers’, will get behind McKinley. It would be a particular shame/embarrassment if they avoided any associating simply to also avoid the tie to his past.

    Then again, maybe his chances are better in Chicago if he runs as a past felon WITHOUT any association with known names like Palin, Limbaugh, Rove, etc. After all, to many voters in that district the greater sin might be association with conservatives that get blasted routinely in the media.

    Lady Penguin | March 2, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Okay, Professor. Sent him a little something. His heart is in the right place, and maybe someday the people will realize they’ve been enslaved by the Democrats and want to break free of their chains. Of course, the operative phrase is “want to.”

    punfundit | March 2, 2013 at 5:04 pm


    “Rub raw the resentments of the people of the community!”

    The people of the 10th Ward “must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future.”

    Remember, power is derived from two main sources: money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.

    But never get “caught without a solution to the problem.”

    myveryownpointofview | March 2, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Sent along a small donation. Couldn’t hurt :). It’s a true shame that people like Mr. McKinley can’t even have a FAIR chance to be voted in. So un-American.

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