Monday, July 31, 2006

A new political party in Illinois?


May 11th, 2006

Illinois State Sen. James Meeks (D-15th) announced Thursday that he will launch a statewide petition drive on May 20 for the creation of a new political party, laying the foundation for his third-party run for governor. As reported by the Chicago Defender, Meeks, a Democrat who chairs the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, is seeking to run against Gov. Rod Blagojevich because he has been dissatisfied with the governor's stance on equalizing education funding in the state.

Meeks Still Won't Say If He's Running For Governor
CBS2 Chicago, IL - May 2, 2006
(AP) CHICAGO State Sen. James Meeks on Tuesday still wouldn't say if he plans to launch a third he said at a news conference outside an Illinois Department of


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