Monday, October 03, 2005

Knox County SA to Reprise Attempt at Constitutional Office

Paul Mangieri, State's Attorney of Knox County, in western Illinois, has announced a bid for state Treasurer. Mangieri has had one prior foray into statewide politics:dropping out of the 2002 lt. gubernatorial primary to run for the state senate seat vacated by Carl Hawkinson, who unsuccessfully sought the same office. (Mangieri suffered a relatively narrow loss to a little known civil engineer. His name: Dale Risinger.)
Mangieri raised headlines earlier this summer when he was threatened by a deranged constituent.
Speaker Mike was putatively seeking a downstate candidate, who may or may not be running against Judy Baar. Mangieri was slated by the state party, but may or may not have a primary opponent.

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