Tuesday, November 22, 2005

"Random Candidate" Emerges in 6th GOP Primary

From the Trib:
A real estate developer and Glen Ellyn School District 41 board president said Friday he is taking steps to challenge state Sen. Peter Roskam in the Republican primary for the congressional seat long held by retiring U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde.

John Vivoda, 47, said he is disappointed and frustrated with the way GOP leaders have rallied around Roskam, a Wheaton attorney, whom he described as too partisan and conservative and "way, way outside of what I think the district needs."

Vivoda did not, it appears, both to consult party leaders before making his announcement, an oversight one operative characterized as
"infuriating."

BTW: Out of 40 votes cast in OD's unscientfic poll, Roskam has nearly 80% against probable Democratic nominee Christine Cegelis. Cegelis also lags Roskam in fundraising.

WurfWhile and Austin Mayor both have more on the subject.

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