By: Diane Benjamin
Unlike the Chamber of Commerce who cancelled their interview with Kevin Lower (according to Kevin), the Pantagraph got their Editorial Board together to listen to both Renner and Lower.
The Pantagraph will endorse Tari Renner because they are progressives (Big government is great!) folks, just like Renner.
They don’t care that Renner is a vile person who attacks anybody who doesn’t agree with him. https://blnnews.com/2015/02/11/tari-attacks-me-again-not-in-our-town/ (I could post MANY more stories)
The don’t care Renner got 204 names thrown off his petitions for mayor because he didn’t care enough to do it right. https://blnnews.com/2016/12/16/renner-survives-gerrards-challenge/
They don’t care that a Renner supporter was illegally campaigning while trying to register voters: https://blnnews.com/2017/02/22/illegal-unethical/
They don’t care that Renner was found guilty of an Open Meetings Act violation and is being investigated for another one: https://blnnews.com/2016/07/15/renner-lies-to-laughlin-again/
They don’t care that Renner has added $47 million to the budget since he became mayor: https://blnnews.com/2017/02/24/show-this-to-tari-supporters/
They don’t care that Tari will say anything he thinks he needs to say, most people call it lies: https://blnnews.com/2016/07/15/renner-lies-to-laughlin-again/ (I could post many more examples)
They don’t care about the Amusement Tax, the Utilities Tax, the Gas Tax, The Sales Tax, the Garbage increase etc etc etc. They don’t care that poor people are now even poorer since Renner became mayor.
They don’t care that capitalism is dead and Crony capitalism is very alive. For example, Renner favored Kroger’s and Green Top over every other like business by handing them tax dollars.
They don’t care the rift between Normal and Bloomington got ripped wide open under Renner.
They don’t care that Renner got less than 50% of the vote in the primary.
The Pantagraph will pretend they thought a really long time about who to endorse. I bet they didn’t. Let’s see if they prove me wrong.