By: Diane Benjamin
Watch the debate video in this WGLT story: https://www.wglt.org/#stream/0
If you are in the 105th House District you need to watch the debate before voting.
Note the times mediator Charlie Schlenker interjects his own opinion. See -45.40 and Brady’s snarky remark following. Maybe Charlie and Dan missed where the gas tax is being spent: https://blnnews.com/2019/10/18/where-is-the-new-gas-tax-being-spent/
Dan Brady does not believe in term limits even though over 90% of citizens do. Brady thinks voters can throw him out of office without them. See Brady’s campaign contributions here, incumbents always have the money advantage: https://www.illinoissunshine.org/search/?term=Dan+Brady&table_name=candidates&table_name=committees&table_name=officers&table_name=receipts&table_name=expenditures
Brady talked about backing Rauner the first year and then not backing his reform plans the second year because of no state budget. Madigan won because the Republicans had no core beliefs, it’s always deal with the devil instead of standing on principles. Republicans will never be in the majority when they don’t stand for anything. When Rauner ran against challenger Jeanne Ives for governor Brady didn’t take a side. Blumenshine supported Ives: https://www.wjbc.com/2017/11/15/brady-opponent-backs-ives-to-oust-rauner/
See -6:10 to watch this yourself.
Listen to the closing arguments. Brady thinks raising the gas tax was justified, he didn’t mention all the other taxes and fees he voted to raise. He claims to be fighting for the people in his district, he doesn’t mention working to stem the exodus from the state.
Blumenshine asked if you are better off since Brady took office in 2001. He asks is any changes will happen if the same career politicians are sent back to Springfield.
You can just listen but watching the video shows what Brady thinks of his opponent, he doesn’t like being questioned about the job he is doing in Springfield. There are frequent smirks like this:
Other details are in the WGLT story.