By: Diane Benjamin
Local elections are supposedly non-partisan. Of course they never have been but nobody will openly admit that. I hear the local trades announced they are supporting democrats. Do the rank and file know it was democrats who shut down their favorite after work watering hole?
In Bloomington these 4 have formed their own party:
They can’t call themselves what they really are – democrat socialist. Of course they are merely the far left wing of the democrat party.
Bloomington has 2 of their ilk on the Council now. Carrillo and Crabill have abolished Columbus Day, created Juneteenth, promoted rights for illegal aliens, want the police defunded, but not much else.
If you want a Council that does NOTHING but things like the above, they are who to vote for. They are not about representing citizens, they are about POWER.
Proof: How much do candidates usually spend to get elected? May a couple thousand for brochures and signs.
Campaign finances: https://illinoissunshine.org/committees/36196/
As of 12/31/2020 Lawler had $5,450. That is after spending $1600 on election software – NGP VAN.
From their website:
NGP VAN is the leading technology provider to Democratic and progressive campaigns and organizations, as well as nonprofits, municipalities, and other groups, offering clients an integrated platform of the best fundraising, compliance, field, organizing, digital, and social networking products.
Why does Lawler need software when a precinct list of voters is handed to candidates on request?
Would you vote for a free spender? On council he won’t be spending his own money, he will be spending yours.
Lawler is running for power, not to help citizens. Public servants aren’t progressives. Progressives think they know better than you how to run your life. If he is willing to spend money on software for a Ward campaign he will spend money on anything.
The reports Lawler filed do not show contributions of anything close to $5,450. He needs to correct his reports so it doesn’t look like “dark money” is funding his campaign. The first report he filed was for September 2020. That report shows a beginning balance of $4,734.50.
Lawler needs to say where that money came from. Is he buying the seat himself? Ward 5 needs to know!
You can see the State of Illinois Lawler campaign disclosures here: https://www.elections.il.gov/CampaignDisclosure/CommitteeDetail.aspx?ID=ggPyoLXGsG6gO80Hev5ydg%3d%3d&T=637481146173353185