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Just a guy named Madigan and a few of less-than-thrilled Democrats

Madeleine DoubekReboot Illinois

Dec 26, 2016

Opinion

A couple of friends have commented recently about how astonished they are that U.S. House Democrats retained Nancy Pelosi as their leader after they underperformed in the November election.

Isn’t it odd, I’ve been thinking to myself, that no one ever makes that sort of comment about Mike Madigan, the Illinois House Speaker and, after all, chair of the Illinois Democratic Party.

It is, after all, a legitimate question:

  • Madigan and the Democrats lost four seats.
  • He’s truly not had a working supermajority even though he had the numbers…

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