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Proviso Probe

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Two Congressional candidates in news

Mark Pera has created a web site and filed FEC paperwork to run against Congressman Dan Lipinski in the Democratic Primary. (h/t scorekeeper Prairie State Blue.) The district includes most of southern Proviso Township, including southern Forest Park, southern Westchester, Brookfield and La Grange Park.

Huffington Post (Robert Naiman)
covers the race from the point of view of Democrats from Democrat districts who have been opposed to expeditiously withdrawing from Iraq.

Pera was president of the Lyons Township High School board for six years. And he ran for state representative in 1996.

Also, Alderman Ricardo Munoz is a candidate for the Fourth Congressional District, which includes Stone Park and part of Melrose Park. It's currently represented by Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago), who has announced he is retiring at the end of this term.

Yesterday (Wednesday) Munoz's father was charged with manufacturing documents for undocumented workers. See Sun-Times (Natasha Korecki & Fran Spielman). The exculpatory part of the story is that Munoz has been estranged from his father for 16 years.
Ald. Munoz said he has been estranged from his father since his parents divorced nearly 16 years ago.

"We talk maybe once or twice a year," he said. "I continue being his son. I'm going to do what I can to help him. . . . It's been difficult, but he's still my dad."

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  • Carl,

    Do you recall Billy Carter? I wonder, did Billy Carter go to Libya because his brother wanted better relations with that country of because he was not too bright?

    So a question to ask would be: Did Elias Muñoz take photographs for ID sellers after a television report showed his involvement to better his son's political future or because he was not too bright? I think that the latter is more likely.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:31 AM, June 01, 2007  

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