OpEd: Illinois Black GOP Finds a Black Woman to Run for U.S. Senate Against Dick Durbin (Chicago, IL) – A few days ago, the Illinois Black GOP held a meeting at Malcolm X College to discuss the future of the Illinois Republican Party. There, an exploratory committee was formed to recruit a candidate for US Senate. At this same meeting we met with a black woman who has made a name for herself in Illinois Republican Party politics. She expressed a serious interest in running for US Senate against current Democratic Senator Dick Durbin. When asked what she believes will get her across the finish line, she said “getting back to the roots of the Republican Party.”
The meeting at Malcolm X College was concerning the Affirmative Action plans put in place by Republican Arthur Fletcher. Fletcher, considered the Father of Affirmative action, was a mainstay in Republican Party Presidential Administrations.
Fletcher worked in the Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and both Bush administrations. The affirmative action plans of the Democrats could not hold up constitutionally, so the Republicans fixed it. The meeting also discussed reparations. The Senate hopeful stated:
“The Republican Party freed Black people from slavery while the Democrats started a war to keep us in bondage. It’s only right that the Republican Party address reparations.”
Reaching out to Illinois Republican Party Chairmen
We will be reaching out to Illinois Republican Party Chairmen and other leaders to discuss the newly formed exploratory committee. We want to get her slated by the party. With the backing of the Illinois Republican Party and our Republican donors, I know we can get this young lady across the finish line. We need to get a lot of votes out of Chicago and Cook County–she can get those votes.
Chicago is rampant with suffering brought on by years of incompetent leadership at the federal, state, and local levels. The immigration issue in Chicago is boiling over and we must do something about it. They are housing these immigrants in our communities and giving them our reparations money. In a U.S Senate seat, local taxes are usually not under the purview of that seat. This potential candidate feels that having the right person in the Senate, leveraging the powers of that seat, can make some noise about local taxes.
The Illinois Black GOP continues to advocate for Republican policies in Chicago and Cook County.
OpEd: Illinois Black GOP Finds a Black Woman to Run for U.S. Senate Against Dick Durbin