“We Never Thought That Rauner Would Beat Quinn, But He Did! Because of These Guys Right Here!” (Chicago, IL) – Democratic political consultant, founder of United in Peace Inc., and host of the Bradley Report, Wallace “Gator” Bradley denounces the efforts of several Black Republicans in Cook County to get black voters to vote for the current slate of Republican candidates. In Bradley’s latest episode of the Bradley Report, Bradley points out that Democratic Party unity is very important at this crucial time.
Wallace Gator Bradley mentions Bob Israel, Mark Carter, and local Black Republican Leader Paul McKinley as being the men behind the election of Governor Rauner.
There has been friction in the Democratic Party as of late from many different issues, however the latest and largest issue stems around the election of the new Democratic Party Chair of Illinois. Congresswomen Robin Kelly, the outgoing party chair, was in a nasty fight with Governor Pritzker to become the first black person and female of the DPI. After successfully beating Pritzker’s choice for DPI Chair the first time, Kelly was not successful in the 2022 election for DPI Chair against Pritzker’s pick. This has caused serious contention in the Black community. Several local black elected officials have sounded the charges of racism in the party and have made noise about Pritzker’s decision to help oust Kelly.
Paul McKinley, who previously won the 2013 special primary election for the U.S. House seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., ran against Robin Kelly for U.S. Congress in District 2. Paul McKinley, a local black Republican leader in Cook County has been vigorously campaigning for his Republican statewide candidates. Just recently, Paul McKinley led Senator Darren Bailey, who’s challenging J.B. Pritzker for Governor, through the Bronzeville neighborhood at the annual Bud Billiken parade.
“We’ve been taking Bailey, Kathy Salvi, and our other statewide candidates all over Chicago and Cook County. Especially in the Black neighborhoods. Black people are fed up with Pritzker and the incumbents for what transpired during the pandemic and they want change now!” said Paul McKinley.
Wallace “Gator” Bradley, on the other hand, believes that Paul McKinley and his crew are “Trumptonians,” and that the Democratic party should not allow these “Trumptonians” to convince black Cook County residents to vote Republican.
“They’re trying to convince the people that Bailey will be better than J.B Pritzker”, said Wallace Gator Bradley.
“We Never Thought That Rauner Would Beat Quinn, But He Did! Because of These Guys Right Here!”