Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Tuesday, Democratic Party of Illinois Executive Director Abby Witt released a statement following the announcement that Keith Pekau is running for Congress:
Keith Pekau’s record of mismanagement and bullying speaks for itself. As a close ally of failed Gov. Bruce Rauner, Pekau has repeatedly opposed workers’ rights. He wasted tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on a frivolous failed lawsuit fighting against the most basic COVID precautions. He was investigated for using his office to steer government contracts to closely-tied vendors, and then allegedly forced out the whistleblower who sparked the inquiry, leading to another lawsuit.
Plain and simple, Keith Pekau is wrong for Illinois families.
According to an online encyclopedia:
The Democratic Party of Illinois is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the oldest extant state party in Illinois and one of just two recognized parties in the state, along with the Republican Party.
The Democratic Party of Illinois took shape during the late 1830s. Prior to that time, Illinois did not have organized political parties; instead, political competition in the state was more personalist, with prominent factions centered on Governors Ninian Edwards and Shadrach Bond. As the Democratic and Whig parties began to form at the national level during the late 1820s and 1830s, Illinois politicians began sorting themselves accordingly and, in the summer of 1837, leading Democrats met to lay the groundwork for a Democratic Party organization in the state.