Still reeling from a national embarrassment two years ago, the Illinois Republican Party is launching a late primary five-figure ad blitz against Holocaust denier Arthur Jones in the Southwest Side and suburban 3rd Congressional District, targeting the avowed anti-Semite with robocalls, mailers, digital ads and face-to-face warnings to voters. Reporter Tina Sfondeles has the story…
“As a result of the superintendent’s review of the incident, both of the involved officers have been relieved of their police powers pending the outcome of the external reviews into this matter,” a CPD spokesman said Wednesday.
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“Arthur Jones isn’t a Republican, and we’re going to expose people to who he really is and do everything we can to educate Republicans not to vote for Arthur Jones,” state GOP Chairman Tim Schneider said.
With two trade shows canceled and more in the balance, Lightfoot said her game plan is to be “very aggressive in marketing Chicago” and hope that “once this virus runs its course, we’ll be back to business as usual.”
Mike Bloomberg became the latest to fold his candidacy on Wednesday, and Elizabeth Warren is said to be reassessing her run. But both names are on early voting touch screens and will appear on March 17 ballots.