CHICAGO – The Illinois Republican Party continues its publicity campaign attack on House Speaker Mike Madigan, ridiculing rules that protect his power and mocking Democrats that promise to support him in the upcoming House leadership election.
Friday, the IL GOP launched a "Boss Madigan" contest running through January 9th. The winner will receive:
(1) $50 Gift Card to Saputos
*Eat at Mike Madigan’s favorite restaurant!
(1) Crown and Scepter
*Rule like Boss Madigan!
(1) Red Apple
*Eat lunch just like Mike Madigan…one slice at a time
(1) Copy of “Boss” by Mike Royko
*Learn about the original Boss who taught Mike Madigan how to run the political machine
The IL GOP's contest correlates with the release of a new video reviewing the 46 years Mike Madigan has served in the Illinois House, reminding Illinoisans of good and bad news that has passed over four and a half decades of the state's Democrat control:
"Boss Madigan treats Illinois like his own personal kingdom, undermining democracy and disrespecting taxpayers," Illinois GOP spokesman Aaron DeGroot said in a statement Friday. "That's why the Illinois Republican Party is announcing the contest to win your very own Boss Madigan Starter Kit.
"House Democrats need to be reminded that their political patron rules over them with an iron fist, putting the needs of his machine before everyday Illinoisans."
The State of Illinois should be renamed
“The Kingdom of Madigan”
Its State crest would be a Vulture eating carrion with the motto under the picture in latin
“Madigan veni, vidi, vici”