Straub says Drury paying the price for standing up to Madigan
Mickey Straub hopes voters come to see House Speaker Mike Madigan’s (D-Chicago) running feud with Rep. Scott Drury (D-Highwood) for what he thinks it clearly is.
“This is about a Democrat finding the courage to stand up to him (Madigan) on behalf of the voters in Illinois and Madigan desperately lashing out,” Straub, the mayor of Burr Ridge running in the GOP primary for the seat held by House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) in the 82nd District, told the Will County Gazette. “Madigan is all about power and money, resistance to him from his own party means his star might be finally starting to fall.”
Madigan has been going at Drury ever since Drury didn’t vote for him to return as House speaker. Drury, a former federal prosecutor, is now running for attorney general in the Democratic primary and Madigan has been far from a supporter, culminating in a union Illinois News Network reported as having ties to Madigan attempting to have Drury tossed off the March 20 ballot.
“Madigan will do anything to stay in power,” Straub said. “That sends the message to voters here that’s all that matters, looking out for your own self-interest over the people you’re entrusted with representing.”
With his “Let’s Make Illinois Great Again” agenda, Straub is hoping to see that soon start to change. He recently began passing out buttons to voters bearing that slogan.
“It’s been well-received,” he said. “But even more important than that, voters agree with me that something has to be done about Madigan and all his cronies.”
He considers Durkin to be one of the biggest ones of them of all.
“We’ll soon be releasing videos so voters can see all the lies he told,” he said. “People are telling me they rather not vote than to cast a ballot for him and his smear campaign.”
In the final week of the campaign, Straub said he plans to continue being seen and heard by voters.
“We’ll continue walking the district, talking with them about things that matter most to our community,” he said. “That’s what it’s all about, or at least that’s what it should be about.”
The 82nd District includes Darien, Homer Glen, Lemont and Willowbrook.