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Elections 2010, IL 5th House

Illinois 2010 Elections: David Schroeder’s State Rep Campaign against Incumbent Ken Dunkin Hit with Petition Challenge

(Chicago, IL) — November 11, 2009. A petition challenge yesterday landed on the candidacy of Illinois House 5th District Democratic state representative hopeful David Schroeder.

Schroeder is challenging incumbent State Rep. Ken Dunkin (D-Chicago) in the February 2 primary.

“Today someone filed objections to my petition signatures on behalf of my opponent Ken Dunkin,” Schroeder wrote in a statement. “Ken has repeatedly made it clear throughout his political career that he is not interested in letting the voters have their say on Election Day.”

Schroeder filed four times the number of signatures legally required for the race.

“Ken has a history of running nasty campaigns, including trying to get his opponents knocked off the ballot instead of competing with them in an honest election,” Schroeder said.


Drawn out petition challenges can chew up valuable campaign cash and time, undermining a challenger’s ability to knock off an incumbent.

Stay tuned.

About David Ormsby

David, a public relations consultant and Huffington Post blogger, is an ex-Press Secretary of the Illinois Democratic Party.


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