(Chicago, IL) — February 2, 2010. The weekend before election day is like Halloween–when all sorts of witches and goblins emerge to haunt candidates.
And State Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago), who is giving up his House seat and seeking the spot on the Cook County Board being vacated by Commissioner Forrest Claypool, has been the target of election goblins.
The creatures are posting “Todd Stroger–John Fritchey” campaign signs throughout the district on Chicago’s northwest side. Fritchey is no Stroger backer. Just the opposite. Claypool, a devoted opponent to Stroger, backs Fritchey.
Fritchey is running on his long-held reformer platform against Machine Democrat and former 32nd Ward Alderman Ted Matlak.
The “Stroger–Fritchey” signs are meant to mess with minds of ill-informed voters–which means the bulk.
Fritchey today responded to the sign trick as the work of “old-school hack”, posting the following message on his Facebook page:
Leave it to an old-school hack opponent to resort to old-school dirty tricks like this one. Let’s put an end to this nonsense tomorrow. Vote for Toni Preckwinkle for Board President and for me for County Commissioner. It’s time for change.
The witches and goblins have another 36 hours to go.