Creator Of Controversial Pro-Stroger Flier: More To Come
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jan 14, 2010 5:00PM
Wallace “Gator” Bradley, the man responsible for the controversial fliers supporting incumbent Todd Stroger in the Cook County Board President contest, is promising more of the same as we close in on the February 2nd primary. Chicago Current caught up with Bradley earlier this week at a press conference in which U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush endorsed Stroger. Promising, “That ain’t the last thing you’re going to see," Bradley then connected some of the candidates to Holocaust deniers.
He says black candidates who say they won’t split the African-American vote are on the same footing as Holocaust deniers.
“What they’re doing in our community is tantamount to a rabbi saying the Holocaust never existed,” he says.
Meanwhile, according to Current's Alex Parker, the Stroger campaign is denying Bradley and his fliers are connected to the campaign but thanked him for his support. The Stroger campaign issued a statement saying:
“While Wallace Bradley is not on the campaign payroll in any official capacity, he has been vocal in his support of the President’s policies concerning healthcare and diversionary programs for non-violent offenders. While the President may not agree with all of his supporter’s ideas and comments, he does appreciate all the support he has received from the community in his re-election efforts.”
UIC professor Dick Simpson compared the fliers to then-candidate Barack Obama's issue with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, saying, “It will cost Stroger." Check out the full story at Chicago Current for more, including reaction from some of Stroger's opponents.