Kirk or Alexi? Jackson Endorsement Still Up In The Air
By Marcus Gilmer in News on May 24, 2010 8:40PM
In 1998, Jackson refused to endorse fellow Democrat Glenn Poshard for governor because Poshard opposed the airport, which Republican George Ryan backed. Jackson stayed on the sidelines in that race, telling constituents to “vote their interests.”
And in the past few weeks, Jackson has endorsed Forrest Claypool’s independent challenge to the Democratic nominee for Cook County assessor, Joe Berrios, the chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party.
Of course, as the scheduled start date of former governor Rod Blagojevich's trial is next Thursday, Jackson, aka Candidate 5, may be a tad more focused on what role he'll play there as opposed to the upcoming election.