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So why do we need more Democrats in Springfield?

Yes I am a Republican but reguardless of your political views I think this is a legitimate question that everyone should be asking.

With Democrats in control of both chambers in Springfield and having every statewide elected office, has 6 years of virtually one party rule in this state done any good?

I asked this question of a candidate for state rep who was getting signatures at my train station (Rt. 59). When I was asked to sign the petition (I am not in the candidates district, but she didn't ask if I was anyway) her answer was 'Well I haven't been down in Springfield' which prompted me to ask 'So would you vote against Mike Madigan for another term as Speaker of the House'?

And her response was something I have not seen from a candidate or and elected official when I have asked a question in my entire adult life..

Stone slience, she just kind of looked at me for a while, she didn't try to avoid the question, say something totally off topic or anything else, she just looked at me....

Since I had a train to catch I said 'I take that as a no' and went on my way....

It has prompted me to want to ask the same question here however...

With the way state government has gone the last 6 years, why do we need more Democrats in Springfield? I look forward to your answers.

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