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State Politics Wed Dec 16 2009

Syron Smith in Michael Madigan's neighborhood

I've written a post or two about him here at Mechanics. He's a community organizer who left his job as head of this group National Block Club University in order to run for state representative for the 32nd District. Unfortunately he withdrew from the race according to the Illinois Board of Elections after various petition challenges.

In these series of videos posted around December 7th on YouTube, Smith takes the fight directly to the state House Speaker Michael Madigan. This first video shows him leaving a letter at his doorstep.

Then he talks about his activities in Speaker Madigan's neighborhood:

More discussion among Smith's group and even another opponent to Syron Smith, Bobby Joe Johnson. At issue with Smith's petition was petition signatures.

In this video they're distributing letters around the neighborhood.

Here's the long part five minutes. Syron Smith explains the process of defending petitions against challenges.

I can respect that he's taking his fight directly to Speaker Madigan's neighborhood, the only question I have is whether or not he will be successful in his direct activism in light of his hampered campaign for state representative.

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