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Going back on word, White to run again for secretary of state

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By Shanice Harris | Aug 28, 2017

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Democrat Jesse White continues to cry wolf then sheepishly change his mind, the Illinois Republican Party suggested recently in the wake of White's announcement to seek re-election as secretary of state

"The announcement comes after White repeatedly promised he would not run for re-election," the GOP said in a press release that listed times since 2009 that White been quoted saying he would not run again. 

According to the press release, White changed his mind this time after being urged to do so by House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago). His decision comes despite what the GOP described as "a disastrous license plate rollout called 'ghastly' and 'a mashup of indiscernible clip art'" by the press.


Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White

"White’s decision to break his promise is a gift to Madigan. Jesse White is well known for a 'pattern of patronage' in his office," the GOP said in the release. "Mike Madigan relies on this patronage for his political machine."

White has been secretary of state since 1999. If re-elected, it would be his sixth term in the office.

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