Incumbent State Rep Misses Deadline For Primary Ballot

DES PLAINES, Ill. (CBS) — A longtime suburban lawmaker is being forced to run for re-election as a write-in candidate.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Julie Mann reports, state Rep. Rosemary Mulligan (R-Des Plaines), who has served in the state House since 1993, admits she got a late start collecting the necessary election petition signatures to put herself on the GOP primary ballot in March.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Julie Mann reports

She says the death of a close friend delayed her efforts, the Daily Herald reports.

But she is now vowing to mount a write-in campaign, the newspaper reported.

To do so, she will have to file an intent to run as a write-in candidate, and will need at least 500 votes to win if she is unopposed, the Dialy Herald reported.

The Daily Herald says the longtime lawmaker was the only Republican to file in the 55th House district, which covers portions of Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village and Park Ridge.

If successful, Mulligan will face Democrat Marty Moylan, who is currently the mayor of Des Plaines.

  • Afro

    She’s no republican anyways I have to say I will not vote for her she is anti gun as it gets

  • Mitt Romney’s second cousin twice removed or, his brother

    You know, I found out a funny thing this last week. While in Iowa with my cousin/brother, I found out that Black people make-up only 8% of the people who receive welfare in the state of Iowa. Something is wrong with that picture. Someone must be lying because that can’t be true. Then, while me and my cousin/brother were in South Carolina I heard that Black people make-up 28% of the people who receive help from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). I’m sure that can’t be right! Black people shouldn’t get a dime of our money because, it’s our money, and our good friend “Dubya” told us that. I also agree with Newt, Black people deserve a pay check so we can keep our money for us.

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