A Republican state lawmaker says he can’t believe Derrick Smith was able to win back his seat in the Illinois House, even though he’s been indicted for bribery, and he wants his colleagues in the legislature to find a way to expel Smith from the House a second time.
Despite having been indicted for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe, and having been booted out of the Illinois House, former state Rep. Derrick Smith has won his seat back in the General Assembly.
Former state Rep. Derrick Smith has been indicted for taking a $7,000 cash bribe, and kicked out of the Illinois House, but he still has a good chance of winning back the seat in his West Side district on Tuesday.
With Illinois Democrats redrawing his district, U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.) is finding it vital to point to his bipartisanship as he runs for re-election.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is calling on his onetime political protégé, State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago), to resign after his arrest for bribery.
State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago), who was arrested on a federal bribery charge last week, easily defeated challenger Tom Swiss on Tuesday in the Democratic race for the 10th District seat in the Illinois House.
A freshman Illinois congressman is among those leading the charge to repeal President Barack Obama’s overhaul of health care.
Republicans are hoping to claim a majority in Illinois’ congressional delegation for the first time in seven years and are pinning their hopes on four seats, but Democrats are confident they can hold on to their lead.