Jacobs gets Trib endorsement
While searching for something else, I just came across the Chicago Tribune's rundown of contested primary races for state senate.
For the 36th District, they write:
36th District (northwest Illinois): Incumbent Democrat Mike Jacobs of East Moline took over daddy Denny Jacobs' seat and has performed ably, even with occasional flashes of independence. Where he runs into trouble is when he opens his mouth--last year he likened his efforts on behalf of the gaming industry to Rosa Parks' contributions to the civil rights movement.It's hard to quarrel with their assessment of either candidate. The Trib in general is regarded as having a pro-Republican outlook, I'll have to see if the Sun-Times has their endorsements up yet.
Paul Rumler, of Rock Island, is bright and conscientious and, like Jacobs, reliably pro-labor, but he is short on experience and specific ideas. Jacobs is endorsed.