September 29, 2007

Who the hell is Jerry Lack?

That question might cross many people's minds in the coming months as they become aware of Lack's challenge to long-time representitive Mike Boland in the Democratic primary.

Outside of insiders, (there's a nice phrase) Lack is largely unknown. More people may be aware that he was a long-time Lane Evans aide (or "Lack-ey" perhaps? Sorry, couldn't resist.)

If you'd like to get at least a generalized idea of who he is and where he stands, at least from his campaign's perspective, here's a good place to start.

Thanks to a helpful reader for the tip.


At 9/29/2007 11:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Semocrat Congressman Lane Evans, State Representative Pat Verschoore, Rock Island County State's Attorney Jeff Terronez, Rock Island County Board Chairman Jim Bohnsack, Rock Island County Treasurer Lou Kerr and Henry County Board Chairman Tom Nicholson all endorse Jerry Lack over Boland?

At 10/01/2007 12:35 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I'm not sure what a "Semocrat" is, but since you posted this as a question, I must say I have no answer.

Apparently you don't either, or you wouldn't have asked it, you would have just made the statement and provided the source to prove it.

At 10/01/2007 8:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jerry Lack is endorsed by the most powerful polotition in the area, Lane Evans. There is a reason that Evans endorses Lack. It is because of Lack's ability to get the job done. Lack is a real democrat and has never worked for republican causes. He is a union man that supports veterans affairs. Lack will make a great State Rep.

At 10/01/2007 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looked like a typo to me.

At 10/01/2007 1:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I read on jerry lack's web page that all these important elected officials have endorsed lack's campaign. I wonder why all these important elected leaders would pick Lack rather than old mike boland? Does anyone know why these Democrat leaders are endorsing lack rather than Boland?

At 10/01/2007 2:21 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon 10:06

Gee, ya think?

At 10/01/2007 2:22 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon 8:16

Yikes, I could have sworn for a second there you were suggesting that Lane Evans is the most powerful pollution in the area.

Lack may be endorsed by some powerful local pollution, but I wouldn't put Evans in that group.

Evans and Lack were real close.

Not a big shock that Evans would support him.

At 10/01/2007 2:25 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon 1:20.

No, but now that you've set yourself up with your own phoney leading question, and I was stupid enough to publish it, you can now proceed to answer it yourself and load it full of pro-Lack rhetoric and hope the rubes will fall for the stunt.

At 10/02/2007 6:38 PM, Blogger nicodemus said...

There is no rationale for defeating Boland because he probably has a 95% labor record. Lack's candidacy is based on payback from Phil Hare and the machine. Nothing more. Average voters don't care two shits about inter-party rivalries. So maybe someone can explain, if Boland votes the "right way, why switch?

The thing that is most surprising is Pat Verschoore's endorsement of Lack. Even though Pat is a labor guy, and it is highly unusual that a fellow state rep. of the same party and right next door, would get involved in this race. If anything, he would just stay out of it. So Pat really made a bold move here. I mean none of these Democratic reps so much as sneeze without asking Madigan if it's okay.

Also, Pat is a nice guy and has a good reputation. For him to endorse Boland's does not make Mike look good.

At 10/03/2007 2:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to point out that Senator Mike Jacobs has the highest labor rating of the three in office. Verschoore is second with Boland third among our local leaders.

At 10/03/2007 8:28 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon 2:17.

I'm sure you would like to point that out.

But now, now.... you're forgetting the rules.

Since you cite these ratings, what would be so hard about letting us know WHO issued the ratings, and where we the readers could go look at them to verify and learn more.

It's really not asking much. Just don't throw out stuff without sources and information on how the reader can see for themselves.

It's pretty much standard operating proceedure and I expect it to be the standard here for things which would seem to be easily sourced and cited.

At 10/04/2007 2:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope this helps Dope,

Recently released AFL-CIO rankings reveal Patrick Verchoore scored an impressive 73% pro-labor rating, Boland 77% and Sen. Mike Jacobs 79%.

For the record, this information is available to the public at large at Enjoy!

At 10/04/2007 2:51 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...



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