Wednesday, December 27, 2006

No Objections in the 50th

No objections (PDF) were filed against any of the four candidates who filed petitions earlier this month. This may be seen as a stunning result. While we can understand why Ald. Stone would not object to his numerous challengers (Conventional Wisdom says that the more challengers on the ballot, the better for Stone), I expected Naisy Dolar to challenger "Sal" Aftab - who afterall divides the Asian American vote - and Greg Brewer to challenge Dolar. But the deadline passed yesterday with nothing but a whimper for the 50th.

Candidates have until the first week of February to remove their name from the ballot, but if all four remain in the race, your ballot will look like this (PDF):

  • Bernard L. Stone
  • Naisy Dolar
  • Greg Brewer
  • Salman Aftab

Consider this an open thread on where this race stands at the end of 2006. Understand, as some commenters have observed, that outlandish (or unsupportable) claims and inappropriate comments will be removed. I don't want to discourage idle speculation, but this blog has seen several rather outrageous statements that I knew to be untrue. They were (and will continue to be) removed.

Lady and Gentlemen! Start your engines!


At December 27, 2006 8:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is strange no challenges were filed. There were so many filed elsewhere, including against the Mayor! People are crazy. THe mayor is here to stay for as long as he wants to be.

At December 27, 2006 2:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is doc walls who is trying to kick off daley. I heard it on the news today

At December 27, 2006 6:54 PM, Anonymous campaign manager said...

throwing people off the ballot is machine politics. the brewer campaign won't play that game. i personally informed naisy that we would not be challenging her petitions. i won't speculate on why the other campaigns didn't file objections...

At December 28, 2006 9:15 PM, Anonymous jane said...

Somebody should kick Bernie off the ballot for the crap he pulled on election day having people sign petitions in the polls. That's electioneering.

At January 09, 2007 3:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the candidates in the 50th had good signatures and plenty of them. Hats off to the efforts of the challengers, they all busted hump and did good work.

Bernie Stone's people used some questionable tactics. The only possible avenue to boot Stone from the ballot would have been to go after the circulators. That would have been a tough task with the need for witnesses and a need to subpoena the signers of the petition. To big and time consuming of an effort for one of the challengers to undertake.

posted by: Mad Dog

At January 22, 2007 2:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just recently got updated with the race going on in the 50th. Talk about your shady incumbents and candidates. The alderman is a lapdog for the Mayor. You've got an arhcitect running with only grassroots experience (Brewer); one candidate who worked at the Mayor's office (hmmmm) and limited political experience (Dolar); and yet another with a arrest record who has no experience! (Aftab) gotta love Chicago politics :)


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