Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Updated August 3, 2004 at 12:15 am:

Jeff Berkowitz: Judy Baar Topinka, the Chairman of the State Republican Party, has said just a few days ago that she guarantees that there will be a Republican candidate for the U. S. Senate on August 3. State Senator Christine Radogno, was she right, can Judy Baar Topinka deliver?

Christine Radogno: Oh, I think she will deliver. We will definitely have a [U. S. Senate] candidate by Tuesday.

Berkowitz: We will? Want to make a prediction, so that when people see this, they will know who it is. Give us your best guess.

Radogno: I think it will probably be not someone who ran in the [U. S. Senate] primary. My guess would be that [Cook County Commissioner] Liz Gorman has a good possibility of being the candidate. The other two that I think are out there are a state representative from the rural, downstate area Roger Eddy and a gentleman from southern Illinois by the name of [Robert] Plummer, so I think each of those three has something to offer
State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), interviewed on August 1, 2004 for a “Public Affairs,” program to air in the Chicago metropolitan north and northwest suburbs next week.
The latest buzz is that Gorman and Plummer have withdrawn or will withdraw their candidacies due to some background items that they might not want to highlight by running for the Senate. That leaves State Rep. Roger Eddy as Senator Radogno’s pick to click.
Jeff Berkowitz, host and producer of "Public Affairs," can be reached at JBCG@aol.com