Pollster: Expelled Rep. Derrick Smith Would 'Swamp' Rival Lance Tyson If Vote Were Today
In this April 30, 2012 file photo, Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith reads a statement outside federal court in Chicago after pleading not guilty to a federal charge of bribery. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
SPRINGFIELD-Can someone who gets expelled from the Illinois House turn that embarrassment into a political advantage?
Sure looks that way for former state Rep. Derrick Smith.
Smith (D-Chicago) is blowing away his third-party opponent in a new poll of West Side voters despite being under federal indictment for allegedly accepting a $7,000 cash bribe.
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Joe Moreno: Tyson vs. Smith
We must show Derrick Smith, and anyone else who's watching, that Illinois, Chicago and the 10th Legislative District are not ignorant and will not elect an "alleged" criminal, who has proven that he lacks any rational thought.
Filed by Joseph Erbentraut