Monday, January 7, 2008

Suffredin wins Jackson endorsement in state's attorney's race

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Joins Alliance of Reform-minded Leaders in Support of Larry for State's Attorney

On Sunday, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. announced his support for Larry's campaign for Cook County State 's Attorney.

"For half a decade, Larry Suffredin has been a strong, independent voice working to create change at the County Board," Jackson said. "He has fought tooth and nail to protect taxpayers from waste, corruption and patronage."

"With Larry Suffredin as our State's Attorney, no longer will crooked politicians rest easy," Jackson said. "While other candidates have given lip-service to getting tough on corruption, Larry Suffredin has pledged to create a proactive task force aimed at going after those who misuse or abuse the public trust."

Congressman Jackson's entire statement is posted on Larry's website at

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, who cleaned up the scandal-ridden Secretary of State's office since elected in 1998, also announced his support for Larry.

"All my life I have worked to keep kids off the street and out of trouble, but that doesn't protect them from random gun violence. We need a leader who isn't afraid to take on the National Rifle Association. Larry passed the Cook County Assault Weapons ban and is again taking on the NRA to keep gun shops away from schools and parks," White said. "Larry Suffredin is a leader who won't be afraid to take on the gangbangers and gun traffickers."

Congressman Jackson and Secretary White were joined by a coalition of supporters that reflected Larry's countywide support. Over twenty elected officials and community leaders from the north, south and west sides of the city, and the suburbs were present, including Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Cook County Commissioners Forrest Claypool and Mike Quigley and former President of the Cook County Board Bobbie Steele.

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This weekend's endorsements established that Larry is the only candidate with a wide spectrum of support from all parts of Cook County. We need your help to keep up this momentum and share our message with voters on television. Our goal is to raise $10,000 online this week.

Please consider giving $250, $100, or $50. Every dollar donated to the campaign will bring Larry closer to changing business as usual in Cook County. Encourage your friends and family to do so as well!

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