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Elections 2010, IL 11th Stat House

Illinois 2010 Elections: Personal PAC Endorses State Rep Candidates Dan Farley, Ed Mullen and Ann Williams in Race to Succeed John Fritchey

(Chicago, IL) — December 21, 2009. Democratic state representative candidates Dan Farley, Ed Mullen and Ann Williams have all won the endorsement of the powerful pro-choice group Personal PAC in the race to succeed State Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago).

Mullen and Farley, both attorneys, who are facing Williams, a pharmaceutical lobbyist, will have an easier time of gaining traction with female voters in this progressive district on Chicago’s north side who would be inclined toward the pro-choice Williams.

Mullen’s campaign is likely to benefit slightly more from the Personal PAC nod. Up until now, Mullen’s campaign had been rated as a dark horse by most observers. But no more. Even if he has to share the Personal PAC endorsement, it’s a key boost of credibility to his campaign, including that of Planned Parenthood and others.

“… I look forward to working with Personal PAC in Springfield to pass the Reproductive Health and Access Act protecting a woman’s right to choose,” said Mullen.

Mullen has also knocked on more than 7,500 doors of voters through out the district and generated thousands of telephone calls. His voter contact and canvassing operation is making its presence felt throughout the district.

Farley and Williams underestimate Mullen at their own peril.

Scott Tucker is running in the Republican primary.

About David Ormsby

David, a public relations consultant and blogger at The Huffington Post, is an ex-Press Secretary of the Illinois Democratic Party.


12 Responses to “Illinois 2010 Elections: Personal PAC Endorses State Rep Candidates Dan Farley, Ed Mullen and Ann Williams in Race to Succeed John Fritchey”

  1. Why are the many years of Ann Williams running the legislative offices of Attorney General Lisa Madigan one overlooked by you? Ann Williams earns accolades for
    spending years working on protecting consumers….senior citizens in particular and authored much needed legislation that protects us all. She fought AGAINST special interest her whole career in Lisa Madigans office and you, Mr Orsmby should take note!

    Posted by m. LaBrant | December 21, 2009, 6:31 PM
  2. M,

    You should take note of all the articles that I have written on this race in which I do refer to Ann’s work at the AG’s office.

    Thank you for reading–a little.

    David Ormsby

    Posted by David Ormsby | December 21, 2009, 6:36 PM
  3. Perhaps, in the interest of balance, you could write a few articles in which you refer to whatever it is that “Attorney” Farley does at his office all day?

    Posted by Prairie Pundit | December 22, 2009, 12:37 AM
  4. David, you have a penchant for skewing reality to fit your blog. I’m sorry because I don’t want to be a jerk, but in one of your previous posts you stated that a precinct captain from the 47th ward bullied an elected official for supporting Ann Williams. You then attributed that this bullying was motivated by the 4
    ward’s motivatio

    Posted by sylvie | December 22, 2009, 12:37 AM
  5. Sylvie,

    Uh, oh. I feel an umbrage coming on.

    Fortunately, I have scarcely a clue about the point you are attempting to make. Which, at this point, is likely for the best.

    David Ormsby.

    Posted by David Ormsby | December 22, 2009, 12:51 AM
  6. Lol – its not a case of the umbrage – sorry, didn’t finish my last thought. You erroneously attributed this supposed bullying to the 47th ward not wanting to support women. That was what you wrote and it was wrong.

    Also, aren’t you a lobbyist?

    Posted by sylvie | December 22, 2009, 3:11 AM
  7. prairie pundit, perhaps you can explain why ann Williams obscures the fact that she was state director for Wyeth pharmaceuticals for 3 years and has yet to terminate her lobbyist registration with them.

    Posted by sylvie | December 22, 2009, 3:21 AM
  8. Sylvie,

    Please reread–carefully–what I wrote because I take the pains to write carefully and precisely. I made no sweeping generalization about your Ward organization–suggesting otherwise is a misrepresentation.

    No I am not a lobbyist. It’s worse. I’m a public relations consultant. Principally, I represent human service groups that care for abused and neglected children, mentally ill, persons with HIV/AIDS, etc. I help them tell their stories to lawmakers and the media.


    David Ormsby

    Posted by David Ormsby | December 22, 2009, 10:47 AM
  9. Syvlie,

    Ann severed her ties with Wyeth on October 15th after it merged with Pfizer. She’s now a full-time candidate.

    David Ormsby

    Posted by David Ormsby | December 22, 2009, 10:48 AM
  10. david, i’m sorry. i skimmed instead of reading carefully and jumped to the wrong conclusion. at the time i was trying to potty train a 20 month year old while trying to schedule a doctor’s appointment for my father.

    next time i will read carefully and if i get a case of umbridge i’ll drink butterbeer (yeah, i’m a harry potter fan).

    thank you for your clarification on your livelihood – you evil public relations consultant

    i mean the following sincerely: thank you for working on behalf of society’s most vulnerable and giving voice to the voiceless. this world needs people like you. People who have a heart for those who, by victim of circumstance, bear the heat of the day.

    God bless and Merry Christmas!

    i’m going out of town so i won’t be able to blog for a week. don’t miss me too much.

    Posted by sylvie | December 22, 2009, 7:34 PM
  11. Sylvie,

    After our multiple exchanges, I think we’re now officially going steady as pen-pals. Hurry back. We’ll keep the political firestorms stoked until you return.

    Merry Christmas.

    David Ormsby

    PS Thank you.

    Posted by David Ormsby | December 22, 2009, 11:28 PM
  12. Sylvie-love the fire and the passion. Keep it up. Things really start in earnest 03 Jan 10. The race really hits 4th gear then and I can’t wait. There is nothing wrong with the male members or the female members of the 47th Ward dem party. We work hard on behalf of the candidates we endorse and have a successful track record because we have an honest and respected leader. Happy New Year and keep the blog rolling.

    Posted by Dan Ingram | December 27, 2009, 1:16 PM

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