(Chicago, IL) — June 15, 2010. Most Democrats are in a defensive crouch as the November 2010 elections approach.
Not Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago).
Cullerton, who is serving his first term as Senate President, says he is looking to add seats this year to his current 37-22 super-majority in the Illinois Senate.
At a fund-raiser on Chicago’s north side organized by human rights activists, Cullerton told approximately 30 guests gathered at Ann Sather restaurant, “I think we can add seats in November.”
There are several Republican senators in Cullerton’s sights who are either sitting in districts with a majority of Democratic voters or who are well-liked in Springfield but are in trouble at home with constituents.
If Illinois Senate Democrats were to create a hyper-majority and Governor Pat Quinn were lose his election to State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington), Cullerton would likely emerge as the “King of the Hill” in Springfield.