Politics From the Twilight Zone

Radical candidates hijack Illinois' Democratic primary

Their campaigns cost a grand total of $200. They made few speeches, avoided appearing on television, and distributed only a smattering of pamphlets. They kept quiet about their platform, which proposes mandatory testing of all Americans for AIDS and "Nuremberg tribunals" for those suspected of treason. Although the ballot in the Illinois state primary listed them as Democrats, that designation cloaked their true affiliation.

The two candidates who won the Illinois Democratic state primary nominations for Lieutenant Governor and secretary of state in shocking upsets are actually followers of reclusive, ultra-right-wing, perennial Presidential Candidate Lyndon LaRouche. Mark Fairchild and Janice Hart,...

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