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Chicago Sun-Times: ‘Can an independent win here?’

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Never in Cook County’s nearly 180 years has an independent been elected to countywide office, experts say, but some say it could happen this year.

“I think there’s such upheaval politically that voters may not get hung up on party affiliation,” said Joseph Schwieterman, director of DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development.

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Forrest Claypool Makes Ballot And Writes Independence Day Editorial

Forrest Claypool is an independent candidate for Assessor in Cook County, Illinois. He currently sits on the Cook County Board of Commissioners as an independent. Claypool recently submitted 90,000 petition signatures and reveals in a recent editorial for the Huffington Post that he has qualified for the ballot.

Many Americans have been enthralled by the latest reality show – the ongoing trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.

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Chicago Tribune Editorializes For Forrest Claypool

Forrest Claypool is an Independent candidate for Cook County Assessor in Cook County, Illinois, who is currently attempting to collect 25,000 valid signatures in order to get on the ballot. The Chicago Tribune published this editorial calling for people to sign Claypool’s petition.

Come Election Day, voters need to make sure Democratic candidate Joseph Berrios and his cronies don’t win the key to the office of Cook County assessor.

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Cook County Commissioner May Run for County Assessor as an Independent Candidate

Ballot Access News:

Columnist Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun-Times reports here that Forrest Claypool, a Cook County Commissioner, may run for Cook County Assessor this year as an independent. Scroll down to “Scoopsville.” Claypool would need 25,000 signatures by June 21.

Claypool is a former Deputy State Treasurer of Illinois, and a former head of the Chicago Park District.… Read more ...