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John Kass Has Breakfast with Adam Andrzejewski

John Kass 27 September 2009 No Comment

Adam Andrzejewski (pronounced An-jee-ef-ski) is running for governor in the Republican primary on a platform of reform, offering specific spending cuts and holding the line on taxes.

Sound radical?

Only in Illinois, where government is big business and the parties’ trading jobs for support makes them almost indistinguishable.

“The Republican patronage model is broken, we can’t win statewide elections,” said Andrzejewski, a young, self-made businessman raised in Herscher, in Kankakee County, and now living in Hinsdale.

“My candidacy is a paradigm shift for this party. My party needs to move away from Republican patronage and toward real Republican reform.”

Political corruption and thuggish government will certainly be issues in the general election. With Chicago Democrats in power, Republicans theoretically should be able to take advantage. Yet the Illinois Republican Party has been in free fall for years — rudderless and identified not for reform but for being the corporate wing of the state Democrats.

Read More at the Chicago Tribune

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