Rookie mistakes hobble contenders in two marquee races: Today's Juice

Candidates for the state's two big-time elected posts—governor and Chicago mayor—both stepped in it this week. Can they recover? Plus: A Naperville native wins big in Michigan's gubernatorial primary.

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Naperville Mom, she/her
Naperville Mom, she/her
53 · 7 days ago · Twitter

Vallas knew Adcock, Awake’s leader, for at least a year before this event. He also sits in for Dan Proft on his radio show with Amy Jacobson, who are in league with Adcock and Jessica Hockett (who was recently banned from Twitter). Vallas isn’t innocent in any of this.

Ben Lenet
Ben Lenet
25 · 7 days ago · Twitter

This is a real funny way of saying, “no one should hang out with Nazis or say stupid Nazi shit because it’s fundamentally disqualifying.” https://t.co/​llsC41qHkY

Ben Lenet
Ben Lenet
21 · 7 days ago · Twitter

GTFOH with “rookie mistakes.” Vallas has run 3 times before and Bailey twice. But, more to the point, doing Nazi shit isn’t an oopsie daisy!

Ben Lenet
Ben Lenet
19 · 7 days ago · Twitter

Imagine writing an article, “Newbies too inexperienced to tactfully hide their racist nazi views” and still having a job the next day. Good work, Crain’s.

👾Antifascist Space Invader👾
👾Antifascist Space Invader👾
17 · 7 days ago · Twitter

The event was not ‘sponsored’ by Awake Illinois, it was literally their ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. 🤦‍♀️ https://t.co/​WGkEL9aiob

Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter
Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter
16 · 7 days ago · Twitter

Except Vallas isn’t a rookie, and he was warned about that group’s hateful rhetoric by many people

Louise Henderson
Louise Henderson
11 · 7 days ago · Twitter

Both of them showing their true colors. One spoke at a group known for its hateful rhetoric the other had the quiet part of his ideological values resurface. Neither are good for IL

burner_account
burner_account
11 · 7 days ago · Twitter

Neither of these people are "rookies" so much as they're "morons" competing the state's least common denominator of angry, broke, aggrieved white people and they can't even do that competently.

Tommie Stephenson
Tommie Stephenson
8 · 7 days ago · Twitter

Nope. Vallas knew who he was speaking to. No pass on this.

Advocate
Advocate
6 · 7 days ago · Twitter

Let us not forget Darren Bailey was in attendance at the Awake anniversary shindig…and from what has been shared has pledged his support toward their rhetoric.

https://t.co/​7aUIZjwJ6x

JustAnotherMom
JustAnotherMom
5 · 7 days ago · Twitter

It has nothing to do with Bailey being a rookie. He is just showing his true colors and then backpedals when he realizes most of IL is against everything he stands for.