Cook County Republican chairmanship election a true contest

Oak Park Republicans

There’s”a tug of war” among Cook County Republicans over leadership, Sneed reports in Sun-Times, citing Illinois Review, with Bruce Rauner backing chairman Aaron Del Mar, Palatine township committeeman, over challenger Chris Cleveland, “hard-charging 43rd Ward GOP committeeman.”

Hard-charging indeed. At the Feb. 5 joint city and county GOP meeting atParthenon Restaurant, Cleveland showed a video of TV news clipsshowing how he and his fellow city Republicans worked Mike Madigan over, getting him to withdraw his perennial pseudo-Republican opponent.

Cleveland came onsharp-as-a-tack, an energetic guy with a lot to say. Same for the city GOP chairman, Adam Robinson, in his talk to the group at meeting’s end. Del Mar was a no-show.

Clevelandpresents a credible challenge to Del Mar, whom Sneed’s “party purists” consider “lethargic and lazy and [who] didn?t even attract enough endorsed candidates to fill out a party ballot,? according to “a top party source.”

That’s something…

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