Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Boss Madigan fires political consultant over inappropriate texts

Illinois Democratic political boss Michael Madigan finds himself in trouble.

From AP:
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has dismissed a long-time political consultant after an investigation found he sent inappropriate text messages to a colleague.

Madigan identified the consultant as Kevin Quinn in a statement Monday.

Madigan attorney Heather Wier Vaught says the woman is a political consultant not employed by Madigan.

Vaught says Quinn texted the woman seeking a date in 2016. There were fewer than a dozen texts but they continued after the woman told Quinn she wasn’t interested.
Quinn is the brother of Marty Quinn, alderman of the Chicago's 13th Ward. Madigan is the committeeman of that ward. He is also the chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party.

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