Derrick Smith endorsement retracted, Tom Swiss endorsed for state rep
03/19/2012 5:25 PM
As much as reporters like to think so, we donít know everything.
For however many questions we may ask, itís hard to get to the bottom of the barrel of every single thing.
It was a problem that was painfully obvious when Derrick Smith was indicted last week on charges of accepting a bribe, just days after we had endorsed him in Chicago Journal.
Whether itís true or not, itís an unacceptable charge to have hanging over the head of a public official.
So, we hereby retract our endorsement of Derrick Smith for state representative of the Illinoisí 10th District.
His opponent, Tom Swiss, is a former Republican running as a Democrat. Weíre skeptical of the reasons behind the switch, and wish he would just be honest with voters (a billboard with his name and a black construction workerís face isnít helping him on that front, either).
However, given the current circumstances, we think heís better than Smith. Tom Swiss is hereby endorsed.