The Illinois Democratic Party has taken quite a beating lately. Most recently, it’s Scott Cohen, who won last week’s Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor–by 26 points!–but who was forced to drop out of the race yesterday:
Cohen’s dream became a nightmare after his surprise win, when reports emerged that he was arrested and charged in 2005 for domestic battery. Cohen was accused of pushing his girlfriend’s head against a wall and holding a knife against her throat. The charges were dropped after she failed to appear in court on the date of the hearing.
Moreover, the girlfriend in question had been arrested for prostitution.
No wonder Barack Obama was considered a genius in the Cook County Democratic Party.