McSweeney won't challenge Beaubien in court
After the Illinois Board of Elections determined independent Dee Beaubien of Barrington Hills could remain on the ballot in her bid for Illinois House, her opponent and Republican David McSweeney of Barrington Hills said he'd challenge the decision in court, pushing on with his effort to have Beaubien removed.
Now, though, he says he'll abandon that challenge, meaning the race between Beaubien and McSweeney is finally assured.
From a statement this morning:
I still believe that her signing of partisan Primary petitions disqualifies Dee from running as an Independent. However, the voters of the 52nd District deserve the important debate that will occur over the next few months.
McSweeney also criticized Beaubien's ties to House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Democrat - ties our own Kim Pohl has reported on.
The two candidates are vying for the 52nd House District, which includes Algonquin, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Island Lake, Lake in the Hills, North Barrington, Oakwood Hills, South Barrington, Trout Valley and Wauconda.