John Gianulis, chairman of the Rock Island County Democratic Party, has no more legal standing in the selection of the replacement Democratic candidate for the 17th District congressional race than any other precinct committeeman in the district, according to Don Johnston, the 17th District Democratic State Central Committeeman.
According to a story in today’s Quad City Times both John Gianulis and Don Johnston are organizing forums for the precinct committeemen to hear from and about potential candidates.
My advice to the precinct committeemen is that they need to be very skeptical of everything they hear and half of what they see. The world is full of trickery and there is a lot of misinformation posing as sage advice and the voice of experience being offered concerning who they should select. If you select someone you personally feel good about supporting rather than someone you are told is a stronger candidate then you are less likely to regret your decision later.