Sunday, December 13, 2009

Husband of openly gay Illinois Senate candidate's rival makes a scene at Jim Madigan fundraiser. | The Bilerico Project

Husband of openly gay Illinois Senate candidate's rival makes a scene at Jim Madigan fundraiser. | The Bilerico Project:
"What on earth was Heather Steans' husband Leo Smith doing at the Jim Madigan community fundraiser Thursday night (even though he didn't pay to get in)? It certainly wasn't a diplomatic outreach mission. The prominent donor to shamed former Governor Rod Blagojevich approached Madigan at his event at The Call last night in Andersonville Chicago while Madigan was in the midst of a slightly friendlier conversation with Jacob Meister, the openly gay candidate seeking Barak Obama's former United States Senate seat.

'I'm not here for your event! I know you think you're gonna get famous with all your BULLSHIT! But those things are about me!'

The photos speaks for itself, Smith is obviously disheveled and angry. Onlookers have noted that Smith was belligerent and out-of-sorts. He'd been drinking in a corner of the bar for an hour before he stormed up to Meister and Madigan. He had refused to pay at the door, as the rest of the attendees had done, but was allowed to stay inside of the event, despite his refusal to be respectful. Madigan and Smith's wife, incumbent Senator Heather Steans, are both competing over her Illinois 7th District Senate seat..."

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