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Raoul Campaigns in QC

Kwame Raoul

Two months before the primary, one of the democratic candidates for Illinois Attorney General is visiting the Quad Cities. 

State Senator Kwame Raoul from Chicago met with local residents and elected officials Thursday morning in Rock Island, and planned to have lunch with labor leaders. He'll hold a meet and greet event Thursday night at 5:30 in downtown Rock Island at Roosters (2130 3rd Avenue).

Raoul was first appointed to the Illinois Senate in 2004 to take the place of Barack Obama when Obama won a seat in the US Senate. He is one of eight democrats who'll square off in the March primary for attorney general. 

The others are former governor Pat Quinn, Sharon Fairley, former head of COPA, Chicago’s police oversight agency, state Representative Scott Drury from the Chicago suburbs, former Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Jesse Ruiz, Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering, former assistant U.S. attorney Renato Mariotti, and one of Rod Blagojevich’s former attorneys, Aaron Goldstein.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.