Monday, March 24, 2014

Dem Watch: Federal Officials Wanted "Child Porn" from Democrat State Representative's Government Office

As we covered a few weeks ago in our "Dem Watch" column, Democrat State Representative Keith Farnham of Elgin, had an unexpected guest at his State of Illinois office and home.  And they weren't there there to appraise the place.  From the Chicago Tribune:
Federal agents sought evidence of child pornography last week when they seized computers from the Elgin district office of former state Rep. Keith Farnham, who resigned Wednesday, according to a search warrant released Friday. 
In addition, a federal agent on Thursday took a laptop computer that Farnham used in the Illinois House chamber, and last week agents removed a computer from a legislative office building next to the Capitol, according to the documents and an interview with a state technology official.
Used the machine on the House Floor?  Guess the pension bill wasn't interesting enough for him?  

Listen, we'll allow Representative Farnham the right of innocence until proven guilty.  And...the fact that he's a Democrat doesn't really matter.  But, now that he's gone, let's find a Republican who can win this seat.  Who's out there?  Steve Rauschenberger?  From a local report:
Farnham’s resignation means Democratic leaders now have to appoint someone to fill his seat and vote on someone to take his slot on the November ballot. 
Farnham ran unopposed this primary. His departure now has Elgin area Republicans poised to get back in the general election game.
“It gives us an opportunity if we can identify a candidate that has got leadership and community service,” said Elgin Township GOP Chairman David Rickert. 
Republican leaders in Elgin will hold a slating meeting on April first. Some have already expressed interest in running in November – including former Elgin State Senator Steve Rauschenberger.
Let's get after it Republicans.  
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