And gets "gutted" by a prejudiced reporter. Maybe this reporter and others should write more about massive amounts of dollars Unions donate to publicly elected officials or how they sit behind certain Democrats as they did when I was on the Peoria County Board.
Why did the sit close to Democrats and some Republicans? They wanted to remind the Board member that they had the power to replace him or her on the next election if they didn't vote the Union ticket.
No, I didn't take any donations, from anybody with one exception. (Bill Prather, a Democrat, gave me a $100 bill which I reluctantly accepted) Nor did I ask for any, in my 10 year term on the Peoria County Board.