As the Suzi Schmidt saga continues to play out in the media will her Republican supporters now embrace Larry Leafblad or seek out other candidates who have yet to throw their hat(s) in the ring. Opportunist Leafblad waited until Schmidt’s questionable 911 calls were made public before deciding to make a run against her, saying that Schmidt was “wounded‘ and “She’s got a pile of negative that will cost her in a tight race”.
On Tuesday it was reported that he now says “It’s sad that it had to end like this, but she has nothing to be ashamed of“.
That sure sounds like a two-faced statement coming from someone who previously stated that Schmidt has ‘a pile of negative‘ but now says “she has nothing to be ashamed of“. With political friends and allies like opportunist Leafblad, who kicks you in the chops when you’re down instead of helping you get back up, who needs enemies!
Unless someone else decides to run against opportunist Leafblad in the Republican primary I rather doubt that former Schmidt supporters will be casting their votes for opportunist Larry Leafblad. It was reported that there may be several people considering challenging Leafblad, namely Tea Party activist and taxpayer watchdog Lennie Jarratt of Round Lake Beach who announced on Monday that he has begun the formation of an exploratory committee to seek the 31st State Senate District seat. Right now, time is of the essence since nominating petitions need to be circulated ASAP. The only candidate running on the Democratic side is Melinda Bush who has wisely stayed out of the fray.