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Patriot PAC’s Operation Black Storm endorses Paul McKinley in #IL02

Patriot PAC’s Operation Black Storm endorses Paul McKinley in #IL02

Prior endorsements included Ted Cruz, Allen West, Mia Love, and Tim Scott

Paul McKinley, the Republican running in the special election to replace Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., has been endorsed by Operation Black Storm, an initiative of Patriot PAC, that recognizes “highly qualified conservative candidates.”

McKinley joins fellow Operation Black Storm candidates Ted Cruz, Allen West, Mia Love, Tim Scott, and others. McKinley’s reaction:

Frederick Douglass once said, “I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.” I believe this is true today, and we are in the midst of a reawakening of the Black community to the promise conservative principles hold for all Americans….You can’t blame Republicans for what’s going on in my district; it has been ruled by the tyranny of the Left’s Democratic Machine for 60 years. It is time to stand up to those that would keep us down—and that includes the left’s media attack dogs, which serve to protect the Machine’s property—us.

The Republican establishment is ignoring the voters’ choice, instead giving a less than welcoming reception to McKinley.

The Washington Times reports that the Illinois GOP has yet to acknowledge McKinley’s candidacy, even as conservative groups such as Operation Black Storm, which is a project of the Patriot PAC, are seeking to endorse McKinley. From the Washington Times:

Illinois’s 2nd Congressional District is the seat once held by the infamous Jesse Jackson, Jr. Paul McKinley won the GOP primary for the special election to replace the disgraced congressman. If it were up to the Illinois GOP, Republican voters would not know this. The party is acting as if McKinley did not exist. In reality, the Illinois GOP is acting as if there were no special election. That could only mean they are rooting for the Chicago Machine candidate, Robin Kelly to win. Illinois Republican party leaders are being true to form.

….The Illinois Republican Party wrote this special election off as a non-winner. They refused to put any time, effort, or money into it. The election is not even mentioned on their website’s candidate page. This is typical of the Illinois GOP.

McKinley is less than fazed, as he has been hitting the campaign trail nonstop, visiting local conservative and community groups, as well as Tea Parties.

Still, grassroots conservatives are livid that so-called Illinois Republican “insider” Chris Robling went on local tv to slam McKinley, later acknowledging that he had no knowledge of McKinley’s platform or the man himself. Robling is the same “Illinois Republican insider” who in the past praised Valerie Jarrett as someone who would “make an outstanding senator.”

With Operation Black Storm’s endorsement–a group thankfully outside the decaying Illinois Republican structure–McKinley has made all the more clear the contrast between his supporters (the conservatives and those in the urban areas of the district embracing a Republican for the first time) and the establishment Republicans in Illinois.


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This is great news!

I wish him the best. He’s done prison time – and many do not change but go back to prison – but he obviously has changed for the better. I’m not the least bit surprised that the Establishment isn’t backing him.

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great unknown | March 13, 2013 at 6:26 pm

The “Republican” establishment in Chicago is as much a branch of the Mafia as the Democrats are. They are there to provide weak candidates for the Democrats to crush. And they don’t support them, either.

[…] the Democrat candidate, Robin Kelly. This has everything to do with what McKinley calls the The Machine. Enough […]

OK, I’ll be the lightning rod. I’m all for supporting qualified conservative candidates of any skin color, but this “Black Storm” group sounds racist to me. Are the republicans so desperate for black votes that they’ve adopted racial quotas for candidates now? Do they really think that’s going to work? Are the republicans now going to compete with the liberals and vote for the black guy just to prove they’re not racist?

Also, the name “Black Storm” sounds like some kind of fascist organization to me.

As least the thumbs down function seem to be inhibited for the time being…

    casualobserver in reply to snopercod. | March 13, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Given the history of the district including JJJr’s longevity there, it’s a stretch to think use of the term Black Storm is racist.

casualobserver | March 13, 2013 at 7:14 pm

This district has voted OVERWHELMINGLY Democrat by as much as 85%. If McKinley pulls off a win, I would be hard pressed to find another example of an underdog political victory in my lifetime. Which is also a reason why I expect the full arsenal of questionable action from the Dems. They simply cannot allow the victory. Ethics be damned….which is nothing new.

    You’re correct on all points. The Machine Media will likely do most of the dirty work while Kelly can stand by and state “it wasn’t me”.

    McKinley’s statement “You can’t blame Republicans for what’s going on in my district; it has been ruled by the tyranny of the Left’s Democratic Machine for 60 years.” is not only spot on, but it holds true for this entire corner of the state. It’s why they like to blame guns for all the cities ills when in truth their policies have completely destroyed these neighborhoods.

    Illustrating Chicago’s Murders, Homicides, Violence and Idiocy at

For some reason this is the second time I’ve had to register. Not sure what I’m doing wrong here. Anyhoo, I’m an Overthrow the Govt. Tea Party Conservative too! #WOOT #WOLVERINES

Juba Doobai! | March 13, 2013 at 9:46 pm

All hail the Grand Old Stupid Party! They prefer a crooked Democrat to a guy who’s paid his debt and changed his life around.