Opponents slow to capitalize on hopeful’s arrest
Chicago pol, nabbed on gun charge, running for House seat
One of the most fascinating things about the media frenzy surrounding state Sen. Donne Trotter’s arrest last week was that not one of his Democratic 2nd Congressional District opponents immediately jumped in front of the cameras to comment publicly about the matter.
They stayed silent even when Trotter, D-Chicago, announced after he was bonded out of jail the next day that he wouldn’t drop out of the race to replace disgraced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
Trotter was arrested last Wednesday morning, accused of attempting to bring an unloaded pistol through a security checkpoint at O’Hare Airport. Reporters swarmed the courthouse after Trotter posted bond Thursday and then, when he refused comment, some descended on his home on the Chicago’s South Side.
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