Mark Curran, Republican candidate for the State Supreme Court’s 2nd District seat, is dodging voters and attempting to hide his far-right extremist record by refusing to participate in a series of forums and debates.
In his latest duck-and-dodge, Curran is refusing to participate in League of Women Voters candidate forums for both Lake and Kane counties, with his spokesperson casting aspersions on a reputable, nonpartisan legacy civic organization.
But here’s the kicker: Curran has participated in League of Women Voters forums before, both during his primary campaign and when he was the Lake County sheriff.
What’s different this time around? Voters know about Curran’s ‘not recommended’ rating from the Illinois State Bar Association and far-right extremist record — which he’s desperately trying to dodge.
That record includes a long history of extremist anti-choice rhetoric and behavior, from participating in anti-abortion rallies, donating campaign funds to Illinois Citizens for Life, and praising Donald Trump for appointing Supreme Court justices who later went on to overturn Roe v. Wade. Curran has also perpetuated dangerous claims of voter fraud in presidential elections, has made comments in support of January 6th insurrectionists, and has stood up for “those opposed to same-sex marriage.”
Mark Curran can run, but he can’t hide. From his extreme views on abortion to his ‘not recommended’ rating from the State Bar Association, voters know Curran is wholly unfit to serve on the State Supreme Court — and they’ll remember at the ballot box.