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Kim "The Fixx" Foxx, Jussie Smollett and the March 17 Democratic Primary
Seasons 2 Episode 2, February 13, 2020
Ray Hanania on Politics looks closely at the abuse of power by Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx, or "Kim The Fixx Foxx," & her decision to drop charges against Jussie Smollett, the mediocre TV actor who lied about being the victim of a racist homophobic attack in January 2019 to bolster his sagging public image. Foxx didn't "mishandle" the Smollett case. She intentionally handled it putting politics and celebrity friendship above her job to enforce the Rule of Law.
Foxx faces three good candidates, Bob Fioretti, Donna More and Bill Conway. Although I like both Fioretti and More, I think the election campaign is showing that Bill Conway is leading the pack and the goal is to oust Foxx who stumbled into the office by defeating Anita Alvarez. Many argue Foxx "beat" Alvarez, but the truth is Alvarez beat herself and Foxx just lucked into the office. It's been almost four years for Foxx and she has proven to be a terrible States Attorney who puts the interest of her political pals above justice.
The biggest criticism of More is she is running one of the worst election campaigns I've seen in 45 years of covering politics. More's campaign is terrible and that is surprising. She's a friend who I admire with great credentials as a former prosecutor, and I once worked with her husband who is one of the most brilliant PR and marketing professionals I have come to meet. But there is an old saying that a person can never do their own PR and in this case, I have to think that might be the problem. I mean when I went to find information on More this week, four weeks before the March 17 Democratic Primary election, I found her Twitter page which promotes a link to her campaign website, at voteformore.com. But when you go there it opens into a page offering to sell the site to the highest bidder. Try it yourself.
It's a sophomoric mistake that no candidate should make or has to make given how easy it is to create websites. You almost wonder if Donna is in the race to help Kim "The Fixx" Foxx.
Bob Fioretti is also a friend who I admire and have supported in the past and I would have loved to see him build up momentum against Foxx, but that doesn't seem to be happening. AT least when you click on Fioretti's campaign website link on his Twitter account, it takes you to a detailed page about his credentials and issues. www.bobforstatesattorney.com. You definitely should go there and check it out.
But the issue is removing Kim "The Fixx" Foxx from office and to elect someone whose priority is the safety of the residents of Cook County from increasing crime and violence, not someone who places a higher priority on her political cronies, pals and the famous and celebrities. Kim "The Fixx" Foxx should resign, but no one willingly leaves an office they are unqualified to hold.
The leading candidate is Bill Conway, a former prosecutor in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and former Navy Intelligence Officer who fought the Taliban. He is mounting a formidable challenge to Kim "The Fixx" Foxx. His website is newdayconway.com.
Any of the leading challengeers against Kim "The Fixx" Foxx would be great replacements, Fioretti, More and especially Conway.