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Launched online petition to remove Confederate statue

[On Black Lives Matters protests]: "The Confederate soldier statue located in front of the old courthouse/government building is a symbol of racism and inequality," says an online petition. "It should be destroyed." The petition says the statue is "at the site of the old tree that was used to hang black people in the past." It's the idea of Senate candidate Steven Cox. "These people are amazing," Cox wrote online about the protest. "There's only one thing wrong. That [expletive] statue."
Source: The Messenger on 2020 Kentucky Senate race , Jan 2, 2020

The wrong people moved in, and changed Lake County

Former Sheriff Mark Curran--who is seeking to run against Sen. Dick Durbin--argued Lake County is no longer purple. It's blue.

But he went a little further than that. "You know, the wrong people moved in, what have you," Curran said at the Illinois Republican County Chairman's Association breakfast in Springfield. "We need to change that and we will."

It's unclear whether Curran was talking about the demographics or the politics of the county. Curran later told the Sun-Times he was referring to "Chicago transplants that vote Democrat and do not mind paying high taxes," noting Lake County has the highest property taxes in the state.

He said any assumption that he was talking about demographics is just from "partisan liars." "It's nonsense that I would ever refer to minorities," Curran said. "It's horrible to even think that."

Source: Chicago Sun-Times on 2020 Illinois Senate race , Aug 15, 2019

Gay marriage against interests of children & society

Sheriff Mark Curran gave three main reasons based on his experience and expertise in criminal justice: "First, same sex marriage is not in the best interest of children; Second, same sex marriage is not in the best interest of society; and Third, same sex marriage will result in the loss of liberty for those opposed to same sex marriage."

[Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Unions Bill passed 61-54 House vote on 11/5/13; passed Senate 32-21; signed by Gov. Quinn on 11/20/23]

Source: Illinois Review on 2013 Illinois Civil Unions voting record , May 7, 2013

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AL: Jones(D,incumbent) vs.Sessions(R) vs.Moore(R) vs.Mooney(R) vs.Rogers(D) vs.Tuberville(R) vs.Byrne(R) vs.Merrill(R)
AR: Cotton(R,incumbent) vs.Mahony(D) vs.Whitfield(I) vs.Harrington(L)
AZ: McSally(R,incumbent) vs.Kelly(D)
CO: Gardner(R,incumbent) vs.Hickenlooper(D) vs.Madden(D) vs.Baer(D) vs.Walsh(D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Romanoff(D) vs.Burnes(D) vs.Williams(D)
DE: Coons(D,incumbent) vs.Scarane(D)
GA-2: Isakson(R,resigned) Loeffler(R,appointed) vs.Lieberman(D) vs.Collins(R) vs.Carter(D)
GA-6: Perdue(R,incumbent) vs.Tomlinson(D) vs.Ossoff(D) vs.Terry(D)
IA: Ernst(R,incumbent) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mauro(D) vs.Greenfield(D) vs.Franken(D)
ID: Risch(R,incumbent) vs.Harris(D) vs.Jordan(D)
IL: Durbin(D,incumbent) vs.Curran(R) vs.Stava-Murray(D)
KS: Roberts(R,retiring) vs.LaTurner(R) vs.Wagle(R) vs.Kobach(R) vs.Bollier(D) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Grissom(D) vs.Marshall(R)
KY: McConnell(R,incumbent) vs.McGrath(D) vs.Morgan(R) vs.Cox(D) vs.Tobin(D) vs.Booker(D)
LA: Cassidy(R,incumbent) vs.Pierce(D) vs.Perkins(D)

MA: Markey(D,incumbent) vs.Liss-Riordan(D) vs.Ayyadurai(R) vs.Kennedy(D)
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