Energized Democrats Put More Candidates on McLean County Ballots | WGLT

Energized Democrats Put More Candidates on McLean County Ballots

Dec 6, 2017

For Democrats across the country, Donald Trump's surprise election is a cloud over the country, but now there's a silver lining.

Trump's election has sparked a surge in first-time political candidates running for office, especially women. That's playing out in McLean County too, where Democrats are contesting county and state races like never before. They're even targeting longtime Republican state representatives Dan Brady and Keith Sommer.

Monday was the candidate filing deadline. GLT's Ryan Denham caught up with McLean County Democratic Party Treasurer John Whalen about how anger over Trump's election is turning into more names on the ballot.

You can also listen to GLT's full interview with Whalen:

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