Illinois Democrat gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy was supposed to be the darling of the Illinois Democratic Party. They said he had the name, the money, and the stature to compete.
But things haven’t worked out the way Chris Kennedy or the Democratic Party had planned. Now, reporters from major state publications are blasting his “struggling” campaign for governor over his inability to pick a running mate, circulate petitions, raise money or connect with voters.
On Sunday, Illinois’ top political reporters discussed the flailing Kennedy campaign.
Politico’s Natasha Korecki called out Kennedy’s campaign for repeated “missteps”.
WLS Radio’s Bill Cameron slammed the campaign as “not as competent as we would expect.” Cameron even went so far as to note, “The camera doesn’t seem to love him. And on politics, he just doesn’t seem to be playing it too well.”
The Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet summed up his campaign well when she remarked, “Kennedy is struggling.”
Kennedy’s troubles with the press come just days after Politico reported that Kennedy’s campaign “is readying for a re-tuning”.
This would be the second campaign reset for Kennedy. By the looks of it, he needs it.