Illinois Democrats are facing quite a quandary. The day after Scott Cohen won the right to run as the lieutenant governor candidate with Gov. Pat Quinn, who narrowly won the Democratic primary, details emerged about charges he held a knife to his live-in girlfriend, a prostitute, and threatened to kill her. His ex-wife has also made allegations of domestic abuse. She now supports him but stands by the original allegations. She has also taken him to court for unpaid child support and alimony payments. Cohen has had tax payment issues with the federal government as well. And did I mention he earns a living as a pawnbroker? Cohen blames his past erratic behavior on his use of anabolic steroids a few years ago when he was trying to put on muscle during a difficult time in his life. Gov. Quinn expects him to do the right thing and drop off the ticket. Cohen says he's going nowhere. What a mess. Republicans, meanwhile, are still waiting to learn whether Sen. Bill Brady or Sen. Kirk Dillard won the primary for governor. Brady leads by just 430 votes.
UPDATE: Cohen dropped out of the race over the weekend. Big surprise.