Paul McKinley, the official Republican candidate for Congress in the Illinois 2nd District (formerly represented by the soon-to-be jailed Jesse Jackson Jr.), has yet to be acknowledged by the powers-that-be in the establishment party appartus. This non-endorsement is one more example (another was Tim Wolfe’s 2012 campaign for the 9th District seat) of a de facto vote by the IL GOP for the Democrat candidate, Robin Kelly. This has everything to do with what McKinley calls the The Machine. Enough said.