So the first of two scheduled Democratic Party slating meetings was held this past Sunday and nobody stepped up to the plate in the Treasurer's race. I have had conversations with a couple of people who were mulling over a run, but I still think it's an interesting statement about our party that in a proverbial blue state, there is a dearth of candidates wanting to take a shot at picking up the only seat the Dems don't control. Under ordinary circumstances, you would think that somebody would at least be throwing their name out there.
I have my thoughts on the vacuum, and some of it is obviously related to potential candidates waiting to see what Edgar and Topinka are going to do, but I think that it would have been smart for somebody to get out front and say that they present a better alternative to any Republican candidate.
I'm curious about other people's thoughts on why, on the eve of the start of petition season, nobody has declared, and who people think should get into the race. I'm also curious to see what happens at the next slating meeting in Springfield.