“At a time of great cynicism in politics, Christian is a breath of fresh air,” says Obama counselor David Axelrod. “He’s skilled and pragmatic enough to get things done, yet deeply principled. As he’s proven, he’s willing to stand up to great pressure for things he believes in.”
The hotline was created in part in response to other states’ laws that have either mandated identification at the polls or curtailed early voting, Christian Mitchell, a Democratic state representative from Chicago and executive director of the state party, said last month in announcing the hotline.
Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet talked with Sun-Times political reporter Tina Sfondeles as well as state Rep. Jeannie Ives and state Rep. Christian Mitchell, interim executive director of the Democratic Party of Illinois, about the mid-term elections Tuesday, Nov. 6.