ABC7 has more on the rally today in Chicago:
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A Polish politician who spearheaded the movement that led to the fall of communism in Poland is taking a stand in Illinois politics.
Lech Walesa, the former polish president, is endorsing Polish-American Adam Andrzejewski in the Republican race for governor.
Walesa an iconic figure of Poland’s rise from communism but today Lech Walesa is hoping to give Adam Andrzejewski a lift in the race for governor. he two men joined together for an event at the Union League Club of Chicago.
Walesa says his endorsement is about more than merely sharing Polish heritage. He believes the Hinsdale businessman would bring a new honest approach to Illinois government.
“Because he has no baggage. He is open. He can put things in order. Clean house,” said Walesa.
The former Polish president is well aware of the stain of corruption in Illinois politics. He joked, tongue-in-cheek, that he won’t need to visit his chosen candidate in prison.
“He doesn’t depend on anyone and this is his greatness,” said Walesa.
“We’re gonna defend the taxpayers of Illinois. We’re gonna bring good governance to Springfield. This is a new era of governance that we can work on together,” said Andrzejewski.
UPDATE: Founding Bloggers has photos up from the events today.