Cook County, Illinois State’s Attorney Kim Foxx prevailed in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, where she faced several challengers who had focused on the controversy surrounding her handling of the Jussie Smollett case rd client 다운로드.
Foxx drew national attention over Smollett’s case, which began with a hate crime investigation, turned into charges against Smollett for an alleged hoax, and ended with Foxx dismissing the case altogether, drawing the ire of local police Ollydbg 64bit.
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The three Democrats who challenged Foxx made her handling of the Jussie Smollett case — which is now before a special prosecutor– central to the campaign tilesweeper.
Foxx abruptly dropped charges last year against the “Empire” actor, who was accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack. Questions loom about whether she acted improperly for speaking to a Smollett relative and aide to former first lady Michelle Obama before the charges were dismissed 탐구 보고서 양식 다운로드.
Foxx had said that she had recused herself from the case due to those contacts, but her office continued to handle it instead of turning it over to a special prosecutor 아이폰 이메일 다운로드. A spokesperson later explained that Foxx only meant that she was recusing herself in the “colloquial” sense, and that she herself would not be involved 박치기 다운로드.
Text messages later revealed that Foxx still gave her opinion on the matter to a deputy – saying Smollett was overcharged — in the weeks before Smollett’s charges were dropped Growl mp3 download.
A special prosecutor reinstated the charges, which Foxx called political.
Foxx fended off challenges from Bill Conway, Donna More, and Bob Fioretti, with Conway placing a distant second despite his family pouring millions into his campaign 파이어폭스 standalone 다운로드.
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About $10.5 million of the roughly $11.5 million he’s raised, comes from his father William Conway, co-founder of Carlyle Group, a Washington, D.C.-based investment firm. By comparison, Foxx has raised nearly $3.5 million.
Cook County is heavily Democratic, so Tuesday’s nominee is likely the winner in November. In the GOP primary, Patrick O’Brien, a former assistant state’s attorney, defeated Christopher Pfannkuche, a prosecutor who has worked for several different agencies including the state’s attorney office.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.