Marcus Lewis Gets Active on Patch: Names in the News
The Independent candidate for the Second District congressional election has turned the comment thread of an article into an impromptu Q&A session.
What started as an attempt to clarify comments about mental illness in political candidates has turned into an online meet and greet for congressional candidate Marcus Lewis.
Lewis, a longtime employee of the United States Postal Service, will appear on the November ballot as an independent candidate, and his frequent commenting on Patch articles ensures that a few more people will already be familiar with the name.
Some Patch users have criticized Lewis for focusing too much on the incumbent Jesse Jackson Jr.'s mental state, but Lewis says voters will need to factor Jackson's bipolar diagnosis into their decision at the polls.
Patch blogger and Prairie State College Trustee Marc Wiley, asked Lewis a series of specific questions about his platform and beliefs. Lewis responded quickly.
What's next for Marcus Lewis? If last week is a preview of what's to come, expect to learn a lot more about this candidate through his direct communications on Patch.
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