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2nd District Candidate Arrested and Charged with Bringing Gun on Plane

Ironically, State Sen. Donne Trotter has notably opposed concealed carry legislation in Illinois.

State Sen. Donne Trotter was arrested Wednesday and charged with taking a firearm onto an airplane at O'Hare Airport, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's office.

A candidate to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. as the United States Representative for the 2nd District, Trotter said he had been at a job with a security firm the previous night and forgot he still had the weapon and ammunition in his bag.

, left it up to Trotter to decide his fate.

“It’s not for me to determine whether he wants to run or not,” Berrios told Sun-Times Media. “The committeemen will take that into consideration. If it is a felony, he would have to stand trial. At the end of the day, it’s going to be his decision. All I know, is he is a state senator, and a very good one.”

Frank Zuccarelli, the committeeman for Thornton Township, is still backing Trotter, according to Sun-Times Media. 

“I am supporting him and he is my friend, I’m sure there is a good explanation for what happened,” said Zuccarelli. He said he had only communicated with Trotter by text. Trotter let him know he had been arrested. “We have to sit down and talk…I’m sure he’s together, Donne’s together. I’ve got confidence in him, he’s a good man.”

The primary election will be held on Feb. 26, with a general election on April 9.

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Phillip R Baggs December 06, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Obviously not comparing their problems. Maybe I wasn't clear? Would you hire someone who may have acted very financially irresponsible six years ago to fix your financial problems....wait don't answer that.
Phillip R Baggs December 06, 2012 at 04:40 PM
I agree, but this was in 2006, when the economy was rolling. Not that it matters.
Joe Lake December 06, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Don Trotter arrested... Status of 17 2nd District Congressional Candidates, Huffington Post, Nov. 6, 2012. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILCD2ndDistrict/message/152 Joe Lake, Chicago
lala December 07, 2012 at 12:48 AM
The 2nd District must be the laughing stock of the nation.
NoOne Needs to Know December 07, 2012 at 02:37 PM
The whole State of Illinois is the laughing stock of the nation.

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