Openly Gay Illinois Senate Candidate Jim Madigan Broadcasts His Life from the Campaign Trail


Jim Madigan, a candidate for the Illinois State Senate from the 7th district in Chicago and the first openly gay candidate to run for the state senate in Illinois, is making a series of short documentaries showing what it takes to organize and run as a grassroots candidate in the political machine that is Chicago. Madigan has also served as Interim Executive Director of Equality Illinois and helped draft Illinois' civil unions bill.

He's going to be posting his documentaries once a week until the primary in February. The first two show how Madigan and his team collected the 1,000 signatures necessary to become a candidate, and their delivery to the election office in Springfield.

Watch the first two, AFTER THE JUMP...