Your Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet reviews Christine Cegelis Campaign v2.0:
Cegelis is putting together a strong, big-time campaign team, realizing she can't operate under the political radar as she did in 2004. Bean's 2004 campaign, she said, is a "good model.'' Similar to Bean, Cegelis is a suburban female Democrat, a businesswoman who is not allied with and is independent of any of the various Democratic Party bosses in the state.more
Cegelis said in 2004, "We very much ran an insurgent campaign. We had the element of surprise on our side. We don't have that anymore.''
Cegelis recently hired the Chicago-based political firm Adelstein/Liston to handle media and strategy. Partner Eric Adelstein guided Bean, in the neighboring 8th district, in her upset victory in 2004 and remains Bean's adviser for her re-election race.