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THREAD: Why I'm Running for Illinois Attorney General
1/ When I left my job as a federal prosecutor last June, I didn’t expect to spend every spare minute talking about our President.
2/ Before November, I couldn't imagine a President who would attack everything we care about. Our rights. Our values. Our Constitution.
3/ I knew I had to speak out, so I did what I could. I didn't set out, at first, to make Twitter or TV or op-eds a big part of my life.
4/ But I learned so much from talking with all of you. So many of you have lost hope and are afraid our country won't recover from this.
5/ One thing I've always told you is that you shouldn't sit back and wait for someone like Mueller to save this country for you.
6/ We have to get off our butts and save it ourselves. That's why I'm running for Attorney General of Illinois.
7/ Our state attorneys general are our last line of defense against the Trump Administration.
8/ When I'm Attorney General, I plan to do everything I can to stop Trump from taking away our rights and misusing his power.
9/ The legal system is our best hope to keep him in check and fight back against him.
10/ I'll also use the legal system to fight against the rich and powerful, like the white collar criminals I prosecuted for years.
11/ By the way, I also plan to investigate what the Russians did to penetrate our voting systems in Illinois.
12/ I'll find out what happened and I'll make sure it can never happen again.
13/ Unlike my opponents, I'm not a politician, a millionaire, or an insider. My dad is a cashier at Walmart. That's why I need your help.
14/ I’ll run a modern campaign. You'll be able to follow what I'm doing on Periscope, on my Twitter feed, and at events around the state.
15/ Please visit our website at renatomariotti.com and do what you can to help. You've already shaped my views and encouraged me.
16/ I'm going to need your help to take on Trump. But I know we can do it, together. /end
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