CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—August 8, 2016. Jason Gonzales, the man who challenged Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan in the Democratic primary this year and lost has filed a federal lawsuit against Madigan, accusing him of fraud and defamation. Gonzales received about 27 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary this past March, while Madigan received 65 percent.
Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement in response to the lawsuit:
“Jason Gonzales cannot be trusted and his lawsuit is without merit. According to Gonzales' own court filing today, his criminal activity “resulted in several arrests, criminal charges, and . . .