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BREAKING: Sangeetha Rayapati Defeats Stephanie Acri In Hotly Contested Moline Mayoral Race

April 6th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: In a race marked by divisiveness and strife, with a flashpoint of dark money fliers featuring misspelled accusations sent out to voters, Sangeetha Rayapati has defeated Stephanie Acri for Moline Mayor. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Rayapati had 61 percent of the vote to Acri’s 39 percent. with 6, 319 votes cast. Acri won the mayoral race in 2017 as a write-in over incumbent Scott Raes after Raes challenged her candidacy and the candidacy of then-challenger Bob “Mr. Thanksgiving” Vogelbaugh over them allegedly misnumbering their applications. At the time,... Read More

Meet The Candidates Vying For Rock Island’s Competitive Aldermanic Race

April 2nd, 2019

You’ve seen the signs, you’ve heard the names, maybe you’ve met the candidates. Jenni Swanson and Don Mewes. Now, you get to learn a little bit more about them. In today’s Rock Island County elections, there aren’t many contested seats, particularly in the big cities, but there is one city contest which has been especially competitive – the race for fourth ward alderperson in Rock Island between Swanson and Mewes. So, in the interest of providing a fuller look at the election, we’ve asked both candidates to answer a handful of questions to help you, the voters, become better acquainted... Read More