Two individuals are running against Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert who said they are independents, but are they really Republicans? Furthermore, Alderwoman Melinda Hult ran as an independent several years ago, but remember last year she filed as a Republican to run for state office and was defeated?
I say beware the ides of March. Independents are also Republicans including mayoral candidates Phil Elmore and Joe Hayden. They want to break up the Democratic Party in Belleville and St. Clair County.
James J. Harrigan