Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's failed primary opponent is suing over what he says amounts to defamation.
Leading up to the March primary, Madigan made a campaign issue of Jason Gonzales's past criminal record --- crimes for which Gonzales had been pardoned, by former Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
Gonzales is also complaining about two other "false" candidates with Hispanic surnames who were on the ballot for the Democratic nomination. He says they were recruited by Madigan and his affiliates to crowd the ballot and split the Latino vote.