West Side group to slate candidate to oppose Smith

May 15, 2012 9:34:17 AM PDT
It appears indicted West Side State Rep. Derrick Smith will not be running unopposed in the November general election.

After Smith refused to step down, a group of West Side Democratic ward committeemen led by Secretary of State Jesse White said they planned to slate a candidate under a third party banner to challenge Smith.

Just before the primary, Smith was arrested for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe from an FBI informant.