Mike Halpin has been embroiled in Mike Madigan-related controversy since before he even took the oath of office. The Dispatch-Argus caught Madigan “meddling” in Halpin’s primary race, apparently directing $75,000 to Halpin to ensure he became the Democratic nominee. Halpin unbelievably claimed that he “can’t speak to who Madigan supports or doesn’t support.” Then, Madigan funneled $345,000 to help Halpin in the general election. If it looked as if Mike Halpin was just another bought-and-paid-for Madigan politician, you were right. Halpin voted for Madigan without pause, even defending it in a TV interview, saying he and Madigan shared the same “values.” Mike Halpin can’t be trusted.