A Republican candidate for State Senate in southwest suburban Plainfield, Illinois, Michelle Smith has begun running broadcast television ads in Chicago, riling up 43rd Ward residents, demanding to know why Ald. Michele Smith (43) (one “L”) is running for State Senate, according to Smith’s chief of staff, Adam Gypalo.

Obviously, Michelle and Michele are not the same person. Michelle Smith (two “L”) is in a tight race near Joliet against Democratic State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant with a ton of spending on both sides. One-L Smith is a North Side Chicago Alderman. Let’s not confuse the two anymore, OK?