Is it really ‘fringe’? And is the game coming on for Pat Hughes?
Pat Brady, the Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, says the anti-Mark Kirk element within the GOP is ‘fringe.’ That’s actually not quite true and is precisely why so many conservatives in Illinois don’t like Brady or Kirk — they feel repeated disrespected and treated as fringe. In fact, considering how active the Illinois Tea Party movement is in opposing Kirk, Brady is, in effect, | Read More »
Patrick Hughes v. Mark Kirk: Illinois May be a Test Case for the Effectiveness of Tea Parties
February 2, 2010 is the Illinois Republican Primary. Less than one month away. Patrick Hughes is running an upstart campaign against the would be Republican nominee, Mark Kirk. Patrick Hughes is as far right as Kirk is as far left. Patrick Hughes aims to harness the conservatives and tea party activists in Illinois who feel marginalized by Kirk and the Democrats further to the left | Read More »
Do Conservatives Need to Look in on Illinois’s Senate Race?
Mark Kirk, the front runner in the race for the GOP nomination for Illinois’s Senate seat, appears to be cruising to a sure primary victory in February. His challenger, Patrick Hughes, has not made ad buys yet, has no name recognition, and for all intents and purposes has barely put on a political campaign. Hughes also only has $340,048.00 on hand compared to $2.3 million | Read More »
Marathon Pundit went to a Cap and Trade inspired tea party at Mark Kirk’s office. The email about this is timely as we’re having heated discussion among the contributors right now regarding Kirk. All things being equal, I’m happy to support Kirk for Senate because I think he can win statewide and is at least 50% better than what’s there. I don’t want to chase | Read More »
Illinois Democrats Recognize They Are Toast
Speaker of the Illinois House, Mike Madigan, abruptly shut down the Illinois House yesterday to avoid a vote on having a special election to fill Barack Obama’s unexpired Senate term. Madigan’s daughter was on the “acceptable” list of people Blago and Obama agreed to. Madigan wants his daughter to have a chance and would rather let a corrupt Governor or his flunky Pat Quinn appoint | Read More »