Alexi Giannoulias: “I didn’t know the extent of their activity.”
Mark Kirk? The video at this link? It’s your next campaign ad. “If I knew then what I know now, these are not the kind of people that we’d do business with,” he added, “but that’s not how banks work.” Asked again if he knew that criminal figures were the recipients of some of those loans, Alexi Giannoulias (D-IL) said again, “I didn’t know the | Read More »
Alexi Giannoulias (D CAND, IL-SEN) linked with organized crime. *Again.*
OK, this is a free piece of advice for the Giannoulias campaign: clearly their critical decision path process with regard to accepting assistance needs to be updated. From now on, they need to absolutely make sure that at some point during the process the question By the way: are you associated in any way with organized crime? be asked of potential assistants – and if | Read More »
Alexi Giannoulias watching his dirty lobbyist money diet.
He wants only free-range dirty lobbyist money, apparently. None of this factory-grown, federal dirty lobbyist money for him: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias says he’s swearing off campaign contributions from lobbyists, but not all lobbyists. Giannoulias, the state treasurer, promised at the start of his Senate campaign a year ago that he wouldn’t take contributions from corporate lobbyists or political action committees. But that | Read More »
Giannoulias, Fisher go abroad to raise money from trial lawyers.
…while smoking cigarettes. Giannoulias: The Giannoulias Democratic Illinois Senate campaign confirmed Monday–after prodding from the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee–that Alexi Giannoulias was in Canada on Sunday attending a fund-raiser at a trial lawyer convention in Vancouver that would benefit his Senate campaign. Fisher: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Lee Fisher was in Canada yesterday to attend a reception with a group of American trial lawyers | Read More »
Alexi Giannoulias (D), call your office.
I understand that the man is desperate to escape to Washington, DC – but the bills are piling up. And I am not being figurative in the slightest: Even by the standards of this deficit-ridden state, Illinois’s comptroller, Daniel W. Hynes, faces an ugly balance sheet. Precisely how ugly becomes clear when he beckons you into his office to examine his daily briefing memo. He | Read More »
Blago subpoenas Giannoulias.
A pleasant beginning to the week, no? First it was President Barack Obama, then White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, now U.S. Senate Candidate Alexi Giannoulias is joining the Rod Blagojevich corruption trial subpoena list. Giannoulias is in the middle of a hard fought campaign against Congressman Mark Kirk for the right to fill the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Obama. So | Read More »
Giannoulias staffer sells cameraman. Excuse me, ‘seizes.’
[UPDATE] More from Politico and Big Government. And if you’re ever on the other end of this, the NRSC wants you to remember: don’t be like Alexi Giannoulias’ staffers. No touchies. Alexi Giannoulias (D CAND, IL-SEN) needs to hire a better class of goon. Not so much for the specific details here – interesting how quickly the Left goes vigilante over cameramen, isn’t it? You’d | Read More »
The ad Alexi Giannoulias (D-CAND, IL-SEN) doesn’t want you to see.
At some time, the Giannoulias campaign may realize that if you can reference your family history to get elected State Treasurer, then your opponents can reference your family history to keep you from being elected Senator: More accurately, the campaign might admit the futility of trying to squash the opposition’s ability to point out that said family relationship involves bad $20 million loans given to | Read More »
Obama gives Giannoulias the Rochester treatment.
Which is to say, Obama’s locking Alexi Giannoulias* (D CAND, IL-SEN) in the attic and pretending that he doesn’t exist: Giannoulias will not make trip to Quincy to see Obama From chicagotribune.com: Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Giannoulias’ campaign chairman, expressed concerns over a lack of White House commitment to the candidate to Washington-based Politico after a recent meeting with President Barack Obama’s chief of | Read More »
Alexi Giannoulias pouting about the Broadway Bank thing.
A couple observations about embattled Senatorial candidate Alexi Giannoulias’ (D CAND, IL-SEN) recent bitter comment: “Just about every sentence that Congressman Kirk utters these days is a noun, a verb and Broadway Bank,” Giannoulias complained to the City Club of Chicago, Three, in fact: Dude. Ripping off Joe Biden*? What are you going to do next, ask a paralyzed man to stand up and take | Read More »
Alexi Giannoulias’ (D CAND, IL-SEN) bank loaned 20 million to convicted felons.
April Fools! – Only, the joke’s on Democratic primary voters. The family bank of Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias loaned a pair of Chicago crime figures about $20 million during a 14-month period when Giannoulias was a senior loan officer, according to a Tribune examination that provides new details about the bank’s relationship with the convicted felons. Broadway Bank had already lent millions to Michael | Read More »
Alexi Giannoulias (D CAND, IL-SEN) to get paid three times for Broadway Bank failure?
Nice work, if you can get it: The family of Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias stands to collect more than $10 million in federal tax refunds even if its Broadway Bank fails, which Mr. Giannoulias said this week is likely. A $75-million loss at the struggling lender last year generated tax benefits potentially worth between $12 million and $15 million to Mr. Giannoulias, his | Read More »
The NRSC wastes *no* time on properly greeting Giannoulias.
(H/T: @sorendayton) You know, I noticed during the run-up to the Illinois Senatorial primary that more than one Democratic activist expressed worries about a Giannoulias primary win. And why were they worried? Pretty much because of what you’re about to see. Welcome to Chicago. Moe Lane PS: Mark Kirk for Senate. Crossposted to Moe Lane.