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 »
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) Broadway Bank closing?
So it would seem: The bank is open now — but the worker says they’ve been told at close of business “that’s it.” Black curtains have been put up today. You can’t see in. The Giannoulias campaign says the curtains are to “block the sun”, although the sky is overcast and rain is predicted all weekend. (Via Capitol Fax Blog) Although you have to wonder | 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 »