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 »
State of the race: Joel Pollak (R CAND, IL-09).
We’ve talked with Joel before: he took the time to speak with us yesterday. Joel’s site is here : he’ll be on Hannity tonight. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Could None of These win in Illinois?
Elections in Nevada give the voter the choice to vote for “None of These” candidates listed. Every poll I see of the Illinois Senate race suggests to me that if Illinois put that option on the ballot, None of These would win. The next bit of evidence for the pile: PPP’s latest poll of the race.
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 »
I know some pollsters have rushed out to take a look at the primary states immediately after Tuesday’s elections, but we all know that those polls tend to have varying unity bounces. Rick Perry’s took a while in fact. So I’ll let those races simmer a bit and instead look at Illinois today, as Rasmussen polled the Governor and Senate races.
Blagojevich Indicts Entire Political Process
The opening statements of the trial of former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich (D-in case you forgot) started today. In a sign that this truly will be one of the great spectator sports, Blagojevich’s attorneys have mounted an interesting defense of their client. Blagojevich’s attorney, Sam Adam, argues in a motion filed this morning that the federal wiretaps that form the bulk of the government’s evidence | Read More »
State of the Race: Isaac Hayes (R CAND, IL-02).
You may remember Isaac from CPAC: he’s running in Jesse Jackson, Jr’s district – or, as we like to call Jackson around here, “Senate Candidate #5.” Isaac’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
At RedState we’ve hammered for a long time the idea that your local politics matter. We also give plenty of attention to federal elections for the House, the Senate, and of course the President. But governors matter, too. The next governor of South Carolina will affect us all. As will Georgia’s, Ohio’s, and Oregon’s. It doesn’t matter where you live. These Governors, as well as | Read More »
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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 »
Burris Deals From a Full Deck of Race Cards
I have been saying for some time that we will have our recalcitrant Illinois Senator Roland Burris representing himself… er, I mean us… at least until 2010 and quite probably during the upcoming primaries for those seeking a full term afterward, as well. This weekend more proof to that eventual end was arranged by a room full of black ministers from Chicago. ABC channel 7 | Read More »