A quick update from Illinois.
Illionis’ primary is long gone, so it is safe to start looking at the general election. I live in IL’s 14th (formerly known as Speaker Hastert’s), and I thought I’d put out an update for anyone interested, and to force myself to update my research. Nothing makes me read up on the state of things like writing does. I will spend the most time in | Read More »
, Adam Kinzinger
, alexi giannoulias
, Bill Brady
, Bill Foster
, Bob Dold
, joe walsh
, Mark Kirk
, Melissa Bean
, Pat Quinn
, Randy Hultgren
, tea party
Obama and Biden to be succeeded by Republicans?
Rasmussen released two new polls today. The Illinois and Delaware Senate races would seem to have little in common, but they do share a common element: they are being held for the seats vacated by Barack Obama and Joe Biden after their victory in November 2008. Are voters inclined to send more Democrats to the Senate to work with them?
, alexi giannoulias
, Barack Obama
, Chris Coons
, Joe Biden
, Mark Kirk
, mike castle
, Rasmussen Reports
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’ (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) 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.
RINOs Need Not Apply?
The RNC Resolution Concerning Party Support of Candidates: WHEREAS, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have recently supported primary or special election candidates who professed allegiance to the Republican Party but who, as their circumstances changed and to serve their own interests, turned against the Republican Party and became or supported a candidate of another party; | Read More »
Meet Mark Kirk
Take a moment to meet Mark Kirk, candidate for U.S. Senate in Illinois. Mark Kirk… Voted for Nancy Pelosi’s radical Cap & Tax Bill Voted against new oil drilling in ANWR for energy independence Has earned an “F” from the NRA for being “a true enemy of gun owners’ rights…and a consistent anti-gun candidate who always opposes gun owners’ rights.” Voted against the final surge in Iraq. Being a supporter of partial birth abortion, | Read More »
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 »
IL GOP Chairman Dismisses The Tea Partiers/9-12ers/Conservatives As “Fringe Element”?
My hangover from celebrating Scott Brown’s victory hasn’t even worn off yet, and here we have another headache to deal with. The Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady has, in essence, called every Tea Partier/9-12er/conservative in Illinois a “fringe element”. He does actually call us out by name, but the inference is there. As I have stated before in prior posts, I have traveled across | Read More »
, Aaron Schock
, Gun Owners of America
, Illinois Republican Party
, John McCain
, John Shimkus
, Laura Ingraham
, Mark Kirk
, Mark Levin
, Pat Brady
, Patrick Hughes
, scott brown
, Tea Party Nation
, Tim Johnson
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 of | Read More »
Gov Deval Patrick (D, MA) just gave the GOP three more House seats.
And I’m blaming the Governor for this one because I find it inconceivable that he would have let his subordinates set policy in such a nakedly partisan fashion without him first signing off on it. Apparently the Democratic party just doesn’t care how many ‘moderate’ Democrats have to have their careers sacrificed to the leadership’s ambitions. I don’t know where we’ll use this development – | Read More »
Thank You, Mark Levin!
Best-selling author of Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto and nationally syndicated conservative talk radio icon (yes, in my opinion, icon) Mark Levin just gave Patrick Hughes the opportunity to be heard by his millions of listeners. Unlike the McCain contingent and the party elitists, Mark remembers the votes cast by the Cap and Trade Eight! That isn’t entirely true, the McCain contingent agrees with | Read More »
What’s At Stake In Illinois
With less than a month left before the Illinois Primary on February 2nd, Patrick Hughes has released this TV ad: While most of the politicos and pundits are focused on other races across the United States, Illinois has one of the first opportunities to place a conservative Republican on the ballot for the General Election. With this ad, Hughes shows what is truly on the | Read More »