Posts tagged "Tom Swiss"

Elections 2012: They love ya 'til they don't; lame-duck session ahead in Springfield

Elections 2012: They love ya 'til they don't; lame-duck session ahead in Springfield
Here’s a roundup of election and political news that had us folks at The Chicago Reporter talking this week: • Derrick Smith might have swept the floor with challenger Tom Swiss in the Democratic primary for 10th District state representative, but he’s probably not doing much celebrating. That’s because the West Side legislator’s star has... Read more »

Illinois primary results: Winners and losers

Illinois primary results: Winners and losers
The results from Tuesday’s contests are in. Here are the races The Chicago Reporter was watching: President of The United States Mitt Romney won Illinois, with 47 percent of the vote. Rick Santorum, the closest challenger, came away with 35 percent. Most of Romney’s support came from the city and suburbs, while Santorum split some... Read more »

Illinois primaries offer big showdowns, much drama

Illinois’ primary is Tuesday, March 20, and Chicagoans will be voting in a number of hot contests, among them: President of the United States: This race will likely not be that big of a draw in a blue town like Chicago, which counts the incumbent, unopposed President Barack Obama amongst the indigenous. But in the... Read more »
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Elections 2012: The week in review

Elections 2012: The week in review
Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter‘s political radar this week: House Speaker Michael Madigan‘s challenger, Michele Piszczor is seething over what she claims were attempts by a Madigan foot soldier to steal her campaign signs. A press release sent out by Piszczor’s camp Thursday alleges Fred Moody–whom Madigan paid... Read more »

Former GOP director Swiss could still have trouble in 10th District

Former GOP director Swiss could still have trouble in 10th District
Before deciding to run for a seat in the statehouse, Tom Swiss knew that getting elected in the 10th District would be no easy task. And even though his opponent, the incumbent Derrick Smith, was indicted on federal charges of bribery on Tuesday–a week before the March 20 primary–Swiss concedes he’s still a long-shot candidate.... Read more »

Elections 2012: The week in review

Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter‘s political radar this week: Democrats Raja Krishnamoorthi and Tammy Duckworth pitched themselves on WTTW-CH 11 this week, explaining why they’re best for the 8th District congressional seat. They’ll be up against  Tea Party flamethrower and incumbent Joe Walsh, who moved to stay in... Read more »
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