Posts tagged "campaign"

Conservatives coming around to Mark Kirk

The view from inside the Beltway: By Jessica Brady, Roll Call Illinois Rep. Mark Steven Kirk hopes he is going to be part of a GOP trend in which moderate Republicans beat the odds in decidedly blue states. Based on the warm reception conservative party chairmen gave the GOP Senate candidate last week during the... Read more »

Giannoulias tv ad blames Kirk for bank failure

You got to hand it to Giannoulias for his chutzpah. Knowing that his family’s Broadway Bank was about to fail, he and his handlers prepared a TV ad that blames the failure on…Mark Kirk, his GOP opponent in the race to fill the seat no occupied by the discredited appointee, Roland Burris

Bill Brady's tax sin

(This post contains a correction.) Uh, oh. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady reluctantly released his income tax returns and we now we know: He didn’t pay federal income tax in 2008 and 2009! Nor did he pay state income tax in 2008! Bill Brady: Tax hypocrite? This, we’re instructed, is bad news for Brady and... Read more »

New Poll: Kirk 41%, Giannoulias 37%

Rasmussen says:  Republican Congressman Mark Kirk claims 41% support for the second month in a row in Illinois’s U.S. Senate race, while his Democratic opponent, State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, has lost ground. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds Giannoulias earning 37% of the vote, down seven points from... Read more »

UPDATE: Poll(s): Brady leads Quinn

UPDATE: The results of Public Policy Polling polling (in which Brady leads Quinn 43 percent to 33 percent in the Illinois gubernatorial race) is confirmed by a new Rasmussen poll. In it, Rasmussen has Brady leading Quinn, 45 percent to 38 percent.  (Original post): A new survey by Public Policy Polling shows that Republican challenger Bill Brady leads... Read more »

Kirk pounds on Giannoulias

Republican senate candidate

Democrats' death wish

Alexi Giannoulias Democratic voters, unable to pry themselves loose from bad habits, have nominated Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias to run for the Senate seat held by the party’s buffoon, Roland Burris.  Giannoulias plans to portray himself as the “outsider” in the race against Republican nominee Mark Kirk. He also plans to make ethics and jobs... Read more »

Michael Madigan's hypocrisy

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s hypocrisy is so transparent, it would humiliate anyone who isn’t as big an egomaniac. Tribune photo by Chris Walker / December 4, 2008 House Speaker Michael Madigan yuks it up with his pal, convicted ex-gov. George Ryan on a 1999 plane flight to Cuba with a delegation of business and... Read more »

Burris bows out of senate race.

For once, the inability to raise piles of campaign money serves a good purpose. The soon-to-be, but not soon enough, former senator Roland Burris
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Visit my new website

    I'm a freelance writer, editor and author. I can help you with a wide variety of projects. Check out my new website at

  • Meet The Blogger

    Dennis Byrne

    Chicago Tribune contributing op-ed columnist and author of forthcoming historical novel, "Madness: The War of 1812." Reporter, editor and columnist for Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News. Freelance writer and editor.

  • Subscribe to The Barbershop

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

  • Dennis Byrne’s Facebook Fan Page

  • Categories

  • Like me on Facebook

  • Our National Debt

  • Twitter

  • Tags

  • Recent Comments

    • fb_avatar
      the billy goat has left the building. This is epic. Also think about when mcfly gets to the future, 2015,…
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • fb_avatar
      the billy goat has left the building. This is epic. Also think about when mcfly gets to the…
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • fb_avatar
      VOTER FRAUD; SEE SOMETHING! SAY SOMETHING! Certain Electronic Voting machines are compromised, stealthily owned by Billionaire George Soros. Don't let…
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • "The Cubs have treated their fans like crap for lo these many years?" That's the pot calling…
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • In reply to jack:
      Better to be in the closet and coming out that so far up Granny Hillary's colon that you and constipation…
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
  • /Users/dennisby/Desktop/trailer.mp4
  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: