Posts tagged "Democrat"

Suburban Democratic congressional candidates up against it

Here is some bad news for those candidates, including Dan Seals, the Democratic candidate to replace Mark Kirk in the north suburbs 10th congressional district: Heading into the final two months of the mid-term election campaign, most voters believe that Democrats in Congress want to raise taxes and spending while Republicans in Congress want to cut... Read more »

Democrats at Illinois state fair praise themselves for cleaning up their mess

It’s as if Republicans were to blame for giving us Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Here is a week worth of chuckles in which:  House Speaker Michael Madigan sets the Democratic strategy for the coming elections: Face it head on. Point out that Democrats threw him out of office. (But ignore the fact that it was the... Read more »

Hello, Bill Brady, where's your campaign? (UPDATE)

UPDATE: TV ads beginning in Chicago area. At this rate, you’re not even an afterthought.But be of There is a Bill Brady.This is him. good cheer. Here’s a terrific analysis of what Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady needs to do to beat incumbent Pat Quinn. So far, it looks like Brady doesn’t exist, as if... Read more »
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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 »

An alternative to Schakowsky

Getting tired of the ultra-liberal Rep. Jan Schakowsky? The north suburban/North Side Democrat actually has some competition, but it might be hard to find out much about him because he’s not given much of a chance against the aging congresswoman.  If you want to find out more about her opponent, Joel Pollak, the Milwaukee Examiner... Read more »
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Mark Kirk, Come Out of Your Neutral Corner

Democrats apparently figure that they have Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk cornered. “Do you,” they demand to know, “favor the repeal of our wonderful comprehensive health reform or do you not?” They have a point. Thanks to Kirk’ lack of clarity, Republicans also have been asking the same question. Kirk, the moderate North Shore congressman,... Read more »

It keeps getting worse for the Democrats

Turns out that the guy Democratic voters nominated to be their candidate for Illinois Lieutenant Governor had been arrested in 2005 for domestic battery. Scott Lee Cohen said that the previously disclosed arrest (dismissed because the woman didn’t show up for legal proceedings) was a matter of an argument with his drunken girlfriend. Cohen said... Read more »

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 »
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Is Illinois the next "Miracle in Massachusetts?"

Illinois Republican Chairman Pat Brady thinks so. But, I’m not so sure. In a statement Wednesday, Brady said of the election in which Republican Scott Brown pulled off a stunning upset: “Illinois is next. Like Massachusetts, Illinois is under control of the single-party rule Democrats who have had unbridled control of the State of Illinois for... Read more »
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