Berkowitz w/10th CD Republican Primary candidate Doug Bennett: A conservative? Cable/Web

Doug Bennett (R-Deerfield): I think [Trump’s decision on the Paris Accord]  is the right decision.

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Doug Bennett, 54,  running in a contested 10th Cong. District Republican Primary. The show airs throughout the City proper at 8:30 pm and midnight on Cable Ch. 21 [CAN TV].

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And, if you don’t live in the 10th CD, you will still find the show interesting, entertaining and provocative. We talk about national issues of importance to everyone, no matter where you live, including abortion, affordable college tuition, clean energy, affordable healthcare, expanding job opportunities, gun control, same sex and traditional marriage and much, much more.


Jeff Berkowitz: The Paris Accord. So, Trump has received a lot of criticism for that. Because he said, “I don’t want anything to do with this Paris accord.” Right or wrong?

1oth CD R Primary Candidate Doug Bennett (Deerfield): I think it is the right decision.

Berkowitz: How come?

Bennett: I think that what we’re doing is we’re agreeing to massively cut back on our economy and we’re not getting anything in return from anybody else.

Berkowitz: And, how are we massively cutting back?

Bennett: We are trying to reduce our energy footprint dramatically for who we are and we are not really as concerned about China—

Berkowitz: China is going to do the same thing?

Bennett: China is not at all bound by this–

Public Affairs, recorded on June 29, 2017


Jeremy Wynes, fiscally responsible?

So far, there is only one other candidate in the primary, Jeremy Wynes, 37, who may speak more like an independent than a Republican and may not have supported Trump over Hillary. See here and here. But, we have invited Jeremy to appear on our show–so he can speak for himself– and we hope to hear back from him this week.

Wynes has referred to himself as a fiscal conservative and social moderate, similar perhaps to Republican 10th CD Congressman John Porter of the 1980s and 1990s: Republican 10th CD Congressman Mark Kirk, in the first decade of this Century and Republican Robert Dold, who held the seat for two non-consecutive terms in this decade, but was toppled in 2012 and 2016 by Democrat Brad Schneider.

But, as the MSM has reported, Jeremy seems to have taken a somewhat different route than Kirk and Dold,  referring to himself as “Fiscally responsible,” not necessarily a fiscal conservative?

Doug Bennett, Fiscally and socially conservative?

And, then, as the song goes, along comes– Doug Bennett, who appears to have deeper roots than Wynes in the Republican Party and more experience than Wynes working on the grass roots side of things across a significant portion of the 10th CD.

Bennett takes pride in identifying with Republican committeemen and/or precinct captains– the correct term depends on whether you are located in Lake County or Cook County.

Bennett characterizes himself as both a fiscal and social conservative. How does Jeremy Wynes characterize himself? Let’s find out– when he appears on Public Affairs.

For now, please take a look at tonight’s show and see what you think of Doug Bennett. And, we hope to have his Republican Primary opponent, Wynes, join us soon, and also, soon, hope Democratic Party 10th CD Congressman Brad Schneider will be on Public Affairs.

Because competition is the patron saint of TV show hosts and voters.


Airing schedule for Public Affairs’ shows featuring Bennett this week

In addition to the airing tonight in the City of Chicago, Public Affairs airs tonight and Wednesday night in Highland Park, Highwood and Deerfield at 8:30 pm on Comcast Ch. 19, and all three areas are within the 10th CD.

The show also airs in Evanston today, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8:30 am and 8:30 pm on Comcast Ch. 6.

The Doug Bennett show airing schedule for the remainder of this week is as follows:

Tomorrow night in 24 Chicago Metro North and Northwest suburbs at 8:30 pm  on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 or Comcast Cable Ch. 35, as indicated, below:

Comcast Cable Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette and on

Comcast Cable Ch. 35 in  Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling. 

—and the show airs tonight, Wednesday night and Saturday night in Aurora and surrounding areas at 6:00 pm on ACTV-10 (Aurora Community Television).

—and This Thursday night in Rockford and surrounding areas at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 17.

You can also watch the show 24/7 by clicking here.

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