Archive for February 2012

Competition or Cartel Control? An Entrepreneur's Fight for Fairness

-By Warner Todd Huston How government uses its powers to regulate and license to act as a cartel for established businesses and to exclude new businesses Artist, veteran, and entrepreneur Julie Crowe wishes to provide a female-friendly vehicle-for-hire service for students in the Bloomington-Normal community, but her attempts are thwarted by city officials who insist... Read more »

VIDEO: David Clark For Utah's 2nd Congressional District

-By Warner Todd Huston David Clark, running for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, is my next interview in my Challenger Series of videos taken at the 2012 CPAC event. Clark recently resigned from as Speaker of Utah’s House of Representatives, a role he filled since 2008, because the campaign finance laws in Utah make it nearly... Read more »

NRA, DuPage Sierra Club Endorse Ron Sandack for District 18

From the campaign to elect Ron Sandack (81st House District)… The National Rifle Association (NRA) Political Victory Fund and the DuPage County Sierra Club’s River Prairie Group both endorsed Ron Sandack for State Representative today. The NRA gave Sandack a near-perfect “A-“ rating as a reflection of his responses on their questionnaire as well as... Read more »

Roskam Applauds Introduction of JOBS Act to Help Small Businesses

From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, Illinois 6th District)… WASHINGTON – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) today issued the following statement applauding the introduction of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, a bipartisan legislative initiative designed to help new businesses, starts ups, and entrepreneurs get up and running in order to better succeed... Read more »

Senate Candidate John Bambenek Strongly Condemns Governor Quinn's Planned Pay Raised for Statewide Officials and Legislators

From the campaign of John Bambenek for State Senate (52nd District)… Illinois Can’t Afford Pay Raises for Officials When Families Are Broke CHAMPAIGN, IL (February 28, 2012) — Republican State Senate Candidate for the 52nd District John Bambenek commented today on Governor Quinn’s budget proposal. The Governor’s proposal includes hundreds of thousands of dollars in... Read more »

Rep. Walsh Stands Up for Term Limits

From the office of Rep. Joe Walsh (R, Illinois 8th District)… WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) released the following statement on the 61st anniversary of the passage of Presidential term limits that was celebrated yesterday. In July 2011, Congressman Walsh authored legislation with Rep. Schweikert (AZ) and Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC) that limits a... Read more »

Latest TV Ad Exposes Kinzinger's 'Show Votes' to Increase Nearly $200 Billion in Spending

From the Campaign to re-elect Rep. Don Manzullo (R., 16th District)… (ROCKFORD) Congressman Don Manzullo (R-IL) unveiled his latest TV ad today that shows his opponent, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), is not serious at all — despite what he says — about cutting wasteful spending, balancing the budget, and paying down the debt. The ad,... Read more »

Former Senator Steve Rauschenberger Endorses Cliff Surges for Senate District 33

From the campaign of Cliff Surges for State Senate (33rd District)… Cliff Surges, Senate candidate in the 33rd district, is honored to accept the endorsement of former Senator Steve Rauschenberger. Rauschenberger served as a member of the Illinois Senate from 1993 to 2007 representing areas of Kane County. While Senator he was a member of... Read more »

National Rifle Association Endorses Kent Gaffney for State Representative

From the campaign to re-elect State Rep Kent Gaffney (52nd District)… Fox River Grove, IL – The National Rifle Association has endorsed Kent Gaffney in the Republican Primary for State Representative in the 52nd House District. The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) endorsed Gaffney and gave him an “A” rating for his support... Read more »

Boyle Calls Out Quinn’s Lack of Leadership On Serious Pension Reform

From the campaign to elect Debbie Boyle to the Illinois House (81st District)… Downers Grove, IL – In his passing mention of the state’s pension crisis, Governor Quinn declared that “nothing is off the table” regarding pension reform, but his lack of leadership tells a different story. Just last spring, Quinn and his Democrat colleagues... Read more »