Archive for February 2012

Democrat New Tone: Rep. Waters Calls Republicans 'Demons'

-By Warner Todd Huston If you believe the Old Media, only Republicans foster a mean-spirited or “violent” atmosphere in public debate. So, is it shocking that long-time Democrat member of the House of Representatives, Maxine Waters (Calif), recently called Republicans “demons”? Seriously. That’s what she did. She called Representatives John Boehner and Eric Cantor “demons.”... Read more »

VIDEO: Dan Bongino for U.S. Senate, Maryland

-By Warner Todd Huston More in my Challenger Series of videos taken at this year’s CPAC. Today we have Dan Bongino who is running for the U.S. Senate for Maryland. Bongino is a former Secret Service agent with two graduate degrees and a firm grounding in conservative ideals. When we spoke he seemed an eloquent... Read more »

Gov't Waste Watch: Former California Treasury Official Slams Prop 29

-By Warner Todd Huston The opposition to Proposition 29, the nearly billion dollar per year tax hike slated for the June ballot, is growing. A new wrinkle comes from former California Treasury official Mark Paul who hit the nail on the head in an interview with the Los Angeles Times last week. It seems that... Read more »

Kinzinger Caught Distorting Manzullo's Record

From the Campaign to re-elect Rep. Don Manzullo (R., 16th District)… Columnist calls on Kinzinger to “renounce his campaign of distortion” [ROCKFORD] – The award-winning political editor of the Rockford Register Star has called on Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) to “renounce his campaign of distortion” against Congressman Don Manzullo (R-IL). In a Sunday column entitled... Read more »

Minority Leader Tom Cross Endorses Tom Smithburg

From the Tom Smithburg for 42nd Ward Committeeman… CHICAGO, IL – Tom Cross, the Illinois House Minority Leader, has endorsed Tom Smithburg for 42nd Ward Republican Committeeman. “Every day in Springfield we fight for fiscally conservative principles, but being in the minority oftentimes keeps us from being able to enact these commonsense reforms. If we... Read more »

Governor Quinn Fails On Pension Reform

From the campaign to elect Bob Kalnicky to the Illinois House (98th District)… Once again, Governor Quinn has failed to lead the charge for true pension reform. In his budget address last week, Quinn made a passing reference to a problem that has left the futures of millions of Illinois residents cloaked in uncertainty. Candidate... Read more »

Sandack Given Strong Rating by Two Conservative Organizations

From the campaign to elect Ron Sandack (81st House District)… Illinois Policy Institute & URF Action Affirm Sandack’s Independent Conservatism DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Two separate respected Illinois conservative organizations released their ratings this past week, and both organizations rated State Senator Ron Sandack highly. Sandack received a rating of 92% from the Illinois Policy... Read more »

Congressman Aaron Schock Endorses Adam Kinzinger for New 16th District

From the campaign to re-elect Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, Illinois 16th District)… Congressmen stress need for new generation of leadership in Washington ROCKFORD, IL – Today, Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, endorsed Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) for the newly drawn 16th Congressional District. Schock is the youngest... Read more »

Weber Wins RALC Straw Poll

From the campaign to elect Tom Weber to the Lake County Board… Lake Villa: On Thursday February 9th, 2012, the Republican Assembly of Lake County held a straw poll. Results for Lake County Board District 3 candidates are as follows. Tom Weber 80% Jim Mitchell 12% Jim Newton 8% Weber response: “I am excited and... Read more »

Senator Christine Johnson Stands Up for Religious Freedom

From the campaign to reelect State Senator Christine J. Johnson (35th District)… (Shabbona)- With religious freedom and individual’s and organization’s right to conscience under attack by the Obama administration, it is important to fight back at the state level. State Senator Kyle McCarter introduced SB2495 to address this issue in Illinois. “I am proud to... Read more »