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Jim Ryan to seek GOP governor nomination
Chicago Tribune ^ | November 2, 2009 | Tribune staff report

Posted on 11/02/2009 12:58:05 PM PST by MinnesotaLibertarian

Former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan, who lost to Democrat Rod Blagojevich in the 2002 governor's race, will be attempting a political comeback by filing petitions to seek next year's Republican governor nomination, aides said Sunday. Ryan's camp will file petitions Monday to appear on the Feb. 2 Republican primary ballot, aides said. That's the last day to do so. Ryan hasn't said anything publicly about his potential candidacy. A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday in Springfield. Ryan lost to the now-disgraced Blagojevich 52 percent to 45 percent in an open-seat contest -- the result of an election in which the GOP was hounded by the scandals surrounding the occupant of the governor's mansion at the time, Republican George Ryan. The Ryans were not related, but the attorney general's name didn't help. For most of the time since leaving state government, the former two-term attorney general has been a lecturer at Benedictine University in Lisle.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: il2012; jimryan
I don't know much about this guy, even though I lived in the state while he was Attorney General. Comments from any Illinois Freepers?
1 posted on 11/02/2009 12:58:06 PM PST by MinnesotaLibertarian
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian
He already proved he can't take the kind of anal exam the Democrat/MSM-complex is going to give him.

If he had stuck it out when TSHTF during his Senate quest, he had a decent chance of beating Obama.

And Obama wouldn't be President.

2 posted on 11/02/2009 1:02:05 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

I know that the whole sex-club allegation from his ex-wife the Star Trek babe is going to surface again and reopen a bunch of media bashing of the GOP for it’s “culture of corruption”. Why go there?


3 posted on 11/02/2009 1:02:34 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

If he had kept it in his pants, Hillary would now be president.


4 posted on 11/02/2009 1:03:09 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I beleive that is Jack Ryan you’re thinking of.


5 posted on 11/02/2009 1:04:48 PM PST by jaydubya2
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yes, you’re thinking of Jack Ryan. This is Jim—he ran against Blago for governor 8 years ago.


6 posted on 11/02/2009 1:07:38 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

If he is a RINO; pass him by.


7 posted on 11/02/2009 1:10:49 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You’re confusing Jim Ryan with Jack Ryan. The latter was Barack Obama’s original opponent in the 2004 Senate race until the Chicago Tribune and WLS-TV (conveniently) went to court, demanding that his divorce records be unsealed. Eventually, a Democratic judge agreed and we learned that his ex-wife, Jeri Ryan of “Star Trek” fame, claimed that he took her to sex clubs.

Again, that was Jack Ryan, not Jim Ryan the former Illinois Attorney General. Unfortunately, he shares the same last name with Jack and former Governor George Ryan, who was convicted on corruption charges. Jim Ryan is not related to either man, although he might consider a name change before he runs for governor.


8 posted on 11/02/2009 1:11:46 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

Not a relative but I doubt any Ryans will get elected in Illinois for a long time.


9 posted on 11/02/2009 1:12:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: jaydubya2

that is correct, jack ryan and ex-wife jeri ryan


10 posted on 11/02/2009 1:13:30 PM PST by VAFreedom
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

Jim Ryan tried to use the Illinois Courts to murder an innocent man. That’s far more germane to me than whether or not he wanted to have kinky sex with or without his wife.


11 posted on 11/02/2009 1:14:46 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

I thought Jack Ryan was in the CIA and saved America a few times plus one.

Oh, wait, that was a novel.


12 posted on 11/02/2009 1:15:40 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Thanks for the info. You can appreciate my confusion.


13 posted on 11/02/2009 1:18:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

Illinois Attorney General
Considered by local media as the most successful prosecutor in the state of Illinois, Ryan was urged to run for the state’s highest legal office. In 1994, Ryan won an election to become Illinois Attorney General. He was reelected in 1998 with the endorsement of every major newspaper in the state. Ryan’s most notable accomplishment as Illinois Attorney General was his $9.1 billion settlement from tobacco companies. It was the largest public judgment in the state’s history.

Electoral history
Illinois gubernatorial election, 2002
Rod Blagojevich (D), 52%
Jim Ryan (R), 45%


14 posted on 11/02/2009 1:21:25 PM PST by VAFreedom
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To: Lurker

Jim Ryan had nothing to do with kinky sex. Personally I believe the guy he convicted was connected in some way with the murder.


15 posted on 11/02/2009 1:21:25 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Fu-fu2

I think he was invovled with the The Jeanine Nicarico murder case.

“a complex and influential homicide investigation and prosecution in DuPage County, Illinois that sent two men to prison who were later exonerated and released, and contributed to the death penalty moratorium imposed by then-Governor George H. Ryan.”


16 posted on 11/02/2009 1:24:50 PM PST by VAFreedom
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To: ExNewsExSpook
"... that was Jack Ryan, not Jim Ryan"

Not to be confused with George Ryan.

17 posted on 11/02/2009 1:25:21 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Illinois has:

Jack Ryan
Jim Ryan
George lyin Ryan

Patrick Fitzgerald
Peter Fitzgerald

None related. Illinios is very confused!


18 posted on 11/02/2009 1:25:42 PM PST by jaydubya2
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To: jaydubya2

Didn’t Jim Ryun usta hold the whirl record in the mile? (First one I thoughta.)


19 posted on 11/02/2009 1:31:32 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The People have abdicated our duties; ... and anxiously hope for just two things: bread and circuses)
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To: Fu-fu2
Personally I believe the guy he convicted was connected in some way with the murder.

Ah yes, 'beliefs'..now that's something people belong on Death Row for; your stupid 'beliefs'.

Rolando Cruz was convicted on a string of lies supported by Jim Ryan. That's the fact.

Jim Ryan shouldn't be running for Governor of Illinois, he should be serving out a long prison sentence.

I'll not vote for him for any office.

20 posted on 11/02/2009 1:32:30 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

Soros is either paying him, threatening him, or both. No one could POSSIBLY be that stupid.


21 posted on 11/02/2009 1:33:16 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: Impy; BillyBoy; BlackElk; chicagolady; Dr. Sivana; PhilCollins; Clintonfatigued; Clemenza; ...

*ping*


22 posted on 11/02/2009 1:50:58 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I read “Jim Ryun,” too (as in the miler and foremr Congressman from Kansas), and thought “he’s running against Brownback?” Glad to hear that’s not the case.


23 posted on 11/02/2009 1:56:27 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he will protect you?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

His last name is radioactive, and that’s the least of his problems.


24 posted on 11/02/2009 2:38:48 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: freekitty; MinnesotaLibertarian; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; PhilCollins; yongin; AuH2ORepublican

I never thought he was a RINO (nor the cream of the conservative crust).

Is he a frontrunner now? He has more name rec than every other Republican candidate.


25 posted on 11/02/2009 2:50:19 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy

Will he stand by the people?


26 posted on 11/02/2009 2:56:09 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy; BlackElk; chicagolady; Dr. Sivana; PhilCollins; Clintonfatigued; ...
Ugh. No thanks, Jim Ryan.

I have no problem with his position on the issues (ideologically he's probably the second most conservative statewide official we've had in the last decade, after Peter Fitzgerald), but he's damaged goods now and 2002 loss to Blago was his last hurrah. His record as A.G. and DuPage Co. States Attorney will always come back to haunt him and the Dems will never let people forget he put "innocent" Rolando Cruz on death row (no mention of the fact Rolando is a scumbag guilty of other crimes and probably deserves to be in jail even if he didn't kill that particular guy). Half the threads on this board inadvertently show another huge problem -- people confuse Jim Ryan with George Ryan and Jack Ryan (Lurker even managed to mix up the two of them in the same thread, associating Jim Ryan's Rolando Cruz case with Jack Ryan's kinky sex "scandal")

We're fine right now with the field we got: three fairly reliable conservatives (Brady, Proft, and Andrewjewski), and three combiners (Dillard, Schillerstorm, and McKenna). Ryan will just muddy up the field more and if he wins the nomination he'd be a very weak general election candidate because he's a rehash of the old guard. Please Jim, take the hint.

And just for the record...

THE FOLLOWING ILLINOIS POLITICAL FIGURES ARE NOT RELATED:

George Ryan (RINO)
Jim E. Ryan of DuPage (R)
Jim A. Ryan of Chicago (D, a liberal activist judge)
Jack Ryan (R)
Patrick Ryan (D)
Rick Ryan (D)

Bill Brady (R)
Pat Brady (RINO combiner)

Patrick Fitzgerald (I)
Peter Fitzgerald (R)

Richard M. Daley (D)
Vi Daley (D)

Matt T. Murphy of Evergreen (R)
Matt G. Murphy of Palatine (R)
Mary Murphy (D)
Susan Murphy (D)
Patrick Murphy (D)

See examples here:


JACK RYAN, no relation to...


JIM RYAN, no relation to...


GEORGE RYAN, criminal DIABLO scumbag.

At least we can be thankful that Congressman Jim Ryun (R-KS) and Congressmen Paul Ryan (R-WI) are in other states so they won't confuse Illinois voters even more.

And speaking of our infamous 2002 Senate candidate Jack Ryan, FEC records recently showed that he donated the maximum amount to Eric Wallace in the primary. And Jack Ryan lives in Mark Kirk's district. Seems that those who know Marky the best don't like him. Hmmm.

27 posted on 11/02/2009 2:58:35 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy

I’m going to the governor’s candidate forum on Wednesday. Hope to find out who the conservative candidate is.....


28 posted on 11/02/2009 3:22:18 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: BillyBoy

Wait, Jack lives in Kirk’s district? Wouldn’t he be a strong candidate for the House seat? Sure, he went to a sex club with his wife, but before Obama got the Chicago Tribune to convince a judge in L.A. to open up his divorce records he was doing great among moderate voters despite his conservative issue positions.


29 posted on 11/02/2009 4:37:58 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he will protect you?)
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To: BillyBoy
(no mention of the fact Rolando is a scumbag guilty of other crimes and probably deserves to be in jail even if he didn't kill that particular guy

The victim in that case was actually a ten year old girl.

30 posted on 11/02/2009 8:54:38 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; PhilCollins

I still get pissed off when I think about that.

Jack Ryan could have won and saved us from this Obama mess. The same combiners (led by Andy McKenna) who forced Fitzgerald out decided they didn’t like him either and offered no support.

It’s too late for him to file for congress now, today (Monday) was the last day for major party filing.

But I wouldn’t mind seeing him run for office again in the future.


31 posted on 11/02/2009 9:03:39 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Fu-fu2

3 of them aren’t. Dillard, McKenna, Schillserstrom.

Actually McKenna takes conservative positions but he’s combiner scum. You can thank him for Obama being in office.


32 posted on 11/02/2009 9:12:47 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy

McKenna has some funny Blago “hair” commercials, but that’s all he’s got going for him. So Andrzejewski, Proft and Brady are the conservative candidates?

I agree about Jack Ryan. He was offed by the Obama-ites, but he was a good candidate and should run for office again.


33 posted on 11/02/2009 9:20:42 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: jaydubya2

Plus it’s got an Obama from Hawaii and an Obama from Kenya! ;)


34 posted on 11/02/2009 9:24:28 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Impy; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj

Wow, that’s an early filing deadline. So the primary fields are set already in every race?


35 posted on 11/03/2009 2:57:58 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he will protect you?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Since Cali moved there’s I think we have the earliest primary now. Feb 2.

Yeah every primary race is set, except the rat primaries for Danny K. Davis’s house seat and Cook County Board President because Davis filed for both after previously saying he was gonna run for Board President. He has a week to choose which one he wants to stay in.


36 posted on 11/03/2009 4:01:14 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Fu-fu2
So Andrzejewski, Proft and Brady are the conservative candidates?

Yeah. And so is Jim Ryan.

37 posted on 11/03/2009 4:03:35 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy

No, the primary fields aren’t set. The last day to challenge petitions is Nov. 9. I’m running for state rep., in the 17th District, and my petiiton was copied by an aide to State Rep. Tom Cross. Cross endorsed one of my primary opponents.


38 posted on 11/03/2009 6:49:23 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins; Impy

But it’s too late for anyone new to get in?

Good luck in your race, Phil. Is it an open seat? I assume that there are several open seats in your area due to the trickle down effect of Kirk running for the U.S. Senate, with state senators running for the U.S. House and state representatives running for the state senate.


39 posted on 11/03/2009 7:07:55 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he will protect you?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy

Yes, it’s too late for anyone to enter my race. The last day to file was yesterday.

Yes, it’s an open seat. My state rep., Elizabeth Coulson, is runnning for Rep. Kirk’s seat. I don’t know of any state rep., in the Chicago area, who is running for the state senate. State Reps. Coulson and Cross endorsed one of my primary opponents. Coulson is pro-choice, pro-gun control, and pro-illegal alien, so she probably endorsed a Republican who is as liberal as she is.


40 posted on 11/03/2009 8:19:11 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: AuH2ORepublican; PhilCollins; BillyBoy

Phil is running for the open seat Beth Coulson who is running for Kirk’s house seat. The guy favored by the Tom Cross and the party brass is some dude named Hamilton Chang. Billyboy told me Chang is a RINO. All I know about him is is he’s a rich banker (great name for a rich guy) who was born in Taiwan.

The rats will be heavily targeting the seat with candidate Daniel Bliss who lost by 3 points to Coulson last year.


41 posted on 11/03/2009 8:25:28 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian
I was a lobbyist in Springfield when Jim Ryan was AG, he is not a RINO! He is a true conservative.

Having said that he is damaged and will need to survive the attack regarding all his baggage.

However he also brings baggage that is to his credit side -- several personal tragedies. He has battled cancer; his wife, Marie, nearly died of a heart attack; and the couple lost a daughter to brain cancer and a son who took his own life.

He is conservative, articulate, intelligent, and attractive. But there is a lot of baggage, and a lot of drama there.

42 posted on 11/04/2009 6:58:31 AM PST by fideist (Proud Father of a U.S. Marine.)
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