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  • Michael Bloomberg's PAC Spent $660,000 In 12 Days To Try To Sink The Candidacy Of A Pro-Gun Democrat

    02/09/2013 9:04:56 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Yahoo | Business Insider ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Rick Pearson and Bill Ruthhart
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's super political action committee has spent at least $660,000 for 12 days of TV ads blasting Democratic congressional candidate Debbie Halvorson's past support from the National Rifle Association, records filed by local affiliates of the four major networks showed Thursday. When its current ad buy ends Sunday, the Independence USA super PAC will have aired 574 half-minute broadcast TV commercials to influence the outcome of the 2nd Congressional District special election, records show. Halvorson, a former one-term congresswoman from Crete, has accused Bloomberg of trying to buy an Illinois congressional seat. She has maintained her...
  • Ministers call for united black vote to replace Jackson Jr.

    01/31/2013 1:59:47 PM PST · by Proud2BeRight · 14 replies
    WLS TV Channel 7 Chicago ^ | January 30, 2013 | Charles Thomas
    Aggressive TV ads and racial politics take center stage in the race to replace Jesse Jackson Junior in the 2nd Congressional District. "I don't have enough words to say thank you. All I can say is I'll give you my whole heart and soul," State Sen. Toi Hutchison said Wednesday as a group of African-American ministers prayed that the other black candidates- Robin Kelly, Alderman Anthony Beale and State Senator Napoleon Harris  would remove themselves from the ballot. They believe by having one black candidate, it would be easier for an African-American to win on February 26. "
  • Bloomberg super-PAC running ads against Illinois Democrat Halvorson

    01/29/2013 5:13:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/29/13 | Cameron Joseph
    The pro-gun-control super-PAC bankrolled by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) is going after former Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.) for her support of gun rights, a move that could badly damage her chances at returning to Congress. Halvorson has clung to a tenuous lead in the Democratic primary so far because of her high name identification in the fractured field. But the deep-pocketed group could prove to be a major player in a district where gun control is highly popular. The Feb. 26 Democratic primary will chose the party's nominee to contend in a March special election to fill...
  • NRA ally Debbie Halvorson could win Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Chicago seat

    01/27/2013 7:13:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    politico.com ^ | 27 January, 2013 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    A white ex-congresswoman with an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association is the front-runner to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in a majority-black Chicagoland district with inner-city neighborhoods wracked by gun violence. At first glance, Debbie Halvorson should have no business winning the Feb. 26 special election. The former Democratic congresswoman was crushed by Jackson in a primary last year. She’s a white Democrat seeking to represent a district in which 54 percent of voters are African-American And she’s an unapologetic Second Amendment backer — with endorsements from the NRA in two of her previous congressional campaigns —...
  • NRA ally Debbie Halvorson could win Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Chicago seat

    01/27/2013 5:09:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/27/13 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    A white ex-congresswoman with an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association is the front-runner to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in a majority-black Chicagoland district with inner-city neighborhoods wracked by gun violence. At first glance, Debbie Halvorson should have no business winning the Feb. 26 special election. The former Democratic congresswoman was crushed by Jackson in a primary last year. She’s a white Democrat seeking to represent a district in which 54 percent of voters are African-American. **SNIP** Now, black leaders — concerned about Halvorson’s position atop polls — say they’re prepared to make gun control the central...
  • Shame on you Debbie Halvorson (caught on video - protest comparing opponent to Hitler)

    09/27/2010 8:08:31 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 20 replies
    Adam Kinzinger campaign video via YouTube ^ | September 21, 2010 | Adam Kinzinger for Congress
    Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-IL) is running against Republican Challenger Adam Kinzinger. A protest was organized in which Kinzinger was portrayed as Adolf Hitler. Halvorson's campaign denied any involvement until a video was released by a person who followed the protesters after the demonstraion was over back to the Halvorson campaign office and filmed them going back in. Click link to watch the video.
  • Democratic Congresswoman Continues to Deny Involvement With Palin-as-Hitler Protest

    09/21/2010 9:31:45 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | September 2010 | Larry O'Connor
    Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson just can’t get her story straight. When news of her campaign’s connections with a rally that featured posters depicting Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Halvorson’s GOP challenger Adam Kinzinger with Adolph Hitler moustaches surfaced on Thurs. Sept. 16th, her campaign went into immediate denial mode. Campaign spokesman Anthony DeAngelo told the Southland Star that the Halvorson campaign did not stage any protest outside an Americans For Prosperity event in Joliet, IL on the night in question. ”Obviously, the congresswoman would never condone anyone comparing Kinzinger or any candidate to Hitler” DeAngelo said. Perhaps, but does that...
  • Outrage Of The Day

    09/17/2010 7:18:18 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/17/2010 | Don Surber
    Welcome to the re-election campaign of Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson. From Jim Hoft: "Vile protestors with Nazi signs were caught on film returning to Rep. Debbie Halvorson's office this week after protesting in front of Americans for Prosperity offices in Chicago." Not only did the Nazi sign-carrying protesters include "her" staffers - people you and I pay as federal workers - but these Nazi's included Anna Markowski, Jim Hoft reported. Who? From Jim Hoft: "It looks like Anna Markowski was not only a regional director for Obama, but was also an OOS Volunteer Coordinator." [link at URL] "Another one of...
  • Adam Kinzinger Among GOP Young Guns Taking Aim at Democratic Seats [this is one to watch]

    08/18/2010 10:26:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 8/12/2010 | Matt Lewis
    As if to call out the absurdity of Democratic plans to run against George W. Bush's record this November, a crop of young Republicans - who weren't in office back then - is eagerly taking on establishment Democratic politicians. Adam Kinzinger, running in Illinois' 11th District, is one example of this trend. Less than 2 years old when Ronald Reagan won his first presidential election, Kinzinger is seeking office in President Obama's home state. ...internal poll shows Kinzinger leading the incumbent opponent by 11 points. ...Kinzinger has an impressive resume. He served in the Air Force Special Ops, Air Combat...
  • (Illinois) 11th District: Kinzinger Says Nuclear Power the Answer

    06/27/2010 4:40:43 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 4 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 06/26/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    I have been saying this for years, and now so is GOP candidate for the Illinois 11th District Congressional seat, Adam Kinzinger. In a recent Morris Daily Herald article Kinzinger said that the nation should prioritize nuclear power as one of the solutions to our energy woes. Kinzinger told the *Morris Daily Herald that he would support building more nuclear power plants, he wants the country to further explore reprocessing spent fuel and supports developing a national long-term nuclear waste storage facility... Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...
  • Illinois Rep. Halvorson: Tea Partiers are 'Fringe'

    04/05/2010 12:06:13 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 26 replies · 622+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 04/05/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Attention citizens of Illinois 11th Congressional District. If you have attended a Tea Party event or are inclined to support them YOU are a "fringe" element according to your Representative, Debbie Halvorson. Halvosron's office told CBS News Channel 2 in Chicago, "The voters in the 11th District are not easily influenced by the rhetoric of fringe organizations like the tea party." On the other hand, Halvorson's opponent is very appreciative of the support he's gotten from tea party groups. Adam Kinzinger (www.electadam.com) has been very much in touch with the tea party movement having attended some events and worked with...
  • American revolution

    09/08/2009 11:43:11 AM PDT · by blondee123 · 10 replies · 1,124+ views
    The Herald News ^ | 9/08/2009 | Stewart Warren
    About 5,000 rally against high taxes, big government as tea party express stops in New Lenox September 8, 2009 By STEWART WARREN swarren@scn1.com NEW LENOX, Illinois -- Not long after 10 a.m. Monday, the Tea Party Express inched its way toward the enormous crowd. There literally were thousands of people jammed inside the open-air pavilion in front of New Lenox Village Hall. Because so many were waving protest signs and chanting their opposition to powerful Democrats, they didn't see the approach of the big bus. But dozens of others did. They split off from the bigger group, surrounding the vehicle....