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  • GOP's Mark Kirk wins Obama's old seat (Will be sworn in TOMORROW!)

    11/02/2010 10:39:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 87 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/03/10
    GOP's Kirk wins Obama's old seatFrom the NBC News political team Republican Mark Kirk is NBC's projected winner of the Illinois Senate race, snatching the seat that former Sen. Barack Obama held in Illinois. Kirk defeated Obama ally Alexi Giannoulias. Giannoulias struggled to overcome reports that his family's failed bank made loans to known criminals. The president and the first lady both made stops in the state to try to boost the Democrat. **SNIP** The victory for Kirk gives Republicans a net gain of five Senate seats so far tonight.
  • IL 14 done. buh bye foster.

    11/02/2010 8:27:26 PM PDT · by slapshot · 5 replies
    Buh Bye Foster Another Obamacare dembot.
  • PPP (D): GOP ahead in Illinois (Kirk 46%, Giannoulias 42%)

    11/01/2010 12:17:05 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 7 replies
    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010 GOP ahead in Illinois Republicans continue to lead the races for both Governor and Senator in Illinois, albeit by close margins. Mark Kirk is ahead of Alexi Giannoulias 46-42 for the state's open Senate seat and Bill Brady is ahead of Pat Quinn 45-40 for Governor. There are three main reasons Republicans are headed for big gains across the country this year and the Illinois races exemplify all three of them: -Independents are leaning strongly toward the GOP. Kirk leads Giannoulias 46-31 with them and Brady has a 45-27 advantage over Quinn with them. -Republican voters...
  • Mark Kirk for Senate (Chicago Tribune Endorsement)

    10/07/2010 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Inyokern · 271 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/7/2010 | Tribune Editorial Board
    In 2010, the citizens of Illinois should send to the Capitol a senator who will bring expertise and independence. The candidate who fits that bill is Mark Kirk. Today the Tribune endorses Kirk, a Republican, for the U.S. Senate seat that Roland Burris soon vacates. To understand our verdict, watch Giannoulias and Kirk's appearance before us this week. You'll find the video at Judge each man's depth and preparedness for the job. Judge knowledge and scope. Judge accomplishment. Judge which candidate has a proven record of thoughtful independence — of bucking his party when the good of this nation...
  • Davis responds to Kirk's voter integrity squads (CHICAGO LAUGH ALERT)

    10/18/2010 11:03:48 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 17, 2010 | MARY HOULIHAN Staff Reporter
    At a get-out-the-vote gathering Sunday morning at a Bronzeville restaurant, Congressman Danny Davis responded to U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk's suggestion to Republican activists that voter integrity squads be on site for voting in Chicago's black neighborhoods, which tend to vote Democratic. "Rep. Kirk thinks something will happen to his vote in these neighborhoods," Davis said. "Well, I'm here to tell him he's not getting any votes here. My question is why would he target areas that historically vote Democrat?" Vote drive Recently, without his knowledge, Kirk was caught on tape saying, "I have now funded the largest voter integrity...
  • Constitution Party Candidate Endorses

    10/18/2010 11:44:37 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 15 replies ^ | Oct 18, 2010 | Randall C. Stufflebeam
    Stufflebeam Endorses Michael Labno
  • Ballots will be fixed to read 'Whitney' instead of 'Whitey'

    10/15/2010 10:55:45 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    Chicago election officials say crews will work overtime to reprogram thousands of electronic voting machines that mistakenly list a gubernatorial candidate's name as "Rich Whitey" instead of Rich Whitney. Chicago elections board chairman Langdon Neal said 530 machines being used for early voting and an additional 4,200 destined for the Nov. 2 election will be reprogrammed and retested. The mistake in the Green Party candidate's name appears on a review screen that allows voters to double-check their selections and not on the screen where the vote is registered. It also is not on paper ballots, Neal said. He said the...
  • Blame the Illinois Republican Party for military ballot scandal

    10/15/2010 2:36:18 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 3 replies
    Republican News Watch ^ | Oct 14, 2010 | Doug Ibendhl
    According to the U.S. Justice Department, some counties in Illinois may have missed the deadline for mailing absentee ballots to members of the military and other overseas American voters as part of a new federal overseas voting law. At least one county has already admitted its military ballots were not mailed by the September deadline. St. Clair County Clerk Bob Delaney says absentee ballots to military personnel didn’t get mailed in time because they were waiting on a court decision as to whether the Constitution Party candidates would be on the ballot. Top Republicans, as expected, wasted no time flooding...
  • Michelle Obama: Giannoulias 'will be a phenomenal senator' (“I get to sleep in my own bed tonight.”)

    10/13/2010 6:37:55 PM PDT · by maggief · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 13, 2010 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
    First lady Michelle Obama was introduced in the University Club’s Cathedral Room Wednesday to a standing ovation from the approximately 200 donors in attendance. She hugged Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, who stood behind her left shoulder as she delivered her speech. “I am thrilled to be back home in my home town, Chicago,” Obama said. “I get to sleep in my own bed tonight.”
  • RIGHT NATION 2010 - CHICAGO A Unity Rally? Really?

    09/15/2010 1:47:22 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 1 replies
    Randy for US Senate ^ | Sept 15 2010 | Randy Stufflebeam
    This Saturday, September 18th, at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, an event called Right Nation 2010 will take place. This event is being billed as a "Unity Rally" by sponsors and supporters. The website for the event states, "Right Nation 2010 is a joint venture of Republican, conservative, libertarian, free market, and Tea Party independent organizations and individuals...Unifying the various elements of the base..." "I wholeheartedly support the Right Nation event and applaud Glenn Beck who has done much to unify and educate conservatives across our nation,” said Randy Stufflebeam, Constitution Party candidate for U.S. Senate. "However," added Stufflebeam,...
  • Republican Kirk says he would support Kagan (IL)

    07/23/2010 8:36:02 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 64 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 23, 2010 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
    In a move that could burnish his credentials as a “moderate” Republican, Senate candidate Mark Kirk announced Friday that he supports President Obama’s choice of Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court. "Under the Constitution, only the President can make this nomination and Solicitor General Kagan is one of the more careful nominees he could have picked,” Kirk said. Only two Republican senators have publicly declared so far that they are voting for Kagan. The vote will be over by the time Kirk would take his senate seat. But his announcement that he would support her makes it harder for...
  • Illinois Senate: Giannoulias (D) 40%, Kirk (R) 39%

    07/08/2010 3:35:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 8, 2010
    The Illinois Senate race remains a virtual tie, but Republican Mark Kirk’s support appears to be trending down. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Illinois shows Democrat Alexi Giannoulias earning 40% support to Kirk’s 39%. Nine percent (9%) favor some other candidate in the race, and 12% are undecided. This is the first time Kirk’s support has ever fallen below the 40% mark. From February through June, he consistently attracted from 41% to 46% of the vote. This marks the first time since March, however, that the Democrat has risen out of the 30s. His support...
  • Illinois Governor: Brady (R) 47%, Quinn (D) 36%

    06/10/2010 7:13:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies · 70+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 10, 2010 | Rasmussen
    Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and his Republican challenger Bill Brady are aggressively duking it out for governor of Illinois, but the numbers in the race aren’t moving. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Brady with 47% of the vote, while Quinn chalks up 36% support. Eight percent (8%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and 10% remain undecided. The numbers have scarcely budged since early March when Brady was declared the winner of the GOP Primary by 193 votes out of 750,000 cast. In the first Rasmussen Reports survey after the state...
  • Another Phony Veteran (Rep. Phil Hare IL-17)

    06/09/2010 6:50:53 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies · 59+ views ^ | June 9, 2010 | Rich Trzupek
    There’s nothing quite so arrogant as an arrogant liberal occupying a position of power. Connecticut senate candidate Richard Blumenthal’s non-apologetic apology over his false claims to have served in Vietnam was a case point. Last week, another liberal Democrat, Illinois congressman Phil Hare (D -17) was in the news again, this time for allegedly threatening a constituent who called the congressman out over his fatuous claims of being a veteran. You may remember Phil Hare. He was filmed telling a constituent that he doesn’t worry about the Constitution. It was a stupid thing to say, but I’m inclined to give...
  • Rep. Schakowsky and ShoreBank: New Evidence of Conflict of Interest (IL -yep, her crook husband)

    05/25/2010 9:37:11 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 40 replies · 933+ views
    Big Government ^ | 5-25-10 | Joel B. Pollak
    I have found evidence that may explain the intense interest of Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) in bailing out ShoreBank, the “community development” bank that has received extraordinary assistance from her and several other “friends in high places.” The New York Times confirms that Rep. Schakowsky played a leading role in the ShoreBank bailout. Yet ShoreBank is not based in Rep. Schakowsky’s congressional district, and she did not help the Bank of Lincolnwood–which is in her district, and failed in 2009–or Park National Bank, which was also active in community development in Chicago until it was closed by federal regulators last...
  • Too Green To Fail?

    05/21/2010 5:38:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 316+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 21, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Scandal: Sometimes banks are too small to fail, such as when they are in the president's hometown, deal with the president's friends and serve the president's agenda. Or should we perhaps say too connected to fail? ShoreBank's Web site boasts: "Van Jones saves at ShoreBank so his money fights for green jobs just like he does." It proudly notes, "According to former Vice President Al Gore, 'Van Jones demonstrates conclusively that the best solutions for the survivability of our planet are also the best solutions for everyday Americans.' " That may tell us all we need to know about ShoreBank...
  • Sarah Palin impresses top GOPs at Ill. fund-raiser

    05/12/2010 6:56:36 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 131 replies · 1,983+ views
    Suntimes ^ | Wednesday May 12, 2010 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
    Former GOP Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin impressed Illinois’ top Republicans willing to spend $500 to $25,000 at a fund-raiser for the state party Wednesday. “We talked about the situation in Illinois — the deficit, the high taxes, job creation,” said the party’s nominee for governor, State Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington. “I told her, ‘Your being here is helping rally the troops and get the message out.’” “She came in and was gracious enough to help us raise money,” said state Sen. Jim Durkin. “It was very low-key, no speeches. She just met with people and talked with them. She...
  • Rush Becomes an Issue in the Race to Fill Obama's Senate Seat

    05/11/2010 4:24:36 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 579+ views ^ | May 11, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So this guy running for the Senate, Mr. Kirk, has got to explain why he joined Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh. Mr. Giannoulias, you Democrats need to explain why you are siding against the American people, from the administration on down. Speaking of Elena Kagan, there's some incredible things about her in the news. This is from Investor's Business Daily. I know he needs to explain to voters how his family's bank failed and where the money went, but no he doesn't, because in Chicago everybody expects a Democrat to be corrupt. It's the stupid ones that get caught...
  • A Republican Ahead in Hawaii—A Sign of Things to Come in Illinois?

    05/04/2010 2:52:31 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 12 replies · 764+ views
    Chicago magazine ^ | May 4, 2010 | Carol Felsenthal
    At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, President Obama drew applause when he mocked the conspiracy theory that he was born in Kenya. “It's been quite a year since I've spoken here last—lots of ups, lots of downs—except for my approval ratings, which have just gone down. But that's politics. Beside[s], I happen to know that my approval ratings are still very high in the country of my birth.” Birthers notwithstanding, Obama is facing embarrassing setbacks in both his actual birthplace state (Hawaii) and his adopted home (Illinois). In Hawaii, which is in the throes of a special election...
  • Feds Close Bank With Ties to Dem Candidate Running for Obama’s Senate Seat (video)

    04/24/2010 9:04:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies · 356+ views
    NBC Chicago ^ | April 24, 2010
    NBC Chicago: Following the collapse of his family's bank, Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias said he has renewed vigor to win President Barack Obama's old Senate seat. The Democrat's voice cracked with emotion as he talked Friday about the collapse of Broadway Bank, which was heavy into real estate loans and lost $75 million last year. Giannoulias said nobody could have foreseen the real estate collapse.