SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Congress stuff

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006

Stem cells become issue in the 6th.

The question of using embryonic stem cells for medical research is proving another litmus test in the 6th Congressional District.

At a news conference Tuesday, Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth called for action on a measure in Congress loosening restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell studies.

“Science and hope are two things I believe in strongly. Unfortunately, they’re in shorter supply than they should be,” said Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran from Hoffman Estates.

Her Republican opponent, state Sen. Peter Roskam, opposes using embryonic stem cells, arguing that scientific investigations using adult stem cells have yielded better results.

“It is my intention to focus on this type of research in Congress which is producing results for Americans who are afflicted with these diseases,” the Wheaton resident said.

“We cannot leave our moral obligations at the laboratory door and take one human life and cast it aside for the benefit of another.”

Paperwork becomes an issue in the 17th.

The State Board of Elections’ list of latest candidate filings now includes Phil Hare in Congressional District 17.

No objection to the filing is listed, which I take to mean there hasn’t been one. (Some of the filings listed include a notation that an objection is pending.)

Meanwhile, the Federal Election Commission website does not list a Phil Hare campaign committee, which I take to mean he hasn’t yet filed organizational papers, which I further take to mean he hasn’t yet raised the $5,000 that triggers the requirement to file.

Hare has also been blasted for not properly reading the House rules.

This is a congressional elections open thread, but try to stick to Illinois races, please. Although, on a side note and completely off topic, I will say that Sen. Lieberman’s plight reminds me of Alan Dixon’s losing race in 1992. Dixon, you will recall, broke with party ranks one too many times when he voted to confirm Clarence Thomas and he lost the Democratic primary. The lesson there is, you have to win a primary before you can be crowned in the general. Dixon “voted like a Republican” and was sent to the private sector. Lieberman seems to have the same problem.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


13 Comments
  1. - bored now - Wednesday, Jun 14, 06 @ 7:20 am:

    have you seen this?

    http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-ctlamont0613.artjun13,0,7963363.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

    Lieberman Ally Advises: Run As An Independent
    June 13, 2006
    By MARK PAZNIOKAS, Courant Staff Writer

    A prominent ally of U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman urged Monday that Lieberman run for re-election as an independent and not trust his career to left-leaning Democratic primary voters in August.

    John F. Droney Jr., a former Democratic state chairman who helped Lieberman unseat Republican Sen. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. in 1988, said Lieberman should make his case for re-election to all voters in November.

    it’s almost like they are expecting to lose! well, the primary. month old polling indicates:

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/2006/State%20Polls/April%202006/Connecticut%20Senate%20April.htm

    Joe Lieberman (I) 47%
    Ned Lamont (D) 20%
    Paul Streitz (R) 17%

    be interesting to see how that one turns out…


  2. - Bill Baar - Wednesday, Jun 14, 06 @ 7:25 am:

    I was disappointed when the Dems talked so much about stem cell research at the convention. The technology is hugely over sold and people with diseases that will never be cured by this science get told if only the Pharm companies could get fed funds for research, you’d be cured.

    What was some of the worse demagoging I’ve witnessed. I’d hate to see Duckworth latch on to this issue.

    I had an email from her campaign a week ago telling me Republicans would privatize my social security. That’s another bad move… Bush ownership accounts could easily be converted into McGovern style DemoGrants (remeber those? google Tobin -McGovern’s Economist- and DemoGrants)

    Something has to be done with pensions and when Bush gets radical, it would be nice to see radicals get with Bush.

    Duckworth no radical yet and that’s hugely sad.


  3. - Bill Baar - Wednesday, Jun 14, 06 @ 7:44 am:

    Bored Now, Hillary may have to run as an independent if those folks who booed here yesterday have any say in the party. And I think they will.


  4. - Leroy - Wednesday, Jun 14, 06 @ 8:03 am:

    Isn’t public funding of stem cell research just a handout to Big Pharma?

    Also stem cell is very important on my list of issues:

    My big issues
    ————-
    1. Government corruption
    2. Skyrocketing property taxes
    3. Poor shape of schools
    4. Goverment spending / government debt issues
    5. Personal privacy issues
    .
    .
    .
    .
    321. Stem cells


  5. - Niles Township - Wednesday, Jun 14, 06 @ 8:49 am:

    Losing Lieberman in the Dem party would be a loss. What happen to the party of the big tent? I am pro-choice and believe we need to wind down our troop deployment to Iraq. But I am proud to be a part of a party that could include candidates like Lieberman in CT and Casey in PA. We don’t have a parlimentary system in this country. Legislators don’t always have to vote the party line. This is especially true in the Senate which is supposed to be less sesitive to these types of partisan efforts. Dems will onlt take back what was once ours, when we recognize that we are a diverse bunch.


  6. - NW burbs - Wednesday, Jun 14, 06 @ 9:12 am:

    Niles,

    It isn’t a “big tent” issue regarding Lieberman — he’s been a Democratic Senator for how many terms, in addition to a 2004 presidential contender and a 2000 VP candidate, all on the Dem side.

    Rather, with “Joementum” the issue is that all too often he is simply not loyal to his fellow Democrats, choosing instead to support the GOP to the detriment of the Democratic Party. Clearly we here in Illinois have almost no say in this primary but it’s obvious you can’t be in the Big Tent if you yourself choose to leave it…

    Joe Lieberman made the choice to join zig-zag Zell Miller in support of the GOP, no one in the Democratic Party made them do it. People change. Since Lieberman is even entertaining the notion that he might run as an independent it’s clear he no longer feels he needs to be a member of the Democratic Party to begin with (much like the many Kansas Republicans now switching to run as Democrats in the Sunflower State).

    And isn’t that the whole point to primaries? To let the party’s members choose their candidate (whether incumbent or newcomer)…?

    By the by, to Casey in PA (who is not yet a US Senator), you can add Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader, who is also a Big Tent pro-life Dem.

    —-

    Bill post #1, I was disappointed when the 2004 GOP Convention was a mass display of 9/11 politicization … Bush still won.

    But I am glad at least one of the parties in our two-party system is talking about finding cures for debilitating and life threatening diseases. If it weren’t for the Dems discussing it so much, the GOP would be ignoring it.

    Maybe stem cells aren’t the answer. Maybe adult cells aren’t the answer either. But we’ll never know if the research is simply shut down (which, for all intents and purposes, Bush did during his first term).

    As for Roskam’s opposition to embryonic stem cells I ask him, what sort of life is it for a clump of 8 proto-cells to be frozen in a locker for eternity? (Especially when the parents of these cells have already offered to make them available for scientific research so that the one can help the many.)

    There are a lot of snowflakes out there and I don’t see too many conservatives adopting them. In fact, there are hardly any conservatives adopting them.

    —-

    Bill post #2, What does Hillary have to do with a Congressional topics open thread? Has anyone brought up the numerous times W. or Cheney have been booed?

    —-

    Leroy, I’m glad no one you know has diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimers…. And no, it doesn’t necessarily need to be a “Big Pharma” handout. There are some fantastic public research institutions in the US (ie, public universities) that have done groundbreaking work in not just medicine but myriad other fields when given the opportunity. (But, then the university — and by extension the public and the common good — receive any proceeds rather than the lobbyist-enamored Big Pharma conglomerates.)


  7. - Bill Baar - Wednesday, Jun 14, 06 @ 9:40 am:

    It’s not easy being a Lieberman Democrat.


  8. - anonymous - Wednesday, Jun 14, 06 @ 10:01 am:

    Leave the party, Bill. We won’t miss you.


  9. - quad cities - Wednesday, Jun 14, 06 @ 10:17 am:

    Big news in the Quad Cities media market is that John Edwards just went ahead of all Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, in a new Des Moines Register poll of Iowa Democrats. Keep an eye on Edwards.


  10. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Jun 14, 06 @ 11:09 am:

    Stem cells is a loser.

    Lieberman will be re-elected.

    Since Gore lost, Democrats have been destroying themselves. Like the Whigs during the Jacksonian Age, Democrats have become completely unhinged with Bush. Even Gore, once a stable Vice President, has cracked and now spouts off anti-US dribble in Saudi Arabia and now promotes a movie full of superstition about the environment.

    The Boomer generation had peaked. As it ages, the dreams and hopes of a whiffle-ball world via enlightened socialism is being replaced. This is driving them mad. Since the majority of Boomers are Democrats, this madness has infected the Party.

    What they don’t seem to understand is that the majority of voters still pine for the same nirvana. They just see that getting there isn’t by government give-away programs. They see that the US is number one and on a daily basis, reflects a uniting of many nations, beliefs and customs in ways the UN could never attain. Socialism is dead. It is a new world.

    The sooner the Democratic Party embraces the new reality of the 21st Century, the sooner they will avoid the fate of the Whigs.


  11. - Ravenswood Right Winger - Wednesday, Jun 14, 06 @ 1:24 pm:

    I am curious as to what the loyal Democrats on this blog think of Howard Dean’s performance as DNC Chairman.


  12. - Scott - Wednesday, Jun 14, 06 @ 5:35 pm:

    The Republicans can have Lieberman, we’ll take Lincoln Chafee. Even swap.


  13. - Northern District - Wednesday, Jun 14, 06 @ 11:28 pm:

    Hastert’s safe from a serious election challenge, but I wonder if this will catch the eye of Patrick Fitzgerald.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the holiday weekend
* Fracking rules finally unveiled
* Question of the day
* A big IDOT roundup
* Even Steven, for now
* *** UPDATED x1 - Confirmed *** Report: Libertarians file charges
* Big guys dinged a bit, but little guys helped a lot
* Today's photo
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Rumors hint various iWatch models priced at $400 or less
        * Google mulling bitrates on Cast extension, beta available
        * The new Moto X rumor roundup: previewing Motorola’s next flagship
        * Microsoft promotes IFA Lumia launches with a selfie
        * Iliad purportedly in talks with private-equity firms to raise cash for T-Mobile bid
        * Hugely popular ‘Wayward Souls’ has come to Android
        * Samsung grows bolder in latest Galaxy Note 4 teaser video

        * Make Any GorillaPod Magnetic with $5 in Materials
        * Samsung’s ‘Gear Circle’ Combines Headphones With Text Alerts
        * Philips’ Hue Lux Bulbs are Connected Bulbs at Half the Price
        * PlayStation 4 Themes Support Confirmed
        * NYT: Tech is Replacing Clothes for Fashion-Conscious Teens
        * Google X’s ‘Project Wing’ is a New Drone-Delivery System
        * Android One Smartphones Expected At September 15th Event

        * Podcast: Dunn Deal
        * Thoughts on the Adrian Nieto experiment
        * Breaks turn in Quintana's favor against Tigers
        * Molina outrighted; roster spot opens up for Rodon
        * Wilkins, Snodgress part of White Sox shuffle
        * Noesi looks to continue push toward season's end
        * Breaks turn in Quintana's favor against Tigers


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Gov. Quinn will live on minimum wage for week..
        * Quinn begins one week with minimum wage..
        * Governor Quinn signs law to support Illinois' L.....
        * Illinois to spend another $102M on high-speed rail..
        * Gov. Quinn Announces $102 Million Investment Fo.....
        * Quinn, Rauner ad war at full throttle..


        * Patients to start applying for medical marijuana
        * Bloomington shuttle bus driver charged with DUI
        * US Rep. Duckworth announces she's pregnant
        * Chicago police: Murders down, shootings up
        * Little League team honored with parade in Vegas
        * Rauner vow revives governor's mansion question
        * Quinn to live on minimum wage for a week
        * Infection affecting west-central Illinois soybeans
        * Newborn baby found alive inside Illinois trash bin
        * Bank loans used to collect unpaid medical bills

        * Does the governor need to live in the Executive Mansion?
        * Statehouse Insider: Hands off investments
        * State of unions: AFSCME wins some, loses some on outsourcing
        * State of unions: Domination of Illinois' workforce becomes campaign issue
        * State of unions: Lawmakers approved keeping some workers out of unions
        * State of Illinois posts applications for medical marijuana businesses
        * DNR issues long-awaited ‘fracking’ rules
        * Quinn grants 38 clemency requests
        * IDNR issues long-awaited ‘fracking’ rules
        * Court rules state retirees can stop paying health insurance premiums

        * If only it were this easy to lift share prices
        * 'Chicagoland' star returns to school
        * Amid re-election fight, Quinn pushes through a tax on business
        * Chicago's worst IPO in 2014: Ryerson
        * Why ComEd is worried about your smartphone


        * Prosecutors: Man in CTA stabbing permanently disfigured
        * CTA offering free rides for students on first day of school
        * Alvarez: Crime lab backlog held up DNA evidence on Evans’ gun
        * More rain, storms possible for rest of Labor Day
        * Pullman Park needs Congress’ support
        * Leave the Knee Defender at home
        * Dump ‘Fake IG,’  give Ferguson more power
        * Not so fast, say the grown-ups
        * When common sense and gun rights collide
        * EDITORIAL: Jury still out on justice in Koschman case


        * 1 dead, 13 hurt in shootings across city
        * Rainstorms part of Labor Day forecast
        * Tammy Duckworth pregnant, expecting girl in December
        * Cops: Man batters woman and child, throws toddler from vehicle
        * Tougher rules ahead on domestic abuse
        * New sculpture in Niles to be dedicated to St. John Paul II
        * 'As horrible as it sounds, it came out of love': family of 4 dead in murder-suicide
        * No bail for 2nd man charged in killing of woman days before Mother's Day


        * Newborn Found Alive In Jacksonville Trash Bin
        * DNR Releases Fracking Rules
        * Listen to State Week - August 29, 2014
        * 'Belleville' The Movie Is NOT A Documentary
        * Journalist and doctor encourage honest conversations about death
        * Undocumented Immigrants Call For Presidential Orders
        * State Retirees To Stop Paying Health Premiums
        * How America's most plentiful bird disappeared
        * Pregnant Workers To Be Protected Under New Law
        * Updates From The Prairie Capital Convention Center


        * Does the governor need to live in the Executive Mansion?
        * Our Opinion: Driving into floodwater a deadly practice
        * Angie Muhs: A debate in Springfield would send the right message from candidates
        * Charles Krauthammer: Lower corporate tax rates. Now.
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Dillman, Watson looking at possible runs for alderman
        * Statehouse Insider: Hands off investments
        * Statehouse Insider: Hands off investments
        * State of unions: AFSCME wins some, loses some on outsourcing
        * State of unions: Domination of Illinois' workforce becomes campaign issue
        * State of unions: Lawmakers approved keeping some workers out of unions


        * PHOTOS: Labor Day parade
        * Murphysboro to host Chautauqua
        * St. Clair County property tax bills due on Wednesday
        * 09-01-04 Monday Morning Quarterbacks
        * Fried chicken at Giant City Lodge
        * Ag leaders honored for long service
        * Council discusses changes in liquor laws
        * Weekend Wrap: Fitzgerald shines for Chargers
        * David Leake Director of the Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College 9/1/2014
        * Public sector labor unions in the spotlight


        * No one hurt in Buffalo Grove townhouse fire
        * Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy wed in St. Charles
        * Lawmakers: Islamic State groups want to hit USA
        * Iraq veteran U.S. Rep. Duckworth ‘thrilled' to be pregnant
        * Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms

        * Rep. Luis Gutiérrez: Chicago Murder Outbre...
        * As 145 Arrested in White House Protest, Re...
        * Luis Gutierrez and the Amnesty Stack - Rus...
        * Rep. Gutierrez on how Obama may act on ill...
        * Gutiérrez: Obama Amnesty Forced By 'Anti-i...
        * Rep. Gutierrez: Obama Can Use Executive Ac...
        * Gutiérrez: Obama's legacy on the line with...
        * Emanuel, Gutierrez: Chicago Will Lead upon...
        * Rahm, Gutierrez want Chicago to be model f...
        * Gutiérrez: Dems Weren't True to Their Valu...

        * At national election turning point, all is......
        * At national election turning point, all is......
        * At national election turning point, all is......
        * The race that decides the Illinois GOP's fate...
        * The race that decides the Illinois GOP's fate...

        * Rubio, Colleagues Call For Latin American ......
        * Putin Hopeful Russia Won’t Lose Right to H......
        * Susquenita enters Tri-Valley League under ......
        * Putin hopeful Russia won't lose right to h......
        * Soccer-Putin hopeful Russia won't lose rig......

        * Common sense steps to defend against cybercrime
        * Allen West in town to raise funds for GOP 8th CD candidate Larry Kaifesh
        * State Sen. Sue Rezin Blast Quinn-Madigan Fiscal Irresponsibility [video]
        * Netflix vs. Healthcare.gov
        * Exports growing in Illinois’ high-tech sectors
        * PBS Will 'Humanize' Late-Term Abortionists
        * Big Data and Chicago’s Traffic-cam Scandal
        * Illinois Schools In Pension Limbo
        * Quinn's clean hands
        * What Happened to Chicago’s Crime Rate When Illinois Relaxed Gun Control Laws


        * Governor Quinn Invests $102 Million in High-Speed Rail Upgrades on Chicago-St. Louis Line - Funding Will Improve Capacity, Safety on Joliet-Dwight Segment
        * Quinn Refuses to Answer New IDOT Questions
        * IDNR Delivers Revised Rules to Implement Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act - Rules strengthened to ensure public participation, improve transparency, toughen penalties and protect the environment
        * Governor Quinn Proclaims September as “Recovery Month” in Illinois - Encourages people to speak up about mental illness and substance abuse
        * Governor Quinn Dedicates Jane Byrne Interchange - Governor Renames Circle Interchange in Honor of Chicago’s First and Only Female Mayor to Date




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller