LIVE session coverage...
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Hoffman gearing up? Unknowns mulling

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009

* I’ve heard that Chicago Inspector General David Hoffman is mulling a run for mayor or attorney general, but we’ll just have to wait and see

Hoffman’s four-year term as the city’s watchdog expires this fall. He took a long pause Monday when asked by reporters if wants another term.

HOFFMAN: I’m still making a decision about what I want to do, and I’m in the midst of making that decision now.

A decision that could include elected office.

HOFFMAN: Not sure. That’s some of the things I’m thinking about, talking about with my wife.

* Meanwhile, Mark Brown takes a look at an almost unknown candidate who has a ton of personal cash to spend…

Adam Andrzejewski, an announced Republican candidate for governor, sent out a press release Monday to inform everyone that he had made public his income tax returns in the interest of transparency.

My first thought was “Adam who?”

But then I decided that if Andrzejewski was taking this campaign seriously enough to release his tax returns, then I could at least take him seriously enough to look them over.

And that’s when I noticed Andrzejewski had filed this year for a federal tax refund of $632,110, plus a state refund of $51,579.

* Speaking of unknowns, a pal forwarded me this e-mail from Justin Ishbia, who is Kip Kilpatrick’s finance manager. I don’t know either of them, but perhaps you do….

Dear Friends,

Kip Kirkpatrick asked me to reach out to you in my capacity as his campaign treasurer. We’re so grateful for all the early support our campaign has received and now we face a critical early milestone.

Today is the deadline to receive contributions for the first-half reporting period. This reporting period is crucial because it really is the only measure that media and insiders have to judge the viability of a new candidate. It determines whether Kip’s campaign to bring real business acumen to the Treasurer’s office will receive media attention and whether Democrats around the state should consider supporting his candidacy.

From the e-mail, he appears to be a Democrat, but you wouldn’t know that by checking out his campaign site, which, at the moment, is just a one-page contribution generator. The contribution link goes to Act Blue, but a search of that site shows nothing.

* IR reports that Peorian Demetra DeMonte may run for LG…

Seems several individuals have encouraged Illinois’ National Committeewoman, Demetra DeMonte, to run for Lieutenant Governor in 2010.

* And in news about more well-known candidates, Bill Brady reiterated his stance yesterday that the governor should sign the budget that Brady voted against…

A Republican candidate for governor says Gov. Pat Quinn should sign a budget approved by lawmakers that Quinn says has a $9.2 billion deficit.

GOP state Sen. Bill Brady said at a Monday press conference that lawmakers shouldn’t pass the income tax increase Quinn’s pushing. Instead, the Bloomington Republican says Quinn should make work a budget the Democrat-controlled Legislature passed.

* Democratic Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias wrote a post recently for Daily Kos

As the State Treasurer of Illinois and a former vice-president of a community bank, I know a thing or two about banking and, make no mistake, the defeat of the bankruptcy provision known as “cram-down,” is yet another example of Washington putting corporate wishes ahead of citizen needs.

* Related…

* Dan Lipinski addresses airlines’ baggage policies

* Lipinski Calls For Size Limits On Carry-On Luggage

* Olympics an opportunity for Chicago and Illinois to repair reputation, inspector general says

* Chicago investigator urges reform before Olympics

* Chicago personnel chief says inspector general ‘reckless’ in calling for his dismissal

* How about some compassion for those stuck with the bill?

* Daley: City to develop back-up system to protect taxpayers on Olympics deal

* Chicago Alderman Tries to Cap Olympic Spending

- Posted by Rich Miller        


12 Comments
  1. - Nobody Sent - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 11:12 am:

    Great to see Lipinski stepping up and tackling the tough issues. What a fighter!


  2. - Ravenswood Right Winger - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 11:17 am:

    After Hoffman’s term expires, does someone else fill it? Does the office cease to exist?


  3. - Captain Flume - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 11:22 am:

    I would think The Mayor will have to negotiate with a number of suburban venues as well for several of the Olympic events, like soccer, that require multiple sites for preliminary competitions, or maybe he’ll level a few neighborhoods to make space. In any case, the reality is he will be putting the entire state’s taxpayer base on the hook for these games.


  4. - Ghost - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 11:30 am:

    Where is Bill’s announcement? he should run for Senate and Govenor at the same time, as a GOP canidate, its the current in thing to do in Illinois politics after all.


  5. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 11:39 am:

    Hoffman’s analysis of the parking meter deal now makes some sense. Are he and Patrick Collins going to form their own party, or are they GOP?


  6. - The Doc - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:00 pm:

    Wordslinger, I would agree that Hoffman has been, shall we say, opportunistic with his pressers and comments to the City Club, et al. But he’s been nowhere near as rigid and unrelenting as Collins with his criticisms.

    If the mayoral election was today, I would gladly vote for him over the incumbent, despite knowing little about his ideology or policy positions. That’s more an indictment of Rich Daley than an endorsement of Hoffman.


  7. - shore - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:26 pm:

    Kirkpatrick was my camp counselor at northwestern basketball camp in the early 1990s. He’s a former star there (if one can be a star at the only major d1 hoops program that’s never made the ncaa tournament) and if memory serves from a recent tribune article is close with pat ryan, the aon/northwestern /olympic donor.

    Hoffman went to the same hs as rahm,rumsfeld, mark kirk and the south carolinas guvs wife who got cheated on!

    Finally as I said on team americas blog where I post as foklaes, adam and proft to me while nuts, are a lot better than the establishment gop. Our party needs a MAJOR brawl right now to shake lose what has been defeat after defeat without any sort of energy. Ethan hastert to me running for congress is a slap in our partys face after what happened in 06. I’m sick of watching people like kirk (and I’m his biggest fan here) and romney and our dc and illinois leadership pretend like nothing needs to change in our party.


  8. - shore - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:28 pm:

    Kirkpatrick was my camp counselor at northwestern. He’s a former player there.


  9. - Gregor - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:36 pm:

    Brady is fooling nobody with his shilling for Walmart.


  10. - Cosmic Charlie - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:44 pm:

    Talk to former AUSA’s and current defense attorneys and they will tell you how un-remarkable Hoffman was at US Attorneys Office. Total backbencher. He has stepped out a bit in the last 6 months that is for sure but I think he has been hanging around with Pat Collins too much. Daley would absolutely pulverize him and my guess is he would not make it out of the primary for AG, regardless of what political party he joins. He has received a lot of good press lately but so would anyone who would be willing to publicly stick it to the Mayor. That does not equal success at the ballot box.


  11. - Louis G. Atsaves - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 3:27 pm:

    I’m in SF right now. Lipinski has a point. But the bad guys aren’t necessarily the flying customers. The airlines make things so miserable that folks start doing crazy things in self-defense. I elected to check my bag and paid $15.00 for the privilege of doing so, then waiting an hour for it to arrive at baggage. I had a small bag with my laptop which fit under the seat. Good citizen? Or a sap? I felt like a sap at the end of the flight.

    Stuffed in a small seat like a sardine. Nearly 5 hour flight. Would have to pay for a meal if I wanted one ($6.00 to $8.00) but no cash accepted, only credit cards. People bringing food onto the plane, from pizza slices, sandwiches, Big Macs, water bottles. Now I see why.

    The plane was delayed 45 minutes because it had a flat tire. You would think they would have taken the extra time to vacuum and try to clean the interior, which was filthy.

    I’m really tempted to rent a car and drive home instead of flying.

    I fly maybe once a year, but flying right now just plain sucks.


  12. - Just sayin - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 6:35 pm:

    Pretty funny note about Bill Brady. What a profile in courage. Not.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Chicago Teacher Pension Fund explains borrowing plan
* House comes up short on temp budget
* Emanuel announces more school cuts, possible tax hikes
* Rauner, Teamsters agree to new contract
* Chicago-style accounting
* Question of the day
* Always read the fine print
* *** UPDATED x1 *** An independent mind
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Rauner uses amendatory veto to strike legislative pay raises from BIMP bill
* Um... Huh?
* When "fundamentally wrong" becomes "greater flexibility"
* Ounce joins budget coalition statement
* Nuding urges thumbs down on one-month budget
* *** LIVE *** Overtime session coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Good morning!
* 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

          
        * Samsung and RSC bring Shakespeare to the digital generation
        * Users experiencing mangled music libraries in iTunes 12.2
        * 4 reasons I want to try Google’s Project Fi (and one reason I probably won’t)
        * Last chance to enter and win a 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display
        * HBO Now may already have 1 million subscribers, according to one analyst
        * Google Fit gets new partners tracking data, allows wider integration
        * Snapchat update brings new “Tap to View” functionality and other improvements

        * Robot Killed Technician At Germany Volkswagen Plant
        * Usound App Assists Hard Of Hearing In A Practical Manner
        * Google Photos App Tags Dark Skinned People As Gorillas
        * Hewlett-Packard Formally Files Plan to Split Up
        * ASUS ZenFone Go Image Surfaces
        * How To Hide Your Photos on Android
        * Keep Your Extension Cords from Unplugging with a Carabiner

        * White Sox lookback, Part 2: WS Game 1
        * Jennings returns; White Sox option Guerra
        * After the glory: Paulie relishes second act
        * Chris Sale making strikeout history, and on pace for more
        * Flowers sends Sox past Cards on Sale's night
        * Flowers helps Sox continue extra-inning magic
        * Sale away: Ace's road show ties Pedro

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


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

        Archives
        July 2015
        June 2015
        May 2015
        April 2015
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        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


        * Illinois budget stalemate already taking toll -.....
        * U of Illinois president puts raise talk off ove.....
        * U of Illinois president puts raise talk off ove.....
        * House defeats 1-month budget; same bill coming .....
        * U of Illinois president puts raise talk off ove.....
        * House defeats 1-month budget; same bill coming .....
        * House defeats 1-month budget; same bill coming .....
        * U of Illinois president puts raise talk off ove.....
        * Illinois House defeats 1-month budget; same bil.....
        * Illinois governor increases budget pressure, gr.....


        * U of Illinois president puts raise talk off over budget
        * Emanuel won't detail what he knew on Clinton emails
        * House defeats 1-month budget; same bill coming from Senate
        * Ex-Illinois women's basketball players sue school, coach
        * Mayor: Chicago school cuts include layoffs, less maintenance
        * Illinois rainfall of 9.53 inches set June record
        * Property tax freeze, Chicago pension relief advance
        * Budget impasse shuts down program for troubled youths
        * Former Illinois treasurer employees sue over firings
        * Illinois governor vetoes pay raises for state lawmakers

        * Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 2,600
        * Budget impasse shuts down Lincoln's Challenge program for troubled youths
        * Former Illinois treasurer employees under Dan Rutherford sue over firings
        * Illinois House defeats 1-month budget; same bill coming from Senate
        * Rauner vetoes pay raises for state lawmakers
        * Illinois Senate advances plan to increase school funding
        * Illinois Senate committee advances plan to increase school funding
        * Democrats push 1-month budget; Rauner, GOP likely to oppose
        * Rauner budget chief: Democrats' spending plan 'unconstitutional'
        * State lawmakers enter new fiscal year preparing to vote on temporary 'essential services' budget

        * McDonald's localizes menus with pulled pork, bacon McMuffins
        * House spikes emergency budget
        * Justice Department probes airline price collusion
        * Who likes a sales tax hike? Not too many
        * U of C, Little Company hospitals team up on pediatric center


          * For Fourth of July, city set for historic celebrations
          * CPS set for $200 million in cuts; mayor says classes won't grow
          * Nail salon worker accused of biting manager pleads guilty to battery
          * FBI: No injuries in Glenview bank robbery
          * FBI: Man robs Brighton Park bank
          * West Side standoff ends peacefully
          * Burned, abandoned dog making a comeback
          * Indicted Edgewater hospital owner detained as flight risk
          * F-18 with engine trouble lands safely at Midway
          * Chicago 'cloud tax' to add cost to Netflix, other streaming services


          * The night Chicago politicians spent punching each other in the face
          * The legacy of Willie Dixon on his 100th birthday
          * Supreme Court rules all states must license and recognize same-sex marriages
          * Preckwinkle may reevaluate sales tax plan if Springfield acts on pensions
          * Democratic lawmaker 'mad as hell' over Rauner's veto of state budget
          * At eleventh hour, CPS makes huge pension payment
          * Contract talks break down between Chicago teachers and city
          * Southwest Side residents work toward racial healing
          * Supreme Court rules Obamacare subsidies are legal
          * Gov. Rauner vetoes Illinois budget, cites $4 billion deficit


          * Budget impasse shuts down Lincoln's Challenge program for troubled youths
          * Former Illinois treasurer employees under Dan Rutherford sue over firings
          * Illinois House defeats 1-month budget; same bill coming from Senate
          * Rauner vetoes pay raises for state lawmakers
          * Illinois Senate advances plan to increase school funding
          * Illinois Senate committee advances plan to increase school funding
          * Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 2,600
          * Our Opinion: Rauner correct to OK school payments
          * Michael Gerson: Religious and gay rights must coexist
          * State lawmakers enter new fiscal year preparing to vote on temporary 'essential services' budget


          * The 7 Illini who filed suit
          * Reginald Scott Sentencing
          * Updated: Budget impasse shuts down Lincoln's Challenge
          * Flooding situation improving at Starved Rock
          * Family recounts suffering, loss
          * 55-year prison term in Mundo murder
          * Ex-employees of Rutherford sue over firings
          * Situation improving at Starved Rock
          * Flash index dips for second straight month
          * 07-01-15 Penny for Your Thoughts


          * Here's where you can enjoy a Fourth of July parade in the suburbs
          * Saudi prince pledges to give away $32 billion fortune
          * Steelers interested in hosting 2023 Super Bowl
          * Sather stepping down as Rangers' GM, will stay as president
          * Anisimov excited to join Hawks; Detroit signs Richards

          * "Dispensary 33" Coming Soon to 5001 N. Clark
          * Durbin celebrates at Gay Pride Parade 2015
          * Illinois Senate Passes Temporary Budget
          * Illinois Senate Passes Temporary Budget (UPDATED)
          * Cullerton Introduces New Property Tax Freeze Bill
          * Cullerton Introduces New Property Tax Freeze Bill (UPDATED)
          * SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision Makes Illinois Conceal Carry Law Illegal
          * Rep. McSweeney opts out of legislative pay if budget impasse means state employees do not get paid
          * Sunday posts, pics and tweets.
          * 'Moral Monday' Activists Protest Rauner's Proposed Budget Cuts (VIDEO)


          * State, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement - Workers at IDOT, DHS, IDES, and CMS in Cook County to Vote on New Contract
          * Governor Rauner Extends Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines for Businesses and Individuals Impacted by Recent Tornado - Deadlines Pushed to December 31, 2015
          * Illinois EPA Releases Annual Report on Landfill Capacity
          * IDNR Urges Public to Leave Fireworks Displays to Those Who Are Licensed and Trained - Fireworks Show Sponsors Reminded to Check Credentials of Fireworks Vendors
          * Governor Receives Initial Criminal Justice Commission Report

              * Dick Durbin's first race - Illinois Times...
              * Senator seeks inquiry into University of P......

              * Visits by congressmen always welcomed - Al......
              * Sen. Kirk strong supporter of St. Louis Re......




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