SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Joe Walsh’s way gets rocky - Roskam advertising spending meeting with tax money

Friday, Mar 5, 2010

* The NRCC has thrown Republican congressional candidate Joe Walsh right under the bus

National Republican Party fundraisers aren’t putting much stock in Joe Walsh’s campaign to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean in the suburban 8th District, a spokesman said Thursday.

The races for the 10th District, 11th District and 14th District seats are the most competitive in the state, National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Tom Erickson said, and are getting the most attention from the party. […]

“We’re really focused on the seats where we see the clearest paths to victory,” Erickson said. “It’s no secret these are the most competitive (races).” […]

“In the primary, we had really liked Dirk Beveridge or Maria Rodriguez,” Erickson said, referring to two of the five candidates Walsh defeated Feb. 2. “Those are the two candidates who we thought really had the potential to make this a very competitive race.”

Bean’s seat is certainly a stretch for the GOP, but I thought she might be vulnerable to populist attacks that she’s been way too cozy with the financial services industry. She’s repeatedly back-stopped their attempts to kill off reform.

Still, I’ve never really seen the NRCC do that to a candidate before. It certainly looks like a not so subtle hint to get out of the race.

As you already know, the Daily Herald reported earlier this week about how Walsh’s condo was foreclosed upon and his subsequent eviction. Walsh’s over the top diatribe [fixed link] against the paper didn’t do himself many favors, either.

Bean must be feeling pretty secure these days

While many other Democrats are rushing to dump campaign cash given by under-fire U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel, Melissa Bean isn’t.

The Barrington Democrat says she won’t donate to charity the $28,000 she received between 2005 and 2007 from the New York congressman or from committees associated with him.

The money was given before Rangel was under investigation for ethics abuses, Bean spokesman Jonathan Lipman pointed out. Plus, he says, the money has already been spent.

* Meanwhile, GOP Congressman Peter Roskam is doing Internet advertising on behalf of a “tele-town hall.” The kicker is that he’s using taxpayer money to buy the ads. Check out a screen cap…

If you can’t read the fine print, it says: “Paid for by Official Funds Authorized by the House of Representatives.”

Strange that he would use taxpayer funds to advertise a meeting about “out of control spending.”

Even stranger, the ad in question was placed by Google on Talking Points Memo, a liberal website.

* Campaign roundup…

* New Lake Co. GOP leader may reflect growing conservative movement: A member of the conservative Republican Assembly of Lake County, Cook brings a different dynamic to the leadership, observers say. RALC Chairman Raymond True said Cook will be in better touch with the conservative members of the party.

* Stroger hires campaign worker as deputy chief of staff: Carla Oglesby replaces Pamela Munizzi, who recently retired. Oglesby, who was a managing partner of CGC Communications, will be paid $116,000 a year in her new post. “I was deeply impressed by Ms. Oglesby’s work on the political side in the run-up to the” Feb. 2 Democratic primary, Stroger said in a statement.

* Sneed: Sneed hears voter turnout for the recent governor’s primary was the lowest in Illinois history.

* Code Red: NRCC Launches Targeted Calls Against Bill Foster

* Toftoy gets term as Kendall GOP leader: When the dust cleared, it was Kenny the Coroner — Ken Toftoy, the Kendall County coroner — who bested Sawmill Dan — Dan Nicholson, owner of Sawmill Pizza and Ristorante in downtown Yorkville — for a two-year term as chairman of the Kendall County Republican Committee.

* Former politician now brokers real estate deals: Lee Daniels, who used to negotiate the state’s multibillion-dollar budget as the Republican leader in the Illinois House, now chases buyers for small commercial buildings in the suburbs.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


30 Comments
  1. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:21 am:

    I can understand the whole Walsh thing, but don’t think that the foreclosure was THE issue. It was just the last nail. Beveridge had the best chance to pull this off. Way too many candidates during the Primary.


  2. - VanillaMan - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:24 am:

    At what point is someone going to start questioning the primary process which produces Plummers, Walshs, Bradys, Cohens, Blagojevichs, and other political clowns?

    These people were nominated, and endorsed! At what point does the Republicans and Democrats think they can continually fail Illinoians with their candidates, yet expect Illinoians to support them?

    The damage these losers do to the Parties needs to be addressed by the party leadership, because we are at a point already where being nominated by either of these two clown colleges doesn’t mean a hill of beans to voters.

    Do a runoff. Do something! This kind of stupidity cannot continue. Government cannot gain credibility without credible elected officials.

    After Ryan and Blagojevich, Burris and Cohen, and now Brady and Plummer, someone has to start throwing a few hard objects at the political parties who are stupid enough to have a nomination system that produces them.


  3. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:28 am:

    The Roskam ad is interesting. Is the Internet version of Congressional franking?


  4. - Brennan - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:28 am:

    =Walsh’s over the top diatribe against the paper didn’t do himself many favors, either.=

    What “over the top diatribe against the paper”? I’m not seeing anything in your links that show Walsh going after the Daily Herald.


  5. - Rich Miller - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:31 am:

    Brennan, the link is now fixed. Thanks.


  6. - You Go Boy - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:31 am:

    Re “Low Turnout”. Leave it to politico’s to blame low turnout on the voters. Speaking for myself, and maybe others, primary voting currently is immaterial. I WILL vote in the general and it will be against every incumbent. You can say that is idiotic, blah, blah. But tell me. I truly don’t believe it could get worse.
    “Experience” equals re-election, which means to hell with everything/body else…how do I keep this thing going. THROW THE BUMS OUT needs to be a reality, not just a slogan.


  7. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:34 am:

    V-Man, I think alot of this lately has to do with actually finding good candidates in the first place. IMHO, aside from the “promise” of a fairly secure job for at least a term for those who need the income, I can’t understand why anyone would want to run anymore unless they’re REALLY into serving the public and truly understand what that means. Campaigns are just getting dirtier and dirtier.


  8. - Brennan - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:37 am:

    Rich: Thanks. Now I see what you mean. Yikes.


  9. - shore - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:43 am:

    teletownhalls have been done at the federal level since 2005. This is not a new concept. Advertising for them is weird because you use federal taxdollars to find a list and then random people just get called. This is bizzarre.


  10. - OneMan - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:45 am:

    Foster did phone town-halls to talk about health care…


  11. - Brennan - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:50 am:

    I don’t know how those funds from the House work for Roskam, but Talking Points Memo uses Google Adsense that even draws in ads for Congressman John Carter, Mike Pence and Freedom Works.

    It’s likely just a case of an adword usage like “politics” or some generic term like that.


  12. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:55 am:

    ===
    This is not a new concept.
    ===

    When you first introduce them into a specific area, they can be considered a “new concept” within that context and they need to be “socialized” within that context. While I think “tele-townhalls” are helpful, I personally hope that they’ll be used to get out to more people in “outlying” areas v. as a replacement for traditional town hall meetings.


  13. - Brennan - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:56 am:

    Roskam has held these events before. He has a form you can fill out if you want to include your number of the automated dialing list.

    http://roskam.house.gov/Contact/tth.htm

    It appears these funds are available to all members and they all fancy up the dissemination of telling constituents with their own colorful language.


  14. - jaded voter - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:58 am:

    V-man,

    Brady doesn’t belong on your list. He may be more conservative than you like but he is decent guy with civic motivations.

    There are many reasons we get poor quality candidates, but the main reason is MONEY. Big money distorts the entire electoral process. If you look at your list of names Ryan, Blago, Plummer,and SLC all had truly massive money advantages. Money buys advertising which “SELLS” the candidate through pure repetition. TV ads is how most voters learn about major candidates.

    Plummer spent $1.5 mil, SLC spent $2mil, G Ryan had millions in the primary and outspent Glenn Poshard $15mil to $2mil to eek out a close general race. Blago had tons of cash raised and Vallas had peanuts.

    There are other problems like a poor/lazy press and uninterested/uninformed voters, but Big MONEY is the single biggest problem in electoral politics.


  15. - jaded voter - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 10:14 am:

    And the main reason candidates have big money is because they are rich self funders like Plummer, SLC, Andy McKenna, Oberwise or big donors “invest” in them looking for their “payback” when they gain office—–George Ryan, Blago…and many others.

    Having money doesn’t necessarily make a candidate bad, but money should not be the decisive factor it so often is.

    Also new comers and Reformers who aren’t going by the “pay to play rules” always have difficulty raising money. Big money insiders don’t want change and won’t fund reformers, and raising money $25 a time from mom& pop average citizens doesn’t go very far. On top of that the press often dismisses those who aren’t raising big cash out of hand as ‘not viable’ and denies them the coverage that could make them viable.


  16. - Team Sleep - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 10:17 am:

    The NRCC has been vastly outraised by the DCCC even after Scott Brown’s win. What does that mean? The NRCC will certainly pick its battles very carefully this summer and fall - especially in a state like Illinois, where the 10th, 11th & 14th Districts are truly “in play”. Adam Kinzinger is a “Young Gun” and Randall Hultgren is a hard-charging state legislator going against an incumbent who was elected in a bad Republican year and was elected in somewhat of the same vain (e.g. coattails) as President Obama. Both candidates are viable and optimal when considering the NRCC standard. Joe Walsh does not fit what the NRCC wants. He has a lot of baggage with his foreclosure, and he certainly cannot afford to self-finance and probably will not prove to be a good fundraiser. And if his own fundraising lags - which I predict will happen - the NRCC will not make an effor to match Mr. Walsh’s campaign dollars.


  17. - Imeanreally - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 10:35 am:

    Jaded voter, you must be talking about a Brady I’ve never met. You do mean Bill Brady, right? Cause I’ve met that guy multiple times and he’s nothing like you describe. The Brady I know is not very bright, driven by ego more than service, hasn’t done much as a legislator, and treats the “little people” like they exist to serve him.


  18. - fedup dem - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 10:57 am:

    Regarding the hiring of Ms. Oglesby by Toddler as Deputy Chief of Staff, it would seem to be more accurate to list her salary on a monthly basis ($9,667 a month), since in nine months she will almost certainly be looking for a new job when Stroger leaves office.


  19. - jaded voter - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 11:20 am:

    Really mean,

    I’ve met lots of elected officials and candidates. I’ve met Brady [numerous times] and Blago personally. Brady IS a decent guy. Brady can hold his own in a debate or on the stump and think on his feet.

    The “not very bright” is nonsense. [Garbage narrative: Blago ‘the reformer’, Alexi G. the ‘young up & comer’, G. Bush ‘restoring dignity to the White House’] That “not very bright” fits Mayor Daley or George Bush, Denny Hastert or Alexi G [and unfortunately many others], but not Brady.

    Blago is creepy and clownish. Oberwise was the best example of pure ego and arrogance.

    I’m guessing you just don’t like Brady because he is conservative. That’s fine, but don’t unfairly bash him.


  20. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 11:47 am:

    ===
    Money buys advertising which “SELLS” the candidate through pure repetition. TV ads is how most voters learn about major candidates.
    ===

    I disagree to a certain extent–and I’ll admit my “disagreement” is based more on hope than pure facts.

    Jack Ryan had money, and three commercials–I believe–that money helped hit the right areas. But I believe, very strongly (having been there most of the time) that Jack won primarily for two reasons: 1) he had an OK story–not the greatest, but pretty good; and 2) he campaigned EXTREMELY well. Those two things defined him for the Voters. Not the commercials.

    Repetition might work to varying degrees and probably can BECOME even more effective in future, but I’ll ask again: just because one can, should one?

    Imagine what the process would be like if we ALLOWED it to be driven solely by money: candidates wouldn’t have to make personal appearances, and viewers would only have to stay at home and watch commercials all day.


  21. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 11:51 am:

    ===
    On top of that the press often dismisses those who aren’t raising big cash out of hand as ‘not viable’ and denies them the coverage that could make them viable.
    ===

    OK; feel free to chime on this one, guys. The press usually denies a candidate coverage because they don’t know how to grab their attention.

    Does money help hire good consultants? Yes. Look at proft, though. He didn’t have alot money, but he managed to get alot of press coverage.


  22. - The REAL Anonymous fka Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 12:06 pm:

    Sorry. 11:47 and 11:51 were obviously from me.


  23. - The REAL Anonymous fka Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 12:07 pm:

    lol As were some of the others. Lost my handle somehow.


  24. - jaded voter - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 12:31 pm:

    Anon,

    Dan Proft is a PR media guy. That is his industry, he knows it and has connections and is pretty talented at PR [whether you like or agree with his perspective–I don’t]. He is the exception that proves the rule. The press/media make judgments about candidate viability that are not supposed to be theirs to make. The press should be neutral observers not playing the role of Kingmakers.

    The press often eliminate low funded candidates from their coverage which is why we always have the same type of characters every election cycle.

    Funding does not equal popular support. Blago was the best fundraiser IL has ever seen.


  25. - Lt. Guv - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 12:34 pm:

    I love that the Roskam ad looks like an attack piece connecting him to out of control spending.


  26. - jaded voter - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 12:38 pm:

    Anon,

    ===Imagine what the process would look like if we allowed it to be soley driven by money===

    We are already there!!!

    Just insert “overwhelmingly” instead of “solely” and you have just described today’s electoral politics.

    It looks like SLC, Jason Plummer, George Ryan, Blago, G. Bush…..etc….


  27. - The REAL Anonymous fka Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 12:55 pm:

    jaded, the point that I was trying to make is that money alone did not “make” Jack Ryan. Many of the candidates in that race had money or access to it.


  28. - jaded voter - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 1:36 pm:

    Real anon,

    Jack Ryan, “Back Jack” or Jack Ryan, sex w/ wife scandal.

    Either way, the point is you can have the greatest candidate ever, if you don’t have decent money it won’t matter. In today’s political context, you are not in the game.

    If you have a huge money advantage and you don’t implode on the campaign trail, you are most likely to win no matter how lacking or shallow a candidate you may be.

    Money advantage is not an absolute predictor of electoral victory just the most consistent, especially if the funding imbalance is substantial.


  29. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 1:43 pm:

    Next up for Roskam: an MMA event so everyone can “Join the Fight Against Violence.”


  30. - imeanreally - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 5:44 pm:

    Jaded voter, I have no doubt that I know Brady sufficiently to make the assessment. I’m a conservative who has worked across the state for conservative candidates. I will not vote for Brady as he is all that I said earlier and so much more…

    Think of me whatever you want, but stick to the information available. I submit to you the repeated errors in recent days. Some of us have witnessed Brady make those same mistakes for years.

    Attacking me for being something I’m not won’t change the fact that Brady is a terrible candidate.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Road bids to continue, prison settlement on hold, Lottery in limbo
* *** UPDATED x1 - AP: Rauner the reformer *** Rauner returns Sanchez, and the favor
* Body cams on table and Zalewski has new crime package
* Sales tax coffers could get boost with new law
* A crack in the honeymoon
* Question of the day
* Ernie Banks and politics
* A day in the life
* Today's overreaction
* New documents show med-mar scoring was completed ahead of schedule
* Fracking stalls while coal companies hope for rebound
* Rauner readies the axe
* 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

          
        * Cablevision to offer mobile phone service through WiFi
        * VXG Video Player offers faster playback, online streaming in HD
        * T-Mobile updates will give select phones new LTE band support
        * MakerBot app makes 3D printing even easier
        * Apple readies another crack at ending Yosemite's Wi-Fi ills
        * Microsoft wins big with Surface Pro 3 in latest financial report
        * Microsoft Faces Stiff Mobile Challenge

        * Snapchat’s Content Play Comes into Focus: “Discover” Debuts Tuesday
        * History Is Written by the Screenwriters (Comic)
        * Apple’s iPhone Is Starting To Gain On Samsung’s Sales
        * Marriott’s Android App Found To Have Exposed Customers Credit Card Data
        * Dominos Pizza Tracker App Arrives For Samsung Smart TVs
        * Winklevoss Twins Expect Q1 Debut of Bitcoin Exchange
        * Puree Veggies for a Quicker, Thicker Tomato Sauce

        * Gillaspie open to whatever role team needs
        * Podcast: MLB pace of play problem
        * 2015 Prospect Watch: Top 10 second basemen
        * Following up: Inside Toronto's failed pursuit of Kenny Williams
        * Trimmer Garcia ready to take off in 2015
        * SoxFest concludes with high hopes for 2015
        * Williams, White Sox look back on championship run

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


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

        Archives
        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


        * Documents: Quinn had marijuana recommendations,.....
        * Rauner readies the axe..
        * Documents: Former Illinois governor had marijua.....
        * Gov. Rauner’s spending freeze results in ‘revie.....
        * Rauner puts Manny Sanchez back on Illinois spor.....
        * Documents: Ottawa ranked highest for marijuana .....
        * Documents: Quinn Had MediPot Recommendations, D.....
        * Inauguration snub a classless act..


        * Documents: Quinn had marijuana recommendations, didn't act
        * Rauner replaces appointee who helped give job to Quinn aide
        * Twins who became 'significant rats' to cartel await sentence
        * Apparent marijuana permit winners want process to proceed
        * Frerichs announces firm will review Treasurer's office
        * Documents: Top-scoring marijuana cultivation applicants
        * Documents: Top-scoring marijuana cultivation applicants
        * About 175 flights canceled at Chicago airports
        * Illinois State student critically injured in hit-and-run
        * U of Illinois chancellor says budget is top priority in 2015

        * Illinois pays millions to keep inmates who can't find homes
        * Rauner replaces appointee who helped give job to Quinn aide
        * Frerichs announces firm will review Treasurer's office
        * State lawmakers consider police reform key issue for General Assembly
        * Statehouse Insider: Gov. Rauner sounding a lot like primary candidate Rauner
        * Veterans voice opinions about future of Oak Ridge war memorial site
        * 85,000 temporary driver's licenses issued to immigrants
        * Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol
        * Quinn leaves office without writing final statement
        * AG Madigan blocks Lottery termination agreement

        * Watch McDonald's Super Bowl teaser
        * Walgreens names Boots exec CFO as Pessina tightens grip
        * Mesirow buys Denver insurance firm
        * Rauner lifts spending freeze for road work
        * East Coast law firm acquires Ungaretti & Harris


          * 2 men injured in Evanston shooting
          * Illinois State University student from Chicago area in coma after hit-and-run
          * Girl charged in 14-year-old's killing has spiritual adviser
          * Cops: Man yelled 'Fire!' to burglarize Northwest Side homes
          * Obama, Mayor Emanuel's former boss, endorses him in radio ad
          * Man shot outside La Grange home
          * Mother held on $250K after boyfriend charged in beating death of her toddler son
          * Chicago twins who helped bring down cartel boss El Chapo to be sentenced
          * Autopsy: Man hit by freight train in Glenview died in suicide
          * Bond for Streamwood man accused of impregnating girl set at $1 million


          * Hoogland Show Brings Irving Berlin To The Stage
          * Could Rauner's Spending Hold Derail New Train Routes?
          * Ousted State Public Health Director Off To Washington
          * Interview: Combating Systemic Racism In Springfield
          * Proposal Would Ban Conversion Therapy For Minors
          * How food gets the 'Non-GMO' label
          * Quinn had marijuana recommendations, didn't act
          * Lock of Lincoln's Hair Sold For More than $800K
          * Study projects Illinois deficit growing to $14 billion by 2026
          * Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, 1st black player in team history, dies


          * Illinois pays millions to keep inmates who can't find homes
          * Rauner replaces appointee who helped give job to Quinn aide
          * Frerichs announces firm will review Treasurer's office
          * U.S. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock: Online sales tax loophole hurting local businesses
          * Quote of the Day: Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
          * State lawmakers consider police reform key issue for General Assembly
          * Our Opinion: Vision should be a key theme in Springfield mayor's race
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Campaign contribution gets them talking in Ward 7
          * Angie Muhs: SJ-R, WMAY want to involve readers in Springfield primary
          * Andy Shaw: Settle in for a dramatic first act at the Illinois Capitol


          * Rauner replaces appointee who helped give job to Quinn aide
          * SIU President Dunn appoints 11-person committee to select next AD
          * Marion mayoral candidate undeterred by threat
          * Updated: Quinn had marijuana recommendations, didn't act, documents show
          * State pays millions to keep inmates who can’t find homes
          * Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs
          * Venice gets state grant to restart preschool program
          * Upcoming Services (Jan. 27, 2015)
          * PODCAST: Carle's Dr. Brian Wheatley on vascular health 1-26-15
          * IBM denies 'ridiculous' report of mass layoffs


          * Gibbs doesn't remember talk of deflated footballs in past
          * Services set for Cubs legend Ernie Banks
          * 200 flights cancelled ahead of storm; freezing rain here
          * Candidate drops out:
          * Lake County retired teachers:

          * Racine meeting explains Obama immigration ...
          * Univision's Jorge Ramos Goes “Full Gutierr...
          * Gutierrez: Some GOPers Don't See 'Fairness...
          * Luis Gutierrez: Amnesty Movement 'Our Selm...
          * House votes to undo Obama immigration acti...
          * Durbin, Gutierrez Slam 'Hateful' Republica...
          * Gutierrez backs Suarez rival in 31st Ward,...
          * House votes to undo Obama immigration poli...
          * House OKs bills promised a veto - Northwes...
          * House GOP rebukes Obama on immigration - a...

          * McConnell only gets four Democratic votes ......
          * U.S. democratic senators set resolution co......
          * Senator Durbin Honors 'Mr. Cub' Ernie Bank......
          * Senate only gets four Democratic votes on ......
          * Behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Treasury ta......

          * U.S. Democratic senators set resolution co......
          * End filibusters for Supreme Court nominees......
          * Playing the fool’s game...
          * Why on earth would Senate Republicans want......

          * Experts Discuss Outcomes Of 2013 Chicago School Closings
          * Highland Community Bank closed and Seaway Bank 2.0 suffers a "glitch"
          * Aldermanic Challenger Calls Out O'Connor For 'Illegal' Yard Signs
          * Northwest Herald backs Illinois Policy Institute’s Pension theft Plan B. TRS’ Ingram calls it out.
          * Private family matters.
          * McSweeney Refuses Legislative Pension; Files Bill to Eliminate Them for All New Lawmakers
          * State Rep. Ives sees two school choice initiatives in Illinois legislature this year
          * State Rep. Batinick to return 11% of district office budget to state
          * State Rep. says College of DuPage trustee should be rewarded for political courage
          * Lawmaker argues Illinois too broke to help pay for Obama's Presidential Library


          * Rauner announces “Turnaround Team” - Stellar team to help turn Illinois around
          * Commerce Department to Review Proposals for Enterprise Zones - Program Promotes Job Growth in Communities Across the State
          * Governor Rauner signs Executive Order for Minority and Veteran Empowerment
          * Governor Rauner Announces Second Round of Appointments
          * Representative Duckworth, US Army Iraq Veteran Honored With The Abraham Lincoln Veteran Champion Award




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