SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Sunday Remapalooza: Republicans and Democrats begin to cannibalize

Sunday, May 29, 2011

* I’ve been told by a very top source that Kinzinger will run in the 16th. This report is from Kurt Erickson at Lee Newspapers

Mapped out of his home territory by a new Democratic map, Republican U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger could be gearing up to run in a district stretching from Livingston County to Rockford.

In a note distributed Saturday, Livingston County Republican Party Chairman John McGlasson said Kinzinger may be planning to run in the newly drawn 16th Congressional District in the 2012 election.

That would set up a potential face-off against fellow GOP colleague Don Manzullo. Freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh of McHenry also may be angling for a shot in the 16th after Democrats drew him into a district with Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren of Winfield.

The confusing jockeying by Republicans is exactly what Democrats had hoped would happen as they released a proposed new set of boundaries for Illinois congressional districts Friday. The map is drawn to favor Democrats and puts Kinzinger, a former member of the McLean County Board, into a tough-to-win district with Democratic U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. […]

In his note, McGlasson said Kinzinger “has called to say he intends to run for election in our new district.”

* And some potential primaries are taking shape for the Democrats as well

Former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster has plans to make another run at Congress. The Foster campaign on Saturday confirmed that Foster on Tuesday is expected to announce that he will be running in the Congressional district containing Aurora.

A filing with the Federal Election Commission shows that Foster, of Batavia, filed to run as a Democrat in the proposed 11th District, which would cover Naperville and Joliet in addition to Aurora. He would run in the 2012 election.

Foster, a Democrat, represented the 14th District for more than two years before losing the seat to Randy Hultgren in November.

* That district wasn’t meant for Foster

But state legislative leaders want Foster, a physicist and businessman, to run in an expansive new 14th district that includes his home in Batavia and runs from far north suburban Antioch and Harvard to southwest suburban Minooka.

Democrats, who control both houses of the state Legislature, could approve the new congressional map Sunday.

The new map of the 11th district includes Burr Ridge, where insurance broker John Atkinson lives. Atkinson, though, has already raised $500,000 to launch a primary challenge in the 3rd district against Rep. Dan Lipinski, a conservative Democrat from the Southwest Side.

“I have serious policy differences with Dan Lipinski — I would prefer someone in that seat who wanted to work with the president,” Atkinson said Saturday.

But state Democratic leaders want Atkinson to win a new seat for Democrats in the 11th rather than challenge Lipinski, an ally of powerful state House Speaker Michael Madigan, who lives in the 3rd district.

Atkinson said Saturday he was still evaluating what to do.

“I’m not going to be rushed — this is not about who plants a flag first. This is about who puts together a campaign to be able to win,” he said.

Best laid plans, etc.

* Meanwhile, the jockeying has begun in the 13th

The new 13th District includes the home of U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, but it is a virtually new district for him, including not only most of Champaign-Urbana, but also most of Bloomington-Normal, and Springfield, Decatur and some parts of Democratic Madison County.

It would be a politically competitive district, said Sen. Mike Frerichs, D-Champaign.

Frerichs was coy when asked if he would be interested in running in the district, which has a heavy tilt toward higher education and student voters. It has four public universities — the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Illinois-Springfield, Illinois State University and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville — plus a number of private schools, including Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington and Millikin University in Decatur.

“I’ve told people I’m interested in serving the people of East Central Illinois,” he said. “I think I am happy where I am today.”

* But don’t count on this happening

One feature of the new map is a district connecting Decatur with the east side of Springfield. It appears designed to oust freshman Republican state Rep. Adam Brown of Decatur and replace him with a Democrat.

Which got us to thinking: Is there a Democrat who lives in Decatur but works in Springfield and has extensive knowledge of both state government and Decatur city government?

Indeed, there is. His name is Michael Carrigan, a former member of the Decatur City Council who serves as president of the Illinois AFL-CIO.

We ran the scenario past him during a break in the action of the General Assembly last week. He laughed and said he was a bit too busy to contemplate the idea of running for the seat because of the crush of legislative business under way in the Capitol.

* And Democrats Ilya Sheyman of Waukegan and Brad Schneider of Deerfield have already opened campaign offices in the new 10th District

Sheyman, who was endorsed by former presidential candidate and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean this week, likes the look as well. He has lived and worked in the areas as a community organizer. He feels he knows the people and their needs.

“I’m extremely pleased Buffalo Grove where I grew up and Waukegan where I live are in the district,” Sheyman said. “These are communities I have organized for years.”

Though the campaign is young, charges have already been made Schneider has voted in Republican primary elections and donated $3,300 to Kirk. He explained he voted in the 2000 Republican primary to support close friend Andy Hochberg.

Local Democrats are looking elsewhere, however.

* In other news, Chinese-American groups are upset at the new congressional map. From a press release…

The Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community (CBCAC) is deeply disappointed with the Illinois Congressional map proposal, issued yesterday, which continues to divide the Greater Chinatown community area into three districts at the Congressional level. After a great deal of hard work to keep the community intact at all levels in the redistricting process, CBCAC considers this new development to be a setback in its effort to gain fair voting rights for the Chicago Chinatown community. Despite the community’s success with the state house and senate maps, which keep Chinatown intact, the result of Congressional redistricting indicates a lack of regard for the community that is unacceptable.

CBCAC is disappointed in the process that did not provide opportunity for input in the drawing of Congressional boundaries and asks that adjustments be made in the remaining time before the map is passed by the state legislature. For the past ten years, the Chinatown community has suffered from neglect and poor representation as a result of the way it was fractured at all levels during the 2001 redistricting process. According to the 2010 census, the Asian population in Illinois grew by 38.6 percent, the fastest rate among minority groups in the state. The area that is currently and continues to be divided between Danny Davis’s 7th District, Daniel Lipinski’s 3rd District, and Luis Gutierrez’s 4th District, includes about 30,000 Asian Americans, an increase of more than 50 percent since the 2000 census. The people in this community deserve better. We call on the Illinois Senate and House Redistricting Committees to address our community’s concerns so that we may be fairly represented all levels of government.

* Related…

* Editorial: Guv has every excuse to veto this map, too

* Map proposal for congressional districts unifies Macon County with Shimkus as incumbent

* Marion and Most Area Counties Put Into 15th Congressional District Under Proposed Redistricting Map

- Posted by Rich Miller        


13 Comments
  1. - Cassiopeia - Sunday, May 29, 11 @ 2:11 pm:

    Since the dumbist thing that Quinn could do is to tinker with the map by an amendatory veto what are the odds that he will?

    I think it is highly likely that he will not be able to resist it.


  2. - wordslinger - Sunday, May 29, 11 @ 2:20 pm:

    –A filing with the Federal Election Commission shows that Foster, of Batavia, filed to run as a Democrat in the proposed 11th District,–

    How you can you file to run in a district that does not yet exist?

    –Sheyman, who was endorsed by former presidential candidate and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean this week, likes the look as well.–

    That should scare off any potential challengers up in Lake and northern Cook, lol.


  3. - Rahm's Parking Meter - Sunday, May 29, 11 @ 2:38 pm:

    How does Sheyman have extensive experience doing anything? He is in his 20s! As far as Local Democrats looking elsewhere, Garrett, Link and Nenkritz are not running, nor is Seals. One would assume Schneider is the front runner.


  4. - Rich Miller - Sunday, May 29, 11 @ 2:55 pm:

    ===One would assume Schneider is the front runner. ===

    Just because you can’t name anybody doesn’t mean there isn’t anybody.


  5. - Left Out - Sunday, May 29, 11 @ 3:10 pm:

    Illinois is increasing in population, by about 3.3% in the 2010 census. At the same time the propulation of Chicago went down by about 7% to the level it was at in 1920. Almost all of the recent growth has taken place in the suburbs.

    What about power? Well the proposed map changes all that. It is clear that the map was drawn with the goal of keeping power in the City of Chicago. Many of the districts look like spokes on a wheel. They start in Chicago where ‘the machine’ runs things and go out where they do not. By placing the correct number of people in the city and the suburbs into a district the power will stay in Chicago.


  6. - anonymous - Sunday, May 29, 11 @ 3:18 pm:

    @ Rahm’s Parking Meter - The DCCC is working w/ Sheyman and Schneider but they are not who the DCCC has been recruiting.

    Seals was a block and a half from the old 10th. The house that Dold’s parents bought for him was just inside the old 10th.

    Both Seals and Dold are now well inside the new 9th however.

    If Seals didn’t move before, why would he now? And Dold will show how serious he is about running for re-election by whether or not he moves out of his parents’ house and into what sort of new place (rental, single family house, which city, etc).

    By the by, conservative wonderboy Paul Ryan was 28 when he first ran up in Wisconsin. Ryan’s life experience included a stint (literally) as an Oscar Meyer Weinermobile driver.


  7. - anonymous - Sunday, May 29, 11 @ 3:29 pm:

    PS to my 3:18 post - yes, I know Congressmen don’t need to live in the district for which they run.


  8. - Shore - Sunday, May 29, 11 @ 4:10 pm:

    Ryan had worked for the us senator in wisconsin-kasten, had been an LD for a us senator-brownback and had worked for 2 former bush and reagan era cabinet members in kemp and bennett with extensive national networks in addition to having a family that owned a business in the district. sheyman’s been an intern, and organized a few rallies, big difference. the 2 don’t compare.

    If the manzullo/kinzinger and hultgren/walsh races come into form I think those will be the 2 most interesting to watch as they will tell us a lot about how republicans in illinois feel about the tea party and whether now that they’ve seen them in action they really want them running the party.


  9. - Conservative Veteran - Sunday, May 29, 11 @ 5:00 pm:

    I live in the 10th District, and, in the new map, I’ll live in the 9th District. I hope that Rep. Hultgren will run in the 14th Dist., Rep. Walsh will run in the 10th Dist., Rep. Dold will run in the 8th Dist., and State Sen. Lauzen will run in the 11th Dist.


  10. - Overworked - Sunday, May 29, 11 @ 5:35 pm:

    @Anonymous 3:18PM - Brad Schneider in the Tenth will be a very strong candidate. I’ve heard his fundraising is off to a very good start. He’s a moderate Democrat, with a strong business record who will fit that district well.

    The DCCC may not have been recruiting him, but they are now looking to avoid a primary and wont be recruiting anyone else. Anyone who wants that seat will need a VERY strong June fundraising report.

    I would agree, despite Rich’s push back, that at present, Schneider is the frontrunner.


  11. - just sayin' - Sunday, May 29, 11 @ 8:24 pm:

    John Shimkus was first elected on a promise to term limit himself. He broke that promise some years ago, and kept running beyond the number of terms he pledged not to exceed.

    It’s long past time Shimkus made amends. Get some new blood. Shimkus and his promise breaking won’t be missed.


  12. - anonymous - Sunday, May 29, 11 @ 10:53 pm:

    @ shore - “Ryan had worked for the us senator in wisconsin-kasten, had been an LD for a us senator-brownback ” blah blah blah

    So now you’re saying conservatives prefer Washington insiders?

    LOL! Give it up man and go back to calling Dan Seals silly names.

    /////

    @ con vet - why would Dold run in the 8th instead of the 10th? Just curious what your rationale is.

    I could see Walsh going for the 10th too just for kicks.


  13. - Statesman - Monday, May 30, 11 @ 8:24 am:

    Atkinson is posturing. He circulated letters to his supporters indicating his intentions to move forward with his middle class agenda (as seen through the eyes of a wealthy burr ridge insurance exec). It is no surprise that he received a district carve out to pit him against and R and assist a move to turn Illinois bluer.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Caption contest!
* Mautino "clarification" sought by Board of Elections
* Unsolicited advice
* Question of the day
* Poll: Noland leading, but 50 percent undecided
* Hot rhetoric misses the point
* Worst. Analysis. Ever.
* Cullerton doubles down
* Rate the new Alvarez ad
* *** UPDATED x1 - Duckworth responds *** Kirk pops a cork over Duckworth allegation
* EIU announces up to 24 furlough days on top of layoffs
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Because... Rauner!
* A Rauner vs. Madigan proxy war
* Alleged Illinois prison tactic compared to Abu Ghraib
* Obama will stress "common ground," not capitulation as recipe for success
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Events lists
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition
* Oh no! There goes Tokyo!
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* 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

  
* HTC One M10 now tipped for April 11 debut in London, different branding
* Manufacturer refurbished Nexus 5 costs just $140 on eBay for limited time
* Grey Galaxy S7 Edge render, gold S7 pics keep the stream of leaks going
* Motorola Moto G (2nd gen) gets updated to Marshmallow in India
* LG shows off Always On display, available on the G5
* WorldRemit Gets $45M At A $500M Valuation To Grow Its Mobile Money Transfer Business
* Off-beat: You may get to build Monument Valley with Legos

* White Sox ink Ishikawa to Minor League deal
* White Sox sign righty Latos to 1-year deal
* White Sox sign Mat Latos for one year, $3 million
* Source: White Sox land right-hander Latos
* White Sox lag behind league in solving second spot
* 7 White Sox who could use a rebound season
* Podcast: White Sox Prospects

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


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

Archives
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
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


* Obama to preach 'better politics' to bickering .....
* Obama to preach 'better politics' to bickering .....
* Obama to preach 'better politics' to bickering .....
* The Illinois state Capitol where President Bara.....


* EXCHANGE: Family takes precautions after son's 2 concussions
* Alton postal worker throws out hundreds of pieces of mail
* Chicago gets taxi apps to compete with ride-hailing industry
* Granite City woman sentenced for health care fraud
* Obama adviser Axelrod to deliver Eureka commencement
* Museum offers free admission for Abraham Lincoln's birthday
* City expected to settle police hiring lawsuit
* Collinsville to buy land to relocate water treatment plant
* Jury trial ordered in juvenile court fatal shooting case
* Obama to preach 'better politics' to bickering Ill. Capitol

* Rauner: Bureaucracy is holding Illinois back
* Peoria's Par-A-Dice casino laying off 40, cites impact of video gaming
* IDOT Traffic Safety Division moving to new Springfield location
* Illinois bill would criminalize filming fights to put online
* Obama looking forward to fun visit to Springfield, his spokesman says
* Democrats vying for U.S. Senate talk up experience, background
* Illinois State Museum could reopen within weeks if changes approved, DNR director says
* Obama looking forward to fun visit, his spokesman says
* Some neighboring state museums surviving without admission fee
* College-accrediting agency sends warning amid budget impasse

* Sears gives up even on its own brand name
* Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold
* US Foods files for IPO
* Obama brings CTA a gift of up to $281 million
* Sears isn't viable, says one of the only analysts still watching


* Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Feb. 10
* Dear Abby: Make me a bridesmaid or I skip brother’s wedding
* WATCH: Joel Quenneville storms out of press conference after addressing no-goal
* Blackhawks lose at home for the first time in 2016
* Overturned goal proves costly as Blackhawks fall to Sharks
* Sweet: Sanders, Trump triumph; electability not a factor
* WATCH: Another Blackhawks goal overturned because of goalie interference
* Sweet: Obama to ask Illinois lawmakers to end gerrymandering
* Movie aims to show nongamers the world of ‘Warcraft’
* Alden Ehrenreich impresses big names on the way to playing ‘Hail, Caesar!’ cowboy


* 4 injured in shootings citywide
* Semi truck fire on outbound Skyway causes closures
* Chicago Public Schools slashes budgets midyear
* Indiana's Pence changes running mate before election
* Police: Death of Kristin Cavallari's brother was accidental
* Family dead in murder-suicide struggled with financial problems
* Scalded cat recovering, but 'he's got a long road'
* City prepares to tear down crumbling Western Avenue overpass
* Wheaton College students, alumni plan solidarity fast
* Ex-prosecutor accused of stealing from attorney she worked for


* Our View: State Museum closure a frustrating saga
* Rauner: Bureaucracy is holding Illinois back
* Peoria's Par-A-Dice casino laying off 40, cites impact of video gaming
* Jerry Jacobson: Council needs to delay YWCA demolition
* Michael Gerson: Trump's authenticity is a lie
* E.J. Dionne: Is Rubio too good to be true?
* Catherine Rampell: 'Progressive' and 'conservative' have become meaningless terms
* IDOT Traffic Safety Division moving to new Springfield location
* Illinois bill would criminalize filming fights to put online
* Obama looking forward to fun visit to Springfield, his spokesman says


* Pickett breathes sigh of relief
* Tate: Hiring AD is tricky business
* Tuesday's highlights: Blue Devils remain on roll
* Class 1A girls' roundup: Cissna Park, Salt Fork make date
* Class 2A girls' roundup: Tuscola preps for big test
* SportsTalk 02-09-16
* Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration
* County board backs raises for top officials
* The Band of the Royal Marines
* Sneak peek: UI women vs. Indiana


* Does Batavia need to hire a communications director?
* Vernon Hills students rehearse 'Twelve Angry Jurors'
* Trump, Sanders declared victors in New Hampshire
* N. Aurora police warn of possible attempt to lure child
* Easter season dawns with arrival of Ash Wednesday

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Customs bill expected to clear Senate on T......

* Kirk, Bipartisan Group of Senators and Rep......

* Presto Change-o -- Firehouse By Design
* Preckwinkle Says Program, Staff Cuts Possible If State Budget Stalemate Continues
* Ald. Arena Talks Next Steps On TIF Funding Proposal For CPS
* Obama ‘farewell’ tour begins Wednesday; there’s nothing more to it
* City Drivers See Gas Drop Below $2, Lowest Prices in 7 Years
* Chicago Aldermen, Community Groups Want Action On TIF Surplus (UPDATED)
* Ald. Arena Speaks At Education Forum Hosted By Chicago Jobs With Justice
* New Hampshire primaries called for Trump and Sanders
* UPDATE X1: Kasich, Carson comment - New Hampshire primaries called for Trump and Sanders
* Audience At Chicago Jobs With Justice Event


* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact




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