SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
*** UPDATED x1 *** Weekend Update: Plummer jumps in

Saturday, Oct 15, 2011

[Updated and comments opened.]

* Jason Plummer will run in the 12th Congressional District Republican primary. The 12th is currently represented by retiring Democratic Congressman Jerry Costello

“I’m going to run in the 12th,” he told The State Journal-Register. “I made the decision this morning.”

Plummer had also considered running in the new 13th, which includes part of Springfield. But also living in that district and running for another term is U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana.

Plummer, 29, said there’s plenty of need for good representation in the new 12th, where longtime incumbent U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Belleville, recently announced he’s not seeking another term.

The Illinois General Assembly, which is controlled by Democrats, drew new congressional maps this year following the 2010 Census. Plummer said his current residence is in the new 13th, not far from the 12th. He plans to relocate into the 12th, which takes in a chunk of southern Illinois that includes Belleville, East St. Louis, Alton and Carbondale.

* He could face Rep. Mike Bost in the Republican primary

State Rep. Mike Bost, a Republican from Murphysboro, said Tuesday he’s considering a campaign for the 12th Congressional District. […]

Bost says this could be Republicans’ best shot at taking the seat. He expects to make a decision on running in the next three or four weeks.

Three other Republicans have already announced their candidacies in the race. They are Roger Cook of Belleville, Theresa Kormos of O’Fallon, and Teri Newman of Highland.

*** UPDATE *** Monroe County Republican Chairman Myron Neff claims Plummer is the NRCC’s guy

Plummer has been polling in the downstate 12th and 13th CDs, for the past few weeks, and he’s been encouraged with the results. Neff says Plummer, who invested in his own 2010 bid for Lieutenant Governor with GOP candidate Bill Brady, will be funded.

“He’ll be able to raise the money,” Neff said, “and the NRCC is 100% behind him. This seat will be one of the top five for them.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        


13 Comments
  1. - Team Sleep - Monday, Oct 17, 11 @ 9:20 am:

    Even if Chairman Neff is on to something - and I like Myron a lot - the NRCC needs to make up its mind ASAP because there could easily be two quality candidates (Plummer and Bost) who are passing petitions, shaking babies, kissing hands, etc. And yes, that is a joke. But if the NRCC wants to show it’s serious, they need to get behind someone now and not waffle until next April when a winner is declared and the rubber chicken circuit in SW Illinois is almost over. Jason is a serious candidate. I know he has a lot of issues and detractors, but he still won a competitive primary last year and he and his running mate came thisclose to winning the governor’s mansion. He has wealth and plenty of fundraising connections.


  2. - Carl Nyberg - Monday, Oct 17, 11 @ 10:23 am:

    Gotta suck for Bost if it’s true.

    The NRCC would rather have a horrible campaigner who is a millionaire’s son than have Bost.

    Guess it shows the NRCC doesn’t have much respect for Springfield legislators.

    But maybe Plummer can run a campaign that avoids him taking questions–at least serious questions–on video.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 17, 11 @ 11:29 am:

    Well Jason … run well and win…

    However …===Jason is a serious candidate. I know he has a lot of issues and detractors, but he still won a competitive primary last year and he and his running mate came thisclose to winning the governor’s mansion.===

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Brady and Jerry Clarke HID Jason so they could win, so Jason didn’t prove to be too much of an asset.

    Also, winning is winning, but at 28, it was the Brady ticket that turned out to be the loser by having to hide him. Do you remember “Chicago Tonight”?

    Take a breath, let Jason run and then decide if he is serious, or a rich kid finally going about building a resume from the ground floor.

    I will.


  4. - mokenavince - Monday, Oct 17, 11 @ 12:34 pm:

    The NNRC always is happy when the candiate has
    plenty of cash. I just can’t take him seriously.
    Dad ought to let him grow up.


  5. - East Sider - Monday, Oct 17, 11 @ 1:16 pm:

    Plummer may not play well in Chicago, but he’s very popular in Southern Illinois, particularly Southwestern Illinois. I don’t see Bost getting in now that Plummer has announced.


  6. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 17, 11 @ 2:03 pm:

    I would like to see a poll showing Bost v. Plummer … I doubt it would be overwhelming for Plummer v. Bost, who is also “popular” in his district and the region …

    I am sure a poll will be “leaked” with both in the mix … actually, I would … bet on that


  7. - anon - Monday, Oct 17, 11 @ 2:56 pm:

    Before you jump to the conclusion that the NRCC is indeed supportive of Plummer, consider Neff may not know what he’s talking about…


  8. - walkinfool - Monday, Oct 17, 11 @ 3:01 pm:

    Plummer is a joke, who wouldn’t even be considered without his inheritance. Bost is for real, and deserves respect for his efforts for the citizens across Illinois. Let’s see if the GOP leaders pick wrong once again.


  9. - East Sider - Monday, Oct 17, 11 @ 5:17 pm:

    It doesn’t matter who the NRCC decides to “back” in the primary. Plummer will outwork Bost and outspend him. Bost has good name ID in his district, but most people in the metro east have never heard of him. Plummer has the edge in name ID.


  10. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 17, 11 @ 5:30 pm:

    ===It doesn’t matter who the NRCC decides to “back” in the primary. Plummer will outwork Bost and outspend him. Bost has good name ID in his district, but most people in the metro east have never heard of him. Plummer has the edge in name ID.===

    I think EVERY person who ran against Mike Bost said they would outwork him and outspend him. Last I checked, all those other guys gave concession speeches, while Bost keeps getting sworn in.

    I don’t think Plummer wants to face Bost, like Bost would would prefer not to face Plummer’s cash.

    Funny thing about an election record, it doesn’t lie. Bost is tough to beat. If Jason thinks Bost is easy, like every other candidate, then Jason better not quit his “day” job, whatever his Dad gave him this week to do that is.


  11. - Steve Downstate - Monday, Oct 17, 11 @ 8:24 pm:

    Plummer turned out so well for Bill Brady, didn’t he? Especially that part about not opening his taxes because he wanted to protect his family’s privacy (”and other people’s privacy,” if I’m recalling what he said in 2010).

    One thing is sure. If Jason Plummer gets elected to Congress, I’m going to be all over the C-Span schedule in order to DVR any and every committee hearing where he’s likely to pop up. No need to tape The Office or 30 Rock when comedy like that is in town.


  12. - wordslinger - Monday, Oct 17, 11 @ 8:51 pm:

    –The NRCC would rather have a horrible campaigner who is a millionaire’s son than have Bost.–

    Millionaires can write powerful checks to the NRCC.


  13. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 17, 11 @ 8:59 pm:

    It wouldn’t be all bad for Jason to be in DC … isn’t that where Old Man Daley sent HIS headaches, and Richie learned it so well, he got Luis, and Rod, and Quigley to “move out”? …

    Getting Rod to go was easy …Keeping Rod out there was the problem …

    word … Funny thing about money, no matter who has it, it all works the same. NRCC loves money, and the looser the faucet, the more the NRCC will love ya.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* What a long, strange weekend it was
* Unions file suit in St. Clair County
* Reader comments closed for the holiday weekend
* AG Madigan files TRO
* In re James Dimas
* Question of the day
* Weirdest. Oppo Dump. Ever.
* Big bucks reported by Zopp, Raja
* LIVE Comptroller Munger press conference coverage
* Yet another clock starts ticking down
* Hey, Cardinal fans...
* Rauner makes cheery visit to Illinois State Museum
* The Tier 2 difference
* *** UPDATED x4 *** Attorney General goes to court
* Credit Unions – Protecting Financial Futures
* GOP legislator wants "temporary, balanced budget"
* Food for thought
* The blame game
* Meanwhile, in the real world...
* When Indiana invaded Illinois
* 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

          
        * New Galaxy Note 5 renders leaked, Write on PDF feature spotted
        * Spec sheet for Huawei’s future 64-bit Kirin 950 processor emerges
        * ‘This War Of Mine’ available now for Android pre-order, get free PC copy
        * Oppo officially announces new crystal-backed Mirror 5s
        * Windows 10 RTM may reach partners later this week
        * Remix OS 1.5 now ready for Jide, Nexus 10 tablets
        * Apple Pay may launch in the UK next week, but with limits

        * GoPro HERO4 Session Introduced
        * Check Out This Rugged 4G LTE-Enabled Android 4.4 Smartphone From Conquest
        * Samsung Q2 Profit Below Forecast After S6 Supply Shortage
        * Potential Date For Next-Gen iPhone Announcement Revealed [Rumor]
        * World’s First Apple Watch Swimming App Put To The Test
        * New Zealand Safety Watchdogs Wants To Ban Wearables From The Roads
        * How These Five Gadgets Make Your Life Easier

        * Sale named AL All-Star, goes the distance
        * Sale fans 6 in complete-game win over Jays
        * Reliever Jones nears rehab assignment
        * Sale named to AL All-Star staff for fourth time
        * Chris Sale heading to All-Star Game for fourth time
        * White Sox lookback, Part 3: Konerko's slam
        * White Sox, Cubs to honor Minnie Minoso, Ernie Banks with throwback ...

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


        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


        * Miller: Gov. Bruce Rauner paints himself as the.....
        * Rauner's education funding affects local school.....
        * Miller: Rauner diverting blame for state's woes.....
        * Underage drinking bill awaits Rauner's OK - Sau.....
        * Bill allowing medical immunity for underage dri.....
        * Illinois budget fights affecting groups serving.....


        * Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare
        * Illinois' games in Springfield include in-state foes
        * Aretha Franklin sings praises of Illinois after highway help
        * Illinois basketball attendance down but 15th in the country
        * Bond set for Quincy man charged in July 4 fatal shooting
        * Ex-Illinois US Rep. Reynolds doesn't show for arraignment
        * Documents reveal details of Chicago woman's killing in Bali
        * New U of Illinois financial task force thinking long term
        * ACLU seeks federal enforcement of Illinois child services
        * Ex-Illinois US Rep. Reynolds doesn't show for arraignment

        * ACLU seeks federal enforcement of Illinois child services
        * Despite state budget deadlock, there are ways out
        * Despite budget deadlock, there are ways out
        * Statehouse Insider: Take the over on when this impasse is going to end
        * Springfield School District has paid nearly $500K in pension penalties in past 6 years
        * East St. Louis paid big legal fees to state senator's firm
        * Illinois Senate honors victims of Charleston church shootings
        * Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes
        * State employee lawsuit seeks assurance of full pay despite no budget
        * U of I freezes administration hiring over budget

        * Invenergy hauls in $2 billion from sale of wind farms
        * S&P's grade on Illinois budget talks: 'failure'
        * Traders forced to quit the pits setting up shop nearby
        * Another hospital is looking for a big brother
        * Chicago doesn't get a downgrade, for a change


          * Boy, 16, killed, another seriously wounded in South Chicago shooting
          * Gas leak forces evacuation of 14 homes, business in Aurora
          * Tinley Park girl, 3, drowns in Mokena pool
          * Lanes reopen after fatal crash on eastbound I-80 in Joliet
          * Emanuel defends policing plan
          * Meghan Trainor postpones Chicago show due to vocal cord hemorrhage
          * Drill team mocks newsmakers; some Lake Bluff parade-goers offended
          * Illinois Democrats urge extension on train safety system deadline
          * Coroner: Pilot died of 'multiple traumatic injuries'


          * At eleventh hour, CPS makes huge pension payment
          * Preckwinkle may reevaluate sales tax plan if Springfield acts on pensions
          * Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare
          * Thai Town opens at last in Albany Park
          * As budget deadline approaches, Illinois faces a government shutdown
          * Drug addicts sent from Puerto Rico may be victims of ID theft in Chicago
          * Closing time for Chicago's trading pits
          * Boy, 7, killed during violent July 4 celebrations in Chicago
          * Southwest Side residents work toward racial healing
          * No more 'roar' as famed trading pits come to an end


          * Our Opinion: Don't let a few voters decide who goes to Congress
          * ACLU seeks federal enforcement of Illinois child services
          * Fullerton, Konar and Reif: Pope Francis' message a chance for Illinois to plan ethically for climate change
          * Despite state budget deadlock, there are ways out
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Independent redistricting proposal could be on 2016 ballot
          * Statehouse Insider: Take the over on when this impasse is going to end
          * Statehouse Insider: Take the over on when this impasse is going to end
          * Springfield School District has paid nearly $500K in pension penalties in past 6 years
          * Letter: Rauner being set up for a fall
          * Angie Muhs: A year later, optimistic and grateful


          * Updated: UI's next law dean outlines priorities
          * Bond set for man accused of bank robbery
          * Baby-sitter charged with criminal sexual assault of a child
          * Ranked 15th in attendance, Illini won't fall because of move to Springfield
          * News-Gazette Sports Page 07-06-15
          * Area Calendar
          * South Carolina Senate votes to take down flag; House OK still needed
          * Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex
          * Marcfirst to break ground for two duplexes
          * July 7 UI women's basketball, volleyball, soccer and baseball chat


          * Sale fails to set record, but Sox top Buehrle, Jays
          * Student activists in Thailand go before military court
          * Suarez's homer breaks deadlock, Reds beat Nationals 3-2
          * Images: Lester notches first hit as Chicago Cubs face St. Louis Cardinals
          * Images: Sale fans six, leads Chicago White Sox over Toronto Blue Jays 4-2

          * 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

          * Letter to Ukraine's prime minister suppose......
          * Lawmakers blame Congress for flawed brakin......

          * Environmental group's $1M attack ad target......
          * Environmental group to launch $1 million a......
          * Environmental group to launch $1M ad campa......

          * The NEA RA rolls into its first day with a focus on race and racism.
          * Jose Vilson: The NEA RA needs no business as usual.
          * NEA RA: A commitment to take on institutional racism.
          * NEA RA: Okay. I’m spent.
          * "The Late Shift"
          * Day Two: No budget; One month budget extension passes Senate, fails in House
          * Rubio in Chicago Tuesday
          * Rep. Sosnowski Explains Illinois' Partial Government Shutdown [video]
          * NRA warns against equating same-sex marriage with gun rights
          * Rep. McSweeney opts out of legislative pay if budget impasse means state employees do not get paid


          * 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




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