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

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012

* Democrat Bill Foster is still pushing a negative message in the campaign’s closing days

Script…

Thirty years in politics has become big business for Judy Biggert.

She voted nine times to raise her own pay.

Biggert voted for a $250,000 tax cut for millionaires like herself that forces the middle class to pay more.

And Biggert collected $170,000 from her Springfield pension, on top of her $174,000 paycheck from Congress every year.

Thirty years in politics has paid off for Judy Biggert.

What about you?

This race has long been a slogging slugfest. And it looks like it’ll stay that way right up to the end.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


11 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 3:15 pm:

    It’s funny, because they’re both running basically the same spots: who’s the worst big bad millionaire.

    Biggert’s “Foster sold his investments after getting inside information” was still running this morning.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 3:30 pm:

    Hate, Hate, Hate Negative Closes ….

    Hate …

    C+


  3. - Anonymiss - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 3:54 pm:

    word - difference is this ad is true, like it or not. the NRCC/insider ad is completely false with no cites.


  4. - Skeeter - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 4:38 pm:

    Somehow, it seems too nice. Not sure if it is the tone of the voice, or what. The visuals and the voice just don’t seem to jibe with the attack message.


  5. - walkinfool - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 4:41 pm:

    Biggert’s attack on Foster is more powerful and memorable, false though it might be.

    With just a few days left, detailed messages play to deaf ears and blind eyes. Name recognition is the only thing that might move the few voting “undecideds”. Positive ads, repeating the candidates’ name 10+ times, would do as well at this point, IMO.


  6. - Anonymoose - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 4:50 pm:

    Negative? I watched the video with the sound off and the clips of Ms. Biggert make her appear years younger (IMHY takes off a good ten years). The choppy video moves along quickly with a nice ledger background most folks will not recognize. Biggert raises pay! Biggert has a record of 30 years experience! People looking over paperwork and posing for?????? The Biggert campaign MUST thank Mr. Foster.


  7. - Conservative Republican - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 5:44 pm:

    Why hasn’t Foster been called on the “thirty years in politics” BS? She began her first term as state rep in 1993, so its really only nineteen (19) years. He gets the extra 11 from her service as, get this, a member of the Hinsdale school board! C’mon! Isn’t 19 a big enough number?? (to a conservative is certainly is!) Meanwhile, folks like Madigan (both of them), Daley, Emmanual (pick your Democrat) can begin politics in their youth and stay in it as lifetime sinecures — and the Bill Fosters of the world won’t say boo.


  8. - alegra - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 6:28 pm:

    OMG! Please don’t tell me that Ms Biggert receives a $170,000 yearly Illinois Pension for serving 6 or so years in the Illinois GA! And to think that I & other front line state worker retirees, with 30 years of service, feel disrespected, bullied and betrayed when we fight to keep our pension. We may not have law degrees but do have BA’s & beyond & decades of service. My pension is less than 20% of her $170,000 and I’m not even complaining of her specifically. Just saying maybe Illinois should fall into a sinkhole or something-it’s just too rotten.


  9. - LincolnLounger - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 8:33 pm:

    They don’t get much more decent than Judy Biggert. I hope she can somehow pull this out.


  10. - Seriously? - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 9:57 pm:

    If that’s the best Foster has it’s weak. If Judy can pound away on her positives with big points…I think Foster has problems. Of course, she is going to need a solid GOTV program but who doesn’t?

    These are just a few quotes from her endorsements:
    The Chicago Tribune says – Biggert is a more - reliable vote against borrowing and spending. She is a voice for tolerance and economic restraint.

    The Daily Herald says – Biggert is the candidate best suited to protect and promote suburban interests.

    The Illinois Education Association says – Few people have been a better friend to public education than Judy Biggert.


  11. - Just Saying - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 10:17 pm:

    Take a look at her disclosures online.   174,000 per year vs 14,000per yr is a big difference.  Just saying


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Today's quotable
* "The State’s infrastructure for providing human services is, without exaggeration, in severe jeopardy"
* Caption contest!
* George Ryan attorney claims appellate judge told "whoppers"
* Lawyers claim Cullerton's pension idea is unconstitutional
* Question of the day
* Olsen frontrunner to replace Sandack
* Rauner signs surveillance reform bill
* CFL video compares Trump to Rauner
* Unclear on the "unity" concept... so far
* A weird dude, that one
* Rauner's taking his time on decrim bill, but will likely sign it
* *** LIVE COVERAGE *** Rauner talks about redistricting
* The "communications platform" stirs controversy
* The tables have turned
* Wikileaks docs show how Dem donor tried (and failed) to get back into the game
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Sandack replacement?
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Madigan reveals he's talked to Durbin about running for governor
* *** LIVE COVERAGE *** Democratic National Convention
* *** UPDATED x2 - Durkin statement *** Sandack resigns
* 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

  
* More Sony F8331 pictures come out of Iran
* [TA Deals] Sign up for a lifetime subscription to Windscribe VPN (91% off)
* Starbucks Windows 10 app expected soon
* Samsung patent application shows off one wireless charger for phone and watch
* Moto Z and Moto Z Force Review: More than just mods?
* Sprint launching new plans before iPhone 7 launch as it reports earnings
* Apple Maps Expands Transit Data to San Diego and British Columbia

* Maybe Chris Sale and the White Sox are made for each other
* White Sox Minor League Update: July 24-30
* Podcast: Back to the drawing board
* Quintana's gem couldn't come at better time
* Eaton leads way as White Sox show resiliency
* White Sox walk-off on Tigers twice in 4 hours
* White Sox 5, Tigers 4: David Robertson gets greedy

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


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

Archives
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
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


* Rauner-created business development group gets .....
* Rauner-created business development group gets .....
* Rauner Renews Call for Term Limits - West Kentu.....
* Illinois Governor Renews Call for Term Limits -.....
* Veto Denies Home Care Worker Wage Hike - Home H.....
* Rauner-created business development group gets .....
* Rauner-created business development group gets .....
* State takes first step in reigning in standardi.....
* Date set for suit over unpaid state bills - Peo.....
* Rauner-created business development group gets .....


* Rauner-created business development group gets new name
* Judge sets August date for arguments in provider lawsuit
* High-profile GOP Illinois lawmaker Sandack suddenly resigns
* Body found after fiery Chicago highway crash
* Illinois governor renews call for term limits
* Illinois governor renews call for term limits
* Hastert wants victim's suit over unpaid hush money tossed
* 2 efforts in Illinois attempt to change sex offender laws
* 2 efforts in Illinois attempt to change sex offender laws
* EXCHANGE: Worshippers hold service despite destroyed church

* High-profile Republican state lawmaker abruptly resigns
* High-profile GOP Illinois lawmaker Sandack suddenly resigns
* 2 efforts in Illinois attempt to change sex offender laws
* Rauner renews call for term limits
* Rauner-created business development group gets new name
* State costs for amendment notices likely to top $2 million
* Rauner OKs regulating police use of cell-site simulators
* Illinois Supreme Court to consider remap ballot measure
* Rauner vetoes construction-wage, homecare-worker pay increases
* Rauner apologizes, Chicago teachers protest over 2011 email questioning their competency

* Michael Jordan gives $2 million to build trust between blacks, cops
* George Ryan lawyer slams federal appeals judge
* Yacht sinks during stormy sailing in Mackinac race
* 30,850 new pilots needed a year as travel soars, says Boeing
* Statehouse GOP leader Sandack resigns, citing 'cyber security issues'


* Canada to ban rail cars involved in fiery crash
* Witty map of the road to belief in one-man show about C.S. Lewis
* Dems tonite: Boyz II Men, Paul Simon, Sarah Silverman,Demi Lovato
* Tuesday Letters: Vote withheld from Clinton is vote for Trump
* Divvy station opens at U.S. Cellular Field ahead of Crosstown
* Cicada killer wasp to road-side fawn: Notes on Chicago outdoors
* Youth from around globe spruce up Humboldt Park
* Ricketts spoke with Chapman about domestic abuse, approved trade
* Police: Man shot to death in North Lawndale
* Former Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago analyst avoids prison


* After day of discord, Democrats open their convention
* Democratic convention live updates: Hillary Clinton's name booed right from the start
* Aroldis Chapman’s domestic abuse case looks like the dividing line among Cubs fans
* Tiger mauls grandmother to death at Beijing safari park
* Seeking wider digital audience, Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8B
* Anthony Ponce quits NBC news to drive for Lyft, produce podcast
* Illinois lawyer disciplinary panel seeks to punish former city attorney
* Florida nightclub shooting leaves 14-year-old, 18-year-old dead, 17 others wounded
* Michael Jordan ends silence, speaks out on shootings involving police
* Reboot your mind while waiting


* High-profile Republican state lawmaker abruptly resigns
* High-profile GOP Illinois lawmaker Sandack suddenly resigns
* 2 efforts in Illinois attempt to change sex offender laws
* Rauner renews call for term limits
* Rauner-created business development group gets new name
* Pam Molitoris: Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation
* State costs for amendment notices likely to top $2 million
* Statehouse Insider: Rauner, AFSCME conduct PR war while labor talks at standstill
* Bernard Schoenburg: Buscher moves from independent to GOP, Trump
* Connecting people with volunteer opportunities


* A 'Romance' for historic simulation lovers, but a bad date for others
* From the blog: high school football on DWS
* Road Closure: Cave-in closes State St.; sewer work on Center St.
* Traffic signal at Randolph and University a flashing light only after crash
* Legislature unlikely to take up Rauner’s call for term limit vote
* UPDATE: Crash backs up traffic 'for several miles' on southbound I-57
* Boil order in effect in Colfax
* House fire in Zeigler put out quickly by firefighters
* High-profile GOP Illinois lawmaker Sandack suddenly resigns
* Quad-City Times vacation photo contest offers $1,000 top prize


* Cherryman to relocate regional center from Indiana to Aurora
* Redbox parent to be acquired in $1.6 billion deal
* Lightning strike sparks Bartlett garage fire, causes $25,000 in damage
* College of DuPage board member Olsen could fill Sandack's seat
* Dist. 211 aims to avoid levy hike

* 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

* At PoliticalFest, Dick Durbin plays to win......
* Durbin: DNC email scandal is “inside baseb......

* Laura Washington: Kirk woos Latinos in rac......

* Rauner apologizes for saying half of Chicago teachers are "virtually illiterate"
* Judge orders state to reconsider medical pot use for migraine headaches
* Senate candidates join Rauner in call for term limit vote in veto session
* Chicago Protest Outside Homan Square Police Facility Continues Into 4th Day
* Rauner Vetoes Multiple Labor-Focused Bills
* Trump credits evangelicals as a "big reason" he became the 2016 GOP nominee
* New ship for "Star Trek: Discovery"
* Controversial Baltimore Mayor to gavel in DNC as Wasserman-Schultz backs out
* Biga: Kasich RNC antics are just as frustrating as Cruz's
* Cartoon of the Day - 7/23/16 Melania Trump speech


* Discount Admission Tickets Available For Purchase At Area Retailers - Fair to extend purchasing hours at Emmerson Building
* Governor Announces Appointments
* New Halsted Street Bridge Finished at Byrne Interchange, Multimodal Travel, Neighborhood Connectivity Enhanced - Last of Eisenhower bridges to be completed, project moves into next phase
* No Pokemon Go access on Veteran Home’s grounds
* Governor Takes Bill Action




Hosted by MCS -- CapitolFax.com Privacy Policy -- SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax -- Advertise Here -- Mobile Version -- Contact Rich Miller