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 - Halvorson fires back at Preckwinkle *** Hutchinson announces Senate support

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013

* From a press release…

SIX SENATORS ENDORSE HUTCHINSON’S CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS

Senators Koehler, Lightford, Muñoz, Noland, Sandoval, and Steans today announced their endorsement of Toi Hutchinson’s campaign for Congress in the second congressional district today.

“I am a strong supporter of Toi Hutchinson’s, and I have no doubt that she is the best choice to stand up for Illinois in Congress,” said Senator Antonio Muñoz. “Toi Hutchinson is working alongside me to ban assault weapons because she knows how critical gun safety reforms are. Just as she is fighting for these reforms in Springfield, I know she’ll take that fight with her to Washington as well.”

“Toi Hutchinson is exactly the kind of reformer we need to send to Washington,” said Senator Kimberly A. Lightford (D-04). “Toi has always worked hard to protect middle and working class families. Ever since I’ve met her, I’ve been deeply impressed by her passion and commitment—there are few public servants I know who work so tirelessly for the people they represent.”

None of those Senators actually lives in the 2nd District, but it does answer concerns I expressed earlier that Hutchinson wasn’t listing any of her Senate colleagues on her endorsement list.

*** UPDATE *** Halvorson responds to Preckwinkle via press release…

HALVORSON RESPONDS TO PRECKWINKLE BASELESS ALLEGATION OF VOTING AGAINST THE EXTENTION OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
AND VOTING TO SUPPORT THE RICH

HALVORSON RECEIVED THE AFTERNOON PHONE CALL FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA ASKING HER TO VOTE TO EXTEND THE BUSH TAX CUTS

Crete, IL—Debbie Halvorson – Candidate for Illinois’ Second Congressional District- is disappointed in Cook County Board’s President Toni Preckwinkle’s false allegation that she voted against extending unemployment benefits during her two years in Congress. In fact, Halvorson has always voted to extend unemployment benefits.

“It’s unfortunate that the Cook County Board President would make such false claims against my record without checking the facts. I grew up poor and witnessed my father’s struggle to make ends meet. To overcome such odds and vote against extending unemployment benefits to people in need is not reflective of whom I am as a person. I have always voted to extend unemployment benefits. The County Board President is wrong and her allegations are baseless and without merit.” says Halvorson.

Among other false allegations is that Halvorson was somehow anti-Obama by voting in 2010 to extend the Bush tax cuts. But Halvorson was only responding to a phone call she received at her Crete home from President Barack Obama requesting her assistance in gathering her democratic colleagues in the spirit of compromise in voting to extend the Bush Tax cuts.

Halvorson adds, “Voting to extend the Bush Tax cuts was never an option for me. But when my President called me at my home and personally asked me for my support and to lobby my fellow democrats, I did so. It was the spirit of compromise in which President Obama was attempting to achieve. I supported him in that quest. To not honor the President’s request would have been anti-Obama. But again if Toni Preckwinkle wishes to rely upon Toi Hutchinson to provide her with my record, she will only spin herself out of control recanting her statements.

President Preckwinkle also accused Congresswoman Halvorson of not being in support of Wall Street reform. However Debbie voted for the Wall Street reform bill that was supported and signed by President Obama. Halvorson initially voted against the House version of the Wall Street reform bill that was written to penalize small community banks. Halvorson felt that the bill punished smaller banks for the actions of the bigger mainstream banks. But the version in which she voted for and was passed, had the full support of the Obama White House.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


36 Comments
  1. - Just The Way It Is One - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 2:50 pm:

    Whoa–she’s really on a roll now. Yet, as (reportedly Front Runner) Halvorson noted yesterday, how much of a difference do these endorsements make in the end, anyway? Hard to tell…


  2. - LincolnLounger - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 3:14 pm:

    E-X-T-E-N-T-I-O-N? Yikes.


  3. - OneMan - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 3:17 pm:

    The Obama call thing is good… Wonder if we will see it in a counter commercial.


  4. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 3:19 pm:

    1) Rich, as usual, when you ask a question, especially here for all to see, ironically you get a response! Speaks volumes, Rich, about you and this great place. Awesome!

    2) To the post, while the response answers the colleague question, as Rich points out, not one in the 2nd District. Not a real “good” sign when you can’t get in-district support, but this race is so “inside” with all the nuances, how the senators in the district are able to work FOR anyone, or as part of an organization, especially on Election Day is what really interests me.

    Whoever can get their ‘pluses’ to the polls, be they caome from colleagues or organizations, or volunteers, that will be one of the major deciding factors. If the endorsements means bodies or votes, than you are really cooking with gas.


  5. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 3:23 pm:

    Not that a Republican would ever win this district but at least they won’t have to spend money coming up with their own attack ads.


  6. - Skeeter - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 3:44 pm:

    Halvorsen is keeping up her “I voted that way because powerful people made me” thing that worked so well explaining her time in Springfield.

    And nice use of ALL CAPS in her headlines. Here’s a hint — if you title is about four words, all caps may be OK. If your title is six lines, the all caps make you look sort of bonkers.


  7. - Endangered Moderate Species - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 4:03 pm:

    “I voted that way because powerful people made me”

    Skeeter, Your comment is a bit of a stretch from what has actually been said by Halvorson. Are you able to maintain a straight face while scrutinizing others about the use of capital letters in a message?


  8. - El tercero - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 4:03 pm:

    Sandoval and Munoz? That means Toi hires Victor Reyes’ firm in 3, 2 . . . .


  9. - Will Caskey - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 4:04 pm:

    Halvorson’s fact checking is as bad as her spelling. She voted against the unemployment extension rule in 2010. It’s right here: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll323.xml

    She voted against a budget that repealed the Bush tax cuts (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll188.xml), and she voted against raising the estate tax (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll646.xml).

    I invite anyone interested to check said facts, here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13s_lFivurR32WpXuwW_rFUOqTGpv5Dl5l-BxNIsOY1w/edit


  10. - Skeeter - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 4:08 pm:

    EM,
    Actually, it isn’t. Did you check out her self-published work? She’s used that for just about every vote that has come back to bite her.

    Also, I use ALL CAPS ironically. Or, on rare occasions, to get through to particularly stupid people.

    Are you claims Halvorsen is being ironic, or she thinks the press is particularly slow witted?


  11. - Endangered Moderate Species - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 4:16 pm:

    Skeeter, Being asked for support by the President is not the same as your fictional quote, “I voted that way because powerful people made me”. Your comment seems to be an example of throwing mud with the hope that some may stick.


  12. - Skeeter - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 4:19 pm:

    Maybe you can flesh that one out, EM.

    Because “I voted that way because the President asked” and “I voted that way because powerful people made me” sounds pretty similar to me.

    Under either, she’s trying to say that she really really really wanted to vote the other way but felt she had no choice.


  13. - low level bureacrat - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 4:33 pm:

    I don’t have a dog in this fight, but Will - at least tell the whole truth - such as it is. She voted no on the rule to bring it to the floor, but did vote for final passage. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll324.xml


  14. - just sayin' - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 4:37 pm:

    This race is gonna get ugly.

    If Eugene Pincham was still alive I wonder if they’d drag him out to attack Halverson too.


  15. - Commonsense in Illinois - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 4:44 pm:

    Uh folks, from the flight deck…looks like we’re gonna be in for some moderate turbulence during our flight, so I’m gonna turn on the seat belt sign and ask our attendants to cease our service in the cabin and strap in. We’ll try to find some smoother air, but air traffic control just told us its unlikely we’ll be able to do so anytime soon, so just try to relax.


  16. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 4:44 pm:

    HALVORSON-The EDUKATION Candidate.

    This post sponsored by Plummer2015orsomethinglikethat


  17. - Will Caskey - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 4:57 pm:

    Low level bureaucrat, it is the very definition of not my problem when Halvorson claims she “always” voted for UI when she did not. She’d know that if she had a decent researcher on board.


  18. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 5:02 pm:

    ===This post sponsored by Plummer2015orsomethinglikethat===

    - AA -, Well done! I spit up my milk!


  19. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 5:08 pm:

    - Will Caskey -

    Can’t remember, do you have a dog in this fight?

    just asking….


  20. - Will Caskey - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 5:11 pm:

    I do! I am on board with Team Hutchinson: http://blogs.suntimes.com/politics/2012/12/tois_campaign_team_illinois_2nd_cd_special_election.html


  21. - Muffin Man - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 5:11 pm:

    If Halvorson is correct in her rebuttal of Preckwinkle’s comments, then why doesn’t Debbie simply ask her friend Barack Obama to issue a statement clarifying what his thoughts on Debbie are or were? She went to bat for him (or so she says?) so certainly he would be happy to take 2 minutes out of his busy schedule to “clear things up” for Debbie via a simple press release.
    Tide detergent should be able to remove those tire tread markings from the bus from the back of Debbie’s dress.


  22. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 5:15 pm:

    - Will Caskey -

    Thank you.

    Best of luck.


  23. - Another 2nd District Voter - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 5:20 pm:

    I’m waiting for these candidates to tell the voters what they think about Peotone International.

    Do Hutchinson & Halvorson still want it?

    Does Kelly want it?

    Just say no.


  24. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 5:39 pm:

    That was for you Willy.

    Sorry about the milk.


  25. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 6:20 pm:

    - AA -,

    Worth the milk!

    I should know better when reading your posts!


  26. - railrat - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 6:35 pm:

    o willy you and rich need to get a room !!! sheesh… notice Todds gone dark on this issue???


  27. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 6:39 pm:

    - railrat -,

    With kindest personal regards, I remain.

    Sincerely yours,

    Oswego Willy

    (take with the same as you are giving)


  28. - Six Degrees of Separation - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 6:39 pm:

    2nd district voter…

    Since Peotone is such a non-issue to the great majority of voters in the 2nd (or way down on the list of priorities), don’t be surprised by the non-addressing of it by the candidates. For the locals who do care, they tend to fall into 3 camps anyway: die-hard opponents (mostly around it or in it), boosters (to the north and west), and those who are somewhat against it but want to cut the best deal they can if it happens, and they are skeptical it ever will happen in their lifetime (probably a bigger group than the other two). Not a scientific poll, but my sense in knowing the area.


  29. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 7:28 pm:

    Six, Thanks for the insight. I asked a closely related question on another post.


  30. - railrat - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 7:34 pm:

    -willy-, since your a follower of golf, Carl Spackler “I’d keep playing,I don’t think the heavy stuff will come down for a while”


  31. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 7:37 pm:

    Halvorson grew up in a family barely making end meet. She would not vote against the kind of folks who raised her.

    The accusations are disgusting and speak volumes about her opponents.


  32. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 7:42 pm:

    - railrat -,

    I could beak the club record, theoretically.

    We’re all good


  33. - Will Caskey - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 9:44 pm:

    VanillaMan that is hilarious. On the one hand I have how Halvorson, like, voted. On the other you’re pretty sure she would never vote that way because of something or other about her childhood.

    Anyway, I’m right here buddy. You care to elaborate on what me looking up how she voted says about myself?


  34. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 10:19 pm:

    Repeating your opponents’ attacks? Really??

    I like Halvorson personally, but I recall the gist of what the Tribune had to say about their editorial board meeting with her: Glass Jaw.

    Politics is an ugly sport — kinda like Pro Wrestling Guerilla. If you can’t take punches — even low blows — you won’t last long.


  35. - k3 - Tuesday, Jan 29, 13 @ 10:25 pm:

    Another 2nd-everyone supports the airport. Time to move on.

    Looks like it’s gonna be an ugly few weeks


  36. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Wednesday, Jan 30, 13 @ 8:08 am:

    Who is Scott Cisek with?


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Cable TV buys
* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Rauner vetoes several social service bills
* Ok, that's enough
* I truly hate this US Senate race
* Rauner signs life insurance bill
* Question of the day
* State bond sale goes well, but still paid a higher price
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Picking on the little guys
* We've been a sorry state for a long time
* Munger and Mendoza face off in hostile debate
* I'm still befuddled by this move
* *** UPDATED x5 - Motion approved - Noven to withdraw - $421 million budget hit - One appointee appears to be ineligible - The plot thickens as three new board members appointed *** Controversy expected at TRS hearing today
* React to remap reform ruling
* Divided court kicks remap reform off ballot
* 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

  
* The flagship is dead, long live the new flagship
* Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus 10 expected at IFA 2016
* Eighth beta for Apple software out for devs, seventh iOS 10 beta for public
* China’s Galaxy Note 7, the same as everyone else’s — 4GB RAM, 64GB storage
* Google Wallet debuts automatic transfers so you can skip “cashing out”
* Android 7.0 factory images are live for most Nexus devices
* Sony Xperia X Compact and Xperia XR specs revealed

* Sox topple Seattle on Quintana's gem, 4 HRs
* Sox topple Seattle on Quintana's gem, 4 HRs
* Sox offense unloads as everyone chips in
* Sox topple Seattle on Quintana's gem, 4 HRs
* Rodon, Walker duel to wrap Sox homestand
* Sox topple Seattle on Quintana's gem, 4 HRs
* Sox topple Seattle on Quintana's gem, 4 HRs

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


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

Archives
August 2016
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


* Tom Kacich: 13th Congressional District a breat.....
* Union money contaminates Springfield..
* Judge Rules on Internet Infrastructure – Alton .....
* Editorial: We must not surrender to Illinois ‘t.....
* Governor Bruce Rauner Stops at IL State Fairgro.....


* 2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star Wade's cousin
* Enrollment up at other Missouri universities as MU drops
* Ohio chief justice on court impacts, roles in drug epidemic
* Studies: Illinois' fixed-tuition law drives up others' costs
* Studies: Illinois' fixed-tuition law drives up others' costs
* University of Illinois game time texting system rarely used
* Northwest Indiana airports fight aviation downturn
* EXCHANGE: Labrador ready to help victims of child abuse
* EXCHANGE: Presidential museum gets rare Lincoln biography
* Elections board appeals ruling on independent candidate

* Despite budget warnings from Rauner, TRS board votes to lower investment estimates
* Progress on U.S. 67 sputters due to lack of funds
* New law makes insurance companies find, pay beneficiaries
* Decatur woman can petition to become nurse under new law
* Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot
* Comptroller hopefuls argue independence from Madigan, Rauner
* Springfield-area jobless rate remains lowest in Illinois
* Illinois 'Obamacare' health insurance rates up significantly
* Rauner's office warns teachers' pension change could be 'devastating'

* What do you get for $2,000 in rent?
* Cubs stars growing too big for Chicago market
* Warehouses are sexy all of a sudden. Here's why.
* How Macy's retreat is affecting this REIT's fortunes
* What's not to like about Obamacare? Plenty in Illinois


* Steinberg: The South Side is best, at least doughnut-wise
* Kapos: CEO hopes fans warm to Guaranteed Rate’s name
* Man shot, critically wounded in South Loop
* Man shot in Park Manor
* Two men charged with fatally shooting Nykea Aldridge
* 2 men charged in fatal shooting of Nykea Aldridge, Wade’s cousin
* Stone Lab: The Science and Beauty of Lake Erie
* Police warn of Wicker Park break-ins, attempted sexual assaults
* Man shot in Hermosa
* 3 shot in Gresham


* Two brothers charged in shooting death of Dwyane Wade's cousin
* Billionaire who donated to Clinton Foundation was denied entry into U.S. last year
* LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 8/28/16
* Trump stand-ins struggle to speak for and defend nominee
* German economy minister says EU-U.S. trade talks have failed
* It was a union for the ages, until it wasn't. Is Europe lost?
* Sen. Joni Ernst tries to rise with Donald Trump by her side
* Turkish-backed rebels seize villages in Syria; 35 killed in airstrikes
* Italy to see if building negligence raised earthquake death toll; 291 dead
* Man shot to death in South Loop alley


The widget AQL4JYGHIY powered by Feed Informer does not exist.


* Angie Muhs: The ups and downs of online comments
* Bernard Schoenburg: Davis, GOP quick to attack independent Gill
* Statehouse Insider: Do we hafta put all of that money into pensions?
* Their View: Fair maps shouldn't be victims of partisanship
* Raising awareness to end domestic violence
* Mom's legacy lives on through fund
* Despite budget warnings from Rauner, TRS board votes to lower investment estimates
* Progress on U.S. 67 sputters due to lack of funds
* New law makes insurance companies find, pay beneficiaries
* Charles Krauthammer: The bribery standard


* Daily Digest 8/28/16
* Divorces
* PFOP: Bloomington painter wowed, swindled Chicago’s high society
* Communities work to provide a playground for children
* New wave: Normal Township senior center exceeds expectations
* UI Library system has so much more to check out than books
* Rob Kanter/Environmental Almanac: Our residence has gone solar
* Art Beat: Powerful exhibitions
* Ted Kooser: An American Life in Poetry, Aug. 28, 2016
* Chuck Koplinski: Director, actor discuss challenging project


* Bills Ryan says standing for anthem pays respect to military
* 'Don't Breathe' scores, ousts 'Suicide Squad' at box office
* Few contenders, more pretenders in NFC
* Dallas police squelch critics, questions about sniper attack
* Turkish president vows to 'destroy terrorists'

* 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

* Des Plaines Gets $11.4 Million To Purchase......

* Kirk wants to widend locks, dams on Illino......
* Duckworth outlines principles for immigrat......

* Illinois home prices increase in July; Sales lower amid tight inventory
* Kinney serves as liaison to United Kingdom
* CAR dedicates memorial to Maner, the association’s first African-American president
* QCARA members brush up on their painting skills at Habitat for Humanity project
* Illinois REALTORS® named to key NAR committee posts
* CAR Global Council panel discussion encourages understanding of different cultures
* NAR offers video about Aug. 29 drone rule changes
* NAR foundation will donate up to $350K in Louisiana flood assistance
* Video explains what you need to know about Chicago property tax increases
* At a glance: Poll shows seniors worried about property taxes


* Statement on Redistricting Referendum
* Rauner Administration Takes Action to Help Illinoisans Find Lost Life Insurance Money
* Illinois Residents Encouraged to Register for ‘The Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill - 'Drop, Cover and Hold On’ Drill Set for October 20
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Seeking Flexibility to Improve Delivery of Behavioral Health Care




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