LIVE session coverage...
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Is it all but over?

Friday, Feb 22, 2013

* From a Roll Call article on the 2nd Congressional District special primary, entitled “All Signs Point to Kelly Victory in Illinois Special Election”

Kelly boasted a double-digit lead over the field in Hutchinson’s internal polling — an automated survey taken before she exited the race, according to a source familiar with it.

Subscribers know more about recent polling.

Also…

Kelly has been on the air as well, and Halvorson’s fundraising has not been strong enough to answer on the airwaves. But while television is central to any modern campaign, this race is about getting bodies to the polls in the middle of the Chicago winter.

Beale’s team is counting on his Chicago base as the only candidate hailing from the urban part of the district. His team is betting on loyalty and turnout from a base of senior citizens — but local strategists say it’s unlikely he can win.

“They [voters] have to have a compelling reason to turn out for you, and that’s a totally different campaign model than a presidential year or any year when there’s anything else on the ballot,” a Chicago Democratic strategist said. “You have to take a different approach when you’re the only race on the ballot.”

But even luck has been on Kelly’s side. She drew the top slot on the ballot. Halvorson will be third from the bottom.

* Meanwhile, there’s been an attempt to try to link Mayor Emanuel to Kelly’s race. For instance

The mayor was asked why he’s “giving the appearance” that he’s not involved in the race to succeed Jackson, who plead guilty Wednesday to years of illegal campaign spending.

“Because I’m not endorsing anybody. That’s why. Because it’s not an appearance,” Emanuel said.

Pressed on whether he’s making phone calls on Kelly’s behalf, the mayor said, “No. … I said upfront I was gonna stay out of this race. The voters will pick. But I want to be clear about one thing: Whoever wins has to be on Team Chicago.”

Delmarie Cobb, a political consultant to Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), doesn’t buy it. She thinks there’s a wink-and-a-nod between Emanuel and Bloomberg.

“I don’t think Mayor Rahm Emanuel would be running congressional campaign ads for someone in New York and dictating who should be the next congressman in New York City without the permission of Mayor Bloomberg,” Cobb said.

“It’s hard to fathom that Mayor Bloomberg is inserting himself into this campaign and he’s meeting with no resistance from City Hall.”

As evidence of Emanuel’s behind-the-scenes involvement, Cobb pointed to the tangled web of relationships among the players in the 2nd District.

Cheryl Whitaker is the wife of Obama pal, Dr. Eric Whitaker. Former Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, one of the first politicians to endorse Kelly, who served as Giannoulias’ chief of staff, is one of Obama’s basketball buddies.

Obama’s former campaign strategist David Axelrod, who is tweeting on Kelly’s behalf, is Emanuel’s former White House colleague and friend of 30 years. And Bloomberg is a close friend of Chicago’s mayor.

“If Robin Kelly were in the middle of the circle, you would have the White House, Giannoulias, Axelrod, Mayor Bloomberg, Mayor Emanuel — all these people with an ongoing relationship. It just defies logic that, somehow, all of these people are involved in the race, but they’re not talking to each other” about it, Cobb said.

That’s some conspiracy theory. Bloomberg spent money all over the country last year. I doubt he asked permission to do so anywhere else.

This, by the way, is Axelrod’s alleged tweet on behalf of Kelly…


It was much more a knock on Halvorson, whom the Obama people obviously don’t want to win this contest.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


18 Comments
  1. - Fire Anita Alvarez - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 10:53 am:

    I was stunned to see Joyce Washington on tv today, touting herself in a commercial. I had no idea she was running.


  2. - wordslinger - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 11:03 am:

    –“I don’t think Mayor Rahm Emanuel would be running congressional campaign ads for someone in New York and dictating who should be the next congressman in New York City without the permission of Mayor Bloomberg,” Cobb said.–

    As White House chief of staff, Emanuel was part of an effort to dictate that Caroline Kennedy be appointed to the senate from New York.

    How did that work out?

    I sincerely doubt that Bloomberg feels the need to clear his actions with anyone.


  3. - The Captain - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 11:22 am:

    If the polling is to be believed all sorts of people have decided to support Robin Kelly without having to ask Rahm Emanuel’s permission first, but in Delmarie Cobb’s world Michael Bloomberg, David Axelrod and Alexi Giannoulias are incapable of making the same decisions as ordinary voters without clearing it with the Mayor. Cobb gonna Cobb I guess.


  4. - Skeeter - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 11:37 am:

    Amazing watching Debbie self-destruct over the past few years.

    She’s becoming a joke.


  5. - Boone Logan Square - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 11:49 am:

    Isn’t hiring Cobb as your flack an admission that you have no chance? When was the last time she worked on a successful campaign?


  6. - siriusly - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 11:58 am:

    DelMarie Cobb also thinks Roland Burris made Dick Durbin a better senator.

    Microphone drop, I’m done.


  7. - ArchPundit - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 12:10 pm:

    ==DelMarie Cobb also thinks Roland Burris made Dick Durbin a better senator.

    In a overwhelming Democratic and majority black Congressional District she attacked the most popular black Democratic politician in the country–Barack Obama. I guess she could have done worse and attacked Michele and the kids, but that was a pretty amazing move. Amazing in not the good way.


  8. - Rich Miller - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 12:13 pm:

    ArchPundit, she was with Hillary. Not sure she’s gotten over it.


  9. - paddyrollingstone - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 12:23 pm:

    I try and never be mean when I comment here but how on earth does Delmarie Cobb get work?


  10. - ArchPundit - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 12:29 pm:

    ===ArchPundit, she was with Hillary. Not sure she’s gotten over it.

    Yes, I remember the Uncle Tom incident with Emil Jones.


  11. - Shore - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 1:23 pm:

    Bloomberg spent $$ in a half a dozen races, ca, for dold and maybe 3 or 4 others. he was not “all over the country” like a koch or some of the other big political forces.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83171.html

    These were not great candidates and this was a horrible race. You compare to the race to replace rahm-you had quigley, you had feigenholtz who everyone knows because you see her campaign stuff at the cubs el stop every 2 years, and you had charles whelan who’s a former economist writer and you had the lawyer who was bff with chuck schumer. impressive bunch with ideas and credentials.

    This was an opportunity for chicago and the african american communities to get some fresh blood in and they completely blew it. You look at why this blog day in day out is corruption, politicians not doing anything, bad news about the state, frustration, this race is how that comes to be.


  12. - Will Caskey - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 1:24 pm:

    I’m just going to copy and paste what I wrote on Facebook about this ridiculous notion that “field” is an almighty game changer in Chicago:

    WRITE IT DOWN:

    1) “Field” is not going to catch up a double digit polling deficit. It never has and it never will. If something that resembles that happens then the polling was all wrong. Which leads me to…

    2) Every once in a while all the polls will be wrong, but by definition this cannot be predicted and you are therefore the wrongest person ever to claim they will all be wrong because of your stupid reason. Which leads me to…

    3) If you are shaking your head at this and thinking “Will just doesn’t understand how things are done in [special snowflake region],” EXIT POLITICS FOREVER. Go be an idiot about sports instead.


  13. - Mr. Grassroots - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 1:44 pm:

    How does Delmarie Cobb get hired over and over, you ask?

    Experience!!!

    It is done in baseball all the time with the recycling of managers.


  14. - Will Caskey - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 1:53 pm:

    I don’t even understand what Cobb is alleging or why it is supposed to be bad. Secondhand interaction (assuming it existed, which I have seen no evidence it did) between an IE and an endorser of a candidate is not illegal, or even untoward.

    Is the district just supposed to get mad that Rahm Emanuel said something to somebody about stuff?


  15. - Just The Way It Is One - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 3:14 pm:

    Maybe “all BUT” over, but, no, it ain’t over. The VOTERS in the 2nd will be the final Decion-makers on this one, but it sure is fun to watch. But the “powers that be” ARE involved, if not overtly then on the sly-make no mistake about that!


  16. - Just The Way It Is One - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 3:25 pm:

    That was “DeciSion-makers…”. Believe it or not, I do have an education!


  17. - Carl Nyberg - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 3:37 pm:

    Beale has not stuck to one message. He’s attempted to be all things to all people.

    There was the list of jobs projects he’d push when talking to IVI-IPO.

    There was an anti-gun mailing.

    There was a pro airport mailing.

    Beale is the guy who tried to re-open the landfill. That issue is going to haunt him for his whole political career.

    I hope Land and Lakes gave Beale a bunch of money to be their toady on that point. Because that defines him in my mind. When big money interests are looking for a politician to sell out their constituents, Beale wants to call them before they give the money to someone else.


  18. - walkinfool - Friday, Feb 22, 13 @ 4:42 pm:

    Say it again, Will Caskey! Right on.

    (Assuming, of course, the pollsters have a clue)


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* My two cents: Overtime, budget, TV blitz, reform
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today's edition and some mailer updates
* Today's quotable
* Temper, temper
* Report: Two alleged Hastert victims interviewed by feds
* *** LIVE *** Session coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* 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

          
        * Micromax Unite 2 getting the Android 5.0 update in India
        * You Should Play: Grim Fandango Remastered is a creepy, classic adventure game brought back to life
        * The Week in iPad Cases: Worried about snow, rain and dirt? Lifeproof has your back
        * Express yourself: But why does it always have to be about Apple?
        * Our 5 favourite new Windows Phone apps of the week
        * ASUS reportedly to unveil selfie-serving new Zenphone at Computex
        * Create atoms but don’t destroy the universe in new Android game Atomas

        * Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Messy Photo Collection
        * Elon Musk's growing empire is fueled by government subsidies
        * Today's Best Deals: Cheapest Sous-Vide Ever, $54 Bluetooth Headphones
        * Zip Your Pants and Jackets Before Washing Them to Protect Your Clothes
        * Twitter Audience Insights: This Week in Social Media
        * Lenovo A6000 Plus Review – A rock solid entry level phone
        * iiyama’s New Windows 8.1 Tablet With Intel Atom Processor

        * White Sox to rely on Webb out of bullpen
        * Rodon subdues Astros with renewed focus
        * Soto ends deadlock in 11th to complete rally
        * Soto ends deadlock in 11th to complete rally
        * White Sox aim for series win behind Quintana
        * Abreu likely out Saturday with finger injury
        * White Sox 6, Astros 3 (11 innings): Backup plans come to the forefront

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


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

        Archives
        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


        * 2 killed, 15 wounded in Chicago weekend gun vio.....
        * Rauner won't call special session to reach budg.....
        * Rauner picks new Illinois insurance department .....
        * House records show Schock reimbursed US $122,590..
        * Budget showdown looming between Illinois legisl.....
        * Our View: Accessible, affordable care is a nece.....
        * Impasse between Illinois governor, Democrats co.....


        * Ex-Chicago Bulls player Brunson acquitted of sexual abuse
        * Rauner picks new Illinois insurance department director
        * Study sees benefit from more extensive breast cancer surgery
        * AP source: Hastert paid to keep old sex abuse claims secret
        * House records show Schock reimbursed US $122,590
        * House records show Schock reimbursed US $122,590
        * Legislature advances plan to help Chicago fund pensions
        * Gay conversion therapy ban heads to Illinois governor's desk
        * Latest on Hastert: Boehner 'shocked' by reports
        * Impasse between Rauner, Democrats continues over budget

        * Rauner picks new Illinois insurance department director
        * Rauner won't call special session to reach budget agreement, wants action by Sunday
        * House passes bill separating Lincoln museum from Historic Preservation
        * Legislation to prohibit union strike, Rauner lockout gets House approval
        * Rauner won't call special session to reach budget agreement
        * Conversion therapy ban heads to Rauner's desk
        * Legislation to prohibit union strike or Rauner lockout gets House approval
        * House passes bill separating ALPLM from Historic Preservation
        * House OKs plan to make Lincoln Library and Museum its own state agency
        * Illinois Capitol statue of Dennis Hastert on hold

        * Emanuel finally unveils plan to fund police, fire pensions
        * Buyer linked to George Lucas buys condo for $18.8 million
        * Everything you need to know about the Hastert indictment
        * For Desiree Rogers, the campaign to fight cancer is personal
        * Happy 90th birthday, Lester Crown


          * 2 dead, 17 wounded in city shootings
          * Man killed in crash in Back of the Yards
          * Man stabbed to death, 2 others hurt in separate attacks
          * Former Speaker Hastert's federal pension not in danger
          * Emanuel's police, fire pension plan clears first hurdle at Capitol
          * Cops: Relative of mother, son found dead in SW Side home being questioned
          * Woman found not guilty by reason of insanity in screwdriver attack
          * Man killed in rollover crash in Lake County
          * Ex-Bull Brunson not guilty of sex abuse charges
          * This season's first positive test for West Nile detected in St. Clair County


          * Bears release Ray McDonald after domestic violence arrest in California
          * Ex-US House speaker's indictment offers few clues about case
          * Chicago school board to consider charter relocations, renewals
          * Ex-US Speaker Hastert indicted on bank-related charges
          * Vets' best friend: Two veterans trekking cross-country with the dogs that 'saved their lives'
          * After pig farm raises a stink, Hoosiers debate rural-city divide
          * City planners and neighborhood residents map out Chinatown’s future
          * City planners and neighborhood residents map out Chinatown's future
          * Nebraska repeals death penalty, but U.S. isn't quite ready to abandon it
          * FIFA officials arrested on charges of bribery and corruption


          * Rauner picks new Illinois insurance department director
          * Rauner won't call special session to reach budget agreement, wants action by Sunday
          * Kim Harber: Rural Illinoisans deserve modern tech rules
          * Charles Krauthammer: Why doctors quit
          * House passes bill separating Lincoln museum from Historic Preservation
          * Legislation to prohibit union strike, Rauner lockout gets House approval
          * Conversion therapy ban heads to Rauner's desk
          * Illinois Capitol statue of Dennis Hastert on hold
          * Esther Cepeda: How sincere is Clinton's Latino outreach?
          * Rauner agenda bills defeated in committee


          * Weather prompts postponement of Downtown Celebration
          * Daily Digest 5/30/15
          * Public safety: Brothers, mother charged in drug case
          * Corey Swanson The Roofing Dog 5-30-15
          * Countywide tobacco cessation efforts show signs of progress
          * Urbana Business Association - Cynthia Chandler 05-30-15
          * CAHSA celebrates 10th graduation
          * Market on the Square 05-30-15
          * Rauner's proposal is an attack on health care
          * Memorial to Blue Ridge teacher proposed


          * Former prosecutor: Hastert situation was avoidable
          * Batavia Lutheran school principal retires after 43 years
          * Work starts on subdivision at former Mundelein apple orchard property
          * School nurse seeks online votes to help Arlington Hts. girl win van
          * Lombard Metra station pedestrian underpass opens next week

          * Ratings Change: Kirk’s Race Now Tilts to D...
          * Peoria gets $400K grant to clean up contam...
          * DANA MILBANK: Ted Cruz, charlatan
          * The Straw that Broke the Federalist Camel’...
          * EPA's new ethanol standards cut short
          * Summer Open House to again feature 'Rock t...
          * Congressman, SIUE, LCCC leaders to mark 'b...
          * U.S Steel to remain open in Granite City
          * Congresswoman Duckworth and 135 House Coll...
          * EPA's latest biofuels proposals fall short...

          * Peoria gets $400K grant to clean up contam......
          * Walgreens chairman: We were whipping boy f......
          * The Patriot Act Was Controversial Long Bef......

          * Hastert allegedly engaged in sexual miscon......
          * Boehner 'Shocked' By Hastert Reports...
          * Hastert rose to speakership among the scan......
          * Ex-U.S. lawmaker Hastert aimed to hide sex......

          * State Representative Will Guzzardi: “We’re gonna come back around and ask the Bruce Rauner class in our state to pay their fair share and fund it.”
          * Ralph Martire and Ken Davis. VIDEO.
          * FAQ's about FWIW
          * Di Leo: From the Heartland to Tripoli - American Interests in a Global Economy
          * The Weekend Desk Report
          * Former state lawmaker predicts state employee strike this summer
          * AFSCME moves to prevent worker lock-out
          * The Weekend In Chicago Rock
          * The Week In Chicago Rock
          * Where did Illinois’ minimum wage go?


          * Honoring Illinois' Fallen - United States and Illinois flags at half-staff from Sunrise, Monday, June 1, 2015 until Sunset, Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
          * First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito in Illinois for 2015 Reported
          * Celebrate National 529 Day with a College Illinois!® Savings Plan - Enrollment Open Through June 1st
          * State Announces Business Resource Event Coming to Aurora - ‘Make a Connection’ networking and resource program promotes economic growth of small and diverse businesses
          * Gulf War Veteran Reports for Duty as IDVA Women Vets Coordinator, Vet Business Champion




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