SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
What now for Roskam?

Friday, Jun 20, 2014

* Peter Roskam’s voting record is pretty darned conservative for a statewide bid here, but he’s a very ambitious fellow. I was asked today at my CAPAG speech what I thought. I don’t really know. I’m not sure anyone does. If he’s been permanently knocked off the leadership ladder, he may start looking around for something else. Greg Hinz

Mr. Roskam still has a seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, but his time in GOP Congressional leadership may be history.

His seat is safe, but Mr. Roskam is not the sort to quietly sit on the back bench.

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s Senate seat could beckon if the senator decides not to run in 2016; I can’t see Mr. Roskam challenging him in a primary. Mr. Roskam always has been considered more of a House guy, but that rivalry with Mr. Schock won’t help him any.

What’s Peter Roskam’s future right now? I suspect he’d like to know the answer, too.

Any ideas?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


13 Comments
  1. - Empty Chair - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 2:40 pm:

    If the mid-terms don’t go well for the GOP and blame can be placed on the tea party, Roskam has a chance to be re-slated in January when leadership elections happen again. Jeb Hensarling has already said he’s going to challenge McCarthy for the Leader spot.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 2:42 pm:

    VP possibility(?)

    That is the only thing I see that doesn’t make say “No” in less that 5 seconds.


  3. - Jimmy - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 2:54 pm:

    I hear WIND is looking for some new talent.


  4. - Roskammed - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 2:55 pm:

    Maybe leaving politics altogether to be the spokesman for Hair Club for Men?


  5. - train111 - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 2:56 pm:

    He should be required, by heart, to sit down with a street map of the western and northern suburbs and accurately draw out the boundary lines of his congrssional district.
    That’s more torture than any back bencher seat in Congress would ever be.


  6. - walker - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 3:00 pm:

    Not much.


  7. - Responsa - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 3:04 pm:

    Many competent political analysts believe Mr. Cantor lost his seat in the House of Representatives largely because he was too focused on being in party leadership, while sort of ignoring the actual people of his district. They showed him.

    I think Mr. Roskam is well regarded in his district, but he might want to think on this and consider this. If he continues to be elected (which I think he will) he’ll have many opportunities to serve on important committees, to talk to the media, and to do important work in the House without being speaker, leader or whip.


  8. - Cheryl44 - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 3:06 pm:

    President. Of Concerned Women of America (or whatever the name of that org is).


  9. - Wowser - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 3:06 pm:

    To the q of what is next? No idea. I will say, his comments to sun times reporter not long after he lost were impressive.


  10. - The Captain - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 3:13 pm:

    DuPage County board president? I’m at a loss for good ideas.


  11. - JSlim - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 3:14 pm:

    He still has life in the House- just has to wait for it. As a Ways & Means member, he’s in better position than most and could take advantage of any number of leadership shake-ups in coming years.

    Boehner actually got booted from his leadership position in the 90’s, then chaired a House committee, and made a comeback to become Maj Leader/ Minority Leader, then Speaker ten years later.


  12. - MrJM (@MisterJayEm) - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 3:32 pm:

    Coat check at the Barack Obama Presidential Library?

    – MrJM


  13. - ChinaTown - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 3:35 pm:

    We have a winner:

    - MrJM (@MisterJayEm) - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 3:32 pm:

    Coat check at the Barack Obama Presidential Library?

    – MrJM


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Question of the day
* Stating the obvious
* Oy
* US Chamber plots Zopp support, 10th CD intervention
* Today's quotable
* A $650 Million Day for Exelon
* Potential candidate: Unions "spreading propaganda" about Rauner
* Illinois Mayors Know What's Best For Their Communities
* First Lady's group blasts Gov. Rauner for "devastating policies"
* McCann: I was elected to serve my constituents, not Madigan, Cullerton or Rauner
* Arduin heads for the exit door
* Today's number: 1.1 percent
* Dealing with Pat Quinn's mess
* Today's must-read
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition
* 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

          
        * How to delete individual iMessages or Texts in iOS 8
        * LG unveils unusual roll-up keyboard accessory ahead of IFA
        * Etsy adds local tab to help you discover and support nearby retailers
        * OpenFeint Founder Jason Citron Returns To A Familiar Place With Discord App For Gamers
        * Waiting for that OnePlus 2 invite? An “aggressive invite rollout” is coming
        * Sony Xperia Z5 leaked pics appear to confirm move to 23MP camera
        * Boostcase Review: Bloc Power Bank for Apple Watch Has Unique Built-In Battery, but Isn't Portable Enough

        * Rest of 2015 vital for Avisail Garcia's case for 2016
        * Red Sox 3, White Sox 0: Chris Sale can't do it himself
        * Sale sets career high with 227th strikeout
        * Cooper hopes stint with Sox never ends
        * Boston, Thompson share special bond
        * Sale's solid outing goes for naught vs. Boston
        * Sale sharp over 7, but bats fall silent in finale

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


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

        Archives
        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


        * 8 treated for Legionnaires' disease at Quincy veterans home
        * US judge will privately review disputed Schock documents
        * Budget expert leaves Illinois without state spending plan
        * Jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas in July
        * Illinois State Fair manager: Past attendance data inflated
        * Suspect in Bloomington stabbings spits on judge at hearing
        * Diocese: Peoria priest removed for prior abuse allegations
        * Peoria airport aiming for more international flights
        * City of Chicago pursues case over painkiller marketing
        * SAFB Commander: Efforts to fight cyberattacks should improve

        * Budget consultant may get second contract extension from Rauner administration
        * Judge will privately review disputed Schock documents
        * Budget expert leaves Illinois without state spending plan
        * Gov. Rauner approves Springfield railroad oversight commission bill
        * Federal judge blasts Illinois for not making all ordered payments
        * Rauner approves rail commission bill
        * Illinois State Fair manager: Past fair attendance numbers were inflated
        * Buchen: Past state fair attendance numbers were inflated
        * Health Central makes preparations to open Springfield's first medical marijuana dispensary
        * State layoffs could shut down community garden at Illinois State Fairgrounds

        * Union wins closely watched labor case over who's the boss
        * Deal to develop parkland near Indiana Dunes riles conservationists
        * Rauner CFO leaves Illinois without state spending plan
        * What a Skyway strike could do to your Labor Day plans
        * Here are more details on the Michigan Avenue Uniqlo store


          * Chicago Catholic Schools names new superintendent
          * Second City performances canceled for Thursday after fire destroys offices
          * Emanuel says Biden needs to gauge 'emotional energy' for run
          * 3 wounded in South, West side shootings
          * Geneva man found guilty of killing wife wants sentence reduced
          * Chicago man accused of bomb threat against Concordia University
          * Plaintiff in Tinley Park water meter suit seeking class action
          * Derrick Rose accused in lawsuit of rape; spokeswoman calls move 'desperate takedown'
          * Emmett Till memorial to include family of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown
          * Antioch woman held on $250K bail in fatal motorcycle crash


          * Budget consultant may get second contract extension from Rauner administration
          * Judge will privately review disputed Schock documents
          * J. Fred Giertz: Illinois government: dysfunction by incompetence or by design?
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Tom Madonia Jr. may run against Rep. Sue Scherer
          * Write to us: Tell us your volunteer story
          * Eugene Robinson: How would market chaos affect the 2016 race?
          * George Will: The havoc that Trump wreaks
          * Gov. Rauner approves Springfield railroad oversight commission bill
          * Federal judge blasts Illinois for not making all ordered payments
          * Illinois State Fair manager: Past fair attendance numbers were inflated


          * PBL schools on soft lockdown after students hear possible threats
          * 08-27-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast @ngpreps
          * Police trying to help man with car discover gun, 30 pounds of marijuana, $21,000
          * Max Armstrong's Tractor Ride 2015
          * Ambulance workers accused of using credit card of patient being transported
          * Judge reinstates motion on evidence in Salaita suit
          * Shackelford not cleared to play
          * List limits booze sales for Illinois city's habitual drunks
          * Union, Mitsubishi negotiate in hopes of plant being bought
          * Peoria airport aiming for more international flights


          * Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal
          * Stephanie Ready becomes full-time female NBA game analyst
          * Rays 1B Loney drops appeal of 1-game suspension
          * Wilson says he did not have a concussion in NFC title game
          * Arlington Heights District 25 welcomes students back to class

          * 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

          * Bustos to back Iranian pact: 'best path fo......

          * An unrealistic plan for wastewater overflo......

          * Di Leo: Government's Wasteful Spending, from the Forest to the Trees
          * Senator Duffy endorses McConchie over Sauer to succeed Rep. Ed Sullivan
          * New study reveals that Illinoisans pay a second mortgage in property taxes
          * Multiple sex allegations ... and counting; Josh Duggar turns to Illinois for help
          * Q2, 2015 Top Lobbying Organizations
          * DuPage County Board member Tonia Khouri to challenge Foster for 11th CD seat
          * Televangelists Gonna Televangel
          * The [Thursday] Papers
          * Proft: Illinois By The Numbers: 66
          * Thorner: Illinois Forum prods Illinois Government in New Direction - Part 1


          * Governor Rauner Requests SBA Assistance for Grundy, Iroquois Counties - Declaration would help people and businesses affected by summer storms with low-interest, long-term loans to help with recovery
          * Respiratory Illness at Illinois Veterans’ Home-Quincy
          * Honoring Illinois' Fallen - United States and Illinois flags at half-staff from Sunrise, Thursday, August 27, 2015 until Sunset, Saturday, August 29, 2015.
          * Honoring Illinois' Fallen - United States and Illinois flags at half-staff from Sunrise, Friday, August 28, 2015 until Sunset, Sunday, August 30, 2015.
          * Governor Takes Bill Action




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