SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Illinois Education Association endorses Rodney Davis

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

* This is pretty big news. From a press release…

The Illinois Education Association’s political action committee, IPACE, the Illinois Political Action Committee for Education, and the National Education Association’s political action committee, the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, today endorsed the reelection of United States Representative Rodney Davis.

“Congressman Rodney Davis has the right values and vision to continue to speak up in Congress for educators and students,” said Cinda Klickna, president of the Illinois Education Association. “As a lawmaker who puts Illinoisans first, he understands the pressing issues facing our schools. He knows the important role education plays in preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow so that America can compete in the global marketplace. We look forward to continuing to work with Rep. Davis in Washington.”

“Representative Rodney Davis shares our values and the values of the working families of Illinois’ 13th Congressional District,” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. “A proud product of Illinois’ public schools, he is a relentless advocate for students and educators and understands that the road to economic prosperity and security starts in our nation’s public schools. He’s a champion of working families, and if reelected, he will continue to work hard to make our economy work for all of us. That’s why we are proud to endorse Rep. Davis’ reelection to Congress.”

That’s a big blow to Democrat Ann Callis’ campaign. Big.

…Adding… Callis was previous endorsed by the IFT.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


31 Comments
  1. - Raising Kane - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 11:08 am:

    Good for Rodney!!


  2. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 11:08 am:

    Good on Rodney, good on his Crew and Staff.

    Will be interested to see if Callis Crew comments.


  3. - Anonymoiis - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 11:09 am:

    This strikes me as a “hurry up and jump on the winning bandwagon before it’s too late” more than a “we’re on board because he’ll support us 110%” type of endorsement…which signals very bad news for Callis and what the polls may be showing.


  4. - walker - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 11:10 am:

    Not especially surprised. When this union has a close call, they often go Republican. Kudos to Davis to have earned their support while in office.


  5. - joan - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 11:12 am:

    This just proves what we’ve been saying all along… RINO Rodney is going to sell out Republican values just to keep his job just like he’s sold out Champaign.

    We should have Erika in Congress, not this career hack.


  6. - The Truth - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 11:14 am:

    Callis will be ok….. She’ll be running for that Supreme Court seat that should be opening up in the next couple years.


  7. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 11:19 am:

    - joan -,

    Bitter does not look good on you.

    You think this endorsement will hurt Rodney? If Erika won, she would have wanted it too in that District.

    “R _ _ _”? Nope.


  8. - Nearly Normal - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 11:27 am:

    FYI–I participated in the 13th district IEA recommendation process back in June. We heard from both candidates including Callas. Davis was clearly well prepared to discuss the issues that we had. Callas was not prepared and was a disappointment.

    The recommendation was approved by the IEA IPACE and then sent to NEA for their action.


  9. - Anonymoiis - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 11:32 am:

    ==just like he’s sold out Champaign.==

    (Rolling eyes) Ah, you must be one of the “This is Champaign’s district!” Crowd. You may not have gotten the memo, but the district boundaries are drastically different than your the on your pal Tim Johnson (you know, the one who ACTUALLY left Champaign hanging by quitting). This is Central Illinois’, which Rodney resides smack dab in the middle of and has been all over the last few years representing the ENTIRE district. You want Champaign to be the main concern of an elected official, run someone decent for mayor.


  10. - Formerly Known As... - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 11:32 am:

    They got it right. By a mile.


  11. - anon - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 11:37 am:

    IEA follows the power and the polls–usually bet on the come..what did they do in legislative races–bet most of SB1 yes votes got endorsements too.


  12. - Norseman - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 11:37 am:

    Nearly Normal points out that quality prep work does work.


  13. - LincolnLounger - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 11:45 am:

    What is poor, bitter joan going to do when Davis wins and puts this seat out of serious play until new maps are drawn?

    Maybe joan and the Champaign County crew could do something helpful to elect Kristin Williamson over her socialist (really!) opponent or even elect a GOP county board instead of the incessant whining.


  14. - Gus - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:10 pm:

    Ditto Lincoln Lounger! Tired of the head in the sand Champaign County Republicans.


  15. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:23 pm:

    Go away, Joan. The Champaign County Board was GOP-controlled for over a century until your hero and his crew started stirring the pot in county politics.


  16. - Anonymoiis - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:36 pm:

    ==Go away, Joan.==

    I almost hope she doesn’t go away, and continues to show just how weird that Champaign County crew is, even to this day somehow believing they’re entitled to own this office…despite being soundly defeated every time since TJ stepped down and the new district has been in play.


  17. - Team Sleep - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:41 pm:

    NN hit the nail on the head. Editorial boards and PAC/association boards grate at officials and candidates who are ill-prepared. The IEA/NEA endorsement is huge in that district. To be that unprepared looks poorly on the candidate, her staff and the DCCC (who should be providing above-ancillary assistance to Judge Callis).


  18. - Filmmaker Professor - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:43 pm:

    Can the IEA name one, single, specific thing that Davis has done for education in his two years in Congress? All they do is blather on and on about “values”. What values? Can they explain how destroying Obamacare is consistent with their values?


  19. - Anonymoiis - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:49 pm:

    ==Can the IEA name one, single, specific thing that Davis has done for education in his two years in Congress? ==

    Like I said above, it’s likely less about true policy than just about backing the winner. He was pretty vocal in calling out the food requirements, which a lot of school districts agreed with him on, but I don’t know what the I/NEA’s position was on that


  20. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:53 pm:

    ===Can the IEA name one, single, specific thing that Davis has done for education in his two years in Congress? ===

    From the rest of the press release…

    ===Representative Rodney Davis was raised in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District and is a product of local public schools. Rep. Davis understands the importance of strong, local public schools which is why his three children attend public schools as well. In Washington, Rep. Davis introduced legislation to bring Social Security fairness to public employees by repealing the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision. He is a strong advocate for investments in transportation, energy, education and research and is working hard for all middle-class families.===


  21. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:59 pm:

    - Filmmaker Professor -,

    As my professors would say to students;

    “Did you READ the material?”


  22. - Nearly Normal - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 1:13 pm:

    Educators from the IEA locals in his area talked about how well they were able to work with Cong. Davis on the issues discussed in the press release. Illinois members of the NEA Board of Directors meet with the members of the Illinois delegation when they go to DC for board meetings.

    Rep Davis was not recommended in 2012 but he still worked with the association on the issues discussed in the press release. He reached out and contacted local educators for their opinions on education policy.


  23. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 1:38 pm:

    If I’ve learned one thing since Tim Johnson resigned, there are some folks in Champaign who have a really strong sense of entitlement.


  24. - Apocalypse Now - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 1:48 pm:

    =This just proves what we’ve been saying all along… RINO Rodney is going to sell out Republican values just to keep his job just like he’s sold out Champaign.

    We should have Erika in Congress, not this career hack=
    Where is Erika? She seems to have disappeared just like she did, after during the last election. Erika needs to understand and learn helping other Republicans get elected builds good will for any future runs for office. Erika seems to feel a strong sense of entitlement, rather than a strong sense of working for candidates.


  25. - A guy... - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 1:56 pm:

    IPACE doing their best to balance the books a little. Stickin’ their necks way out there in this one.


  26. - cynical - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 2:17 pm:

    Of course Near Normal is right IEA supports the people that support education including Tim Johnson so I’m not sure why it would be a problem for Rodney to support education, the primary is over.


  27. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 2:42 pm:

    I’m happy to see a union prove that they are not blind lemmings who automatically favor one party over the other and consider candidates outside the party spin.

    Unions have been portrayed for too long in this manner and I hope we will be seeing that coming to an end.


  28. - Gene Debs - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 4:08 pm:

    He’s far too conservative. Look at his record.


  29. - cal city crew - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 5:24 pm:

    No surprise here. They seem to go w/ incumbent in the Congressional races (i.e. Bob Dold 2012) - especially in close races.


  30. - Madison - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 6:57 pm:

    And the winner is…


  31. - Filmmaker Professor - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 9:38 pm:

    Ok, so there it it. “In Washington, Rep. Davis introduced legislation to bring Social Security fairness to public employees by repealing the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision.” I guess that was the defining issue impacting public education. Silly me.

    Oswego - I couldn’t find the Cliff Notes :)


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Durbin's back to the future?
* Rauner bites back at union leaders
* Finally, some good Illinois news
* Question of the day
* Attorney General's office says plaintiffs can't back out of Duckworth settlement
* Can't win for losing
* Rauner claims he's meeting with Dem legislators today
* *** LIVE COVERAGE *** Rauner press conference
* *** UPDATED x1 - Gov. Rauner slams story *** Report that Mrs. Rauner wants no reelection is disputed
* Another judge rules that IDPH director violated due process rights
* "It’s not even close to being balanced"
* Kirk campaign admits contact with "whistleblowers" after Duckworth settlement
* Durbin attacks Rauner, says he'll decide about run after November
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition
* *** LIVE COVERAGE *** Democratic National Convention
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* *** UPDATED x1 - Emanuel responds *** Right under the bus he goes
* 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

  
* Best multiplayer games
* White Noise 7 is out, and wants to be like Instagram for restful sounds
* New iMovie for iOS Update Makes it Easier to Start and Share Projects
* Alphabet’s huge Q2 shows its ads business may not be so challenged after all
* The latest on what to expect from the Galaxy Note 7
* Protecting Your Privacy in Safari for iOS
* Opternative and 1-800-Contacts now let users get updated prescriptions from home

* White Sox Rumors: Interest in James Shields is increasing
* Ranaudo flirts with no-no before Sox falter late
* Ranaudo the first AL pitcher to homer in 2016
* Midseason update: White Sox Top 30 Prospects list
* Cubs 8, White Sox 1: Anthony Ranaudo can't do it all
* Sale returns from suspension to face Cubs
* Ranaudo flirts with no-no before Sox falter late

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


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


* Labor's Ire for Rauner On Display at the DNC - .....
* Rauner hoping for windfall with new lottery ope.....
* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to divi.....
* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to divi.....
* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to divi.....
* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to divi.....
* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to divi.....
* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to divi.....


* 'The House on Mango Street' novel turned into art exhibit
* Standing Rock Sioux sues Corps over oil pipeline permits
* Fire erupts at Gurnee propane plant
* Illinois towns seek solutions to Lake Michigan sand erosion
* Gary woman found stabbed to death with man identified
* East Chicago residents advised to leave complex due to lead
* Illinois seeking new private manager for state's lottery
* Illinois seeking new private manager for state's lottery
* Chicago-area man convicted of $4.7 million Medicaid fraud
* Indiana gospel singer convicted in Illinois child sex case

* Local unemployment again lowest in state for June
* Illinois seeking new private manager for state's lottery
* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to divide Illinois
* Illinois seeking new private manager for state's lotter
* Chicago-area man convicted of $4.7 million Medicaid fraud
* Blagojevich won't attend resentencing, to take part by video
* Chicago-area man convicted of bilking Medicaid for millions
* Rauner: Illinois doing all it can on Legionnaires' cases
* Chris Kennedy blasts Gov. Rauner at Democrats' convention
* AP source: Site for Obama's presidential library chosen

* Fire erupts at Gurnee propane plant
* This artist is working to make children's hospital wards a little brighter
* Americans blow $27.8 billion a year by being lazy
* U.S. opposes Anthem push for a quick trial in Cigna merger case
* U of C, Northwestern are middle-rated in controversial hospital ranking


* Official Prince tribute concert set for October
* Catalina Island: Grazing buffalo and a new museum
* Bears RB Jeremy Langford bulks up for possible bigger workload
* More than 300 flights canceled at O’Hare and Midway due to storms
* Mona Charen: Where does a patriot turn in 2016?
* Rauner hoping for windfall with new lottery operator
* Man killed, woman injured in West Garfield Park shooting
* Large fire, explosions reported at Gurnee propane company
* Jack Higgins’ Perspective for July 29, 2016
* Lollapalooza: Food, art complement the music at Chicago fest


* Live Blog: Storms but no evacuation expected on day one of Lollapalooza
* Zion man shot during pursuit charged with DUI, fleeing police
* Man convicted in Chandra Levy's death won't be retried
* Police: Seventh New York resident charged in attempted Apple Store fraud
* Jimmy Butler on his reputation in the NBA: 'I know where I stand'
* Body found in garage in Chatham identified as missing woman
* Mayor: 'Large-scale fire' at propane facility in Gurnee
* U.S. rejects Whole Foods' trademark claim as 'World's Healthiest Grocery Store'
* Viking warship captain downplays diplomatic spat with U.S. Coast Guard
* LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 7/28/16


* Local unemployment again lowest in state for June
* Illinois seeking new private manager for state's lottery
* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to divide Illinois
* Chicago-area man convicted of $4.7 million Medicaid fraud
* Blagojevich won't attend resentencing, to take part by video
* Bernard Schoenburg: Durbin leads a very early 2018 gubernatorial poll
* George Will: The path ahead for Clinton
* U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk: Fighting the heroin epidemic in Central Illinois
* Eugene Robinson: Can the Democrats stay out of their own way?
* Chicago-area man convicted of bilking Medicaid for millions


* Carbondale man sentenced to prison for biting son's arm
* 07-28-16 Jim Turpin with the Cast of Oklahoma from the Champaign Urbana Theatre Company @cutheatreco @thevirginia
* 07-28-16 Penny for Your Thoughts
* Small plane crashes near Dwight Airport
* Armed robbery reported at Twin City credit union
* 2016 Champaign County 4-H Livestock Shows
* Champaign County Fair: 4-H Livestock Shows
* Q-C unemployment rises to 5.6% in June
* Street closures listing
* Boil Order


* Afternoon storm floods streets, uproots trees in Palatine
* Buffalo Grove heroin OD victim becomes namesake for federal law
* Thibodeua returns to United Center with Team USA
* Gurnee propane plant fire upgraded to seventh alarm
* Storm warning canceled in DuPage, Kane, but heavy rains cancel flights

* 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

* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to......
* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to......
* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to......
* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to......
* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to......

* 2 US Senate candidates fail to get on Illi......
* 2 US Senate candidates fail to gather need......
* 2 US Senate candidates fail to gather need......
* 2 US Senate candidates fail to gather need......

* Police Shootings and Race
* House Republicans Tap Breen to Fill Vacancy on Bipartisan Reform Working Group
* Rogue Tickets? Watch Your Car For 7-Day Tow Notices
* #TBT - November 2009: Maryville Site In Development Talks
* Graphic For 'Utilities Pay Up' Report
* IPS Graphic
* Cartoon of the Day - 7/28/16 Trump and Putin DNC emails
* Sign At Chicago 'Freedom Square' Encampment
* 'Freedom Square' Tent City
* Chicago Activists At 'Freedom Square' Encampment


* Governor Rauner and Illinois Lottery Seek New Management Partner
* Governor Visits Quincy Veterans Home Following New Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease
* Zika Virus And The 2016 Summer Olympics - Travel guidance for those heading to Brazil for the Olympics
* Two Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Identified in Adams County - New admissions to Quincy Veterans' Home halted
* Serve Illinois Commission Announces $15.6 Million for AmeriCorps Programs - 32 grantees will place almost 1,600 AmeriCorps volunteers in communities




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