SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Johnson finally backs Davis… So does Joan

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

* Former GOP Congressman Tim Johnson has endorsed freshman Rodney Davis


“I think he’s done a very credible job of representing the district. He appears to be very hands-on attention to the people throughout the district. He’s concerned with transportation and agriculture and other issues that dramatically affect this area. And I’m proud to endorse him.”

* Johnson refused to endorse Davis in 2012, but Davis won without his help and during a huge Democratic wave, no less

“I’ve come to like him personally and I’m really pleased to endorse him,” Johnson, who retired from Congress in 2012, said of Davis. “I think that one of the things that this will help him with is that his numbers in the election in Champaign County haven’t been quite what he’d like them to be and they haven’t been anywhere near where mine were. Of course when you’re from an area where you’re going to have a leg up on somebody who is not that happens, but I think this will help him in that regard.”

Davis has had trouble with the Champaign County GOP over the years because the county was so accustomed to having its own congressman

“I think (Davis) reflects not necessarily Champaign County, but probably he is more mainstream for this district,” Johnson said of the congressional district that stretches from Champaign-Urbana on the northeast to Edwardsville and Collinsville on the southwest. “I think his philosophy reflects the district pretty well. And I think he’s done a more than credible job. Every time I’ve contacted his office with constituent matters he’s done a good job of getting back to me. And I want to see him get reelected.”

Davis is being challenged by former Madison County Judge Ann Callis, a Democrat from Edwardsville.

“I think this will be a tough reelection this year and in this part of the district — Champaign, McLean, Macon, DeWitt, Piatt (counties) — I think a number of people were interested in what my position was and I thought that with Labor Day coming up in a week or so, I thought it would be an appropriate time to endorse him. He asked me to endorse him and I told him I’d be pleased to do it.”

* Meanwhile…

Hi Rich,

I”m not a usual reader or poster on Cap Fax but once in awhile people have told me that an anonymous poster going by the name “joan” posts really ridiculous opinions and implies it is me in Champaign County. As you can easily see by checking IP addresses, it is not me.

In March, I posted a disclaimer but it was the next morning and by then, evidently, readers moved on.

Apparently, a person believes it’s important to use my name to promote some political agenda but I’m sure you agree that it’s disturbing and unfair.

In addition, while I am known to be a proponent of primaries on every level as healthy to each party (and have won and lost in them myself), I fully support Congressman Davis. I admire his work ethic, constituent service, and agree with most of his policies and votes. I was an early contributor to his campaign.

Is there anything you/I can do to put a stop to this “joan” poster pretending to be me?

Thanks for any help/suggestions.

Joan Dykstra
Savoy, IL

I suggested that I publish her e-mail. She agreed.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - VanillaMan - Friday, Aug 22, 14 @ 1:36 pm:

    So - if Tim didn’t endorse in 2012 and Rodney won anyway, what impact will his endorsement have in 2014? Did someone within Davis’ group seek out Johnson’s endorsement again? Or is Johnson just feeling a bit lonely and ignored, and volunteered?

  2. - Norseman - Friday, Aug 22, 14 @ 1:39 pm:

    To the real Joan, the best way to address the poser is to become a regular reader. This is a really interesting site for folks who follow Illinois government and politics.

  3. - Doooode - Friday, Aug 22, 14 @ 1:41 pm:

    Well done Rodney and his team.

  4. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Aug 22, 14 @ 1:55 pm:

    Classy move by Joan to email and classy move by Rich to help clear that up.

    Joan, you sound like a reasonable person with great experience. Your take on things would only enhance the comments section, should you ever choose to weigh in more often.

  5. - Anonymoiis - Friday, Aug 22, 14 @ 1:59 pm:

    Somewhere out there, “joan” (the poster)’s head may just exploded

  6. - The Historian - Friday, Aug 22, 14 @ 2:21 pm:

    I thought Rich had the ability to block selected IP addresses (I’m *not* the most tech-savvy person here!) What gives re zapping the faker?

  7. - LincolnLounger - Friday, Aug 22, 14 @ 3:17 pm:

    In fairness, just because someone utilized the user name ‘joan” and exhibited the typical Champaign County entitlement attitude doesn’t mean that person should be blocked.

    A last name was never used, and people just made assumptions. Whoever it was knew their attitude over there pretty well, however.

  8. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 22, 14 @ 3:18 pm:

    Total class, Joan…total.

    Well done Davis Crew, there is momentum that is growing.

    Thanks, Rich for talking Joan into posting the email, and setting straight the reality of what was going on.

    Great post all the way around.

  9. - Why Guy - Friday, Aug 22, 14 @ 3:21 pm:

    Concerning Johnson,who cares

  10. - Anonymoiis - Friday, Aug 22, 14 @ 3:40 pm:

    ==Concerning Johnson,who cares==

    He pushed for his own replacement last time, didn’t get what he wanted, and refused to endorse Rodney in the General. His crew of former staffers and supporters in Champaign have been whining ever since with a feeling they should control who runs that seat, going so far as to Primary Rodney with Harold. In terms of this race, this isn’t a small endorsement if just for their finally being recognition and acceptance of Rodney from the figurehead of that crew.

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* Happy Thanksgiving!
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Five unanswered questions
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Question of the day
* Caption contest!
* Crossing the line
* Moody's warns Illinois
* The Credit Union Difference
* *** UPDATED x1 - Franks responds *** Uh-oh
* Then and now
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Visit our advertisers...







Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

* Google Play Cyber Weekend deals offer savings on apps, media, and more
* [Deal] Mattel’s View-Master discounted by Amazon, Walmart, and Target
* Huawei Mate 8 images leaked, ready in full metal design
* Griffin Review: The Guide Cable Management Set Will Keep Your Desk Organized
* HTC Preview program invites users to test advance software, hardware projects
* Deals teased by Google as Black Friday looms
* Ruffle lets you send “anonymous” pictures to random people on your device

* White Sox program provides kids real chance
* Johnson solid candidate for White Sox rotation
* White Sox sign catcher Avila to one-year deal
* White Sox sign catcher Avila to one-year deal
* White Sox sign catcher Avila to one-year deal
* White Sox sign C Alex Avila for 1 year, $2.5 million
* White Sox sign catcher Avila to one-year deal


Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

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


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0


* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attac.....
* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attac.....
* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attac.....
* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attac.....
* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attac.....
* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attac.....
* Gov. Rauner pardons man convicted in 1999 attac.....
* Gov. Rauner pardons man convicted in 1999 attac.....
* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attac.....
* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attac.....

* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attack
* Springfield police chief bemoans body-cam 'burden'
* Illinois makes tax break deals with 3 companies
* Most Illinois metro jobless rates fall but many lose jobs
* EXCHANGE: Fire training buildings adapt to versatile needs
* Amtrak ramps up service, offers tips for holiday travel
* Bishop Hill Museum acquires early painting by folk artist
* State treasurer to hold online auction of unclaimed property
* Man gets 16 years for sexually assaulting a woman he knew
* U of Illinois group looking for chancellor led by professor

* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attack
* Springfield jobless rate falls again, to 5.1 percent
* Springfield police chief sees problems with body cam law
* Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money
* Number of Illinois inmates released on parole climbing
* Bryce Benton circulating petitions to challenge Sen. Sam McCann in GOP primary
* Executive Mansion roof repairs nearing completion
* Candidates begin filing petitions for March primary election
* Benton circulating petitions to challenge McCann in GOP primary
* Rauner administration says House Democrats holding local aid hostage

* Review: Sociale in the South Loop
* Her Barbie was a lawyer. Now she defends victims' rights
* Meet the guy making money off your food scraps
* United, Delta bet on long oil slump
* United offers pilots 13% raise

* Black leaders call for Supt. McCarthy to resign
* Viktor Tikhonov embraces off-ice role as Artemi Panarin’s guide
* Ex-Hawks winger Ben Smith working his way back from a concussion
* FOP posts notice on raising bail for officer charged with murder
* Brian Bliss remains employed by Fire
* Black Caucus renews calls for McCarthy’s ouster
* Reasons Blackhawks fans should be thankfull
* Mitchell: “Hideous” video tells an even more hideous story
* Marchers protest CPD handling of Laquan McDonald’s murder
* Mihalopoulos: Laquan McDonald video could define state’s attorney’s race

* In final weeks, Laquan McDonald tried to turn around troubled life
* Man charged with home invasion after woman reported taken from Oak Park house
* Asian carp barrier nearly done at northeast Indiana wetland
* Boy, 3, in critical condition after struck by vehicle on South Side
* Chicago Public Schools offers lesson plan for Laquan McDonald discussion
* Crystal Lake man, 18, killed kitten over fight about bong: prosecutor
* Police: Elgin man bit off family member's finger
* Charges dropped against protest leader accused of striking a cop during Loop march
* Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, now ex-wife finalize divorce
* Black City Council members renew call for top cop's ouster over teen's shooting

* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attack
* Springfield jobless rate falls again, to 5.1 percent
* Michael Gerson: The Trump effect, still 'understated'
* Catherine Rampell: For millennials, first comes love — then what?
* Springfield police chief sees problems with body cam law
* Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money
* Number of Illinois inmates released on parole climbing
* Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money
* Kathleen Parker: Crazy is as crazy does
* Bryce Benton circulating petitions to challenge Sen. Sam McCann in GOP primary

* PODCAST: Celestina Savonius-Wroth, U of I Library
* Ex-Rockets: Relish experience
* Arcola's Hutton takes care of business
* Updated: Danville teen killed, 3 hurt, in Indiana crash
* The Health Reporter Is In: Nov. 25, 2015
* Danville teen killed, 3 hurt, in Indiana crash
* Man pulled from parked car, robbed in Urbana
* 11-25-15 Dr. Tom Ramage, President of @ParklandCollege
* 11-25-15 Penny for Your Thoughts
* PODCAST: Groce previews UAB

* Steelers' Todman another ex-Panther hoping for a chance
* Settlement coming in District 211 transgender case?
* Falcons not overly concerned by QB Matt Ryan's recent slump
* How to watch Libertyville High football team's title game
* Pierre-Paul just happy to be alive after fireworks accident

* 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

* Nebraska ethanol producers name former Dur......

* Kirk co-authors Government Transformation ......

* Random thoughts.
* Prosecutors drop charges against Malcolm London.
* Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on the Constitution and the Rule of Law
* Thanksgiving by the numbers
* IAR offices closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving holiday
* Charter expansion. Where is the IEA?
* Courtenay School Clothing & Toy Drive Underway
* Jail killer cops. Not Poets. #FreeMalcolmLondon
* Jay Michael's Cancer Journey, Part V
* Heartland to help two charities in December

* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

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