A changed man?
Friday, Feb 28, 2014 - Posted by Rich Miller
* Looks like an opposition research dump to me…
U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, who cites his successful push to raise Illinois’ speed limit as the top accomplishment of his first year as a state lawmaker, has been ticketed for speeding 11 times since 1988, according to public records.
On average, that’s a ticket every 2.4 years, which is more than I’ve had, but I assume he can afford the higher insurance rates.
By the way, I decided earlier this year to label all oppo I receive as such.
* Meanwhile, a refresher to set up something else…
Oberweis drew fire in his 2004 run for the Senate after TV ads showed him flying over Soldier Field in a helicopter and asserting that enough “illegal aliens” cross the border and steal jobs to fill the stadium every week. Also during that campaign, his dairy aired a TV ad that showcased him in the weeks before the primary. It led to a $21,000 fine from the Federal Election Commission, which called the ad an unreported corporate contribution. […]
Though the assertion in the Soldier Field ad was disputed, Oberweis in an interview stood by his math but acknowledged, “We did a lousy job in the commercial.” As for the doctored headlines, he said his campaign manager had placed the ad and it was “pulled immediately” when he learned of the inaccuracies.
* The something else…
State Sen. Jim Oberweis, a candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in the March 18 primary, says he favors a pathway to citizenship for children brought into the United States illegally by their parents.
“In this country, we try not to blame children for acts of their parents,” Oberweis told the editorial board of The State Journal-Register.
He said that for parents who did break the law, “I do not believe that we should provide amnesty.”
But, he added, “We don’t want to break up families. My … suggestion is that we look at a non-immigrant visa which would allow them … to be here legally. However, it would not provide them with a path to citizenship.” He also said such adults should pay Social Security and Medicare taxes while working, but they should not automatically get such entitlements.
“That’s the cost for breaking the law, in effect,” he said.
That’s what you call political evolution.
* Other stuff…
* At Issue: Jim Oberweis
* U.S. Rep. Schock endorses Truax in GOP primary race to unseat Dick Durbin
* Oberweis bringing three-restaurants-in-one concept to Bolingbrook