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*** UPDATED x1 *** Brown: Exploring an exploratory committee is “under review”

Friday, Mar 27, 2015

* Every fake campaign needs a fake campaign announcement, so Steve Brown addressed the public last night about his “possible” 18th Congressional District bid

*** UPDATE *** We may be seeing a “real” campaign announcement soon

Former Congressman Bobby Schilling is scheduled to make a “special announcement” Saturday afternoon, according to a news release from Terry Schilling, listed on Google as “Campaign Manager.”

Schilling will speak at the Peoria County GOP Headquarters at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. No other details were available about the announcement.

It was reported this week that Schilling could be considering a run in a special election for the 18th Congressional seat to be vacated by Congressman Aaron Schock at the end of this month.

The political website and newspaper Roll Call reported Tuesday that former Congressman Schilling hasn’t ruled out running for the 18th District seat, according to “a knowledgeable GOP source.”

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  1. - anonin' - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 11:34 am:

    “Prevent the Vacancy” Clearest reason yet to be Down On Brown

  2. - 47th Ward - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 11:35 am:

    Is that the longest continuous statement Steve Brown has ever spoken into a microphone?

  3. - Bluefish - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 11:35 am:

    Sounds like a potential maybe candidate to me.

  4. - Wordslinger - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 11:35 am:

    Fake campaign? I guess I have to stop payment on the check.

  5. - walker - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 11:37 am:

    Strongly considering sponsorship of a funders’ list.

  6. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 11:40 am:

    When I get my precinct assignment, then I’ll know it’s happening.

    I’m thrilled…and excited… to be following along in this…process.


  7. - Toure's Latte - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 12:01 pm:

    He had me at “mooching rides” from constituents.

  8. - A guy - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 12:13 pm:

    OK, I’ll make a fake contribution to the fake campaign. Will there be a fake D-2, (I’ll contribute enough to trigger one if it’s fake)

  9. - G'Kar - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 12:18 pm:

    To the Update: Schilling is the only candidate beside LaHood who I feel has real name recognition in the Peoria-Twin Cities media market. But, will he be perceived as a two time loser?

  10. - Wordslinger - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 12:21 pm:

    Schilling couldn’t raise money in his own district. What makes him think he can bigfoot the one next door?

    Potomac fever driving him to three-time loser.

  11. - Michael Westen - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 12:28 pm:

    A Guy,

    Schock had fake travel vouchers so why not fake D-2’s?

  12. - QCLib - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 12:33 pm:

    I had heard Schilling absolutely wasn’t interested, so this is interesting

  13. - A guy - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 12:48 pm:

    MW, who’s Schock? lol

  14. - hisgirlfriday - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 12:56 pm:

    Yay I get to vote against the pizza man?

  15. - Michelle Flaherty - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 1:10 pm:

    Asked if Brown would indeed run, a Brown spokesman replied: “I don’t do predictions.”

  16. - Norseman - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 1:45 pm:

    Can we have someone propose a 3 time loser constitutional amendment? After losing 3 campaigns, the candidate is prohibited from running for public office. That would have spared us from Oberweis and will be applicable to Shilling after this next loss.

  17. - PolPal56 - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 1:52 pm:

    Ugh. The 18th is welcome to the 17th’s reject.

  18. - Nearly Normal - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 1:56 pm:

    Great. Another recycled candidate.

  19. - Aldyth - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 2:00 pm:

    Apparently, Schilling can’t take “no thanks” for an answer.

  20. - Peoria Guy - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 2:41 pm:

    Schilling will be endorsing Lahood

  21. - 999exodus - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 2:51 pm:

    This is Darrin La Hood’s family seat, so Brown better be ready to rumble if he thinks he’s going to push Ray’s spawn out of line. Brown can act like he’s going to run, but he doesn’t stand a chance in this legacy race.

  22. - 999exodus - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 2:53 pm:

    Schilling better back up too, or the La Hood machine is going to run over him too!

  23. - SallyD - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 3:05 pm:

    When Senator La Hood was appointed to his seat his reign of power was born.

    Our soon to be Congressman is following the path layed out by his wealth lobbiest father.

    There is no way that Schilling can run against The Power of the La Hood dynasty.

    Watch as all of our party soldiers fall in line and propell Congressman Darrin La Hood into the wake of Arron Schock.

  24. - walker - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 3:51 pm:

    Can the young LaHood do the tango? skydive? sip tea at the palace? Big shoes to fill!

  25. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 27, 15 @ 5:52 pm:

    La hood embracing Rauner’s 33% rating could backfire.

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