Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » McCann lashes out after TRO denied
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
McCann lashes out after TRO denied

Monday, May 21, 2018

* Press release…

On Friday, Judge Andrea Wood cited Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady’s legislative immunity in her dismissal of gubernatorial candidate Sam McCann’s motion for a temporary restraining order in his lawsuit against Brady and the Senate Minority Caucus.

Judge Wood did not discuss the lawsuit, which was filed after McCann was denied access to various legislative support services on April 19, when he announced his intention to run for Governor in the new Conservative Party.

McCann issued the following statement:

    Bruce Rauner and his Republican Party are hiding behind immunity to try to silence me, but every attempt to weaken me and attack my constituents shows the Party’s need to resort to desperate tactics to protect its dwindling hope in November’s election.

    The truth is that Illinois has lost faith in Bruce Rauner and the Republican Party that he has purchased and poisoned. We stood witness to his weakness in the March Primary Election, but instead of allowing another candidate a fair chance to right the ship in Illinois, his allies are carrying out a war against many of the Conservatives who elected him, to the detriment of the constituents who are watching in disgust. More recently, the creation of a co-chairmanship of the Rauner Republican Party is yer another shameful backroom deal designed to silence those that disagree with his liberal positions.

    Rauner’s allies are relying upon immunity to wage a civil war because he has no true interest in defeating Madigan and the Chicago liberals whose agenda he has helped to advance in the past three and a half years.

    Conservatives who love Illinois won’t be fooled. It is time to rise up and fight back for the future of our great state. Rauner and his allies can attack me, but they won’t stop me, and every attack only solidifies Conservative voters against him and coalesces voters behind me.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

20 Comments
  1. - Fax Machine - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 9:36 am:

    Sam Madigan


  2. - Norseman - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 9:40 am:

    I’m sure I agree with the listed rationale, but this was a loser all the way. Sam’s win on this is the continued media pop.


  3. - Anonymous - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 9:40 am:

    “Bruce Rauner and his Republican Party are hiding behind (the law)”

    ftfy, Sam


  4. - Anonymous - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 9:42 am:

    ==he has no true interest in defeating Madigan==

    Right, if there’s one thing we know about Rauner, it’s that he doesn’t really care about Madigan. Wait, what?


  5. - Al - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 9:57 am:

    Senator mccann had a website mccannforgovernor.com. It disappeared. All google could find was therealsammccann website put up by Rauner to smear Sam. Today I search Google and the first page find therealsammccann. On each search page I found therealsammcann.

    After seven search pages I found mccannforillinois. We need to recognize Google needs to be regulated because not only do they place paid advertisements often and frequently, but Google also accepts payment to HIDE search results. Google has been allowed without antitrust oversight to purchase other search engines. It is a real problem.


  6. - wordslinger - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 9:59 am:

    Like Walter Payton, you cannot hope to temporarily restrain Bill Brady, you can only try to contain him.


  7. - Reality - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 10:04 am:

    AI. That website should be hidden, looks like a child built it. With all that money he has coming in you’d think they’d pay someone to build decent website.


  8. - Real - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 10:11 am:

    Reality

    People like you are why big money in politics is a problem. You only believe a candidate should be given a platform if they have big money for websites and ad’s. Hide anyone with no money because they are not worth listening to. That’s how you come off.


  9. - Reality - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 10:14 am:

    Real

    I’d rather have a candidate spend their money on communicating with voters in an effective way…rather than use it for a lawsuit to accomplish nothing but noise.


  10. - Real - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 10:24 am:

    Reality

    If the outcome came out in favor of McCann then it would be worth it. Second, his name is not even on the ballot yet. He has plenty of time to update a website which is definitely not a priority when you know who is opponent is i.e. Rauner.


  11. - A guy - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 11:01 am:

    Sam, Just how loud does the Fat Lady need to sing before you hear it. People may be screaming for a Messiah, but you aren’t it.


  12. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 11:03 am:

    ===Conservatives who love Illinois won’t be fooled. It is time to rise up and fight back for the future of our great state. Rauner and his allies can attack me, but they won’t stop me, and every attack only solidifies Conservative voters against him and coalesces voters behind me.==

    This is the message that will resonate.

    This is what should scare Raunerites.


  13. - Ahoy! - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 11:07 am:

    He just needs to go ahead and caucus with the Democrats. They are the one helping his campaign after all.


  14. - Al - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 11:13 am:

    Please understand, I did not misspell sam’s name in the Google search. McCann illinois governor and his website is about item 66 on page seven. We need to be concerned about material interference with our communication mass media. We have two international tax cheats running for Governor, and a candidates website is hidden due to payola. It may not be criminalized yet, but it is anti-American and immoral.


  15. - Rabid - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 11:32 am:

    Sam I am, not Rauner


  16. - ChrisB - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 12:21 pm:

    @Al

    First of all, Google doesn’t hide websites. They just don’t. That would tank their business model. Google made it’s reputation on search accuracy, and any new feature that threatens that reputation is self-defeating.

    McCann is losing the paid search auctions (if he’s even bidding at all) that Google does for every keyword. This is Paid Search 101. I guarantee at least two words in your search (Illinois and Governor) are commanding a hefty premium, especially this year. Then he has to contend with the Google score, which is an proprietary algorithm that essentially looks at how many people are going to his site, and how many other pages reference his page. This is a check against someone with a ton of money dominating the auctions (and ironically preventing exactly what you fear is happening). Then again, if no one is linking to his website, no one is visiting his site, and he’s not promoting it, it’s not going to be anywhere near the top of a search.

    So stop saying this is some sort of conspiracy against McCann, when incompetence is the more likely culprit.

    Signed,

    Someone who works within this space and actually understands how Google makes money.


  17. - Kornfed - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 1:29 pm:

    LOL @ wordslinger 9:59 …


  18. - @misterjayem - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 1:30 pm:

    “The truth is that Illinois has lost faith in Bruce Rauner and the Republican Party that he has purchased and poisoned.”

    I think McCann’s suit was without merit, but this is correct.

    – MrJM


  19. - Al - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 5:50 pm:

    Hey Chris,
    When mccann first put up his website you could Google it and it came up 1st on the 1st page. Then Rauner creates therealsammccann website and suddenly mccann for illinois shows up on page seven. Google does all the time hide search finds. Are you a Russian troll?


  20. - theCardinal - Monday, May 21, 18 @ 11:34 pm:

    Sam Who ?


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Speaker Madigan says he supports McDonald’s employees striking to protest sexual harassment
* "That’s not the rich"
* *** UPDATED x1 *** SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Oppo dump!
* Question of the day
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Kelly raises Bost's Madigan with a Rauner
* Caption contest!
* Looks like four out of five
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Rauner endorsed by business groups while Pritzker says he failed them
* Our sorry state
* Edgar again scolds Rauner about the impasse
* Ives claims Diana Rauner is in charge, not the governor
* *** UPDATED x2 - Long responds - Sen. Rezin calls on Long to resign *** Unclear on the concept
* Rauner: "Pritzker is a gun grabber of the first order"
* Dem legislator holds "prayer rally" to reopen prison facility
* *** LIVE COVERAGE ***
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Report: Edgar won't be endorsing Rauner
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

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

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

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

...............
<


Loading


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

Archives
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
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




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