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Skillicorn mulls Underwood challenge

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019

* I told you about this last month, but here’s the Northwest Herald

Addressing speculation on a bid for the U.S. 14th Congressional District, State Rep. Allen Skillicorn said in a statement if it means running for another position for Illinois families to have a voice and not a special interest to represent them, so be it.

The 14th district is currently represented by Democrat Lauren Underwood, who unseated Republican Randy Hultgren in November.

“I am 100 percent focused on saving Illinois from high taxes, a restrictive economic policies and Obamacare’s high costs that hurt all Illinoisans,” Skillicorn, R-East Dundee, said. “I will fight for Illinoisans in the state Capitol, Main Street, on farms and even Washington D.C.”

Skillicorn, who said the statement was something he wanted to make for any future releases, said he is listening to Illinois families in the counties of Lake, McHenry, Kane, DeKalb, Kendall, DuPage and Will – all of which make up the 14th Congressional District.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

23 Comments »
  1. - Altgelds Ghost - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 12:50 pm:

    Run Allen Run


  2. - Dome Gnome - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 12:52 pm:

    Underwood’s my representative. Shouldn’t we let her at least warm up her seat, first?


  3. - TheInvisibleMan - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 12:57 pm:

    ===Shouldn’t we let her at least warm up her seat, first?===

    There were challengers to her announcing their run the same day she was sworn in.

    It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure out their motivations.

    Skillicorn is just trolling. Just like when he offered to ‘bet’ $1000 that the repeal of net neutrality would lead to massive savings on internet access.


  4. - Not again - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 12:59 pm:

    He would be a compelling member of congress.


  5. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 12:59 pm:

    I’m sure Rep. Bustos and the DCCC would love a Trump/Skillicorn ticket in defending Underwood’s seat.

    Is it too much to ask for a Skillicorn/Oberweis primary?


  6. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 1:05 pm:

    The guy who can’t hold his own on the Capfax blog against wordslinger and Oswego Willy is going to debate Congresswoman Underwood? Please proceed, IL GOP


  7. - A Jack - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 1:22 pm:

    So Trump will also be running in that election. Will Trump drag down Republicans nationally the way Rauner brought down the ILGOP?


  8. - Lt Guv - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 1:26 pm:

    Underwood could ask for a better opponent.


  9. - Dance Band on the Titanic - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 1:27 pm:

    Underwood can only hope to be that lucky.


  10. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 1:52 pm:

    Strange, given his Twitter feed, I thought he was running against AOC and (((globalists)))


  11. - Iggy - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 1:56 pm:

    Hopefully Matt Quigley will prove himself someone to rally behind because if Skillicorn or Oberweis wins the primary, Underwood wouldn’t even need to pretend to be a practicing nurse to win.


  12. - anon - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 2:06 pm:

    He might have waited at least a few months before floating his name. At least let Underwood do something to oppose first.


  13. - anon - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 2:07 pm:

    I still find the district too unwieldy. Antioch to Yorkville all in one district (but carving out certain western suburbs along the way). I guess it is better than the old 14th that stretched nearly to Iowa.


  14. - TheInvisibleMan - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 2:14 pm:

    ===At least let Underwood do something to oppose first.===

    To them, she already did that thing just by being elected.


  15. - Annonin' - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 2:22 pm:

    Is this why Skilly skipped session today? People will be begging for a Hultgren return.


  16. - Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 2:42 pm:

    Please, “Skilly,” run. Look at Skilly’s right wing tweets and see why Underwood should welcome the challenge.


  17. - Union Thug Gramma - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 4:21 pm:

    Yes, be the great white hope male…way too much sexism and racism playing here.


  18. - Precinct Captain - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 5:26 pm:

    Is Allen’s Folly why he is already skipping his legislative duties in Springfield?


  19. - Lynn S. - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 6:23 pm:

    I don’t live in the district, but Skillicorn vs. Underwood? I call dibs on the popcorn franchise (banned punctuation)

    Rich, do you think this proposed race might boost your blog income, the way Blagojevich did?


  20. - Elliott Ness - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 6:49 pm:

    Perfect for a Underwood…nut bucket loss to Underwood by 10


  21. - Ducky LaMoore - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 8:22 pm:

    ===Obamacare’s high costs===

    I am done being nice to Republicans about this. Stop trying to steal my affordable health insurance. If I meet you, you are going to get an earful from me.


  22. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 6:07 am:

    ==I was hoping that Underwood would invite one of her patients to the SOTU tonight. What? She never nursed a patient?==
    Not every nurse has patients. Some nursing jobs involve research or administrative duties. But it’s moot. She has a different career now.


  23. - Scottish Lass - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 7:34 pm:

    I really doubt he would have a chance in winning against Underwood


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