Manzullo Takes Words Out of Primary Opponent Kinsinger’s Mouth and Critiques Them

A press release from Congressman Don Manzullo “Over the last several months, my freshman classmates and I have been fighting to shake things up in Washington and change the conversation from how much to spend to how much to cut.” … Continue reading

John Nelson Seeks Democratic Party Nomination to Run in 16th Congressional District

Rockford attorney John Nelson is a State Central Committeeman for the 16th Congressional District. He also is Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore’s attorney in her the ongoing litigation with the Township Trustees. Periodically, I ask him what’s going on in … Continue reading

Illinois GOP Congressional Candidates Reveal Monetary Resources, Walsh’s & Hultgren’s Analyzed

Since the deadline for reporting third quarter of the year campaign contributions and expenditures is mid-October, I decided to take a look at how Illinois Republican Congressmen/woman are doing. I looked at the 14th District GOP candidates first. It pits … Continue reading

Tea Party Leaders in New 16th Congressional District Find Adam Kinzinger Not Their First Choice

In one of the first tangible indications that Illinois Tea Party leaders intend to take an active part in congressional primary elections is the press release below from Rockford Tea Party leader David Hale: TEA PARTY CONSIDERS 16TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT … Continue reading

Voters Disagree with Editors of Daily Herald, Northwest Herald, Chicago Tribune & Chicago Sun-Times

They all endorsed Melissa Bean for the 8th Congressional District seat. But, voters ignored the newspaper endorsements. They picked someone who represents their interests and not the liberal special interests of San Francisco. They elected Joe Walsh. That’s in spite … Continue reading

New York Times Statistician Sets Odds on Illinois Congressional Districts, Sees Two District Pickup for GOP

Here’s a map with a link to all 435 congressional districts. Click on a district and you will see what odds statistician Nate Silver gives each candidate for victory. Let’s look at those in Northern and Central Illinois. McHenry County … Continue reading

Will County District in Play, GOP Candidate’s Internal Poll Shows

Thanks to Capitol Fax Blog for the link to Public Opinion Strategies memo describing its poll findings in the 11th district race between Democrat incumbent Debbie Halvorson and challenger Adam Kinzinger. 51%-40% for the Republican with the ratio getting better … Continue reading