Jason Plummer Goes Negative

Not today. Today I heard this ever-so-positive ad on radio driving to pick up my son from school. But Friday night’s and Saturday’s phone calls were something else. A woman’s voice comes on the answering machine: “Hello. I’m calling with … Continue reading

Thoughts About the Governor’s Race

If you looked at the front page of the Chicago Tribune Sunday, you saw five candidates on top of the page. They are ones that the Tribune’s poll found leading in both the Democratic and Republican Party primaries. It was … Continue reading

Tribune-WGN Poll Shows Governors’ Races Tightening

As I suggested after I got Mary Pat’s call on behalf of Andy McKenna earlier today, the race for the Republican nomination for governor has narrowed down to three candidates: Andy McKenna – 19% Jim Ryan – 18% Kirk Dillard … Continue reading

So, Who Has How Much in the Governor’s Race?

In the governor’s race, here are the figures offered up by Adrian G. Uribarri in Chicago Current: Pat Quinn: $3.15 million in receipts, $2.36 million in expenditures and $1.5 million in available funds at the close of the period Dan … Continue reading

Mike Murphy Calls

State Senator Matt Murphy called on behalf of his running mate Andy McKenna this morning. Murphy is running for lieutenant governor. Good day to call, it’s being Martin Luther King’s birthday holiday and all. Unfortunately, he interrupted our family’s watching … Continue reading

Penny Pullen’s Endorsement of Andy McKenna, Reaction and Response

About the same time the Northwest Herald was endorsing Jim Ryan, the man whose buddy and over-$800,000-contributor arranged (without Ryan’s knowledge) for Mercy Hospital to gain approval from the Illinois Health Facilitates Planning Board, my friend former State Rep. Penny … Continue reading