Rauner Calls 2-Year Term for Comptroller “Constitutionally-Dubious”

A press release from Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner: Statement on Special Comptroller Election Mike Schrimpf, spokesman for Governor-elect Bruce Rauner, issued the following statement: “Governor-elect Rauner believed the best outcome for Illinoisans was for the Comptroller appointment to be for the … Continue reading

Lake County Republican Federation Praises Rauner Selection of One of Their Own

A press release from the Lake County Republican Federation, the fundraising arm of the Lake County Republican Party: Lake County Republican Federation Congratulates Leslie Munger on her Appointment As State Comptroller The Lake County Republican Federation was pleased to learn … Continue reading

Joe Walsh Endorses Libertarian Julie Fox for Comptroller

A press release from Libertarian candidate for State Comptroller Julie Fox about former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh’s endorsement: Former Congressman Joe Walsh Endorses Julie Fox For Comptroller Julie Fox, Libertarian Candidate for Illinois Comptroller, announced today the formal campaign endorsement … Continue reading

Conservative Blogger, WLS Radio Show Host Tom Roeser Endorses Libertarian Julie Fox

Former Quaker Oats lobbyist, now blogger and Sunday night WLS-Radio talk show host, Tom Roeser is endorsing Libertarian Julie Fox for State Comptroller. Julie was one of my running mates when I ran on the Libertarian Party ticker to Governor … Continue reading

The Old, Old Election Year Comptroller-Treasurer Combination Idea

When I was running for Illinois State Comptroller in 1982, incumbent Roland Burris and I debated before a group of reporters-publishers. I think the Champaign or Urbana debate was sponsored by the Illinois Press Association, but I’m not sure. One … Continue reading

Only CPA Candidate for State Comptroller Holding Wonder Lake Fundraiser Saturday Afternoon

Of all the candidates for State Comptroller, only one is a Certified Public Accountant. She is Julie Fox, the Libertarian Party candidate. Julie led the ticket in 2002, when I ran for Governor against Rod Blagojevich. She got over 4% … Continue reading

The Night the Lights Went Out While Jason Plummer Was Speaking

Last night at Crystal Lake’s 1776 restaurant will be a night that Jason Plummer, an aggressive Downstate candidate for lieutenant governor, will remember forever. How do I know? Because I’ve been on the same route he took twice, once in … Continue reading

Why Shawn Green Reminds Me of Roland Burris

Fast forward (I know for a story in its fifth daily installment, that must sound funny) to 1982. I had always wondered how high an office one could run for without selling one’s soul. Jim Thompson couldn’t find anyone to … Continue reading