712,813 – Size of New Illinois Congressional Districts – Where the People Came From

Did you know that each congressional district but two in Illinois have 712,813 people? The other two have 712,812. So, as far as making them of equal size, Illinois Democrats did a superb job. Although the ethnic concentration requirements, which … Continue reading

Joe Walsh Wins “Most Bang for the Buck” Award from the National Journal

National Journal columnist Josh Kraushaar made “Against the Grain Awards.” 8th Congressional District Congressman Joe Walsh won a mention for “Most Bang for the Buck.” Most Bang for the Buck Award Rep.-elect Joe Walsh, R-Ill., who eked out a 290-vote … Continue reading

Walsh Pledges Continuous Town Hall Meetings

The “news” at Congressman-Elect Joe Walsh’s first post-election Town Hall meeting in McHenry County was that he would not vote for the compromise tax bill being considered in Congress. But the take-away message was that constituents should expect a lot … Continue reading

Democrats Urge Democrats to Attend “Accidental” Congressman Joe Walsh’s Town Hall Meetings

An email from 8th District Democrats: Eighth District Democrats & Independents Joe Walsh Town Halls, starting Sunday (he needs to hear from US!) Our accidental Congressman, Joe Walsh, will be holding a series of “listening tour” town halls this month. … Continue reading

Reapportionment Scenario to Pit Manzullo Against Walsh, the Winner to Face Franks

Illinois Review had comments under an article by former State Senator Mark Rhoads Saturday suggesting that Metro East Congressman John Shimkus (R) would be put in the same district with Democrat Jerry Costello. Commenter “The Oncoming Storm” disagrees with emphasis … Continue reading

Walsh Holds Post-Bean Concession Press Conference – Part 4

In today’s article, newly-elected Congressman Joe Walsh talks about his election coalition and the role that Tea Party groups had in it. Walsh was specifically asked about the participation of the Palatine Tea Party and the Republican Assembly of Lake … Continue reading

Walsh Holds Post-Bean Concession Press Conference – Part 3

This third installment starts with a question from AP about the National Republican Party’s ignoring his 8th District race, certainly a solid fact. The Chicago Associated Press reporter asked, “Why do you think you didn’t get support from national Republicans? … Continue reading

Walsh Holds Post-Bean Concession Press Conference – Part 2

Yesterday, Congressman Joe Walsh’s statement and questions about committee assignments and climate control were covered. Today the extent of Walsh’s mandate is discussed. The U.S. Representative-elect was asked about his 290 out of 200,000 vote margin. With the premise that … Continue reading