Bean Votes Liberal, Liberal and Liberal and Daily Herald Endorses Her

This should be no surprise if you follow politics and know how liberal the Daily Herald’s current editors are. But the rationalization for the Daily Herald endorsing Democrat Melissa Bean is a whopper. Here it is: Bean “is unafraid to … Continue reading

Message of the Day – Volunteer

All political candidates are looking for volunteers at this time in the election cycle. Yesterday, McHenry County Blog showed you a photo of one working for Lori McConville for County Board. She’s the Democrat running against incumbent Barb Wheeler and … Continue reading

Randy Hultgren Releases New TV Ad Aimed South of the McHenry-Kane County Border

That’s where the 14th congressional district is, of course. The ad is an attack on Foster actions which Randy Hultgren says has hurt the job creation in Illinois. Here’s aspirant Randy Hultgren’s press release: Hultgren Campaign Releases New TV Ad: … Continue reading

Hultgren Communicates to Volunteers, Present and Potential

The following email was received from State Senator Randy Hultgren’s campaign: FOSTER’S DESPERATION Trailing 10% among independent voters and having voted with Nancy Pelosi 93% of the time in support of bailouts, failed stimulus, crippling regulations on small-business and the … 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

Media Ignoring Illinois Jobs Failure by Illinois Dems

A jobs announcement that Melissa Bean, Bill Foster, Pat Quinn and Alexi Giannoulias won’t highlight. 500 good paying new jobs. Caterpillar makes excavators in Aurora. In a liberal Democrat’s Congressional district. So where in Illinois did Caterpillar, headquartered in Peoria, … Continue reading

Give Away to Teachers’ Unions Paid for by Cutting Food Stamps Well After the Next Two Elections

Both Democrats Melissa Bean and Bill Foster voted on Tuesday for a $10 billion giveaway to the teachers unions, along with a $16 billion bailout spending to the states. The politics included cutting serious dollars from food stamps. To show … 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

Does NPR Poll Indicate Vulnerability for Melissa Bean?

National Public Radio reports on a 1,200 person poll taken in 70 U.S. House of Representative districts considered swing districts. Three from Illinois—Bill Foster’s, Debbie Halvorsen’s and Melissa Bean’s—were included. The results nationwide showed voters selecting Republicans over Democrats 49% … Continue reading

14th District Watch – Republican Randy Hultgren Notes Analyst’s Shift in Prediction to “Pure Toss Up”

While national Beltway observers don’t think much of Joe Walsh’s chances of upsetting Melissa Bean in the 8th congressional district, one respected commentator has described GOP candidate Randy Hultgren’s chances against incumbent Democrat Bill Foster (south of the McHenry-Kane County … Continue reading

8th & 14th District Watch – Walsh: Poll Shows Good Results Against Bean; Hultgren Competitive with Foster

A press release from 8th Congressional District Republican candidate Joe Walsh alerts me to polling results for both the 8th and 14th Districts. Melissa Bean is the incumbent Democrat Walsh is challenging. Democratic Party candidate Bill Foster is the candidate … Continue reading

Randy Hultgren Calls Out Bill Foster for “Multiple Generation Theft”

Sent last night after the health care vote in the U.S. House, State Senator Randy Hultgren, the Republican challenger to 14th District Democrat Bill Foster, this press release says Foster is “bought and paid for” by the Service Employees International … Continue reading

Another Republican Smelling Democrat Blood in the Water

Like sharks smelling blood in the water, candidates are surfacing hoping to kill re-election chances of Blue Dog Democrats. The thought first came to me when 8th congressional district Barrington native Joe Walsh announced he would seek the GOP nomination … Continue reading

Demonstrators on Randall Road from 11-1 Saturday

The demonstration is planned for Randall Road from 11-1 on Saturday. It will stretch from Crystal Lake to North Aurora. Since most of Randall Road runs through 14th District Congressman Bill Foster’s district (from the McHenry-Kane County line south), my … Continue reading