Family PAC Cruise Features Allen West

During the two years after the Tea Party election of 2010, two spokesmen arose. One was McHenry County Congressman Joe Walsh. (His wife Helene was present; Walsh was on his WIND talk show.) The other was southeast Florida Congressman Allen … Continue reading

Auditioning at the State GOP Convention to be Illinois’ Scott Walker

John Kass lamented the lack of an Illinois Scott Walker last Thursday. He certainly is asking the right question: “Where is Illinois’ Scott Walker?” I was tempted to prepare a sign to affix to me chest asking. “Are you the … 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

Walsh and Three Colleagues Diss Dems’ 67% Income Tax Hike

Rep. Walsh Asks Governor Quinn to Address Challenges Facing Small Businesses and Illinoisans Sends Letter Today with Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-08) along with Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation – Reps. Don … Continue reading

Walsh Campaigning in New 14th Congressional District

It is unclear where Congressman Joe Walsh will run for re-election.  It is clear he will run somewhere. But, he has announced that he will run for re-election. Walsh now shares McHenry County with veteran Congressman Don Manzullo. His district … Continue reading

Joe Walsh & Bobby Schilling Featured in Rockford Tea Party Baseball Game

A press release from Joe Stefani, President of the Rockford Foresters Baseball Team: FORESTERS TO HOST TEA PARTY NIGHT FEATURING TWO CONGRESSMEN ROCKFORD, IL – June 17, 2011 – The Rockford Foresters Baseball Team announced today it will be hosting … Continue reading

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

Sensing an Issue If Jack Franks Challenges Joe Walsh for Congress – Part 1

The Chicago Sun-Times focused in on Congressional health insurance on page of its Sunday edition. It wasn’t a locally written article, however, by one by Bill Straub of the Scripps Howard News Service. It seems congressional Democrats, I an attempt … 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

Has Melissa Bean Gotten Rid of Her Charlie Rangel Money?

Yesterday’s cartoon in the Chicago Tribune leads me to wonder if 8th District Congresswoman Melissa Bean has divested her campaign of the money contributed by ethics-challenged New York City Congressman Charlie Rangel. July 23rd was the date that challenger Joe … 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

Bean Not Only Illinois Congressmen Being Criticized for Accepting Charlie Rangel Money

Melissa Bean (D-Barrington) challenger Joe Walsh has called for the 8th District incumbent to divest herself of campaign contributions from ethics-impaired New York City Congressman Charles Rangel. You can see in Joe Walsh Sticks Melissa Bean with Corruption Stick a … Continue reading