Hearing Examiner’s Recommendation on Dems Challenge of Steve Reick’s Petitions

In the very worst way Democrats working in the interests of State Rep. Jack Franks didn’t want Republican Steve Reick on the fall ballot. They wanted going on 18-year incumbent Jack Franks to have no serious opponent. They gathered signatures … Continue reading

Objection Filed Against Nunda Township Supervisor John Heisler’s Petitions

Not only has Grafton Township Supervisor candidate Pam Fender had an objection filed against her petitions, but so has one been filed against Nunda Township Supervisor John Heisler’s. The objection is that Heisler’s filing is incomplete because he did not … Continue reading

McSweeney Not Appealing Gaffney Ballot Placement Decision

That’s what campaign manager Jim Thacker told me this morning. “After reviewing our legal options and the timing of the process, we decided to no longer pursue an appeal of the decision. “We remain satisfied in part with the State … Continue reading

Walsh’s 8th District GOP Opponents Removed from Ballot

After decisions by the Illinois State Board of Elections, 8th District Congressman Joe Walsh’s two Republican opponents have been removed from the March 20th primary ballot. Rich Evans, a CPA, who served as a GOP Precinct Committeeman in Algonquin and … Continue reading

Hearing Officer Recommends Gaffney Be On Ballot in McSweeney v. Gaffney Petition Challenge

Don’t have time to make this more than a raw copy of the Hearing Officer’s report to the Illinois State Board of Elections, but thought readers might be interested in its contents. BEFORE THE ILLINOIS STATE OFFICERS ELECTORAL BOARD David … Continue reading

Santorum and Gingrich Illinois Coordinators’ Takes on Presidential Objection Withdrawals

I gave you the information passed on by Presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s Illinois Chairman here. Now, here’s what Santorum’s Illinois Coordinator Jon Zahm says, “Leadership from the Romney campaign (Dan Rutherford), Gingrich campaign (Bruce Hansen and Nick Provenzano), Paul campaign … Continue reading

Gaffney Says McSweeney “Abusing the Objection Process”

A press release from State Rep. Kent Gaffney: Gaffney Statement on McSweeney’s Frivolous Challenges Fox River Grove, IL… State Representative Kent Gaffney (R-Lake Barrington) issued the following statement regarding David McSweeney’s decision to drop his petition challenge against Danielle Rowe: … Continue reading