The mudslinging dirty tricks of election campaigns are over... for now.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
He promises in Daily Herald article to be accessible to his "new constituents."
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Chicago), will retain his 5th District seat after a convincing win in Tuesday's General Election over Republican candidate Dan Schmitt and Green Party candidate Nancy Wade. Quigley got about 70 percent of the vote Tuesday from residents in the 5th District, which include almost all of Elmhurst, and parts of Bensenville, Hinsdale, Western Springs, Oakbrook Terrace and other communities stretching all the way to the lakeshore. Quigley has represented the district since 2009. He delivered a message to his "new consituents" in this Daily Herald article. Quigley, who was uncontested in the March Primary election, was a Cook County commissioner before being elected to Congress. According to his website: "He began his …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Don't forget to use your voting superpower on Tuesday!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
DiCianni has proven his commitment to public safety by writing and passing state legislation.
As a mayor and former police officer, public health and safety are among my biggest concerns. No candidate has a stronger command on these issues than Pete DiCianni, and he has proven it with three state laws to his credit. The largest was his crusade to insure those with autism, our country’s number one diagnosed children’s condition. This condition affects thousands of children in DuPage, and legislation championed by DiCianni will give families the resources to get their children early diagnosis and vital treatment. "James’ law” will save government millions and help both children and seniors be found quickly when lost. I was fortunate to be a part of this legislation as we rallied it’s approval thru DuCom, the county’s largest 911 …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for their first debate. We surveyed influential Illinois politicians and guests at Patch watch parties, who say the president whiffed.
Illinois Republicans said Mitt Romney "hit a home run" in the Oct. 3 presidential debate and some Democrats said President Barack Obama "looked unprepared," even if they still agree with what he said. Patch conducted a quick, unscientific poll among politically involved citizens following the debate and also surveyed residents at Patch-sponsored watch parties throughout the suburbs. Of the 19 Republicans who responded to the online survey, 16 said Romney won by a wide margin and one said he defeated Obama by a slim margin. Two Republican respondents said Obama won the debate. "I expected Obama to lecture Romney. I never expected Romney to lecture Obama," one Republican said. "Obama spent more time looking at his belly button like a …
Lourdes Duarte joined Patch at Flossmoor Station in Flossmoor for a Patch.com presidential debate viewing party Wednesday night. Mitt Romney impresses but voters say they want to see more.
Republicans, Democrats and independents joined Patch editors Wednesday night at presidential debate viewing parties throughout the Chicago area. WGN Ch. 9 stopped by one party in Flossmoor at the Flossmoor Station to take the pulse of voters. Patch hosted parties at St. Xavier University in Mount Greenwood, Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Cemeno's Restaurant in Joliet, the Kendall Grille in Yorkville and the Lemont Community Center in Lemont.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
In the latest Land of Lincoln Blue survey issued by Patch, Democratic respondents said they thought President Obama did a great job, but loved President Clinton's speech more. They also said Republicans showed how "out of touch" they are.
Now that the Democratic and Republican national conventions are complete, Democrats in Illinois say they're more confident in President Obama's re-election campaign than they were last month. That's part of the results from a recent Land of Lincoln survey issued by Patch in the Chicago area. Eighty-nine Democrats were surveyed, with 15 responding. About 87 percent of those surveyed said they're more confident now than they were before the conventions. But was it Barack Obama who energized them? Almost every Democrat that responded to the survey said President Bill Clinton was the highlight of the convention, even overshadowing the current president. Clinton showed that Democrats "stand for the working class and the seniors of this country…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
In the latest Land of Lincoln Red survey issued by Patch, Republican respondents shared their opinions on the presidential election following the Republican National Convention.
Citing speeches by Sen. Marco Rubio, vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and celebrity Clint Eastwood, 94 percent of Republicans surveyed by Patch said their party's National Convention provided the party with the momentum it needs to get the base to turn out for what is expected to be a close election. That's part of the results from a recent Land of Lincoln survey issued by Patch in the Chicago area. Ninety-three Republicans were surveyed, with 30 responding. Most Republican respondents mentioned the Rubio and Ryan speeches as highlights of the convention, while one respondent said "Mitt Romney just did OK." According to Republican respondents, 53 percent said they felt more confident about Romney's chances of winning after the …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
8th Congressional District candidate Tammy Duckworth addressed the Democratic National Convention Tuesday.
Tammy Duckworth, candidate in the 8th Congressional District, addressed the Democratic National Convention Tuesday. Duckworth began by talking about her background and her service as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot in the Iraq War. Duckworth lost both of her legs when she was shot down in 2004. She then served as director of Illinois' Department of Veterans' Affairs and was assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs under President Barack Obama. Duckworth's opponent in the November election is incumbent Republican Joe Walsh. Walsh did not attend the Republican National Convention last week. "Last week Joe skipped his party's convention to spend time in the 8th district listening to the concerns of voters, meeting with small business owners and …