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Alexi Giannoulias Returns to Illinois State Government

(Chicago, IL) – August 10, 2011. Alexi Giannoulias has once again a job state government. But no pay. Governor Pat Quinn today appoint the ex-Treasurer to serve as the unpaid chairman of the Illinois Community College Board. Continue reading »

Illinois Elections 2010: GOP Leads Early Voting by 11 Points, New Poll Says

(Chicago, IL) – November 1, 2010. Among those who say they have already voted, Republicans lead Democrats by 11 points, a new national poll says. Continue reading »

Illinois Elections 2010: GOP Leads Dems 6 to 15 Points, New Polls Say

(Chicago, IL) – November 1, 2010. The nation’s two polling giants—Gallup and Pew—are out with new polls that differ significantly on the GOP advantage on the national generic ballot, a difference that has consequences for close races in Illinois. Continue reading »

Illinois Elections 2010: Despite Visits by Barack, Michelle Obama, Likely Illinois Democratic Turnout Stagnates, Poll Data Says

(Chicago, IL) — October 27, 2010. Further depressing polling news is rolling in for Illinois Democratic candidates–likely Democratic voter turnout has stagnated, according to a review of polling data. Continue reading »

Illinois Elections 2010: Mark Kirk, Pat Quinn YouTube Campaign Videos Most Viewed

(Chicago, IL) — October 19, 2010. The races atop the 2010 ballots are moving into overdrive, which means televisions and car radios are moving into negative campaign mode. Illinois residents who turn on the television tonight  will more than likely hear about prisoner release, failed banks, imagined military commendations and job creation. But grave voice-overs … Continue reading »

Illinois Elections 2010: Dan Rutherford, Robin Kelly Fight for Nickels-and-Dimes

(Chicago, IL) – October 14, 2010. State Senator Dan Rutherford (R-Chenoa) and Democrat Robin Kelly have both sketched out either small bore or undetailed ideas for the Illinois Treasurer’s office that will likely have little impact on the state, but more likely a greater impact on their campaigns. Continue reading »

Is The Tea Party Over? Democrats Seize Lead in Wake of Odd-Ball Tea Party Wins, New Polls Say

(Chicago, IL) – September 23, 2010. The Tea Party has finally stirred a tempest in the Democrats’ cup. In one week’s time, the victories of odd-ball Tea Party candidates, like U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, has finally shaken up the U.S. electorate, pushing Democrats ahead in two new national polls, thanks to gains … Continue reading »

Illinois Election 2010: Dan Rutherford Has an “Eye Popping” $1 Million Cash-on-Hand for Illinois Treasurer Bid

State Senator Dan Rutherford (R-Chenoa), who is running for Illinois Treasurer, last night filed his campaign finance report, with an eyeball popping $1,078,000 cash on hand. Continue reading »

Illinois Election 2010: Dan Rutherford’s Fund-Raising Juggernaut Gets Boost from Ex-Governor Jim Thompson

(Chicago, IL) – June 30, 2010. State Senator Dan Rutherford’s fund-raising machine last night rumbled through Chicago, parking at the home of former Governor Jim Thompson. Thompson, and his wife Jayne, held a fund-raiser for the downstate Chenoa Republican who is running for Illinois Treasurer against Democrat Robin Kelly, who is chief of staff to … Continue reading »

Elections 2010: “Enthusiastic” Voters Prefer Republicans over Democrats by 20 Points, New Poll Says

(Princeton, NJ) — April 27, 2010. Despite signs of economic recovery, general election prospects are growing more dire for Democrats, according to a new poll. Democrats and Republicans are drawing even among registered voters, but among “enthusiastic voters” — it’s a GOP blowout by 20 points. 20. Gallup reports in a new poll today: Although … Continue reading »

Illinois 2010 Elections: Illinois Treasurer Candidate Robin Kelly Calls on Dan Rutherford to Return Goldman Sachs-Linked Campaign Cash

(Springfield, IL) – April 27, 2010. Democratic nominee for Illinois State Treasurer Robin Kelly today called on Republican opponent State Senator Dan Rutherford (R-Chenoa) to give back political campaign contributions from a Goldman Sachs executive in wake of the fraud scandal that has rocked the Wall Street firm. Rutherford has accepted $75,000 in campaign donations … Continue reading »

Illinois 2010 Elections: Dan Rutherford Blames Alexi Giannoulias, Robin Kelly on Task Force Launch Delay

(Springfield, IL) – April 26, 2010. State Senator Dan Rutherford (R-Chenoa), GOP candidate for Illinois Treasurer, last week charged Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias and his chief of staff, Robin Kelly, are using the belated launch of a state task for “political benefit”. “To convene a good purposed task force, two years late, hold taxpayer funded public … Continue reading »

Pew Poll: Economic Problems, Pessimism Weigh on Americans

(Chicago, IL) — April 20, 2010. The scale of the political problems facing Democrats can be viewed through the prism of the U.S. economic problems and anxieties faced by Americans, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. Americans are united in the belief that the economy is in bad shape (92% give it a … Continue reading »

Illinois 2010 Elections: “There may not be a state in the country where Democrats have a weaker top of the ticket at this point than Quinn and Giannoulas.”

(Chicago, IL) — April 6, 2010. Here’s an SOS to the Democratic Party of Illinois: Democrats are likely to lose the Governor’s office and the U.S. Senate seat. Think about that for a moment. “There may not be a state in the country where Democrats have a weaker top of the ticket at this point … Continue reading »

Illinois 2010 Democratic Primary: Poll Slashes Governor Pat Quinn’s Lead over Dan Hynes to 4 Points; Undecided Voters Likely to Defeat Quinn

January 24, 2010. A new poll in the 2010 Illinois Democratic primary for governor has Governor Pat Quinn’s lead over Comptroller Dan Hynes shaved to 4 points. Continue reading »

Illinois 2010 Elections: US Senate Hopeful David Hoffman Scoops Up $25,000

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful David Hoffman is boasting a bit over the $25, 000 he snagged from grassroots supporters by the federal December 31 campaign reporting period. Continue reading »

Illinois 2010 Elections: Ok, Alexi Giannoulias for $500

(Chicago, IL) — December 11, 2009. Ok, we are in with Alexi Giannoulias for $500. US Senate hopeful Alexi Giannoulias is making fund-raising calls today and he reached yours truly, the editor of THE iLLINOIS OBSERVER, on our mobile phone to make a pitch for his candidacy. Giannoulias, who is making calls from his “prison … Continue reading »

Illinois 2010 Elections: Illinois Sierra Club Endorses Robin Kelly over Justin Oberman

December 9, 2009. Sierra Club today announced its endorsement of Robin Kelly for State Treasurer over Justin Oberman in the February 2, 2010 Democratic primary election. Continue reading »

Jesse White, Lisa Madigan, John Cullerton, Barbara Flynn Currie, Robin Kelly and Other Illinois Pols Attend White House Holiday Party

(Chicago, IL) — December 5, 2009. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed a group of Illinois Democrats to a glittering holiday party at the White House on Thursday. A select group. Heading up the Illinois White House party goers–with an invitation–were: Secretary of State Jesse White, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, State Senate … Continue reading »

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