Monday, October 21, 2013

Recent Review of Suburban and Statewide candidates

Suburban and Statewide Candidates
Quinn, Democrats drum up support in suburbs (all)
Gov. Pat Quinn, speaking to a room full of suburban Democrats, said on Sunday that one key to future prosperity for the state is that everyone be given the opportunity to share in the success. "Our state will move forward only if everybody's in, and no one's left out," he said. Quinn was the keynote speaker at a meet-the-candidates breakfast and fundraiser hosted Sunday by Schaumburg Area Democrats, a political group that raises awareness of Democratic candidates.
The primary election will be held March 18, with the general election on Nov. 4. "It promises to be a tough fight, but we'll be ready for it," Quinn said. Other politicians who spoke during Sunday's breakfast included current Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, who will run next year for state comptroller; state Sen. Mike Frerichs, who will run for state treasurer; state Rep. Michelle Mussman, who will run for a third term in the 56th House District; Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Clerk David Orr, both of whom will try to retain their posts; and a slate of three candidates for the board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago — incumbent Frank Avila and newcomers Josina Morita and Tim Bradford.
GOP governor candidates in Bloomingdale: It's about beating Quinn (all)
All four GOP candidates running for governor agree that one way to fix Illinois' problems is to get a Republican in the executive mansion.On Tuesday night, they each addressed a room full of suburban Republicans to make their case for why they have what it takes to defeatDemocrat Gov. Pat Quinn next year. During Tuesday night's event, which was organized by the DuPage County Republican Party, Rutherford stressed that Quinn should never ever be underestimated.
84th District Seat – House of Representatives
Naperville businessman Krishna Bansal is the first Republican to enter the spring primary race for the 84th District seat in the state House of Representatives. The 84th House seat is held by Aurora Democrat Stephanie Kifowit and the district includes portions of Naperville, Aurora, Montgomery, Oswego and Boulder Hill.
11th District Seat - House of Representatives
Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger has a large fundraising lead in her race for Congress in the March primary election. Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, however, has far more campaign cash than any of his potential GOP challengers.
8th District Seat - House of Representatives
Red) Congressmen Davis and Schock endorse Goel in 8th CD race “Despite a record of voting Democrat and a residence outside the district, GOP candidate for the 8th Congressional District Manju Goel claims in a new pamphlet (below) that she has the backing of Illinois Congressmen Aaron Schock and Rodney Davis. While sources tell Illinois Review another Republican may enter the primary in early November, Goel is currently the only GOP candidate to announce a bid to challengeDemocrat Rep. Tammy Duckworth. …”
Naperville September political contributions
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