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[11 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

* I went over some of this poll with subscribers earlier today. Keep in mind that the proponents used both a Republican and a Democratic pollster. The 20 House and Senate districts polled were mainly in the suburbs, with three Downstate districts. Polling memo…

To: Interested Parties
From: Randall Gutermuth (American Viewpoint) and Jason McGrath (GBA […]

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[11 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Fran Spielman…

Ald. Marty Quinn (13th) would be a lock to become the new chairman of the City Council’s Aviation Committee if not for his role in the #MeToo scandal swirling around House Speaker Michael Madigan’s political organization.
But Quinn is simply too hot to handle after playing a pivotal go-between role between his own brother […]

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[11 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Last month, a state appellate court ruled against former Gov. Pat Quinn’s lawsuit on behalf of an elected Chicago school board. This week, it was the federal appellate court’s turn to turn him down…
In this suit under §2 of the Voting Rights Act, 52 U.S.C. §10301, plaintiffs (registered voters, some of whom are […]

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[5 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

* WJBC…
Democratic candidate for Illinois Governor, J.B. Pritzker, is promoting his plan for a progressive or graduated income tax, but is declining to provide specifics.
When questioned Wednesday by WJBC’s Sam Wood, Pritzker was vague about taxes during the two years he says it will take to amend the state constitution, which is required to enact […]

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[2 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

* I asked Rep. Jeanne Ives’ campaign spokesperson today if her candidate and Gov. Rauner have spoken since the primary election. “They have not,” she replied.
The DGA has been persistently trolling Rauner about this while I was on break. From March 26th…
6 Days of Silence: Rauner and Ives Won’t Talk… But Maybe They […]

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[21 Mar 2018 | No Comment | ]

* We’ll know the actual spending when the D-2s are filed next month, so this is just money raised by the campaigns. They could very well have money left over. From the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform…
In the Governor’s race, victor JB Pritzker (D) raised $124 per vote, and Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) […]

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[21 Mar 2018 | No Comment | ]

* That didn’t take long…
In Their Own Words: Rauner Campaign Releases New Ad of Kennedy and Biss Criticizing Pritzker
With the general election officially beginning, the Rauner campaign has released a new ad that makes it clear JB Pritzker is a self-dealing insider who will do the bidding of Mike Madigan — according to leading Illinois […]

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[19 Mar 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Front pages of a couple of recent Bruce Rauner campaign mailers, with thanks to my mom…

* And while we’re at it, here’s Finke…
After Rauner said he’d be moving back to the mansion in May, a reporter asked about a discrepancy in fundraising efforts. Money was raised to repair the mansion, but efforts to […]

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[19 Mar 2018 | No Comment | ]

* My weekly syndicated newspaper column…
Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of a gun-dealer licensing bill last week took a lot of folks by surprise. It probably shouldn’t have.
We’ll get to the politics in a second, but as with HB40, the governor was acting on his beliefs. Rauner is a strong abortion-rights supporter, so he signed HB40 […]

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[15 Mar 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Interesting move…

* Script…
When is a conservative leader too conservative for Illinois? Meet Jeanne Ives. She’s been rated as one of the most conservative in the state. Ives wants to ban abortions, she has an ‘A’ rating from the NRA, pushing to arm teachers and stop new gun laws.
And on immigration, Ives […]