Posts Tagged “Democratic primary”

Battle for Secretary of State already brewing in Illinois

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Battle for Secretary of State already brewing in Illinois

Battle for Secretary of State already brewing in Illinois Alexi Giannoulias is the lead candidate in the brewing race to succeed Illinois Secretary of State Jessie White who is retiring. Although the Democratic Party Primary election is not until March 2022, time goes by quickly and the race will quickly become crowded. As the Republican…

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“No regrets”

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“No regrets” Lipinski reflects on campaign, primary loss   By Steve Metsch After his close defeat in the Democratic primary, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (3rd) reflected on 15 years in Congress and what lies ahead. Lipinski narrowly lost the primary to Marie Newman, whom he had defeated in a close race in 2018. Lipinski had…

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Change voting system so we can make better choices

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Change voting system so we can make better choices

Change voting system so we can make better choices Americans need to give the system of national elections a serious reconsideration and come up with a new system that doesn’t give certain states all fit weight in the election cycle. Before even half the states complete their primaries, the candidates are already chosen By Ray…

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Election news items from President to Congress

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Election news items from President to Congress

Election news items from President to Congress A roundup of election news in politics in Illinois and nationally including in the hotly contested 3rd Congressional District and in the presidential contest. The Illinois Democratic Primary election is Tuesday March 17, 2020. Lots of news in election contests across the country from Biden vs Sanders to…

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Challenge to Congressman Bobby Rush fueled by uplifting story

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Challenge to Congressman Bobby Rush fueled by uplifting story

Challenge to Congressman Bobby Rush fueled by uplifting story A woman who was jailed for nonviolent prescription drug offenses years ago after being seriously injured when hit by a drunk driver, is challenging Congressman Bobby Rush in the March 17 Illinois Democratic Primary election for Congress in the 1st District. By Ray Hanania A woman who was…

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Chicago mayor endorses Marie Newman in 3rd District race

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Chicago mayor endorses Marie Newman in 3rd District race

Chicago mayor endorses Marie Newman in 3rd District race Candidate Marie Newman received the endorsement Saturday February 8 of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot during a rally held at a South Side Chicago church outside of the 3rd Congressional District. Newman is making her second effort to unseat Congressman Dan Lipinski who was appointed to the…

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Bloomberg targets gun violence in his presidential bid

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Bloomberg targets gun violence in his presidential bid Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is taking on the challenge of fighting gun violence in his campaign to become president and win the Democratic Party nomination. Bloomberg will be on the Illinois ballot on March 17 and is considered a formidable candidate, despite his late entry…

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University of Chicago Law Student challenges Rush for Congress

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University of Chicago Law Student challenges Rush for Congress

University of Chicago Law Student challenges Rush for Congress Law student Sarah Gad of the University of Chicago says her own personal experiences from seven years ago involving drug addiction has motivated her to understand the challenges facing many Illinois residents and to support pro bono legal work for those in need. Gad is an exemplary…

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Iowa caucus disaster smells like another effort to get Sanders

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Iowa caucus disaster smells like another effort to get Sanders

Iowa caucus disaster smells like another effort to get Sanders The Iowa Caucus debacle and the long delays in tabulating the final winners and losers has thrown the Democratic process in to a loop giving one apparent loser, Joe Biden, some wiggle room to avoid the negative publicity with his running only 4th — a…

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Bill Conway slams Kim Foxx in new TV Commercial

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Bill Conway slams Kim Foxx in new TV Commercial

Bill Conway slams Kim Foxx in new TV Commercial New Ad from Afghanistan War veteran and Democratic candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney Bill Conway slams incumbent Kim Foxx for not fighting for the rights of victims of crime while defending the rights of hoaxers like Jussie Smollett. The Democratic Primary election is March 17,…

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Marie Newman wins endorsements from leaders in the 3rd District

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Marie Newman wins endorsements from leaders in the 3rd District

Marie Newman wins endorsements from leaders in the 3rd District Marie Newman Announces Endorsements from 12 Local Elected Officials and Political Organizations Marie Newman, Democratic candidate for Congress in Illinois’ Third District, announced Tuesday that she had received endorsements from eight state, county, and city elected officials, and four key independent political organizations, including: Alderman…

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Marie Newman Endorsed by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

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Marie Newman Endorsed by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Marie Newman Endorsed by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky By Ray Hanania Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky announced Tuesday (Nov. 5, 2019) that she is endorsing Marie Newman, the leading Democratic candidate challenging Congressman Dan Lipinski for the 3rd District seat. Schakowsky is a leading moderate voice in the Democratic Organization and an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump….

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