Bernie Says It All

Nov
06

Bernard Schoenburg:

Illinois remains a blue state, but a bad case of the blues brought about change at the top of state government.

Arguably, it was Democratic Gov. PAT QUINN, and not his party, that a majority of Illinois voters wanted to see out of power. And Republican BRUCE RAUNER, the Winnetka businessman with all the money he needed and a multi-pronged strategy to highlight weaknesses of Quinn and state government, made the case.

"Quinn ran out of lives," said DAVID YEPSEN, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University.

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Voter Suppression

Oct
27

Civil rights lawyers in Texas said more than 600,000 of its registered voters did not have the required identification.

In April, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman, a Democratic appointee, blocked the voter ID rule. He said more than 300,000 of Wisconsin’s registered voters — 9% of the electorate — did not have a current driver's license or U.S. passport that would allow them to cast a ballot.

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Tribune Reports on Campaign Spending in Govenor's Race

Oct
21

Somehow I think I would have written this paragraph from yesterday's Chicago Tribune a bit differently:

Together, the two campaigns have raised nearly $80 million - $55.8 million by Rauner and $23.3 million by Quinn - since Rauner entered the race in March 2013. Rauner has personally given his campaign $20.1 million, including another $1.5 million reported to the State Board of Elections earlier Monday.

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Data Entry for Quinn

Oct
02

Entering data from call sheets at one of the Quinn offices in Chicago.

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Brauner: Let Them Eat Cake

Sep
11

Chicago Sun-Times:

"In a newly unearthed radio interview, Republican private equity investor Bruce Rauner admitted earlier this year that he once favored the outright elimination of Illinois’ minimum wage."

Was that before or after this Illinois version of Marie Anoinette forked over $100k to join a wine club?

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Recipe for Success

Aug
31

First day I canvassed for my friend Pat. It was a good time to be reminded how utterly decent people can be. Maybe it's something about being close to home. I'm still working on my message but this is really something we can win by reaching out to people door to door and face to face.

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GOPer Advantage on Health Care

Mar
17

Jonathan Cohn points out the GOPer advantage whenever they have to come up with an alternative health care plan:

...[T]he vast majority of Republican officials have zero interest in health care reforms that significantly increase access to care.

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Bruce Rauner on DailyKos

Mar
16

Banner ad paid for by 'Citizens for Rauner, Inc' [Inc?] -- trashing Kirk Dillard.

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