Governor to Lipinski (IL-03): 'This is a Country Built by Immigrants.'

There was a huge rally to protest the new Immigration Bill -- HR 4437 -- in Downtown Chicago Friday. Both the mayor and the governor spoke.  As reported by CBS, the Governor had this to say:
"Whether their names are Gutierrez or Lozano, Lipinski or Blagojevich; it doesn't matter. This is a country built by immigrants."

Lipinski? Surely, not Congressman Lipinski from IL-03! Maybe the Governor meant this as a reminder. Lipinski after all was one of the few Democrats who actually voted in favor of the Bill. That's right, Lipinski voted in favor of the Bill that the 300,000 or so people at the rally were protesting against!

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Sullivan for Congress (IL-03) : the Newspaper Endorsements Roll In

DAILY SOUTHTOWN ENDORSES JOHN SULLIVAN:

"...The Daily Southtown endorses Sullivan because we believe he can be a more dynamic lawmaker, and because we believe he is more in touch with mainstream Democratic Party ideals -- not strictly those of the Bungalow Belt that is Lipinski's base.

NEAR WEST/SOUTH GAZETTE ENDORSES SULLIVAN:

"...We take issue with Lipinski over policy and experience. ... [Sullivan] has great credentials: Assistant State's Attorney and gang crimes expert. Lipinski was a political science teacher in Tennesee.  The 3rd District has an opportunity to get a great Congressman in John P. Sullivan, and he gets our endorsement in the Democratic primary."

RIVERSIDE/BROOKFIELD LANDMARK:

Lipinski's strange route to office is a major issue in this year's race, along with Lipinski's stance on the war in Iraq. His prime opponent, John Sullivan of Chicago, a gang crimes prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorney's office, emphasized both issues at a candidate's forum Sunday in LaGrange sponsored by the LaGrange area League of Women voters."

You can learn more about John Sullivan and contribute to his campaign by going to SullivanForIllinois.com ...

Daily Southtown Endorses John Sullivan for Congress in IL-03

It doesn't get any better than this:
Our U.S. Congress Primary Choices
Tuesday, March 7, 2006

...The Daily Southtown endorses Sullivan because we believe he can be a more dynamic lawmaker, and because we believe he is more in touch with mainstream Democratic Party ideals -- not strictly those of the Bungalow Belt that is Lipinski's base. Sullivan supports universal health care and urges withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq in a year. He also backs emergency contraception, stem-cell research and abortion rights.

See the complete Daily Southtown Editorial...

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Fundraiser for John Sullivan (IL-03) next Tuesday (3/14) in Chicago

John Sullivan who's running for Congress in IL-03 is having a fundraiser, 'Countdown to Victory Bash', on Tuesday (3/14, 5:30pm-7:30pm) at Monday's in Chicago. You can find the details after the jump.

We went out canvassing for Sullivan last Sunday. It was a working-class union area about as far from the Lakefront as you can get and still be within the city limits of Chicago.  The reception was fantastic. It began to snow. People came out in their sweat-pants and slippers. They asked for extra copies of our handouts so that they could pass them on to family and friends. Lipinski, the current incumbent who inherited the seat from his father and who's conducted himself as anything but a Democrat ever since, has zero support in this District.

Here's part of the script we used:

John Sullivan is an Assistant States Attorney running for Congress from Beverly. The current incumbent, Daniel Lipinski, inherited the job from his father as a result of some pretty bad shenanigans two years ago.

Sullivan doesn't believe that it's right for someone to inherit a seat in Congress. He believes you have to earn it by being honest -- by being from Chicago when you say you're from Chicago, by being a Democrat when you say you're a Democrat, and by helping people instead of always "helping yourself".

You're welcome to come to the Fundraiser.  You can contribute online by going to Sullivan's Contribution Page...

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Phonebanking for John Sullivan (IL-03)





We got a great group in Chicago to phonebank for John Sullivan, Democratic Candidate for Congress (IL-03).  (Thanks Betsy!)  People devoted their Tuesday evening to calling fellow Democratic Voters and telling them why John Sullivan is the best candidate for IL-03.  What was the response of the people we called?  Overwhelmingly positive!


We'll be heading down there every Sunday till the election.

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