by Downtowner, Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 07:37:09 PM EST
Ok, so, I just got off the phone with Jim Green, campaign manager for Jotham Stein.. And, no, for those of you wondering, I am not switching loyalties, I am still a Laesch supporter. But I heard the most incredible rumor, and decided I had to follow up on it.
The rumor, in a nutshell, was this: I heard that someone in the Foster campaign had taken recently to drawing faces and scrawling messages on Stein's first mailer, which depicts Stein arms raised, crying out for change, and faxing them over to the Stein campaign.
I figured maybe some quite young Foster volunteer had amused himself by drawing one or two such caricatures and faxing them over. I know, as does anyone who has worked on a campaign, that you can't control every single last thing your volunteers do. So I called Green to follow up, but the facts of the case, as he related them, really surprised me.
by bored now, Wed Jan 23, 2008 at 02:17:43 PM EST
the most important news at this point is that early voting has begun. for those who live in illinois' 14th congressional district, the ballot positions for the special primary election are:
ballot positions for the regular primary election are:
by Downtowner, Sat Jan 12, 2008 at 04:53:50 PM EST
You know, it's very kind of bored now to keep us all in the loop by providing Roundup diaries. Of particular interest to me is the race in IL-14, so of course when I came back for a pit stop between trips today and saw that he had posted an IL-14 Roundup #3 diary, I took the time to scan it.
Hmmm. There seems to be very little going on in the Laesch campaign, to hear bored tell it. Could have sworn I heard about more endorsements recently than those bored now mentions in his coverage of the Laesch campaign, which amounts to this:
john laesch woke up to good news this morning: state senator mike noland has endorsed him.
booman tribune has an old interview of john laesch that now comes up on google search. his campaign continues its periodic campaign updates here and here. laesch's former blogger also talks about Podunk,IL vs. the New Chicago Machine, the laesch youtube page covers his simmons appearance (broken into multiple videos and quentin young's endorsement.
no, I guess that's about it - all the news bored could find the space or time to bring us about Laesch...
by flautist, Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 05:33:17 PM EST
The League of Women Voters held a forum last night for all the candidates running for the open seat in Illinois' 14th congressional district, which was formerly held by Dennis Hastert. The debate will be put up on the League website, and we'll link to it on our campaign website when it goes up.
Excitement and interest in this race are high, and this showed in the number of people who came out to see the debate. We were told the LWV expected about 200 hundred people but today's papers report the crowd was 600.
The most interesting part of it to me were the alliances that formed on the stage. Two of the three Republican candidates were there, as well as three of the four Democrats. The interesting thing was, even though they were at two tables, seated by party, Republican Chris Lauzen made this race not about Democrat vs. Republican, but about grassroots vs. big money. Bill Foster was compared to Jim Oberweis many times last night, and Jim Oberweis stated agreement with Bill Foster on issues more often than with Lauzen, his fellow Republican. I'm not sure if this says more about Bill Foster or Chris Lauzen... you can be the judge of that.
by bored now, Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 01:45:19 PM EST
the two primaries in illinois' 14th congressional district are fast approaching. the biggest piece of news in this race is that the endorsement session for the chicago tribune is available online:
but given the importance of this particular race -- voters will not only be choosing their nominees for the general election in november, but also their nominees for the special election in march to fill the term of retiring dennis hastert -- there's plenty of other news.