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by Josh Kalven
Thu Oct 23, 2008

New Halvorson Ad Whacks Ozinga On Late Taxes

Here's the latest ad from 11th District Democratic candidate Debbie Halvorson, which hits Republican Marty Ozinga on his concrete company's history of late taxes, which we wrote about back in July.  Watch it...

PI Original
by Josh Kalven
Wed Oct 22, 2008

GOP Memo Lists IL-11 As "Likely Gone"

U.S. News & World Report's Washington Whispers blog has gotten ahold of a so-called "death list" penned by "one of the key House GOP vote counters." The memo suggests that House Republicans fear a net loss of as many as 34 seats on November 4.  It also ...

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by Josh Kalven
Tue Oct 21, 2008

Swing State Project Shifts IL-11 Rating

After our poll in the 11th Congressional District confirmed internal polling showing Democratic candidate Debbie Halvorson up by about 20 points, the Swing State Project shifted their rating for the race from "toss-up" to "lean Democratic."

Meanwhile, ...

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by Josh Kalven
Mon Oct 20, 2008

Progress Illinois Poll In IL-11: Halvorson 50%, Ozinga 29%

Bennett, Petts, & Normington for Progress Illinois. 10/15-16.  Likely voters. MoE 4.9%:

Debbie Halvorson (D): 50%
Martin Ozinga (R): 29%
Undecided: 22%

The 11th Congressional District poll conducted for Progress Illinois by the Washington D.C.-based ...

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by Josh Kalven
Fri Oct 17, 2008

Halvorson Releases Poll Showing Her Up By 19

This afternoon, 11th District Democratic congressional candidate Debbie Halvorson released a new poll showing her beating Republican Marty Ozinga by a hefty margin.  From a campaign statement:

Senator and Congressional candidate Debbie Halvorson is in a ...

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by Adam Doster
Thu Oct 16, 2008

Cheney, Ozinga, And Health Care

Using a notorious quote we grabbed from a cable access interview back in July, SouthtownStar columnist Kristen McQueary gets in a good dig at Marty Ozinga the day after Dick Cheney had to cancel a fundraiser with the Republican congressional candidate for health reasons...

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by Josh Kalven
Thu Oct 16, 2008

"Congressman" Marty Ozinga?!?!

What is it with national news outlets assuming that 11th District GOP congressional candidate Marty Ozinga is already in office?  First, Politico referred to him as "Rep. Marty Ozinga" back in July.  Then yesterday, a CNN anchor called him "Congressman Marty ...

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by Josh Kalven
Thu Oct 16, 2008

Third Quarter Fundraising Figures

Yesterday, marked the deadline for congressional candidates to file their quarterly fundraising reports.  As in the first and second quarters, we've compiled the figures in the table below.

NOTE: The amount raised column in this table includes total contributions ...

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by Angela Caputo
Mon Oct 13, 2008

Ozinga: "I Still Feel Like I'm Middle Class"

With the average voter worried about the stability of their jobs,
home values, and retirement accounts, it's no wonder rich candidates
are trying to downplay their wealth on the campaign trail. But Republican concrete magnate Marty Ozinga
seems to be reaching these days as ...