Josh Kalven

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by Josh Kalven
12:11pm
Mon Dec 14, 2009

IL-SEN: "Two-Faced Kirk" (UPDATED w/Schakowsky Comments)

Last week, we noted GOP Senate candidate Mark Kirk's latest anti-earmark effort, pointing out that the whole thing sounded rather McCain-esque.  The AP, meanwhile, used Kirk's latest demagoguery to recall that he was a fan of earmarks not that long ago.  (Indeed, he ...
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by Josh Kalven
10:52am
Mon Dec 14, 2009

IL-GOV: What Else Did You "Inherit," Kirk?

Kirk Dillard took his gubernatorial campaign to ABC 7's studios this weekend, where he was a guest on their Sunday interview segment NewsViews.  Not suprisingly, when asked whether Illinois could dig itself out of this budget crisis without a tax increase, the Republican ...
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by Josh Kalven
11:37am
Sun Dec 13, 2009

IL-GOV: Trib Poll Shows Quinn With 2:1 Support Over Hynes

The Quinn campaign has to be feeling good thsi weekend.  Conducted eight weeks before the February 2 primary, a new Tribune poll released shows the governor with high approval ratings among Democratic voters and a sizeable lead over challenger Dan Hynes.  Here are ...
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by Josh Kalven
10:13am
Fri Dec 11, 2009

Trib Poll Shows Brown And Preckwinkle Leading Stroger

Thanks to the Tribune, we finally have a survey of Cook County Democratic voters on the county board president primary -- and it doesn't bode well for incumbent Todd Stroger.  The poll found that Dorothy Brown leads the four-candidate pack with 29 percent support, ...
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by Josh Kalven
11:57am
Thu Dec 10, 2009

IL-SEN: Kirk's Mini-McCain Campaign

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Mark Kirk's U.S. Senate campaign is starting to feel a whole lot like John McCain's 2008 presidential bid.  As was the case with McCain, Kirk has long benefited from media coverage that exaggerated his "moderate" and "...
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by Josh Kalven
2:22pm
Wed Dec 9, 2009

IL-SEN: Giannoulias' Second Ad

U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias today released his second TV ad.  The new spot ties his advocacy this year on the part of the embattled Hartmarx workers to his economic plan (which he is still in the process of unveiling). Watch it: ...
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by Josh Kalven
10:28am
Wed Dec 9, 2009

Parking Meters And "The Chicago Way"

In his Wall Street Journal column today, Tom Frank contrasts Washington Republicans' kvetching about the so-called "Chicago Way" with the fact that the city has become ground zero for the conservatives' beloved privatization movement.  After recalling the parking meter ...
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by Josh Kalven
2:22pm
Tue Dec 8, 2009

IL-GOV: AFL-CIO Declines To Endorse

The Sun-Times is reporting that the Illinois AFL-CIO, which held its endorsement session this morning, has declined to support either Gov. Pat Quinn or Democratic challenger Dan Hynes: Tuesday’s weighted vote of Illinois AFL-CIO member unions was 58-42 for Hynes, ...
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by Josh Kalven
12:07pm
Mon Dec 7, 2009

Allen On Daley: "I Don't Know What The Mayor Is Talking About"

At last week's full Chicago City Council meeting, Ald. Tom Allen (38th Ward) opposed Mayor Daley's budget and offered several proposals to raise revenue in the short-term without raiding various reserve funds.  Included among them was a one-year pause on the mayor's ...
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by Josh Kalven
9:30am
Wed Dec 2, 2009

IL-SEN: Hoffman On The Air, Candidates Differ On Afghanistan Plan (UPDATED)

The latest from the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Illinois ... Former Chicago Inspector General David Hoffman is up on the air with his first television ad. Watch the spot, in which he states, "The bankers, the lobbyists and insiders have owned Washington for too ...

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