Thursday, November 15, 2012
All but one respondent to Patch poll want donors to superpacs to fall under the same rules as campaign contributors.
Though the contest for the 10th Congressional District seat between Rep. Elect Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) was very close, there was near unanimity about reader dislike for the $13.1 million spent on the campaign. A survey of Patch readers asked whether people who make unlimited donations on independent expenditures should fall under the same disclosure requirements as donors to the Schneider and Dold campaigns as well. Earlier: Poll: Was Too Much Spent on Schneider-Dold Race Of the 20 people who answered the question, 19 believe the requirements should be the same. Only one person would keep the law as defined in the Citizens United Case by the United States Supreme Court in 2010 intact. “Yes, too much…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Newly re-elected President Barack Obama speaks to 10,000 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Read the liveblog for a full recap of the event.
Results include the 10th Congressional District, the 57th IL House race and the 29th State Senate race.
Schneider Beats Dold in 10th District Race Rep. Elect Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) told a crowd of cheering supporters the victory was theirs not his as he promised them he would cast aside partisanship and do his best to end gridlock in Washington. “We sent a message to this Congress we deserve better,” Schneider said. “Better than putting politics and partisanship above people. We sent a message we should expect more from our leaders in Washington. We know we can’t pass along a better future than we inherited if we do don’t put partisanship behind us. Biss Wins 9th State Senate District Race With three precincts left to report votes, Glenn Farkas confirmed he conceded the race to Daniel Biss. “I can’t say that it’s unexpected,” Farkas …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
McCormick Place is filled with celebration as the race is called.
LIVE from McCormick Place: Patch reports live from the celebration.
The hashtag #ObamaHQ is a happy one Tuesday night as supporters gather at McCormick Place.
Follow along on Twitter as supporters rally online and in person.
Find coverage of the various congressional matchups throughout the Patch network.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
While many of northern Illinois' congressional races left little in the way of doubt, a few provided down-to-the-wire drama and competitiveness. Judy Biggert and Bill Foster were in a dead heat as Election Day approached, with Foster emerging victorious, according to unofficial totals. And Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth engaged in a bitter mudfest, with Walsh being tossed out by voters. Jesse Jackson Jr. didn't campaign at all, citing health issues, yet won-reelection, and Adam Kinzinger, Dan Lipinski, Danny Davis and Peter Roskam didn't feel they had to. Coverage of the various congressional races can be viewed throughout the Patch network.
Obama supporters from around the suburbs and the city of Chicago waited to see the president during an election night rally in McCormick Place.
Waiting for the president to arrive at McCormick Place on election night, supporter Ignacio Ayala said he hoped the night would bring some of the same excitement as the rally in Grant Park in 2008. "I hope it's the same," said Ayala, who traveled from Plainfield. "That was big." More than 10,000 people are expected to rally around President Barack Obama as he and his campaign members await election results tonight. Like Ayala, other Obama supporters said they, too, were hopeful that the election results would bring cause for celebration. Many said they believed four years was not enough for the president to accomplish what he set out to do in 2008. "There's so much more to do, but it feels like progress," said fellow supporter Charles …
International media, technicians are prepping the convention center for tonight's activities.
More than 10,000 people are expected to rally around President Barack Obama as he and his campaign members await election results tonight at McCormick Place in Chicago. Media from around the globe are set up for the historic activities as technicians prep the bleachers, stage and sound for the rally.
Evanston resident Daniel Biss won against Glenn Farkas.
Updated 10:40 p.m. With only three precincts left to report votes, Glenn Farkas has confirmed he conceded the race to Daniel Biss. “I can’t say that it’s unexpected,” Farkas said in a phone interview. “We came in late, we knew it had been won by Schoenberg in the past.” During a telephone interview, Biss said he was humble and proud that his campaign has been successful. The Democratic candidate says as the new state senator he will be working hard on fiscal stabilization. “We need to find ways to leverage our economic strength and help accelerate our economy as fast as possible.” Updated 9:35 p.m. With only nine precincts yet to report votes, Biss has a comfortable lead with 66 percent or 61,100 of the votes. Updated 8:23 p.m. With …
Brad Schneider, the congressman elect from the 10th District, tells supporters the time to end partisanship and gridlock is at hand. Robert Dold tells supporters to 'stay engaged' in concession speech.
(Update at 11:30 p.m.) Rep. Elect Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) told a crowd of cheering supporters the victory was theirs not his as he promised them he would cast aside partisanship and do his best to end gridlock in Washington. “We sent a message to this Congress we deserve better,” Schneider said. “Better than putting politics and partisanship above people. We sent a message we should expect more from our leaders in Washington. We know we can’t pass along a better future than we inherited if we do don’t put partisanship behind us. Schneider made it clear his victory was one for middle class values where people would not have to wait for things to “trickle down.” He pledged to work to ensure the promises government owes to its citizens…