Category Archives: IL – 10th Congressional District

DCCC “Red To Blue” Program 2008

The Democratic Congressional Committee (DCCC) has three Illinois congressional candidates in it’s “Red to Blue” Program to date – Dan Seals for the 10th District in the “Candidates for Change” list, Debbie Halvorson for the 11th District in the “Open Seats” list, and Bill Foster in the special election section of the “Open Seats” list […]

Seals Beats Out Footlik For AFL-CIO Primary Endorsement

The AFL-CIO endorsed Democrat Dan Seals today over his primary opponent Jay Footlik in the 10th Congressional race. With endorsements from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Dan Seals is clearly the candidate of working people in the race.

Saying No To Tax Relief – Biggert, Roskam, Kirk, Manzullo And Other IL-GOP Congressmen On AMT

H.R. 3996 is a temporary tax relief bill to prevent the AMT (alternative minimum tax), originally created to make the wealthy pay minimum taxes, from taxing middle class taxpayers at higher rates by getting rid of deductions. michael from chicago has a long piece describing the ins and outs of the AMT legislation and votes […]

Biggert, Kirk, Roskam Vote Against Childrens Health And Medicare Protection Act Of 2007

[Thanks to Gloria Andersen for pointing out the votes.] Paul Krugman summarizes the legislation, which involves expanding health care to financially qualified children through increased tobacco taxes and reductions in private insurance subsidies to Medicare. The bill does not cut any funds to the lower cost, more efficient, traditional government Medicare plan that the vast […]

Dan Seals Running In 10th District To Expand Opportunities, Meet Responsibilities And Strengthen Communities

Democrat Dan Seals announced he will run again in the Illinois 10th District against incumbent Congressman Mark Kirk who is thought to be increasingly vulnerable in the district. From the campaign (thanks for sending it Pat!): *Dan Seals Announces Run for Tenth Congressional District Seat * Wilmette – Illinois businessman Dan Seals announced today that […]