Category Archives: IL – 11th Congressional District

Halvorson Campaign Poll Says She’s Beating Ozinga In 11th Congressional Race

According to the poll Democratic State Senator Debbie Halvorson has an 11 point lead over GOP businessman Martin Ozinga. While the questions weren’t released, in a district that’s been Republican for a long, long time that strikes me as impressive. The Ozinga campaign has countered the impressive news with the following criticisms: “Shouldn’t Senate Majority […]

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 […]

All Of DuPage County Target For Congressional Dems – Amazing!

[Hat tip Josh Kalven for the great news about Scott Harper] Elected just last month in the 14th Congressional District, Bill Foster is the first Democratic congressman in the district since Democrat Chester C. Thompson was defeated in 1938 (DuPage was then represented in the 11th District – by Republicans). While the district boundaries have […]

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 […]

Democrat Debbie Halvorson Uncontested In 11th District Congressional Primary

Yesterday’s Daily Journal reports that Robert Gorman will be dropping out of the 11th District Democratic Primary, leaving Illinois State Senator Debbie Halvorson uncontested in the primary to succeed outgoing Congressman Jerry Weller.

Democrat Debbie Halvorson Raising ActBlue Money In 11th District Race

Last week Illinois State Senator Debbie Halvorson began raising money on ActBlue – she’s past the $9,000 mark – and with your help she’ll go a lot higher. Donate to Debbie and put a D in the 11th District. Visit Debbie’s homepage at

State Senator Debbie Halvorson Running For Congress 11th District

State Senate Majority Leader Debbie Halvorson has jumped into the 11th Congressional District Democratic race to succeed Republican Congressman Jerry Weller, who is retiring. Rich Miller in Capitol Fax reports that Halvorson said that Kankakee Community College President Jerry Weber would drop out of the Democratic primary (Weber’s congressional website here). The only other Democratic […]