Category Archives: IL – 13th Congressional District

Stimulus – Congressman Roskam Can’t Count To Four

Some federal legislation is confusing and hard to evaluate. Sometimes it’s due to complexity – other times it’s because opponents create complexity to mislead the public. Congressman Peter Roskam recently decided to confuse what the recently passed stimulus package does – and then criticize it for what it doesn’t do. The federal stimulus package (“American […]

2009 Predictions

Here’s are some thoughts about what the new year may hold – some seem pretty obvious, others are educated guesswork – while many are positive, some are not. In Illinois: – Soon-to-be former Governor Rod Blagojevich will be impeached. – Soon-to-be Governor Pat Quinn will get ethics legislation through the General Assembly early that will […]

IL-13 Democrat Scott Harper Joins DCCC List Of “Emerging Races”

Late last week 13th District Democratic candidate Scott Harper joined fellow Democrats Jill Morgenthaler in the 6th District and Colleen Callahan in the 18th District on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Emerging Races” list. This list of “Democratic candidates [that] have generated excitement in their districts for their campaigns for change” is seen as a […]

Join Scott Harper Watching Barack Obama Accept Dem Nomination Aug 28

From the Scott Harper Campaign: Join the Scott Harper for Congress campaign watch Senator Barack Obama accept his parties nomination for President. The party will be from 7-11 p.m. on August 28 in Bolingbrook. The venue will be Tailgaters Bar and Grill on 431 W Boughton Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440. Please click here to RSVP […]

Harper’s Grassroots Take It To Biggert’s Special Interests In IL-13 Fundraising

First-time candidate Democrat Scott Harper has gone toe-to-toe in fundraising this year with established incumbent Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert in the 13th District. The fundraising picture is largely summarized by grassroots support, special interest PAC money and total receipts. Grassroots Support Democrat Scott Harper as a first-time candidate has done well with small dollar donors, […]

Congresswoman Judy Biggert Calls Her Vote “Hard To Explain” – Challenger Scott Harper Calls It “Out Of Touch”

Congresswoman Judy Biggert called her recent vote against economic relief “hard to explain” given the high unemployment rate in the 13th Congressional District. But Judy Biggert still voted against the bi-partisan unemployment benefits bill supported by 49 of her fellow Republicans, including fellow Illinois Congressional Republican Tim Johnson. From the Scott Harper for Congress Campaign: […]

Scott Harper For Congress Fundraiser With Alexi Giannoulias June 10

If you haven’t been to Meson Sabika, you’ll like it, and if you have been then you know you’ll like it. From the Scott Harper Congressional Campaign in the 13th District: Please join Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias When: Tuesday, June 10th, 2008; 6:30-8:30 pm Where: Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL, 60540 Why: […]

Scott Harper Says Congresswoman Biggert Should Remember Veterans With Vote For GI Bill – Offers Petition

Scott Harper has a petition you can sign to demand more affordable college education for veterans here. [Scott Harper at today's press conference on making college more affordable for veterans.] From the Scott Harper for Congress Campaign: “Harper, Veterans condemn Biggert’s vote against GI Bill, announce launch of petition campaign Romeoville – Scott Harper, the […]

Unconventional Wisdom – Scott Harper’s 13th Congressional Strategy

It is a political campaign maxim, particularly for non-incumbents, that campaigns must jealously focus on their own race to win – and that any ‘distraction’ from their campaign comes at great or even unbearable cost. While examples may exist, how often have you heard of an underdog congressional campaign taking their volunteers to canvass for […]

IL-13 Democrat Scott Harper Sends Volunteers To Obama In Indiana

From the Scott Harper for Congress Campaign: “On Saturday, 38 volunteers from Scott Harper’s campaign traveled to Lafayette, Indiana to help get the vote out for Barack Obama. We left from Bolingbrook at the early hour of 6:00 AM on Saturday and spent the day canvassing Lafayette, which is right near Purdue University. Scott himself […]