Category Archives: Immigration

Bill Foster Volunteer – Report From The Field

Here’s a report from a Bill Foster volunteer I helped steer to the campaign – a great guy helping a great candidate: “I’ve spent my weekends volunteering in one of Bill’s campaign offices and I’m impressed with the ground game. Bill and his staff knew from Day One that the special election would hinge on […]

Bill Foster’s “Blue Plate” Special

Today John “I’ve Embraced Bush” McCain will appear in Illinois’ 14th District at a $1,000 a plate fundraiser for GOP Congressional Candidate Jim “Bush has it Right” Oberweis. Jim Oberweis likes to talk about ‘common people’ – but it’s hard to imagine too many of his Oberweis ice cream store workers can fork over $1,000 […]

John Laesch Press Conference On Jim Oberweis Immigration ID Card

Democratic Congressional Candidate John Laesch held a press conference on November 19th (video below). The press conference was mostly about 14th District Republican Candidate Jim Oberweis’ mailing promoting the use of biometric ID cards for employment as a way to combat illegal immigration – a topic picked up by the Daily Herald last Wednesday. Laesch […]

Immigration And Citizenship – A Progressive Take On Improving The Latter

Immigration reform has been a hot topic of late. It’s nice that some progressives are taking the time to examine an issue at the root of immigration, citizenship, and what citizenship might require of U.S. citizens. I’m not necessarily in complete agreement with these views – but I do agree that if we’re going to […]

In Congressional 14th Jotham Stein Launches Website; Blogs Piece For PrairieStateBlue

[Editor Note:  The last paragraph of this entry has been changed (in obvious ways using brackets and cross-outs) to be more accurate.  Thanks to OneMan for asking the question that made me clarify the post.  Please see the comments for a full explanation.] Jotham Stein, Democratic candidate for the 14th Congressional District, launched his website […]

The Economy And The Immigration Distraction

[Editor Note: Too tired to proof this as well as I should - probably will need some minor tweaking tomorrow] Republican Jim Oberweis hoped to ride a wave of anti-immigration sentiment to higher office the last four years (pick an office, U.S. Senate or Governor). That he failed in the GOP primaries hopefully says something […]

Aurora Beacon News Puts Oberweis On Ice

Hat tip to Steve Aldrich. Under the title “Campaign strategy run amok,” the Beacon News yesterday slammed Jim Oberweis the politician, not just the gubernatorial campaign. From the Beacon News: “The issue: The continued political gaffes of Jim Oberweis. We say: Once supported as our hometown guy, Oberweis has demonstrated poor judgment in his recent […]

Lindy Scott Campaign Picks Up Endorsements In Congressional 6th

The Lindy Scott campaign recently picked up endorsements from the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Illinois State Legislative Board (BLET), the United Hellenic Voters of America and the Latin American Defense Organization (LADO). The union endorsement along with the endorsements of the two ethnic organizations show Scott’s diverse appeal. BLET consists of 2,000 members […]

Democrat Lindy Scott Clears 100K In 6th Congressional Race – Readies For Primary Battle

The Lindy Scott campaign in the 6th Congressional District raised over $103,000 by the end of last quarter (December 31) and has about $80,000 cash on hand for the upcoming primary. By traditional standards this is not a ton of money – but Scott’s campaign is not a traditional campaign, and in the end it […]

Looking At Oberweis’ Campaign Through His Website

It’s no news that GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Oberweis’ campaign took a real hit when Judy Baar Topinka entered the race – and Oberweis had to deal with his signature issue, restricting illegal immigration, embarrassingly at one of his ice cream stores. I haven’t been following Oberweis’ campaign much since, but seeing One Man offering […]