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 14, 2012
The end of election 2012 means Highland Park residents can reclaim their phone lines and TVs from robocalls and attack ads. It also means that, for the first time in over 30 years, a Democrat will represent the 10th District.
- Ed Brill
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Election 2012 is over, finally. A collective sigh of relief let out last week as Americans reclaimed their home phone lines from robocalls and their TV viewing from attack ads. Though the national landscape has changed little, from the point of view of a Highland Park voter, much has changed. Will the change continue into the next election cycle? Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. My college minor was political science, with a focus on presidential elections. Thus I find the days approaching November each leap year to be almost-consuming, watching the twists and turns of the race to the ballot box. Until the very end, I wasn't ready to declare the Obama versus Romney contest to be …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Between the candidates and outside groups, $13.1 was used to influence voters. Should some of that money been used for another purpose.
What did $13.1 million buy the voters of the 10th Congressional District in the election that will make Rep. Elect Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) the area’s Congressman in January? Patch will not give its opinion but our latest unscientific poll will give readers an opportunity to weigh in on the subject. Earlier: Schneider Beats Dold in 10th District Race When the Illinois General Assembly redrew the state’s Congressional map 17 months ago after three straight razor thin contests, the new 10th District was considered slightly more Democratic. The seat has been in Republican hands for 32 years under former Rep. John Porter (R-Wilmette), now Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park) and Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth). Schneider’s 2,631 winning margin…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A week ago Deerfield had never had a member of Congress reside within its Village limits nor did it have a state senator for more than 40 years. Now it has both.
Friday, November 9, 2012
At 8 p.m., Rep. Robert Dold's supporters were sure their candidate had the 10th Congressional race in the bag. An hour and 40,000 votes later, it all changed.
Rep. Robert Dold's supporters felt pretty good about their candidate's chances at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday night. About 300 of Lake County's 309 precincts had reported as well as just over half of Cook County's 110, and the 10th District Republican Congressman lead by about 6,000 votes. "I'm feeling very positive," Libertyville resident John De Reu said about Dold's reelection chances then. "I wish I were as positive about Mitt Romney." Less than an hour later, with all of Lake County's precincts reporting and about 90 of Cook's 110, Dold still enjoyed a cushy 6,000 vote lead. "I'm feeling very good," said Winnetka Village Board President Jessica Tucker. Then Lake County's 40,000 early votes came in. Two hours later, Dold conceded. '…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Newly elected Congressman elect from the 10th District talks to Patch about what he wants to accomplish.
Long term business know-how and experience explaining the value of the United States-Israel relationship to members of Congress are some of the tools Rep. Elect Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) says he will use to do his part ending Washington’s gridlock. Ending the partisan tactics that have made passing legislation a challenge the past two years was a key promise Schneider made to a throng of supporters during his victory speech Tuesday. He then took time to explain how he would use his background to help. Earlier: Schneider Beats Dold in 10th District Race As a member of the business world for 25 years and particularly as a management consultant, Schneider stressed that he's earned a living getting people together and drawing ideas out of …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Deerfield will be home to its Congressman and state senator. Check out our in-depth coverage of the results from the 10th Congressional District, the 29th State Senate and the Illinois 58th House Races.
No member of Congress has ever called Deerfield home. No state senator has hailed from Deerfield in more than 40 years. By early January, the Village will be able to claim Rep. Elect Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and state Sen. Elect Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield). Victories by Schneider and Morrison were two of the significant outcomes from a night of election returns from the reelection of President Barack Obama to Congressional campaigns, Illinois General Assembly contests and county races. Here are some of the highlights: Schneider defeats Dold in a close race for Congress Brad Schneider ousted incumbent Robert Dold by only 2,434 votes to become the US Congressman from the 10th district. Morrison Defeats Friedman in IL 29th State …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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…
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Candidates in 10th District, State Senate contest vote and greet voters.
After more than a year of campaigning and millions of dollars spent, the voters of the 10th Congressional District will decide today if Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) will continue to represent them or the job will go to Democratic Challenger Brad Schneider of Deerfield. Voters will also choose the whether West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison, a Democrat, or Republican Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman will succeed retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest). Earlier: Candidates Seek Votes as Campaign Nears End As soon as the polls close at 7 p.m. today, Patch will start posting results until there is a winner in all races. Before the polls opened at 6 a.m. today, 100,269 people had already voted in Lake County …