Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrat Julie Morrison has won the race against Republican Arie Friedman with nearly 53 percent of the votes
UPDATED AT 9:52 P.M. Arie Friedman confirmed that he has conceded to Julie Morrison. "Congrats to Julie," he said. "I have patients scheduled on Friday and I'm looking forward to seeing them." Candidate Percentage Total Vote Precincts Reporting Julie Morrison (D) 141 of 141 Arie Friedman (R) 141 of 141 UPDATED AT 9:20 P.M. With all but seven precincts reporting, Julie Morrison just told a room full of supporters she has won the 29th State Senate race. "I am absolutely overwhelmed," she said. "Susan Garrett had the faith in me to ask me to run for her seat. I don't think there's a higher compliment in politics." "I'm going to be that independent voice I talked about," she added. "It's a tremendous a challenge to go down to Morrison, but …
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 …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Julie Morrison votes while Arie Friedman greets voters at train station.
Deerfield was a hub of activity Wednesday for the two candidates who hope to succeed retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest). Both the Republican candidate, Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman, and his Democratic opponent, West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison, were in the Village. Earlier: Morrison, Friedman Intensify Attacks Morrison did herself some concrete good. She voted. When asked who she voted for, she answered with a smile. She does like the idea of early voting and hopes to see it expanded. “I’ll be very busy election day talking to voters so I decided to vote today,” Morrison said. “Early voting is a great idea. I’d like to see it open at least one week night and possibly some hours on Sunday.” …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Morrison, Friedman, Schneider and Dold use different techniques to directly communicate message.
With the Nov. 6 general election nine days away and early voting into its second week, candidates for the United States Congress and the Illinois State Senate spent the weekend meeting voters and encouraging people to cast ballots. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) spent much of the weekend on a bus tour of the 10th Congressional District visiting restaurants, shopping centers and other places where people congregate while his Democratic challenger, Deerfield’s Brad Schneider, motivating people at rallies to vote early. Earlier: Dold Discards Norquist Pledge in Debate With Schneider “Too much is at stake in this election for anyone to stay on the sidelines, and with so many opportunities for early voting, it's never been simpler for Illinois…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Former Rep. John Porter crosses party lines to back Julie Morrison while Sen. Mark Kirk supports Arie Friedman.
West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison was endorsed Wednesday by former Rep. John Porter (R-Wilmette) while Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman got the backing of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park) in their race to succeed retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest). Porter represented the 10th Congressional District from 1980 until he retired in 2000 when he was succeeded by Kirk, who held the post until he was elected to the United States Senate in 2010. Kirk’s successor, Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) is behind Friedman. Earlier: Sparks Fly During 58th District State Rep. Debate "Julie's approach to public service is the same as mine,” Porter said in a letter backing Morrison. “Her experience in serving the people …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Democratic and Republican candidates for Congress, State Senate and State House introduce constituents to their background and platforms.
Candidates for Congress and the Illinois General Assembly met at Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield Monday for the North Shore Jewish Community Candidate forum. There were 21 people running for 11 offices including two Congressional races, three Illinois State Senate contests and two campaigns for the United States House of Representative. Earlier: Dold Discard Norquist Pledge in Debate With Schneider Highlights from the forum for the 10th Congressional District, 29th State Senate District and 58th State House of Representatives District are presented here: Tenth Congressional District “As more and more people continue to struggle to find work, as companies with high-level openings can’t find skilled workers, we need to …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Democratic candidate Scott Drury and Republican candidate Mark Shaw traded charges of dishonest campaigning and offensive attacks during a Patch-sponsored debate on Sunday.
The candidates for 58th District State Representative exchanged verbal barbs with one another about their campaigns, positions and integrity during a debate Sunday in Lake Forest. Republican candidate Mark Shaw frequently said that Democratic candidate Scott Drury "has been bought and paid for by Mike Madigan," the Illinois House Speaker. "He's received tens of thousands of dollars to be elected by Mr. Madigan," Shaw, a criminal defense attorney, said in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago. Drury, a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, responded by saying that Shaw "wants to deceive all of you with lies." "Mr. Shaw's campaign funded by 35 percent …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Candidates for 10th District seat will meet in forum at 1:30 p.m. today sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The only chance to see Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and Brad Schenider of Deerfield together in person will at at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Lake Forest High School.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
League of Women Voters’ forum is only face to face meeting between Schneider and Dold in 10th District. General Assembly and Lake County Board candidates debate too.
Voters who want to get a close personal look at Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and his Democratic opponent, Brad Schneider of Deerfield, debating will get their only chance at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lake Forest High School east campus auditorium. The forum, co sponsored by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, the LWV of Highland Park/Highwood and the LWV of Deerfield in coordination with Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago will also feature candidates for the Illinois General Assembly and the Lake County Board. Earlier: Schneider, Dold Debating About Debates Schneider and Dold will take the stage at 1:40 p.m. after opening remarks from Deerfield Patch Editor Steve Sadin and Robert Kreisman, public affairs …