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…
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 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Find coverage of the various congressional matchups throughout the Patch network.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
While many of northern Illinois' congressional races left little in the way of doubt, a few provided down-to-the-wire drama and competitiveness. Judy Biggert and Bill Foster were in a dead heat as Election Day approached, and Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth engaged in a bitter mudfest. Jesse Jackson Jr. didn't campaign at all, and Adam Kinzinger, Dan Lipinski, Danny Davis and Peter Roskam didn't feel they had to. Coverage of the various congressional races can be viewed throughout the Patch network.
Republican Challenger Tim Wolfe made a strong showing in the race for the 9th Congressional district, but Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky beat it back.
See Election Night updates below Longtime Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky faces a challenge from Republican Tim Wolfe in the 9th Congressional District. Learn about the candidates and the race on Patch's Ninth Congressional District Election Central page. Patch will be updating election results on this page throughout the evening. Update 9:13 p.m. - This one seems to be over and it looks like Schakowksy will continute to represent the 9th District. She has about a 30,000 vote lead with 306 of 336 precincts reporting. Schakowsky previously served in the Illinois State Legislature, and identifies herself as a champion of consumers, seniors and the middle class. Her answers to Patch's candidate questionnaire can be seen here. …
Democrat Elaine Nekritz defeated Republican Jonathan Greenberg, 55 to 45 percent.
UPDATED AT 10:35 P.M. The Nekritz campaign has confirmed she accepted the victory in the Illinois House 57th district race. "It was a hard-fought race," Nekritz said. "It's now time to shift from campaigning to getting down to business on pension reform and the other important issues facing our state." "I'm happy to get to work with this district's support behind me," she added. Updated at 9:50 p.m. Jonathan Greenberg has confirmed he conceded the race to Elaine Nekritz. "Tonight, the results indicate that - while we convinced a lot of people - we didn't convince enough of our neighbors," Greenberg said in a statement. "I congratulate Rep. Nekritz on her victory and pray that she will be able to solve our big problems." Patch will be …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Get to know the 57th District Candidates — the incumbent Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) and the challenger Jonathan Greenberg (R-Northbrook).
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Monday, November 5, 2012
Schneider, Dold, Friedman and Morrison greet voters, knock on doors and make calls.
Campaign commercials continue to dominate the airwaves and pollsters keep surveying 10th Congressional District voters as Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and Democratic challenger Brad Schneider of Deerfield make their last pitch before Tuesday’s election. Some district residents reported a telephone survey gathering information on the race despite its lateness in the campaign. Earlier: Which Political Commercial Stretches the Truth the Most No less intense is the race to succeed retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett between Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman, the Republican choice, and West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison, the Democrat. Schneider spent the weekend talking to voters at restaurants and other populated spots …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
As Dold and Schneider greet as many voters as they can, a tiny fraction of those who will vote Tuesday responded to the Patch poll first published Thursday, Democrat gets 57 percent tally.
With perhaps one tenth of one percent of the electorate weighing in, Democrat Brad Schneider received 57 of the 135 votes cast in a highly unscientific Path Poll while Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) got 40 percent in the contest for the 10th Congressional District Seat. Three respondents wanted someone else. Earlier: Poll: Do You Want Schneider or Dold Scientific polls taken in this race have used a sample size ranging from 400 to 1,275 people. Those surveys showed results from a dead heat to an 11-point lead for Dold. Meanwhile, Dold and Schneider spent Saturday contacting as many voters as they could. Dold continued touring the District by bus stopping in Northbrook, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Grayslake, Highland Park, Park City and …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
An unknown fraction of about 1,500 people were sent someone else's voter information due to a clerical error at the Cook County Clerk's office. The Clerk's office says the info is incomplete and harmless.
In the course of registering people to vote, the Cook County Clerk's Office mistakenly mailed some personal information to the wrong people. A clerical error affected an unknown number among the 1,500 people who tried registering to vote online, according to Courtney Greve, spokeswoman for Cook County Clerk David Orr. She stressed the information sent in error was not complete and should not pose a risk of identity theft. The State Board of Elections offered online voter registration this year. But to complete the online registration, people had to mail in a signature. The online program was popular and successful, but about 1,500 people never mailed their completed form, Greve said. "They inputed the data online and the data was sent to …