Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
at Senator Bertino-Tarrant Campaign HQ
852 Sharp Drive, Unit O, Shorewood, IL 60404
(Near the intersection of Rt. 59 and Black Road)
Tags: US Senate, Tammy Duckworth, 2016 Elections
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
American Legion Marne Post #13
24741 W. Renwick Road, Plainfield, IL
Sen. Mark Kirk's reference Thursday to an unmarried Senate colleague and presidential candidate as a "bro with no ho" is the latest in a string of controversial remarks that figure to make an already challenging 2016 re-election bid even more difficult.
While most of Kirk's verbal gaffes have been made in speeches or interviews, his remark Thursday about South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham was off-the-cuff and presumably meant to be private. Kirk was chatting during a Senate committee vote when his words were picked up by a live microphone.
"He's a bro with no ho," Kirk said, apparently talking to a colleague. "That's what we'd say on the South Side."
Categories: State Issues, National Issues
Tags: US Senate, Mark Kirk, 2016 Elections
Rep. Bill Foster, of Naperville, announced Friday that he will not challenge Republican Sen. Mark Kirk in 2016 and instead is backing another Democrat, Rep. Tammy Duckworth.
Foster, a physicist, said in a statement he wanted to avoid a "costly and, ultimately unnecessary, primary" election.
He said he will serve as co-chairman of Duckworth's finance committee to help her raise cash for her race.
Categories: Local Issues, National Issues, 11th Congressional Dist.
Tags: Bill Foster, 11th Congressional, US Senate, Tammy Duckworth
Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.
The 56-38 vote fell short of the 60 that would have been needed to advance to debate on the measure by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Her bill would have let millions of borrowers, some with years-old debt and interest rates topping 7 percent or more, refinance at today's lower rates.
The bill would have been paid for with the so-called Buffett Rule, which sets minimum tax rates for people making over $1 million.
Categories: National Issues
Tags: US Senate, 2014 Election, Education issues