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10

Oct

2013

The Last Days of the GOP?

Author: Editor
I once wrote about lobbying, and this week I called some Republicans I used to talk to (and some that they recommended I talk to) about the effect the shutdown is having on the Republican Party in Washington. The response I got was fear of Republican decline and loathing of the Tea Party: One lobbyist and former Hill staffer lamented the “fall of the national party,” another the rise of “suburban revolutionaries,” and another of “people alienated from business, from everything.” There is a growing fear among Washington Republicans that the party, which has lost two national elections in a row, is headed for history’s dustbin. And I believe that they are right to worry.
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Categories: National Issues

Tags: GOP

2

Sep

2013

Former GOP power broker Robert Tezak set to return to prison

Author: Editor

One of the most spectacular flameouts in Will County politics is still casting sparks, as former County Coroner Robert Tezak — the Joliet millionaire who made the card game Uno an international sensation — again faces prison time in a 1987 arson.

Federal prosecutors want Tezak locked up for not making a good-faith effort to pay off $1.2 million in fines and restitution that came along with his 12-year prison sentence for setting fire to his Crest Hill bowling alley and threatening a government witness.

Prosecutors say Tezak lives in a posh golf course community in Arizona, drives luxury cars, coordinates multimillion-dollar real estate deals and has racked up $380,000 in gambling winnings while telling his probation officers he earns just $200 per month.

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Tags: Will County, GOP

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