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18

Mar

2020

Statement from Will County Democratic Chair Bill Thoman

PLAINFIELD – Bill Thoman, the chair of the Will County Democratic Central Committee, has issued the following statement following the results of the March 17, 2020, primary election:

 

“From a spirited debate of ideas, to a rare primary endorsement by our Party, to unprecedented shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, the March 2020 primary has been one for the history books – for the Will County Democratic Party and for the country at large.

 

“I want to congratulate all of those who were victorious in last night’s contests. Though all of the vote-by-mail votes have not yet been received by the Clerk’s Office, it’s clear that State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant will be our party’s standard-bearer to succeed Larry Walsh, Sr., as the Democratic nominee for County Executive. Congratulations to Senator Bertino-Tarrant, her team, and her supporters!

 

“It’s also clear that Laurie Summers – our party’s endorsed candidate – has routed her opponent. Congratulations go to Laurie, and to the whole Will County Democratic Party that came together to support her in an unprecedented way.

 

“Now is the time to rest, relax, and practice social distancing. It’s also time to reflect on what’s at stake this November: a Democratic countywide slate, a Democratic county board, state elected officials, and so much more.

 

“Though the primaries can be contentious, there’s too much at stake in November – with Donald Trump seeking four more years of destructive policies at the federal level – to sit this one out. I urge all Democrats, whether your candidate won or lost last night, to support our slate, our party, and our values come November.

 

“Thank you, and stay safe!” 

 

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14

Jan

2020

Our Revolution endorses three Will County area candidates

Author: Editor

The progressive political group Our Revolution endorsed multiple Illinois candidates over the weekend, including three running in Will County.

The group announced its endorsement of Congressional candidates Marie Newman and Rachel Ventura and Illinois House candidate Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, according to a news release.

Newman, a La Grange businesswoman, is challenging U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Western Springs, in the 3rd Congressional District. Ventura, a Will County Board member, is challenging U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, in the 11th District.

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13

Jan

2020

Congressman Foster named chair of science oversight subcommittee

Author: Editor

Last week, U.S. Rep. Bill Foster was named the chair of the Science, Space and Technology Committee's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.

The subcommittee is empowered with investigative and oversight authority over all matters concerning non-defense federal research, according to a news release.

Foster, D-Naperville, touted his 24 years of experience working as a high-energy physicist and particle accelerator designer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He said he was proud to lead the subcommittee responsible for defending "scientific integrity."

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25

Apr

2017

Flynn probably broke law by failing to disclose foreign income, House Oversight leaders say

Author: Editor

The lead Democrat and Republican on the House Oversight Committee meted out a rare bipartisan rebuke of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday after seeing private information that confirmed the former administration official failed to disclose foreign income from Russia and Turkey.

The public criticism by the senior Republican on the House’s chief investigative panel is unusual and presents a dilemma for the White House, which was accused of failing to provide everything the committee asked for — an assertion White House press secretary Sean Spicer disputed.

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25

Sep

2016

NYT: HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT

Author: Editor

In any normal election year, we’d compare the two presidential candidates side by side on the issues. But this is not a normal election year. A comparison like that would be an empty exercise in a race where one candidate — our choice, Hillary Clinton — has a record of service and a raft of pragmatic ideas, and the other, Donald Trump, discloses nothing concrete about himself or his plans while promising the moon and offering the stars on layaway. (We will explain in a subsequent editorial why we believe Mr. Trump to be the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history.)

But this endorsement would also be an empty exercise if it merely affirmed the choice of Clinton supporters. We’re aiming instead to persuade those of you who are hesitating to vote for Mrs. Clinton — because you are reluctant to vote for a Democrat, or for another Clinton, or for a candidate who might appear, on the surface, not to offer change from an establishment that seems indifferent and a political system that seems broken.

Running down the other guy won’t suffice to make that argument. The best case for Hillary Clinton cannot be, and is not, that she isn’t Donald Trump.

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