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Alexi Giannoulias

Lone Chicago GOP Lawmaker Draws Young Democratic Challenger

David Ormsby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Chicago Republican State Rep. Mike McAuliffe has drawn a general election opponent, though it remains to be seen if the upstart challenger will draw a...

Quinn Nabs Giannoulias To Head State Community College Board

Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) plans to name former state treasurer and one-time U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias as the new chairman of the I...

Alexi Giannoulias Mulling Mayoral Run?

Chicago News Cooperative | DAN MIHALOPOULOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just when it looked like the names of every possible mayoral candidate had been tossed about and largely discarded, now comes scuttlebutt linking Alex...

Mark Kirk's Mystery Money: Flood Of Cash From Anonymous Outside Donors

Chicago Sun-Times | LYNN SWEET blogs.suntimes.com/Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An unprecedented amount of money from outside groups is pouring into the hotly contested Illinois Senate race, most of it to bolster Republican Mark K...

LISTEN: Obama Jokes About Rahm, Chicago At Drake Hotel Fundraiser

WBEZ | Produced by Associated Press on Friday, October 08, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Barack Obama drew laughs at a fundraiser by poking fun at Chicago politics and the loss of his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who quit this m...

PHOTOS: Quinn, Brady Meet At Manny's For Sandwich Summit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn, who narrowly retained his seat after a tough campaign against Republican Bill Brady, met his former opponent for lunch Tuesday at ...

Alexi Giannoulias Will NOT Run For Mayor

Early And Often | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A day after saying he would listen to attempts to draft him into the mayoral race, State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias unequivocally quashed the possibi...

Judging Iowa: Gay Rights, Good Law, and Why the Election Results Don't Really Matter

Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Guzzardi

Good public servants lost their jobs for taking an unpopular stand for fairness. But the parallel goes one step further: the election results, while they might sting, don't really matter. Fairness has already won.

PHOTOS: Fierce Opponents Bury The Hatchet At Billy Goat Beer Summit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The race for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by President Obama was a rough one. The negative ads seemed endless and harsh words were relentless--b...

PHOTOS: Candidates Vote, Celebrate And Concede

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For some, Tuesday was a day of relief and celebration. For others, it was a day of great loss. In any case, it was Democracy. Voter turnout in Chica...

Illinois Election Roundup: Dems Lose Big, But Quinn Hanging On

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was a long and tough night for Democrats in Illinois, but with results in two important races still too close to call, some are hanging on to hope....

Mark Kirk WINS: Alexi Giannoulias Defeated In Illinois Senate Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk, the five-term Republican congressman from Chicago's north suburbs, has won his bid to fill Barack Obama's old Senate seat in Illinois. Kir...

Election Results: Coverage Of Governor, Senate and House Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

(Check our Live Blog for updates throughout the night as results come in.) Major races for U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives and the govern...

LIVE BLOG: Illinois Election Results And More

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella and Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election news and results from throughout Illinois. Updated continuously throughout the evening....

PHOTOS: Illinois Votes, Turnout Stronger Than Expected

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Candidates and voters filled polling places in and around Chicago Tuesday--and turnout has been better than expected. "We had about 99 people in the...

Illinois Senate Candidates: What To Know Before You Vote

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The balance of power in the United States Senate will be determined on Tuesday by a few pockets of voters around the country: in the mountains of west...

Illinois Senate Candidates Enter 11th Hour In Very Close Race

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama was in Chicago over the weekend, helping to rally support for Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, who is vying for the preside...

Watch: The People vs. Unlimited Coporate Elections Spending

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matthew Filipowicz

This past weekend, I attended Barack Obama's "Get Out The Vote" rally in Chicago for Alexi Giannoulias. As tens of thousands of people filed in, I pu...

Midterm Madness: Pollsters Put Republicans On Top In Illinois

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Sunday morning, President Obama joined Governor Pat Quinn and Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias for breakfast at Valois Cafeteria in Hyde Park. Sp...

IL-Sen: 46% Kirk (R), 42% Giannoulias (D) (Fox/Pulse 10/30)

Huffington Post | Carly Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fox News / Pulse Opinion Research 10/30/10; 1,000 likely voters, 3% margin of error Mode: Automated telephone interviews (Pulse release) Illinois ...

IL-Sen: 39% Giannoulias (D), 37% Kirk (R) (DSCC 10/27-38)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Anzalone Liszt for the DSCC 20/27-28/10; 400 likely voters, 4.9% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews CQ story Illinois 2010 Senate 39% ...

IL-Sen: 46% Kirk (R), 42% Giannoulias (D) (PPP 10/31)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PPP 10/30-31/10; 814 likely voters, 3.4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (PPP release) Illinois 2010 Senate 46% Kirk (R), 42% Giannoulias (D) ...

PHOTOS: Obama Rallies Voters In Chicago, Has South Side Breakfast

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Barack Obama had one message on his Saturday trip to Chicago: "If everyone who came out to vote in 2008 shows up in 2010, we will win this e...

IL-Sen: 47% Giannoulias (D), 44% Kirk (R) (YouGov 10/25-30)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

YouGov 10/25-30/10; 784 likely voters Mode: Internet YouGov release Illinois 2010 Senate 47% Giannoulias (D), 44% Kirk (R) (chart) 2010 Governor 47...

WATCH LIVE: Obama Rallies Voters In Chicago

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is set to appear Saturday evening for a Chicago rally to energize voters ahead of Tuesday's elections. The rally, part of a se...