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Alexi Giannoulias

Swinging Senators to Be

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Attendees of the Union League Club's Dem Senatorial Forum were treated to candidates largely in agreement, but whose actions show little evidence they have been infected by the holiday spirit.

Jacob Meister, Long Shot Dem Senate Candidate, Rips Higher Profile Rivals

Lee Newspapers | MIKE RIOPELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Jacob Meister criticized his opponents Thursday for being political insiders....

Democrat Ahead Of GOP Challenger In Race For Obama's Old Senate Seat: Poll

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democrat Alexi Giannoulias has pulled slightly ahead of Republican Mark Kirk in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup in the race for Illinois' soon-to-...

Hoffman Releases Tax Returns, Dares Giannoulias To Follow

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate David Hoffman released his last five end-of-year federal income tax returns Thursday and pointedly called on frontrun...

New State GOP Chair Pat Brady Blasts Giannoulias In First Speech

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In his inaugural speech as Illinois Republican Party chairman last week, Patrick Brady took shots at Democratic U.S. Senate front-runner Alexi Giannou...

Illinois Democrats Need Obama's Help To Keep His Old Senate Seat

New York Times | James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Some Chicagoans grouse that President Obama has reneged on promises to return home regularly. Midway through a desultory, prickly United States Senate...

Giannoulias Says He Made $1M Off Family Bank Dividend Sale

Crain's Chicago Business | Steve Daniels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Treasurer and U.S. Senate hopeful Alexi Giannoulias said Tuesday that a "minimal" amount of the $70 million he and his siblings received in 2...

Kirk Slammed From Right And Left For Courting Sarah Palin

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When word broke that self-described moderate Republican Mark Kirk was angling for kind words from Sarah Palin for his U.S. Senate bid, the response fr...

Giannoulias Gets Big SEIU Endorsement, Shot From Rival Hoffman

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias earned the endorsement of one of the state's largest unions Thursday, and a shot from a rival in re...

Cheryle Jackson Lands National Endorsement After Making Senate Bid Official (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cheryle Robinson Jackson earned the endorsement of a powerful women's political group Thursday, just one day after officially launching her campaign f...

Democrats Endorse Quinn For Governor, Giannoulias For Senate

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn won the endorsement Friday of the Cook County Democratic Party. Challenger Dan Hynes -- who almost succeeded in getting the party not to e...

David Hoffman Officially Kicks Off Senate Campaign

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago Inspector General David Hoffman officially launched his campaign to replace Roland Burris as Illinois' junior Senator Thursday, stressi...

Jacob Meister, Chicago Attorney, Entering Democratic Senate Race

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago attorney is running as a Democrat for President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat....

Senate Candidate Giannoulias Backs Gay Marriage

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias said Wednesday he favors legalization of same-sex marriage and, if elected, would seek to repeal a federal law that...

Cheryle Jackson Unveils Senate Race Endorsements, Name Change

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheryle Jackson unveiled a couple of big endorsements and a name change this week. Jackson, the president of the Chi...

Tom Dart For Senate? Anxious Democrats Reportedly Courting Sheriff To Challenge Kirk

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been a rough week for the Democrats hoping to take over President Obama's former Senate seat from retiring incumbent Roland Burris. First, a Ras...

Chris Kennedy Not Running For Senate Or Governor In 2010

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A son of the late Robert F. Kennedy says he won't run for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama. Chicago businessm...

The Language of Paying Respects: The English-Spanish Connection at a Chicago Business Who's Who

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

I'm not a fan of pandering for pandering's sake, but someone addressing you with words they're unfamiliar and maybe a little uncomfortable with shows not only respect, but warmth.

Giannoulias Will Lay Off Jackson's Blagojevich Connection 'For Now'

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias say he will not make a big deal of his primary opponent's ties to former Governor Rod Blagojevich - at least for ...

Cheryle Jackson Running For Obama's Old Senate Seat

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A political rookie who was a top aide to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced Monday that she intends to run for the U.S. Se...

Tribune Reporter: 'My Credibility Got Hijacked' By Fox News, Hannity

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[I]t turns out that Pearson didn't actually know his analysis was going to end up on Hannity's show. To the contrary, he taped the interview under th...

Mark Kirk and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Summer

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

Mark Kirk hasn't had a single good thing to point to, but he has had a whole lot of "D'oh!" come his way, and largely of his own doing.

Giannoulias Endorsed By Cullerton For U.S. Senate

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias unveiled another endorsement for his 2010 U.S. Senate campaign Friday. State Senate President John Cullerton announ...

Durbin Aims To Stay Neutral In Senate Race

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Durbin said he "doesn't think the field is complete at this point" for the senate race. Meanwhile, he isn't picking a horse....

Giannoulias Makes Senate Run Official, With Hat Tips To 'My Friend' Obama

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois' state treasurer formally announced Sunday that he'll run for President Barack Obama's old Senate seat. Democrat Alexi Giann...