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Amanda Terkel

Former Bush Pioneers Quietly Form Political Group Investing In Midwest Elections | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A political group based in Chicago known as the New Prosperity Foundation is attempting to help elect Republicans in the Midwest, attracting the suppo...

WATCH: Giannoulias Defends Tax Deductions On 'Morning Joe'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By: CHRISTOPHER WILLS / The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias qualified for a huge tax deduction by...

IL: 43% Giannoulias (D), 42% Kirk (R) (CNN/Time 9/24-28)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation 9/24-28/10; 828 likely voters, 3.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (CNN release) Illinois 201...

How Will Daley's Departure Affect The Senate Race?

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In interviews with the Chicago Sun-Times, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk offered alternate theories about the impact of the brewi...

IL-Sen: 40% Kirk (R), 36% Giannoulias (D) (PPP 9/23-26)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Public Policy Polling (D) 9/23-26/10; 470 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (PPP release) Illinois 2010 Senate 40% Kirk (R),...

Say What? Mark Kirk Tries Linking Giannoulias To Saddam Hussein

Chicago Sun-Times | Blog Down, Chicago Bears | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On a day that Democrat Alexi Giannoulias released a new commercial slamming him as a liar, Republican Mark Kirk tried to shift the focus back onto Gia...

Republican Leaders Pouring Money Into Illinois Races

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The state that launched Barack Obama toward the White House could deliver a painful rebuke in November by handing Democrats ...

Mark Kirk Distances Himself From Chicago While Courting Downstate Voters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During an appearance at a Right Nation event with Glenn Beck a little more than a week ago, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady made a swipe...

Four More Reasons Why Democrats Will Retain Control of House and Senate

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If Democrats drive hard to the finish, making this election a choice for voters, and turning out every Democratic vote, then the pundit's script will never make it into the actual annals of American history.

Obama Stumping For Giannoulias In Chicago Next Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The First Family is about to give Illinois Democrats some extra support in a midterm election season that has been rough for the party across the nati...

Politicians' Money Woes Strike A Chord With Voters

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Georgia voter Bobbie Huff has heard about the failed business venture and the big loan that has Nathan Deal, this state's gubernatorial front-runner, ...

What The Candidates Drive: Bill Brady's Porsche, Alexi's Hybrid

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This year, Gov. Pat Quinn has made automobile ownership an issue in the Illinois governor's race. He released an ad revealing that his opponent, mill...

Lame Duck Senate Worries

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While most incoming members of Congress will get sworn in on the traditional timeline, there are a handful who will be sworn in immediately. This could alter the balance of power between the parties for the "lame duck" session.

Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois Senate Candidate, Proving To Be One Dem Not Running From Party's Agenda

The Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

That's why Alexi Giannoulias, the Senate candidate in Illinois, remains a fascinating candidate to watch as a test case of whether a Democrat can win ...

Michelle Obama Coming To Chicago To Raise Money For Dems

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama hits Chicago on Oct. 13 to fund-raise for Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias and three Illin...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Wants Bailout Stopped, Even Though He Voted For It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk is being called a flip-flopper by his Democratic opponent once again this week, after changing his tune on the economic stimulus package. ...

Gloria Steinem Headlining Giannoulias Fundraiser

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A feminist icon is coming to Chicago to support Alexi Giannoulias's bid for U.S. Senate. Gloria Steinem, a leader in the women's liberation movement ...

Salon: Illinois Senate Race 'Between The Worst Candidates Ever' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In "Brewster's Millions," a forgettable comedy from 1985, Richard Pryor's eccentric Monty Brewster spends millions of dollars to drive "None of the Ab...

WATCH: Alexi's New Ad Features Obama Endorsement

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias has released a new television spot, in which he takes a position that some other Democrats have been reluc...

Gambling On The Illinois Governor Race? Bill Brady Looking Like A Safe Bet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Labor Day, President Obama made an impassioned plea to progressives--hoping they will vote in the midterm elections and avoid giving Republicans "t...

Old 'Weapons Of Mass Destruction' Claims Come Back To Haunt Mark Kirk

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Now that Labor Day has passed, election season is in full swing. And in Illinois, polling shows the U.S. Senate race is beginning the fall in a dead h...

Alexi Giannoulias Got $30K Tax Refund, Says He Will Donate Money To Charity

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, the Democratic nominee in the state's hotly-contested Senate race, could have yet another political liabil...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Mark Kirk: Going After The Greeks | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In recent months, Mark Kirk, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Illinois, has increasingly been bringing up the financial crisis in Greece as a...

Giannoulias Goes On The Offensive On Environment, Economy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As we approach Labor Day, the election season is starting to begin in earnest. And Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias is coming out swinging....

Mark Kirk Votes Against Obama's Wall Street Reform Bill

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The House on Wednesday passed on a 237-192 mainly party line roll call President Obama's Wall Street reform bill. On Tuesday, I asked Illinois GOP Sen...