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Michael Bloomberg Wants to Buy Your Vote

Jay Pinho | Posted 05.15.2013 | Home
Jay Pinho

The House of Representatives will soon boast a new addition to its pro-gun control caucus, but the journey required to achieve this end has further demonstrated the futility of an existing campaign finance framework already on life support.

Paul Blumenthal

Bloomberg Spends Big In Illinois Election | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.27.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg won a major fight in his push to pass gun-control legislation on Tuesday as the candidate that his...

A Gun Safety Victory

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.28.2013 | Home
Joe Peyronnin

Normally a Democratic Congressional primary would attract little national attention. But the contest Tuesday in Illinois' Second Congressional District pitted two political giants against each other: the National Rifle Association and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Halvorson Leads Latest Poll In Race To Replace Jackson Jr.

Posted 02.25.2013 | Chicago

As the crowded field of candidates for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat in Congress headed out for one last day of campaigning ahead of Tuesday's primary in I...

Paul Blumenthal

Michael Bloomberg Spent Over $1 Million On This 2013 Race | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.15.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Through his super PAC, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent twice as much in the special election for Illinois' 2nd Congressional ...

Bloomberg-Backed Super PAC Goes On Offense Against Pro-Gun Illinois Candidate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Home

A super PAC backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is going on offense against a Democratic Illinois special election candidate over her A+ r...

Pro-Gun Candidate Distances Self From NRA

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.30.2013 | Home

Former Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.), a onetime close ally of the National Rifle Association, is backing away from the controversial gun group, accor...

Bloomberg's Super PAC Goes After Pro-Gun Democrat

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2013 | Home

A super PAC funded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has weighed in on Illinois' Democratic primary to replace retired Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. with a...

Candidates Line Up On Deadline Day In Race To Replace Jackson Jr.

Posted 01.07.2013 | Chicago

Updated story After weeks of speculation and rumors, the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress narrowed Monday. On the final day candida...

(Once Again) Hillary Clinton Teaches Us How to Run the Political Table (Are You Listening, Susan Rice?)

Rebecca Sive | Posted 02.06.2013 | Home
Rebecca Sive

In 2012, political women everywhere "suited up;" joined the game; stepped-up to bat; and hit the ball out of the park. We are now in the major political leagues. Wherever it is, we are in the political room. We are at the table in the room. Now, the question is: how to run that table?

Gov. Quinn Sets Date For Election To Replace Jackson Jr.

Posted 11.26.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Democratic former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson is going to make another try at returning to Congress by running in the special election...

Jackson Wins Primary, Fends Off Halvorson's Challenge

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) jumped out to an early lead over his 2nd Congressional District primary challenger Debbie Halvorson and never loo...

Primary Election Guide: Key Races To Watch

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

With the Illinois primary election Tuesday, much attention has focused on the GOP presidential candidates' jockeying for the support of the state's pr...

WATCH: Jackson Ad Blasts Halvorson's Record On Gun Control

Posted 03.09.2012 | Chicago

A new ad released by the campaign to re-elect U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. targets his 2nd Congressional District primary opponent's position on gun co...

WATCH: Pelosi Endorses Jackson Jr.'s Re-election Bid In Chicago

Posted 03.05.2012 | Chicago

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi came to Chicago this weekend to endorse U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s re-election bid. Speaking alongside Rev....

Jackson Opponent Says He's 'Lying' About Obama Ties

Posted 03.02.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.)'s primary challenger Debbie Halvorson on Tuesday accused her opponent of "lying" in a new campaign radio ad which...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Supporter: Satanic Forces Want Congressman Defeated

Posted 02.24.2012 | Chicago

As U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. fights to keep his seat in Illinois' 2nd District, his supporters have expressed willingness to take on any opposition-...

Saving WIC and Protecting Struggling Families

Debbie Halvorson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Chicago
Debbie Halvorson

The Super Committee's failure to come up with a plan to cut the deficit will be devastating for low-income pregnant women, infants and children.

Why Does the Democratic Party Continue to Work Against the 99%?

Pearl Korn | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Pearl Korn

Who are these people that we've sent to Washington to represent us? Do they live in this country? Do they see the same news reports, pass the same shuttered businesses, hear the same desperate stories from their friends and family? One has to wonder.

Kinzinger Beats Halvorson In 11th District

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Debbie Halvorson's loss tonight to Republican challenger Adam Kinzinger in Illinois's 11th Congressional District is a perfect microcosm of the Democr...

DCCC Cash Helps Some Illinois Dems, Leaves Others To Their Own Devices

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As has been widely reported this morning, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has gone on a massive last-minute spending spree, in an atte...

Dems Make $21.6 Million Ad Buy In Last Ditch Effort To Save House

Hotline On Call | By Eliza Newlin Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is making a last ditch effort to survive a GOP wave by blanketing the airwaves in more than 60 distric...

Note to Politicians: Diss the Deadly Myth

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Helmke

Despite the myth that promoting strict gun laws can be political suicide, thanks to the courage of leaders and supporters of sensible gun laws, the gun lobby doesn't make much of a difference on who wins and loses elections.

What's On Your Candidate's iPod?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

These days, it's not enough to know where your candidate stands on the issues. You want to get to know the candidate as a person -- everything from hi...

WATCH: Flood Of Third-Party Ads In Illinois Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ah, yes, October. Time for changing leaves, enormous pumpkins, and tens of millions of dollars in political advertising on the airwaves. Things are...