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Illinois Senate 2010

Schakowsky Endorses Giannoulias For Senate

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic frontrunner Alexi Giannoulias trotted out another endorsement in his bid for President Obama's former U.S. Senate seat. U.S. Rep. Jan Scha...

Mark Kirk: I Expect To Face Giannoulias For Obama's Old Senate Seat

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

North Shore Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk said today that he expects he and first-term Democratic state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias will face off a y...

Hoffman Challenges Senate Candidates To Five Debates, Full Financial Disclosure

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate David Hoffman is challenging his primary rivals to match the standard of transparency Barack Obama set during his cam...

Savoring the End of the World As We Know It!

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

Give me the disappointment of a world without freshly-baked Twinkies in exchange for wondering how the State of Illinois will keep all the poor people in food stamps next year.

Kirk, Giannoulias Haul In Big Bucks For Senate Race, Plus An Unknown Millionare Candidate

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias reported Tuesday his campaign raised $1.1 million in the third quarter of 2009 and has $2.4 million on hand in the r...

Axelrod: 'I Thought Lisa [Madigan] Would Give Us The Best Shot' Of Keeping Obama's Senate Seat

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The White House and Illinois Democrats said Tuesday that their bid to hold on to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat won't be eas...

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...

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David Hoffman Meets With David Axelrod At White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama's senior adviser David Axelrod sat down on Thursday for a strategy session with one of the four Democrats running for the president's ...

Race For Obama's Former Senate Seat A Dead Heat In Recent Poll

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democrat Alexi Giannoulias has closed a narrow gap with Republican Mark Kirk in a hypothetical showdown between the current frontrunners for President...

Mark Kirk Campaign Poll Has Him Ahead of Giannoulias In Senate Race

The Hill | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) holds a seven-point lead over Alexi Giannoulias (D) and a wide lead over GOP primary opponents in his Senate campaign, accordi...

Mark Kirk Reports Big Money Haul In Senate Race

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk said Monday he has raised $1.6 million in the past three months and has $2.3 million in his campaign coffers in ...

Andy Martin, GOP Senate Candidate, Calls Opponent Mark Kirk A "De Facto Pedophile" (AUDIO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An already ugly race in the Republican primary for Illinois' 2010 Senate seat only got uglier Wednesday, as candidate and noted mud-monger Andy Martin...

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-...

GOP Senate Candidate Caught Overplaying Mike Ditka's Endorsement

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a single day, a longshot Republican Senate candidate got caught trumpeting an endorsement he didn't have, then landing the endorsement after all. ...

Race For Obama's Old Senate Seat Wide Open: Poll

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Most Illinois Democrats have yet to make up their mind whom they intend to vote for in the 2010 U.S. Senate primary, a new poll finds. The survey of ...

Jacob Meister Loans Senate Campaign $1 Million

Chicago Public Radio | Sam Hudzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A spokeswoman for Democratic candidate Jacob Meister, an attorney, estimates the campaign took in $1,057,000 in the third quarter. All but about $27,0...

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...

Sam Stein

Kirk Seeks Palin Endorsement One Year After Trashing Her

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk of Illinois is reportedly trying to get Sarah Plain to endorse his candidacy, which is not surprising considerin...

Alexi Giannoulias Rips David Hoffman For Fundraiser With Federal Prosecutors

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The mud has started to fly in the race for Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat. Just hours after Democratic candidate David Hoffman challenged riv...

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...

Sam Stein

GOP Senate Candidate Polls Readers On Iran Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a curious move that could provide fodder for critics, Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill) is polling members of his email list about their preferred position on...

The Promising Senate Candidate from Illinois

Ellen Gill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Gill

One Senate candidate is well aware of what is happening to most of us on the ground in real life Illinois: Cheryle Jackson.

Gutierrez Endorsing Giannoulias For Obama's Old Senate Seat

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

Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias is set to receive the endorsement today of Illinois' highest-ranking Hispanic elected official, U.S. Rep. L...

Patrick Hughes Bests Kirk In Conservative PAC Straw Poll

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Hughes came out the favored candidate in a straw poll conducted among members of a conservative PAC Thursday....