Friday, November 2, 2012
Republican Don Castella is challenging incumbent Democrat Senator Terry Link in the 30th District.
Don Castella is quick to admit that when he considers the possibility of being elected as the 30th District senator on Nov. 6, he's not interested in being a career politician. "I'm not here to make everybody happy—I'm here to do what needs to be done," said Castella, who is challenging incumbent Democrat Terry Link. "For me, it's not about being somebody—it's about doing something. We need hard-nosed people there that are willing to make unpopular decisions, and I'm not afraid of that at all." He has spent the past months knocking on doors, visiting restaurants and going to train stations, all in an effort to meet prospective voters and tell them what he's all about. "It's generally good, but I'm not real well-known," said Castella, a …
Incumbent Democrat Terry Link will face Republican Don Castella for the 30th District Senate seat.
With Election Day almost upon him, 30th District State Sen. Terry Link said he finds himself playing chairman more than candidate. Link, a Democrat who serves as the majority caucus whip in the senate, said he's been spending much of his time recently looking at other candidates' campaigns and trying to help them out. "This last week, we're making sure we get the canvassers out and hitting all of the houses for all of the candidates," said Link. "We're making sure we get all of the votes, and coordinating it for the president all the day down." Link, who was first elected to the senate in November 1996, is being challenged for his seat by Republican Don Castella. Link said the final week before the election is all about coordination. It's …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Schneider gets backing from Durbin.
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park) made a rare public appearance Thursday when Rep. Robert Dold’s (R-Kenilworth) campaign bus stopped outside the senator’s Highland Park home for a visit. Kirk has made few public outings since stroke in January. Dold also picked up Kirk’s endorsement. The video released by the Dold campaign shows the two lawmakers talking but does not disclose the details of their conversation. “Rep. Dold and I have worked on strengthening the security of Israel and to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capabilities,” Kirk said in a release from the Dold campaign. “We worked together to put tougher sanctions on Iran’s energy sector and encouraged the administration to sign the new sanctions into law.” Meanwhile, …
Take the unofficial, unscientific Patch poll and give us your comments. You get the results Sunday.
With election day approaching Tuesday and the nation’s eyes focused on the 10th Congressional District race between Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and Democratic challenger Brad Schneider of Deerfield, Patch is taking a very unscientific poll. With very little polling information available to the general public, little is known about the potential outcome of the campaign. What is known is millions of dollars have been spent by the campaigns and outside groups trying to influence voters. Earlier: National Democrats Shine Spotlight on 10th The two contenders have debated once in a public in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago. They have also appeared on television together three times…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Democratic challenger to Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) turned around a family business.
When Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) ran for the House of Representatives two years ago, he presented his experience as President of his Rose Pest Control as a reason voters should send him to Congress. Deerfield management consultant Brad Schneider, Dold’s Democratic challenger, is touting his business background as a reason the citizens of the 10th Congressional District should now send him to Washington instead. Earlier: Party Leaders Weigh in on 10th District Attack Ads Now independent expenditure groups wanting to assure Dold’s reelection and to some degree the North Shore Congressman himself are questioning Schneider’s business success. They base their criticism on Schneider’s refusal to release his federal income tax returns and …
Morrison, Friedman, Schneider and Dold use different techniques to directly communicate message.
With the Nov. 6 general election nine days away and early voting into its second week, candidates for the United States Congress and the Illinois State Senate spent the weekend meeting voters and encouraging people to cast ballots. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) spent much of the weekend on a bus tour of the 10th Congressional District visiting restaurants, shopping centers and other places where people congregate while his Democratic challenger, Deerfield’s Brad Schneider, motivating people at rallies to vote early. Earlier: Dold Discards Norquist Pledge in Debate With Schneider “Too much is at stake in this election for anyone to stay on the sidelines, and with so many opportunities for early voting, it's never been simpler for Illinois…
Former Lake County Board Member Carol Spielman supports Brad Schneider.
Monday, October 29, 2012
I look for leadership in deciding who I want to represent me in congress. I also look for someone who stands up for the issues important to me. Women’s health issues is high on that list. Any assessment of Congressman Bob Dold’s stance on women’s health issues is that he does not lead or stand up for women when it matters. I was there in 1973 when women were granted the right to make their own decisions about their own bodies. This momentous decision for women will always need legislative reinforcement. Supporting that right should include supporting the institutions that care about women’s health by providing basic health services. Bob Dold voted for the “Protect Life Act” - also known as the “Let Women Die Act.” This amendment …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
More than six months ago, Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and Democratic opponent Brad Schneider began debating the House Republican Budget. Take a look at an early Patch story and its update a the Nov. 6 election approaches.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Patch has updated a story it published in May where Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) criticized a proposal Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) about women's health. Information from Dold's Democratic opponent, Brad Schneider of Deerfield, has been added.
Friday, October 26, 2012
See Patch's July 15 story showing the difference between Schneider and Dold on Medicare and learn the facts about proposals affecting the health care plan for America's seniors.