Kaifesh Focusing on Jobs and the Economy in the 8th

Larry Kaifesh, the Marine Colonel running against Tammy Duckworth for Illinois’ 8th Congressional District says his focus is, “jobs, jobs, jobs. People want jobs. They want to take care of themselves. They want to prosper. I’m focused on jobs and a thriving economy.” Colonel Kaifesh was born in Elgin and raised in Carpentersville where he […]

Tammy Duckworth Attacks Kaifesh Using Walsh and the Koch Brothers

In typical Tammy Duckworth fashion, she fund raises by attacking her opponent Larry Kaifesh by using Joe Walsh and the Koch Brothers as the proxy.  Here are some excerpts from the email: This week, our opponent was a featured speaker at the Illinois Tea Party tax day rally, alongside Joe Walsh and the Illinois state […]

Larry Kaifesh Picks Up Palatine and Addison Endorsements

SCHAUMBURG, IL – The Palatine Township and Addison Township Republican Organizations have voted to endorse Larry Kaifesh in Illinois’ 8th Congressional District. “I am truly honored to receive two key endorsements from the Palatine Township and Addison Township Republican Organizations,” said Kaifesh.  “These are two important organizations in the 8th District that are committed to bringing new leadership […]

Former Marine Colonel enters battle for Illinois’ 8th CD GOP nomination

CARPENTERSVILLE, IL – Monday, Carpentersville resident Larry Kaifesh, a Colonel in the United State Marine Corps Reserve who most recently served as a Battle Captain for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for Illinois’ 8th Congressional District. “Our nation is at a critical juncture in its […]

Illinois Cong. Kelly, Duckworth, Gutiérrez, Quigley, Davis, Schakowsky, Enyart vote Against Funding Veterans Affairs

The following Illinois Congressmen voted against funding Veterans Affairs:

Who will Face Tammy Duckworth in the 8th Congressional District? David Harris? Andrew Palomo?

Republicans in the 8th Congressional District are searching for candidates to run against Dem. Tammy Duckworth.  I spoke with one of the potential candidates this morning, State Rep. David Harris of Arlington Heights.  Rep. Harris currently represents the 53rd House District which covers Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights. Harris said he took it as a […]

Is conservatism a casualty of the times or its salvation?

Among the many here in Illinois who refer to themselves as “conservative Republicans,” I have been concerned for a number of years regarding the future of self-proclaimed conservatives and their waning influence in the Republican Party. In Lake County there is a functioning and active conservative group that dates back to 2001, the Republican Assembly of […]

Walsh Closing on Duckworth

In a stunning reversal, Walsh has cut Duckworth’s lead to 3.8% [weighted] after being down by 9 just last week. If this dramatic shift continues, this race will be very close and places Walsh in good position to retain his seat in Congress. It appears the pro-Joe Walsh SuperPAC ad mentioned in the Sun-Times has […]

Joe Walsh’s Children Respond to Tammy Duckworth’s Dead Beat Dad Ad

Dear Ms. Duckworth, Yesterday, we like many people saw your TV commercial attacking our family. While it is understandable campaigns can be heated, and at times things can turn negative, we would have hoped that a private family issue that our parents resolved on their own, over seven months ago, would not be the centerpiece […]

Walsh Continues to Lead Duckworth in 8th Congressional District

Joe Walsh continues to lead Duckworth in the polls. The latest poll from “We Ask America” shows weighted results of Walsh 50.7% and Duckworth with 49.3%. This is consistent with the previous poll showing Walsh up by 1.5%. See the polling summary below.   The 8th Congressional District was drawn specifically for Tammy Duckworth by […]