WASHINGTON--Chicago Democrat Fred Eychaner and Lake Forest Republican Richard Uihlein are two of the biggest Super Pac donors in the 2014 cycle, according to a Sunlight Foundation study released Friday. Both men keep a very low profile.
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WASHINGTON—Outside money is playing an increasingly big role in the rematch battle between Rep. Brad Schneider D-Ill. and former Rep. Bob Dold R-Ill., with more third party cash – including a mega play from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg - flowing to Dold.
WASHINGTON — A new spot for Gov. Pat Quinn, released on Friday, features first lady Michelle Obama urging folks to "let’s just get this done and vote for Pat Quinn," a message aimed at turning out the Democratic base vote: women, minorities and youths. Also Friday, feminist author and Democratic activist Gloria Steinem stumps for Quinn in Chicago at an event with female leaders.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Friday head to the State Department to meet with the National Security Council to discuss the fight against ISIL.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., speaks to reporters after President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus regarding immigration reform at the White House in July. (AP File Photo/Charles Dharapak)
WASHINGTON—A group of Hispanic activists are organizing a “draft” of Rep. Luis Gutierrez D-Ill.,to run for president if President Barack Obama does not issue executive orders to curb deportations by Thanksgiving, even though Gutierrez already said he backs Hillary Clinton if she jumps into the 2016 race.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Bill Foster D-Ill., a physicist, is running his first television spot in his race against state Rep. Darlene Senger, an upbeat piece starting Friday that portrays him as a little boy fixing an old TV set - with dials - and as a young scientist studying proton decay.
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama on Thursday meets with science advisors to discuss battling Ebola and also headlines a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (left) jokes about getting only one page of paper for notes before his debate with his challenger, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis, during Wednesday night's debate. | Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
WASHINGTON — GOP Senate nominee Jim Oberweis said he would support a federal marriage-equality measure at Wednesday’s debate with rival Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., after voting against a gay-marriage bill as a state senator and maintaining his opposition throughout his Senate bid.
UPDATED...(Biden returns to Illinois Monday) WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden travels to Chicago on Wednesday to headline a get-out-the-vote rally for Rep. Brad Schneider and fellow Democrats Gov. Pat Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin. The rally is in Vernon Hills, in Schneider's 10th congressional district.
WASHINGTON — Wednesday is the first day on the job of new Ebola czar Ron Klain and President Barack Obama meets with him today in the Oval Office.
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