Given a choice between Kirk and guy that’s lied repeatedly about using his failed family bank to lend money to the mob, this wasn’t really much of choice for the Tribune editorial board. From their endorsement: Read More
In Washington I'm often asked how many seats Republicans will pick up in the House and whether they'll win a majority in the Senate. But I'm seldom asked anything about the 37 races for governor that will be decided next month (except for Georgia, which will have a runoff if no candidate tops 50 percent). Yet governorships can be just as important in politics and public policy as seats in Congress. Read More
On Monday, Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk, a Republican, announced that he had received an endorsement from Jim Owens, the chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc.
Who cares, right? "Businessman endorses Republican" has all the news value of "Dog bites man." Owens is also a longtime Republican donor, which makes this even less of a story. Read More
Republicans are encountering some speed bumps on what they hope is the road to victory in the November elections. Their candidates for Republican open Senate seats in Ohio and Missouri are running no better than even in recent polls. The independent candidacy of Gov. Charlie Crist is threatening Marco Rubio's bid to hold the Republican Senate seat in Florida. Read More
Believe it or not, there’s a downside to drawing your campaign cash from Chicago’s seedy political underworld. The minute someone gets indicted, the court papers start reading like a list of your donors. Read More
Obama says you’ve made enough money. Easy for him to say when his income last year looked like this: