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Campaign Attacks Move From TV Ads To Debate Stage - NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker carried their negative campaigns on stage Thursday evening in the first of three televised debates. Libertarian candidate Kash Jackson and Republican state Sen. Sam McCann (running for governor ...

Debate shows McCann could be a problem for Rauner, expert says - Illinois News Network

Although he's a member of the newly-formed Conservative Party, McCann's funding comes almost entirely from labor unions that have close ties to Illinois Democrats. The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 donated hundreds of thousands ...

Rowland: Pritzker misfires after Rauner's mea culpa - Alton Telegraph

And it has the longest-serving state legislative leader in House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, who also controls the purse strings for the Democratic Party of Illinois. Madigan has also labeled Rauner's Turnaround Agenda as radical and extreme right wing.

Illinois Democrat tells crowd: “Vote early and often – whatever you can get away with” - WLS

... he won't win if we don't get out and vote. We need the early vote. Like I say, we can play East St. Louis, vote early, vote often. Whatever you can get away with. I shouldn't say that, but I really don't care.” The video was posted by the Illinois ...

Zingers And Dingers In First Guv Debate - WVIK

In the first televised gubernatorial debate of the fall campaign season, the common goal among the four candidates who shared a stage Thursday wasn't so much solving Illinois' fiscal problems. Instead, it seemed all about proving who was the biggest liar.

Illinois governor hopefuls clash on taxes, 'lies' at debate - Pekin Daily Times

Bruce Rauner on Thursday accused rival J.B. Pritzker of plotting a massive income tax hike on the people of Illinois, a claim the Democrat dismissed as another lie from a governor who's “been lying for three-and-a-half years.” One of Pritzker's top ...

DEBATE DRAMA in governor's race — Defiant JERRY LONG — TOLLWAY teardowns - Politico

Bruce Rauner framed his re-election battle as a fight against taxes and corruption and dubbed third party candidate State Sen. Sam McCann 'phony,' while Democrat J.B. Pritzker kept up a campaign theme of calling Rauner a “liar” and 'failed governor' at ...

The CIA Democrats: A balance sheet of the primaries - World Socialist Web Site

With the end the primary season, the Democratic Party leadership and their allies in the national security apparatus have completed the first stage of what might be termed a “friendly takeover” of the Democrats by candidates recruited from among ...

'I'm doing this because I can': Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle launches run for Chicago mayor - Chicago Tribune

Preckwinkle then gave an answer befitting a politician who holds the most powerful post in the Cook County Democratic Party: “I'm doing this because I can. I'm doing .... Preckwinkle enters the mayor's race as one of Illinois' top African-American ...

Taxes, toilets and trust liven first debate in Illinois governor race - Chicago Sun-Times

Gov. Bruce Rauner framed his re-election battle as a fight against taxes and corruption and dubbed third-party candidate State Sen. Sam McCann “phony,” while Democrat J.B. Pritzker kept up a campaign theme of calling Rauner a “liar” and “failed ...

Candidates for Illinois Governor duke it out in first TV debate - Illinois News Network

Gov. Bruce Rauner clashed with Democrat J.B. Pritzker in the first televised debate of an increasingly expensive Illinois gubernatorial race along with two third-party candidates vying for a chance to get their message out to voters. The state's ...

Sparks Fly In First Illinois Governor's Debate - Patch.com

Rauner said McCann was a "phony" candidate being put forward by Democratic Party leadership. "Are you being paid in a per-interruption basis by Mike Madigan or as a lump sum?" Rauner asked. Jackson boasted he has raised and spent the least money of ...

Pa. at forefront of gubernatorial tax-return battle - York Dispatch

Across the country: It's an issue that is playing out this year in several hotly contested races, including in Illinois, Iowa and New Mexico, to name a few. With races for governor on the November general election ballot in 36 states this year ...

Speaker Michael Madigan writes he 'didn't do enough' to address sexual harassment - Chicago Tribune

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan wrote he “didn't do enough” to ensure people could report sexual harassment at the Illinois Capitol, where complaints continue to cloud state politics. “I have made it a personal mission to take this issue head ...

Tax returns are again a political focus – now in governor's races - Christian Science Monitor

... executive branch leaders – state governors – also are not required to release their tax returns and often don't. It's an issue that is playing out this year in several hotly contested races, including in Illinois, Iowa, and New Mexico, to name a ...

Kelly says Congress needs new leaders. Bost asks why he's taking old leaders' money. - Belleville News-Democrat

Pelosi was advertised to appear at fundraisers in April and June for Illinois candidates, including the St. Clair County Democrat. In August, Kelly had a fundraiser with Steny Hoyer, the House minority party whip, one of Pelosi's lieutenants, according ...

Attorney General Candidates Spar At Chicago Sun-Times Forum - Patch.com

CHICAGO, IL — Candidates for Illinois attorney general squared off directly for the first time Monday during an endorsement session before the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board. Republican nominee Erika Harold, ... With significant funding from unions ...

Union leader tells crowd to play 'East St. Louis rules ... vote early, vote often' - Belleville News-Democrat

“This is yet another example of the corrupt and unethical behavior celebrated within the Illinois Democratic Party and Brendan Kelly's campaign,” said Travis Sterling, a spokesman for the Illinois GOP. “Voter fraud is nothing to joke about. It is ...

Illinois attorney general candidates clash over ads during first debate - WGN-TV

"We have Mr. Raoul who is very much supported by the Democrat Party. We have Ms. Harold who is strongly backed by Governor Rauner and the Republican Party. So as a voter, I'm concerned maybe they won't look out for the interest of the people of ...

Morning Spin: Former Illinois governor candidate Daniel Biss to get job with Democratic group - Chicago Tribune

“The goal is to bring the Democratic Party back to its roots as the party of working families who have been left behind by a system rigged in favor of the top 1 percent,” Biss wrote supporters in an email. His term as a state lawmaker from Evanston ...

The Democratic Party of Illinois is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Illinois. It is the oldest extant state party in Illinois and, along with the Green and Republican Parties, one of just three recognized parties in the state.

Chairperson Michael Madigan
Senate leader John Cullerton
House leader Michael Madigan
Headquarters Springfield, Illinois
Ideology Liberalism
Progressivism
Social liberalism
National affiliation Democratic Party
Colors Blue
Seats in the Upper House
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Seats in the Lower House
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Website
Official Website

The Democratic Party of Illinois is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Illinois. It is the oldest extant state party in Illinois and, along with the Green and Republican Parties, one of just three recognized parties in the state.

Pro-Life Democrat Wins in Illinois - ENN 2018-03-21

Pro-life advocates celebrate the win of a longtime pro-life Democrat in Illinois' 3rd Congressional District. Capitol Hill Correspondent Jason Calvi was with Rep.

Chicago Sun-Times Live Stream of the IL Attorney General Democratic debate

Join us this afternoon when the Chicago Sun-Times co-hosts a debate among all eight Democrats campaigning for their party's nomination as Illinois attorney ...

Max Solomon, Illinois Senate 19th District Democratic primary candidate

Max Solomon tells why he should be the state senator from the 19th district.

Joe Sonnefeldt, Il Senate 27th district Democratic primary candidate

Joe Sonnefeldt, Illinois Senate 27th district Democratic primary candidate. Visit our website: https://chicago.suntimes.com/

Conway: A civil war is brewing in the Democratic Party

Senior counselor to the president reacts on 'Hannity.' to reports that Clinton rigged the Democratic primary and other scandals of the left.

Scott Drury, Illinois Attorney General Democratic primary candidate

State Rep. Scott Drury, Illinois Attorney General Democratic primary candidate. Visit our website: https://chicago.suntimes.com/