Monday, November 14, 2005

As The Rumor Mill Turns

The latest news floating around So. IL is about Danny Stover, a teacher at Kaskaskia College and Centralia city councilman. He wants to run against John Shimkus for IL-19. According to the Rumor Mill, one of Sen. Durbin's staff has approached certain Democratic county chairmen about him.

If true, it sounds like another anointed Republican running as a Democrat puppet. Just the type of candidate that Central & So. IL residents do NOT need. They know that the Party only allows the finest Republicans to wear the Democratic label. This agreement provides an excellent opportunity for Republicans to hide out in the Democratic Party, keep the deals in place, & deceive the true Democratic challenger candidates whenever and wherever possible.

While it is true that the voting records of Democratic leaders have little (actually NO) value when they do not fight for EVERY Congressional seat with a Republican incumbent, calling area millionaire friends to back a body is not the answer.

All gerrymandering happens at the expense of Democracy.

Friday, November 11, 2005

A "Memo" to Ponder

The DCCC is so adamant about keeping Christine Cegelis (IL-06) out of Congress that they are now advertising for people to run against her. A committed Democrat can only imagine the rhetoric Rahm Emanuel, DCCC Chairman, and Speaker Dennis Hastert have exchanged. One of their memos (if they have been foolish enough to put their gerrymandering in any written format) would probably look like this:

November 3, 2004

From: Speaker Dennis Hastert

To: Chairman Rahm
Emmanuel, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Mr. Chairman:

Since 1994, we have been able to maintain a balance in the Illinois Delegation of 10 R to 10 D, then 10 R and 9 D, now 9 R and 10 D.

This balance has been important in the Republican Party's initiatives during the Bush administration. The extra votes have helped to execute our war plans, our plans for a theocratic state, and our no bid contracts for our contributors. The balance will keep the citizens at bay as charges develop over the next year against our administration.

With the exit of Mr. Hyde in IL-06, there is a danger of this happy balance being upset. We will completely support our choice of Peter Roskam. Per our standing agreement, you will either:

a. Field a millionaire candidate who is known to us (see the attached list).


b. Disrupt Ms. Cegelis by recruiting contenders within your party.

Ms. Cegelis surprised even our pollsters with her 44.2% win while raising less than $200,000. We were also surprised by Kerry's showing of 47% in that district. We cannot let the voters change the way we do business in Illinois.

Your cooperation is, as usual, expected.

Coach Denny
If walls could talk . . .

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

John Pavich for the 11th CD

Here is the latest good news from the 11th CD:

John Pavich will be annoucing his candidacy for Congressional Rep. of Illinois' 11th District. The announcement will take place in Ottawa, IL, at the Carpenters hall at 9:30 AM. on Thursday, November 10, 2005.
Thank you Kankakee Kindling! Rep. Weller is toast!

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