Friday, November 2, 2012
As the 2012 presidential election campaign winds to a close, reflect with us on the past year-plus of political cartoons on Patch.
The candidates have made their closing statements, and now it's your turn. Let everyone know who you're voting for and why you like your guy — but you can't go negative or attack the other guy. Please note, only positive comments will be published. We've had enough mud slinging.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The former congressman will face Rep. Judy Biggert in November for the right to represent the newly-drawn 11th District.
Former Congressman Bill Foster took a decisive step back toward Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, securing the Democratic nomination in the 11th Congressional District. Foster, who served the 14th District from 2008 to 2010, won the nomination in the newly-drawn 11th by a significant margin, besting attorney Juan Thomas and Orland Fire District President Jim Hickey. Unofficial totals show Foster with 11,990 votes across the district, more than twice the number pulled in by Thomas, his closest competitor. Foster joined the DuPage County Democrats at an election night party at Village Links in Glen Ellyn on Tuesday night. Taking the podium around 9 p.m., he declared victory, and set his sights on his November battle against 13th District Rep. …
Monday, March 12, 2012
On Monday, the State Board of Elections ruled that Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham did not have enough valid signatures to remain on the ballot in the 11th Congressional District. A final court decision is expected this week.
The State Board of Elections on Monday ruled against Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham’s bid to remain on the ballot in the 11th Congressional District. Cunningham is hoping to face off against Rep. Judy Biggert in the newly-drawn 11th, but he’s spent more time defending his candidacy than campaigning in the past few months. The State Board initially removed Cunningham from the ballot in January, citing the mistyped address of a petition circulator on 31 sheets of signatures. Cunningham took that decision to court, and won – a circuit court judge reinstated him on the ballot in February. But Biggert’s campaign appealed that decision, and brought another charge: that two of Cunningham’s petition circulators were not present as required when…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Three Democrats are vying for the nomination in the 11th Congressional District. Here's how they differ.
If you believe the candidates themselves, Democrats in the 11th Congressional District will have a choice between a centrist, a progressive and a working man on March 20. The three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in the newly-drawn district have spent the last few months introducing themselves to voters, and talking about the differences between them. The winner of this race will go on to face the Republican nominee – either Rep. Judy Biggert, who currently represents the 13th District, or Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham – in November. On paper, Bill Foster is the front-runner in this contest. He’s the only one in the race with congressional experience. In 2008, he defeated Jim Oberweis in a special and a general election …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Romeoville Patch will begin polling its readers on a weekly basis to gauge their interest in the election, its candidates and what issues are most important to them.
With four survivors left in the GOP primary race, frontrunners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich continued to duke it out verbally this week. Romney ridiculed his opponent by urging voters to send him “to the moon.” For his part, Gingrich accused Romney of “pretending to be someone he’s not.” But while the bickering continues as Tuesday’s Florida primary draws near, CNN is reporting that Romney is maintaining a lead over Gingrich in Florida polls. Meanwhile, in Romeoville, our informal — and very unscientific — poll last week showed their biggest rival, President Barack Obama, in the lead. Readers who took the poll cited the economy as their biggest concern during the 2012 election season. As we gear up for the Illinois primary on March 20, we…