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Two Republicans File to Challenge Schakowsky

Evanston Congresswoman seeks eighth term.

submitted paperwork to seek an eighth term in the United States House of Representatives while two Republicans seek an opportunity to unseat her in the Nov. 6 general election. 

Schakowsky has no primary opponent at this point. All petitions must be filed by 5 p.m. today. Candidates for all other offices filed earlier this month. A because of a challenge to the new map. 

Seeking the Republican nomination for the seat are Arlington Heights accountant Timothy Wolfe and Susanne Atanus of Des Plaines. 

The new 9th district now includes all of Winnetka, Kenilworth and Wilmette. More of Glenview and less of Morton Grove is part of the new boundaries as well as portions of Northbrook and Northfield. Schakowsky said she looks forward to meeting her new constituents.

“I'm glad to be officially filed to run for re-election and look forward to meeting with and learning from the residents and leaders in the areas new to the 9th district,” Schakowsky said.

STELLA bLACK December 27, 2011 at 06:06 PM
Jan IS MY FAVORITE.
Michael C. December 31, 2011 at 04:20 PM
She has done a lot for us and is approachable.
Clark Kent January 02, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Actually, Jan has done a lot for herself.....(and apparently her Spring "fasting" didn't accomplish much and died a lonely death. Here's how Wikipedia summarized her and hubby- On March 11, 2004, Schakowsky's husband, lobbyist Robert Creamer, the executive director of the Illinois Public Action Fund, was indicted in federal court on 16 counts of bank fraud involving three alleged check-kiting schemes in the mid-1990s, leading several banks to experience shortfalls of at least $2.3 million. Creamer pleaded guilty to one count of failure to collect withholding tax, and bank fraud for writing checks with insufficient funds. All of the money was repaid. Schakowsky was not accused of any wrongdoing. Schakowsky served on the organization's board during the time the crimes occurred, and Schakowsky signed the IRS filings along with her husband. U.S. District Judge James B. Moran noted no one suffered "out of pocket losses," and Creamer acted not out of greed but in an effort to keep his community action group going without cutting programs, though Creamer paid his own $100,000 salary with fraudulently obtained funds. Creamer was sentenced to five months in prison and 11 months of house arrestCreamer served his five-month incarceration at the Federal Correction Institute in Terre Haute, Indiana and was released on November 3, 2006. Jan signed the tax documents. I guess she was just confused, being so attentive to fighting rich Republicans. We need Jan. We must obey Jan.
Clark Kent January 02, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Interested parties might spend some time with this link, and check the so-called bills she sponsored and co-sponsored (i.e., begged to have her name ADDED AFTER THE FACT so it looks like she's doing so much). http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00004724&cycle=2012 Suggested action by voters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q59ZcFguUOo
lucas January 08, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Jan said: "I'm glad to be officially filed to run for re-election and look forward to meeting with and learning from the residents and leaders in the areas new to the 9th district,” Schakowsky said." I've been in the district 20 years waiting. Only hear her election time when she wastes tax dollars on a mailing.

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