Wednesday, October 10, 2012
As Cantor campaigns with Dold today, Schakowsky questions North Shore Congressman’s moderate claims.
A visit by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today to boost the campaign of Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) prompted Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) to question Dold’s stance as a moderate Republican. Dold is running for reelection against Democratic candidate Brad Schneider of Deerfield. The Republican running against Schakowsky is Tim Wolfe of Arlington Heights. Earlier: Kirk, Schakowsky, Dold Talk Debt Ceiling Compromise Cantor will headline a fundraiser for Dold today at a private Highland Park home and take some time with the North Shore Congressman at his Highland Park campaign office to join a phone bank sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition. “Eric Cantor is really the ideological leader of the Tea Party group (in …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Evanston Congresswoman calls Dold’s recent proposal on women’s health a political ploy. He accuses her of partisanship.
(Updated on Oct. 27 at 5 a.m.) Editor’s Note—When the original article below was written, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) was commenting on Rep. Robert Dold’s (R-Kenilworth) legislation to protect women’s health which is supported by Planned Parenthood. It prevents discrimination against health care providers who try to limit measures available to women. Though Dold’s Democratic challenger, Brad Schneider of Deerfield, was present when Schakowsky made her statements, Patch did not report what he had to say. Schneider says he is strongly favors a woman’s right to choose. “I am 100 percent pro-choice,” Schneider said in a debate on Fox News Oct. 21. “I believe the woman should have the choice on her body, we need to have her in control of …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Primary opponents offer support at unity rally.
Brad Schneider stood with Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) and his three opponents for the Democratic nomination for the 10th Congressional District seat Thursday in Lincolnshire in a show of unity after winning Tuesday’s primary. Schakowsky and Schneider rallied more than 250 people at a Tenth Congressional District Democrats unity event to put aside their differences after a spirited primary and focus their energy on unseating Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) as Ilya Sheyman, John Tree and Vivek Bavda pledged their support. Schneider began his general election campaign Wednesday morning at the Highland Park train station and Dold wasted little time responding to the Deerfield management consultant’s criticism. Earlier: Update: Dold …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Congressman explains why former Massachusetts governor is the right Presidential choice despite differences on ANWR drilling and Planned Parenthood.
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney echoed many of the themes Sunday night during a Town Hall meeting in Vernon Hills that Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) has been telling constituents for more than a year. Romney also offered some positions to the crowd of just under 500 persons inside the stifling gymnasium with 200 more outside the North Shore Congressman does not accept. Dold endorsed the former Massachusetts governor in November. Earlier: Romney Wants Higher Teacher Pay “I will start drilling in ANWR. I will make it easier to drill in the Gulf (of Mexico),” Romney said in answer to a question about energy policy. “I will make it easier to get our coal.” Dold opposes drilling in ANWR, on the North Slope of Alaska, but finds a…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Local members of Congress like ideas on education but differ on other issues.
Local members of Congress who sit on opposite sides of the political aisle found areas of agreement in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, but their initial reaction was very different. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) heard a strong vision for the country from the President, while Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) thought Obama was offering campaign themes in his speech. “It was more of a political speech than a State of the Union,” Dold said. Schakowsky, who has been a strong supporter of the President since he first ran for the U.S. Senate in 2004, heard a leader with a plan for progress who will act by executive order if necessary. “The President laid out a vision for real progress for working with the …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Local events scheduled in the northern suburbs tonight. Read what local members of Congress have to say about the speech Wednesday on Patch.
People in the northern suburbs will be gathering in public places as well as their living rooms at 8 tonight to listen to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Patch will provide coverage Wednesday of what local members of Congress have to say about the speech as well as candidates for Congress. Patch will also be liveblogging the event from a viewing party in Palatine. Local readers can participate in the discussion! People who want to watch with a group can go to Alek’s Restaurant in Lake Bluff or Michael Salerno’s Pizzeria in Vernon Hills. Ilya Sheyman, one of the candidates for the 10th Congressional District seat in the March 20 primary, will be at Michael Salerno’s.