of the civil rights organization, which has more than a million
supporters nationwide, said Schneider’s opponent U.S. Rep. Bob Dold
(R-10) is on the “wrong side of history” when it comes to equality
issues and has failed the LGBT community.
Illinois legislators are hearing it from their constituents during the August recess as residents head to town hall meetings and protest functions hosted by local politicians.
U.S. Rep. Bob Dold (R-10) held a Manufacturers' Roundtable at Lake County Graduate School of Management on Monday and was met by protestors who were calling on the legislator to support U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky's (D-9) new jobs bill. Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-14) struggled to explain the claim that the Bush tax cuts created jobs at a recent town hall meeting.
The House GOP's official budget document leans overwhelmingly on slashing programs used by lower-income Americans, shifts Medicare to a voucher program, and cuts taxes for the country's wealthiest. Illinois' Republican Congressional delegation is on board. Mostly.
It's been a bit of a bad week for Robert Dold, the Grand Old Party's candidate for the open 10th District congressional seat. First was the flap about how long the "life-long resident" of the 10th District actually lived along the North Shore and where he was voting when he lived in Chicago. Last night, WGN ran a story about the candidate's campaign fund record keeping, first noticed by an attorney (and 10th district resident) named Mary Stowell, who wrote to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). Here's a clip from the television station featuring Stowell (watch the full story here):
The FEC then demanded answers from Dold, opening up an investigation. The Dold campaign proceeded to file amended reports showing about $22,000 in previously unreported debt, around $24,000 in previously unreported expenditures, and some $22,000 more in cash on hand. One expenditure left out by Dold in his original report was $17,500 for his campaign tour bus. "It would be really hard to say that a $17,000 miss was just sloppy bookkeeping. It looks a little funny," Burt Odelson, an election attorney who once represented President George W. Bush, told WGN. The Dold campaign is denying any wrongdoing, saying they hadn't recieved a bill for the bus.
The Democratic candidate for the 10th District congressional seat, Dan Seals, has been rapped a few times for living outside the district. But what about the living situation of his Republican opponent?
Dan Seals, the Democratic candidate running for the 10th District Congressional seat, has released a new ad that delves into the views, and tax paying practices, of his opponent, Robert Dold. The ad hits the GOP candidate on reproductive rights, Social Security, and fiscal responsiblity. Watch: