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by Matthew Blake
Thu Oct 18, 2012

Dold's Voting Record Shows Loyalty With GOP Values

Dold is not the poster child for the Tea Party. But the more important fact for 10th district voters in Cook and Lake Counties is that their representative mostly sided with a rightward-moving Republican Party. We offer a closer look at the 10th congressional district race between incumbent Robert Dold and Democratic challenger Brad Schneider.

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by Matthew Blake
Thu Sep 27, 2012

Poll: Illinois Voters Support Gay Marriage, Skeptical Of Politicians And Business

A poll released yesterday by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University shows that voters in the Land of Lincoln differ with state leaders in not so obvious ways.

Perhaps the most striking finding is that statewide acceptance of gay marriage is on a sharp rise.

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by Steven Ross Johnson
Fri Sep 21, 2012

Schneider Celebrates Anniversary Of DADT Repeal, Highlights Dold's Record On Gay Rights Issues

Thursday marked the one-year anniversary for the repeal of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy for gay, lesbian and bisexual service members, an occasion gay rights advocates said should serve as a reminder of the work still needed to be done to ensure full equal rights for LGBT military personnel and their families.

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by Matthew Blake
Tue Aug 7, 2012

Duckworth, Walsh Debate Schedule Becomes Debatable

The schedule for the 8th District Congressional debates between U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-McHenry) and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth is set — but not without some carping from Walsh’s campaign.

Walsh and Duckworth, who is best known for her time serving in Iraq and as an assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, will square off September 14 on Fox News Chicago, October 9 at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows, and October 18 on the WTTW's Chicago Tonight. The October 9 debate is open to 8th District residents and will be broadcast on WCPT AM & FM.

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by Ellyn Fortino
Wed Jun 13, 2012

Schneider Endorsed For His Support Of The LGBT Community

The Human Rights Campaign publicly endorsed 10th congressional district Democratic candidate Brad Schneider Wednesday morning.

Members 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.