Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrat Julie Morrison has won the race against Republican Arie Friedman with nearly 53 percent of the votes
UPDATED AT 9:52 P.M. Arie Friedman confirmed that he has conceded to Julie Morrison. "Congrats to Julie," he said. "I have patients scheduled on Friday and I'm looking forward to seeing them." Candidate Percentage Total Vote Precincts Reporting Julie Morrison (D) 141 of 141 Arie Friedman (R) 141 of 141 UPDATED AT 9:20 P.M. With all but seven precincts reporting, Julie Morrison just told a room full of supporters she has won the 29th State Senate race. "I am absolutely overwhelmed," she said. "Susan Garrett had the faith in me to ask me to run for her seat. I don't think there's a higher compliment in politics." "I'm going to be that independent voice I talked about," she added. "It's a tremendous a challenge to go down to Morrison, but …
Brad Schneider, the congressman elect from the 10th District, tells supporters the time to end partisanship and gridlock is at hand. Robert Dold tells supporters to 'stay engaged' in concession speech.
(Update at 11:30 p.m.) Rep. Elect Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) told a crowd of cheering supporters the victory was theirs not his as he promised them he would cast aside partisanship and do his best to end gridlock in Washington. “We sent a message to this Congress we deserve better,” Schneider said. “Better than putting politics and partisanship above people. We sent a message we should expect more from our leaders in Washington. We know we can’t pass along a better future than we inherited if we do don’t put partisanship behind us. Schneider made it clear his victory was one for middle class values where people would not have to wait for things to “trickle down.” He pledged to work to ensure the promises government owes to its citizens…
A roundup of Illinois election results as those results become available. Check back with Patch all night for results.
Federal President of the United States 6th Congressional District 8th Congressional District 9th Congressional District 10th Congressional District State Senate 9th State Senate: Biss vs. Farkas 26th State Senate: Duffy vs. Howland 28th State Senate: Kotowski vs. O'Donnell 29th State Senate: Friedman vs. Morrison 30th State Senate: Link vs. Castella 31st State Senate: Neal vs. Bush State House 16th State House: Lang vs. Romano 17th State House: Fine vs. Frank 18th State House: Gabel vs. Lieberman 20th State House: McAuliffe vs. Randazzo 52nd State House: McSweeney vs. Beaubien 53rd State House: Harris vs. Renz 54th State House: Morrison vs. Rudd 55th State House: Moylan vs. Sweeney 57th State House: Nekritz vs. Greenberg 58th State …
After accurately predicting 2004 and 2008 Presidential races, the cookie count is too close to call.
(Update at 6:40 p.m.) When Deerfields Bakery closed for the day at 5 p.m. today the number of cookies sold with the likenesses of President Barack Obama and Republican Challenger Mitt Romney was so close the Deerfield institution has issued a recount. “It was so close we’ve issued a recount,” Jacki Schmitt, one of the company’s owners, said. “You’ll have to check our website tomorrow.” One difference between the cookie election and the actual contest is voting more than once is allowed. “We encourage it,” Schmitt said. (Earlier at 2:34) Election day brought out a variety of opinions in Deerfield as people cast their ballots for President, Congress, the Illinois General Assembly and county races. As people voiced their concerns over issues …
Candidates in 10th District, State Senate contest vote and greet voters.
After more than a year of campaigning and millions of dollars spent, the voters of the 10th Congressional District will decide today if Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) will continue to represent them or the job will go to Democratic Challenger Brad Schneider of Deerfield. Voters will also choose the whether West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison, a Democrat, or Republican Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman will succeed retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest). Earlier: Candidates Seek Votes as Campaign Nears End As soon as the polls close at 7 p.m. today, Patch will start posting results until there is a winner in all races. Before the polls opened at 6 a.m. today, 100,269 people had already voted in Lake County …
Monday, November 5, 2012
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Schneider, Dold, Friedman and Morrison greet voters, knock on doors and make calls.
Campaign commercials continue to dominate the airwaves and pollsters keep surveying 10th Congressional District voters as Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and Democratic challenger Brad Schneider of Deerfield make their last pitch before Tuesday’s election. Some district residents reported a telephone survey gathering information on the race despite its lateness in the campaign. Earlier: Which Political Commercial Stretches the Truth the Most No less intense is the race to succeed retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett between Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman, the Republican choice, and West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison, the Democrat. Schneider spent the weekend talking to voters at restaurants and other populated spots …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
"Drury and Madigan Were Both Named in the Complaint Filed with Illinois State Board of Elections Alleging Illegal Campaign Coordination," according to writer.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Dear Editor, Drury and Madigan Were Both Named in the Complaint Filed with Illinois State Board of Elections Alleging Illegal Campaign Coordination: Democratic candidate for State Representative Scott Drury claimed he would work to clean up state government, but a recently filed complaint with the Illinois State Board of Elections alleges Drury has engaged in illegal campaign coordination with Democratic Party Chairman Michael Madigan. State Law prohibits committees making independent expenditures from directly coordinating with campaigns, but this week both the Democratic Party of Illinois and the Democratic Majority PAC made independent expenditures on behalf of Scott Drury. Prior to these independent expenditures, the Democratic …
As Dold and Schneider greet as many voters as they can, a tiny fraction of those who will vote Tuesday responded to the Patch poll first published Thursday, Democrat gets 57 percent tally.
With perhaps one tenth of one percent of the electorate weighing in, Democrat Brad Schneider received 57 of the 135 votes cast in a highly unscientific Path Poll while Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) got 40 percent in the contest for the 10th Congressional District Seat. Three respondents wanted someone else. Earlier: Poll: Do You Want Schneider or Dold Scientific polls taken in this race have used a sample size ranging from 400 to 1,275 people. Those surveys showed results from a dead heat to an 11-point lead for Dold. Meanwhile, Dold and Schneider spent Saturday contacting as many voters as they could. Dold continued touring the District by bus stopping in Northbrook, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Grayslake, Highland Park, Park City and …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Reader demands apology from Drury for false advertising.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Dear Editor, It was decided yesterday that WBBM-Newsradio Chicago was ordered to suspend radio ads that falsely accused Mark Shaw of saying things he never said. I know Mark Shaw to be as honorable as a person that I've ever met, and feel that it is criminal that Scott Drury could stoop this low along with Michael Madigan. What does this say about their character? I feel that an apology is required here, and the voters of the 58th district should all be made aware of this. Frank Karkazis Deerfield