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Illinois 3rd CD 2018; Primary 3/20

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Post by Addie » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:48 am

New York Mag
Illinois Holocaust Denier Set to Win GOP Congressional Nomination ...

Arthur Jones, a 70-year-old retired insurance agent, holds a variety of reprehensible views. According to the Washington Post, his website describes the Holocaust as “the biggest, blackest, lie in history,” and calls the Confederate flag “a symbol of White pride and White resistance.” The Anti-Defamation League has been tracking Jones for years, and noted that he protested the opening of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in 2009, and has spoken at numerous neo-Nazi rallies and events.

Illinois Republicans do not want Jones representing their party. Tim Schneider, the party’s state chairman, said in a statement to the Chicago Sun-Times: “The Illinois Republican Party and our country have no place for Nazis like Arthur Jones. We strongly oppose his racist views and his candidacy for any public office, including the Third Congressional District.”

So why is he running unopposed in the GOP primary? The Third District, which comprises parts of Chicago and nearby suburbs, is heavily Democratic. The seat will almost certainly go to one of the two candidates facing off in the Democratic primary, incumbent Daniel Lipinski or challenger Marie Newman.

Jones has made seven unsuccessful runs in the Republican Third Congressional District primary since the 1990s. In 2016, the Illinois Republican Party managed to have him removed from the ballot because his petitions were faulty, allowing Lipinski to run unopposed. The party looked into kicking him out of the primary again, but he was more careful with his signatures for the 2018 ballot. The party could have blocked him from winning the GOP primary by running any less bigoted Republican, but it’s too late for that, as the filing deadline was in December.


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Post by Foggy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:12 am

Heavily Democratic district - they couldn't find a Republican willing to be a sacrifcial lamb. Zero chance this dude wins the general election.


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:24 am

Dems should hold him out as the New Wave of the Republican Party.



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Post by JohnPCapitalist » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:31 am

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:24 am
Dems should hold him out as the New Wave of the Republican Party.
They undoubtedly will.

Staying open to the obvious attack -- that the national GOP endorses such views -- is disaster enough.

But the fact that they're not willing to spend up just a little bit to find someone to run against this scumbag makes it look like they're terrified of not having the cash to run against a possible Democratic wave in competitive districts, and they have to tolerate the nationwide brand damage from this idiot in IL in order to have a chance at remaining competitive everywhere else. I'd say that finding a guy to run against this guy would be among the best $50,000 checks the national GOP could write, but they're not doing it. In other words, it sounds like they're in sufficient trouble that they're reduced to eating the seed corn and they know it, 10 months before the election.



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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:59 am

JohnPCapitalist wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:31 am
Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:24 am
Dems should hold him out as the New Wave of the Republican Party.
They undoubtedly will.

Staying open to the obvious attack -- that the national GOP endorses such views -- is disaster enough.

But the fact that they're not willing to spend up just a little bit to find someone to run against this scumbag makes it look like they're terrified of not having the cash to run against a possible Democratic wave in competitive districts, and they have to tolerate the nationwide brand damage from this idiot in IL in order to have a chance at remaining competitive everywhere else. I'd say that finding a guy to run against this guy would be among the best $50,000 checks the national GOP could write, but they're not doing it. In other words, it sounds like they're in sufficient trouble that they're reduced to eating the seed corn and they know it, 10 months before the election.
IMHO they ought to at least try to offer a write-in candidate by the time of the primaries. Not that they need to try and win the game in the end.



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"Gentlemen, how about some names we can use? / Some qualified Republican who's willing to lose."



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Post by Chilidog » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:03 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:24 am
Dems should hold him out as the New Wave of the Republican Party.
This guy was actually the the inspiration for the Henry Gibson character in the "Blues Brothers" movie. He ran for mayor of Milwaukee in 1976 wearing a nazi uniform as the candidate from the "White People's Party."

Another bit of trivia. When Gibson and his "grupenfuher" drive off the bridge under construction, and plummet from the sky, that was shot in Milwaukee. It's the Milwaukee skyline in the background



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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:58 pm

PaulG wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:10 am
https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=APsYihdXPRE

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Re: Illinois 3rd CD 2018; Primary 3/20

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Post by Addie » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:54 am

Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board Interview
3rd Congressional District Democratic candidate: Marie Newman

On Jan. 24, Marie Newman appeared before the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board. We asked her why she’s running for the Democratic seat in the 3rd Congressional district of Illinois in the March 2018 primary:
I’m Marie Newman. I’m running for Congress here in the 3rd district in Illinois in the democratic primary. My background is quite a blend of things. I’m a former business person. I’ve owned a couple of small businesses, a ran a national non-profit called Team Up to Stop Bullying and I’ve worked on behalf of rights frequently, I’ve worked on gun violence as well as cancer clinical trials, bullying, several other activities under the rights umbrella.

It will be working families and expanding the middle class, and what I mean by that is I believe in a minimum wage, paid leave, affordable childcare, expanding jobs, building infrastructure, healthcare for all, as well as expanding everybody’s rights. Right now, reproductive rights is under jeopardy, we have issues against many of our groups including immigrants. I believe in a clean DREAM Act, I believe in keeping families together. I also believe that our LGBTQ brothers and sisters have had a very tough time and I would work tirelessly to protect everyone’s rights.


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Post by Foggy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:04 pm

Sounds like a damn communist. :madguy:


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Post by Northland10 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:28 pm

PaulG wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:10 am


"Gentlemen, how about some names we can use? / Some qualified Republican who's willing to lose."
The Alan Keyes 2004 Senate campaign revival.


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Post by Addie » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:58 pm

WaPo - Dave Weigel
A conservative Democrat in Illinois feels the ire of his liberal base

PALOS HILLS, Ill. — After 30 minutes of hissing and heckling — and cheers for his opponent — Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) had heard enough. After Marie Newman, the liberal activist running against him, attacked him for not favoring a “clean” deal that would let undocumented immigrants stay in the country, he let loose.

“She claims they’re going to sit down and magically make it happen,” Lipinski said at a candidate event here this month. “Look, the Freedom Caucus is a major problem. The tea party is a major problem. Having a tea party of the left that makes promises about what’s going to magically happen — it’s not going to work. It’s a fantasy.”

The argument didn’t appear to move anyone in the room. Hundreds of people had packed into the only forum before Lipinski’s upcoming primary on March 20. It was a sign of just how much trouble he could be in — and, depending on the primary’s outcome, a sign of how much less tolerant the Democratic base has grown of candidates who stray from liberal orthodoxy. ...

Lipinski, one of the last antiabortion Democrats in the House, and one of only a few to oppose the Affordable Care Act, was confronting many of the voters who want to oust him. Working with them are a number of liberal groups that have tried and failed to beat Lipinski in the past, but that are now piling into his suburban Chicago district, trying not just to replace him but to send a message about who should and shouldn’t represent the Democratic Party.


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Re: Illinois 3rd CD 2018; Primary 3/20

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Post by Addie » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:02 pm

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One Of The House’s Least Reliable Democrats May Lose His Primary Tuesday ...

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) spent much of his career antagonizing his own party as an outspoken pro-life advocate who has been hostile to gay rights and has voted against Democratic priorities from the DREAM Act to Obamacare to Planned Parenthood funding. After more than a decade representing a safely Democratic seat stretching from Chicago’s Southwest Side out to largely working-class suburbs, he’s facing the toughest primary challenge of his career from former ad executive Marie Newman, a staunch liberal whose campaign has gotten a major boost from a constellation of national progressive groups seeking his ouster.

Democrats who have closely monitored the election say it could go either way, but that she has the momentum in a year where the liberal base is furious and activated and being a centrist in a safely Democratic district isn’t exactly a selling point.

“Dan Lipinski has walked away from the Democratic values that we all hold dear, particularly that relate to women and women’s health care. This is not the time for someone who’s going to champion anti-women’s positions and anti-LGBTQ positions,” EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock told TPM during a Thursday conference call. “We think she’s going to pull this out on Tuesday.”

Besides the pro-choice EMILY’s List and NARAL Pro-Choice America, Newman also has support from the pro-LGBTQ Human Rights Campaign and the Service Employees International Union. The groups have spent more than $1 million to back her campaign. She also has endorsements from Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), as well as Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), who has dispatched a top staffer to aid Newman’s campaign. Some top local Democrats, like Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (D), have gotten on board as well.

Lipinski, allies say, was caught a bit flat-footed by the challenge. He told TPM a few weeks ago that he wasn’t sure “why anyone believes this is going to be a close race to begin with.” He was slow to launch TV ads slamming Newman, allowing her and her allies weeks to themselves to define the race. That allowed Newman to raise her once-nonexistent name ID and drill him for his regular breaks with his party, not an easy feat in Chicago’s expensive media market especially since it’s been saturated with heavy campaign spending from the billionaires running for Illinois governor.

A Lipinski poll taken early in the race found him with a 30-point lead; a recent survey from NARAL found Newman within two points.


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Post by Addie » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:06 pm

The Hill
Holocaust denier wins GOP nomination in heavily Democratic seat

Republican candidate Arthur Jones, a Holocaust denier who has been disavowed by his own party, will be the GOP's nominee in a suburban Chicago congressional district after he ran in Tuesday's primary unopposed.

Jones's campaign website contains a section called "The Holocaust Racket" in which he argues that there is "no proof such a so-called 'Holocaust' ever took place anywhere in Europe against the Jews" and that Jews are "directly responsible for the murder of at least 300 million people."

Jones in February told the Chicago Sun-Times that he's a former leader of the American Nazi Party. ...

Yet because the GOP decided against running any candidate in the heavily Democratic district, and Jones successfully met the criteria to make the ballot, he will be the party's nominee.

Jones will run against either current Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) or Marie Newman, the advertising executive challenging Lipinski from his left. No matter who wins the Democratic primary, that candidate will be the virtual lock to hold the seat thanks to both the strong Democratic leanings of the district and Jones's record.


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Re: Illinois 3rd CD 2018; Primary 3/20

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Post by Addie » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:14 pm

dKos Elections
IL-03 (D): With 68% reporting, it's 52-48 Lipinski, and it keeps getting closer, but Newman will have a hard time making up that final gap.


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Post by Addie » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:24 pm

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IL-03 (D): The AP seems to have caught the error and has Lipinski back up 51-49 with 87% reporting.


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Post by Addie » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:36 pm

New York Times
U.S. House District 3
Democratic Primary
Candidate Vote Pct.
Daniel Lipinski* 42,400 50.8%
Marie Newman 41,112 49.2

83,512 votes, 90% reporting (448 of 500 precincts)


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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:38 am

Addie wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:06 pm
The Hill
Holocaust denier wins GOP nomination in heavily Democratic seat

:snippity:
The Democrats need to make some noise about the Republicans (involuntary) choice of candidate, get it out over states line too.



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Post by Addie » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:36 pm

AP called the primary race overnight for Lipinski. I would have not been sad if he were out on his ass, but oh well. Newman really brought it to him, though, and good on her.

New York Times
U.S. House District 3
Democratic Primary
Candidate Vote Pct.
Daniel Lipinski* 47,116 51.2%
Marie Newman 44,992 48.8

92,108 votes, 99% reporting (493 of 500 precincts)


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