Meet Annie Kuster, the Phil Hare of the 2014 Cycle
Meet state representatives Marilinda Garcia and Gary Lambert. They’re both Republicans running for Congress in New Hampshire’s second district.
The woman they seek to replace, Democrat Annie Kuster, recently refused to discuss Benghazi with constituents because she’s “here to talk …
It’s Official: Schilling Wants a Rematch in Illinois
Before the July 4 holiday, former representative Bobby Schilling’s comeback bid looked likely; today, it’s official:
Bobby Schilling announced today that he would seek a rematch against incumbent Congresswoman Cheri Bustos for the 17th Congressional District seat. Schilling said that his …
Of All the Democrats to Hang on . . . Pat Quinn? Blago’s Successor?
The GOP keeps Mark Kirk’s seat. Congratulations, Congressman-elect Robert Dold; I underestimated his chances all cycle long.
And yet, this Illinois Campaign Spot reader warns the new Republicans to not get too comfortable:
Greetings from still occupied Illinois. Kirk …
Say Goodbye – and Perhaps More! – to Phil Hare
In Illinois’s 17th congressional district, Republican challenger Bobby Schilling urges us to say goodbye to incumbent Democrat Phil Hare.
Oh, I’ll say a lot more than “goodbye” to him.
The Hill’s Polls Mostly Confirm What We Thought We Knew
None of the new House polls released by The Hill are all that surprising; for Republicans, a few results are reassuring, a few are disappointing.
Ranking the news from good to bad . . .
IL-17: Bobby Schilling (R) 45, Phil Hare (D) 38
Bobby Schilling Now Has More Cash on Hand Than Phil Hare
Remember when nobody had heard of Bobby Schilling?
EAST MOLINE, IL–In a sign of great momentum with only 15 days until Election Day, Bobby Schilling announced he outraised incumbent Congressman Phil Hare $375,262.38 to $324,909.96 in the third quarter . . .
According to third quarter …
I Know an Ewok Who Might Like This Bobby Schilling Ad
If I liked this ad for Bobby Schilling any more, I’d probably have one of those inappropriate and creepy Ace of Spades reactions.
Meanwhile, his opponent, Democrat incumbent Phil Hare, declares, “Every minute that I have here is going …
Another Batch of NRCC Young Guns Comes to Washington
Observations from the latest NRCC Young Guns event:
Jon Runyan, GOP candidate in New Jersey’s 3rd district and a former Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman, stands out in a crowd. I think he could hold my head in the palm …
IL-17: Democrat Incumbent Phil Hare 33, GOP Challenger Bobby Schilling 31
Public Opinion Strategies began the month by surveying Illinois’s 17th district again. They found incumbent Democrat Phil Hare with some seriously weak numbers:
Congressman Hare’s upside down re-elect score is a serious problem for him.
Just 25% of voters …
The Cook Political Report Might Be Catching My Insanity
People thought I was crazy for saying that Republican Bobby Schilling would beat Rep. Phil Hare, an Illinois Democrat, in November. I was so wildly confident of this scenario that there were calls for drug testing among campaign-correspondent bloggers.
Early Poll Puts Schilling in Dead Heat in Comeback Bid
Friends of Bobby Schilling, the one-term Illinois Republican congressman who aims to win back his old seat in 2014, send along this unsurprising but pleasant bit of polling news:
A new Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll found Cheri Bustos is …
Will We See a Bobby Schilling Comeback Bid?
Way back in spring 2010, I declared that Republican Bobby Schilling of Illinois could beat incumbent Democratic representative Phil “I don’t care about the Constitution” Hare. Schilling did beat him, rather handily, 52 percent to 42 percent.
Then Illinois’s state legislators set out …
The Most Personally Satisfying Race of the Night . . .
Congressman Bobby Schilling.
Remember who told you it was possible, way back when.
Phil Hare can now not care about the Constitution as a private citizen.
The NRCC takes on Phil Hare. Shotgun, fish, barrel.
That attack ad was almost too easy.
Daniel Webster 46, Devil 30, and Other Interesting House Polls
Summarizing the big poll dump the NRCC just provided the Washington Post:
FL-8: Daniel Webster (R) 46, Alan Grayson* (D) 30
PA 3: Mike Kelly (R) 56, Kathy Dahlkemper* (D) 39
OH-15: Steve Stivers (R) 51, Mary Jo Kilroy* (D) 39
WA-3: Jaime Herrera (R) 51, Denny …
Chicago Tribune Endorses Kinzinger, Dold, Schilling
The Chicago Tribune unveils some endorsements for the House:
Adam Kinzinger is 32. He was elected at age 20 to the McLean County Board and served for five years. After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he signed up for the Air Force. He …
Goodbye, Phil Hare: GOP’s Bobby Schilling Raises $375K in a Quarter
Remember, Bobby Schilling. When you’re a big-shot Illinois congressman, remember who was writing stuff like this in May:
In yesterday’s rankings, the one that has generated the most skepticism is putting Rep. Phil Hare of Illinois in the “…
The problem with this cycle is that early in the year, you pick an upset special that almost no else has noticed or is paying attention to, and then by the time Labor Day rolls around, nobody’s surprised to see …
Bobby Schilling Within 2 of Phil Hare in Illinois 17th District
You won’t see it anywhere before here, folks: Public Opinion Strategies has completed another poll in Illinois’s 17th congressional district, matching up incumbent Democrat Phil Hare against Republican Bobby Schilling. This race has been one that I’ve …
GOP’s Schilling Leads Democrat Incumbent Phil Hare, 45-32
Few of my assessments in this cycle have met with more derision than my argument that Phil Hare, an Illinois Democrat, is supremely vulnerable.
His GOP opponent, Bobby Schilling, hired Magellan Strategies to conduct a poll of the district. Magellan …