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How States Are Redistributing The Wealth

GOP governors are fine with wealth redistribution — as long as the cash flows from the 99 percent to the top.

December 26, 2014

Both Parties Have Candidates On ‘Endangered Governors’ List

Find out which state leaders are most likely to lose their jobs on election day.

October 9, 2014

Midterm Roundup: An Attack Ad From Beyond The Grave

Get all the latest news from the campaign trail.

September 24, 2014

Poll Roundup: Is McConnell Pulling Away From Grimes?

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]

August 15, 2014

WATCH: Quinn Welcomes Rauner To General Election With Minimum Wage Attack Ad

Just hours after billionaire venture capitalist Bruce Rauner won the Republican nomination for governor in Illinois, incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn welcomed him to the general election with a tough attack ad. The ad, which began airing in Chicago on Tuesday night, hits Rauner for suggesting that Illinois reduce its minimum wage: The ad shows Rauner […]

March 19, 2014

Primary Over, Illinois GOP Is In Strong Position In Governor Race

By Bob Secter, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — President Barack Obama’s Illinois has been one of the most reliably blue on the political color scale, but Tuesday’s primary positioned Republicans for a strong shot at retaking the governor’s mansion in a state mired in chronic fiscal disarray. Venture capital tycoon Bruce Rauner, a politically influential player among […]

March 19, 2014

This Is Why The GOP Should Be Afraid Of The Minimum Wage In 2014

Illinois businessman Bruce Rauner, a top candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, demonstrated this week why Democrats are eager to use the minimum wage as a political cudgel in the 2014 midterm elections. On Tuesday, Rauner suggested reducing the state’s $8.25-per-hour minimum wage to the national level, a $1-per-hour reduction. “I will advocate moving the Illinois minimum wage […]

January 9, 2014

Illinois Redistricting

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn signed the Illinois Congressional redistricting plan into law today. Republicans are threatening to sue, backed by some Latino groups The plan, crafted and passed by the Democrat-controlled legislature, carves up the state to neutralize suburban and rural conservative districts, which could allow the Democrats to pick up five more seats in […]

June 24, 2011