Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Peter Roskam wins the 2012 General Election in Illinois' 6th Congressional District.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) won re-election in Illinois' 6th Congressional District Tuesday over Leslie Coolidge after getting 30,864 more votes than the his challenger, with all precincts reporting. Roskam said he plans to be a part of turning the economy around, and his work on the House Ways and Means Committee will be a platform to do so. "Our tax code is a disaster, and most Americans recognize that it’s a disaster," he said Tuesday at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. "And most Americans are very open to trying to reform the code." He said the House will begin to put together a "very substantive" tax reform effort focused on making the U.S. tax code the most competitive in the world. "If we do that we’ll be in a much better footing …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The first presidential debate between Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama was held Wednesday night in Denver.
Some saw Gov. Mitt Romney as the clear winner of last night's presidential debate, citing President Barack Obama's "weak performance" and inability to press Romney on some of the key isssues in his campaign so far. Others thought Romney started out strong though Obama pulled ahead in the end. Still others believed neither presidential candidate should be credited with a win. Area Patch.com readers sounded off on the first presidential debate Wednesday in Denver on the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch Facebook page. Romney came off strong during the first presidential debate, according to an Associated Press analysis, making sure to highlight his key campaign issues: "lower tax rates, less regulation, the repeal of 'Obamacare.'" …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
In the latest Land of Lincoln Red survey issued by Patch, Republican respondents shared their opinions on the presidential election following the Republican National Convention.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Citing speeches by Sen. Marco Rubio, vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and celebrity Clint Eastwood, 94 percent of Republicans surveyed by Patch said their party's National Convention provided the party with the momentum it needs to get the base to turn out for what is expected to be a close election. That's part of the results from a recent Land of Lincoln survey issued by Patch in the Chicago area. Ninety-three Republicans were surveyed, with 30 responding. Most Republican respondents mentioned the Rubio and Ryan speeches as highlights of the convention, while one respondent said "Mitt Romney just did OK." According to Republican respondents, 53 percent said they felt more confident about Romney's chances of winning after the …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Patch surveyed local Democrats and Republicans about the impact of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan's selection as Mitt Romney's GOP running mate.
Illinois Democrats and Republicans both believe the selection of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) as Mitt Romney's running mate will energize their party's voters in the 2012 presidential election. That's the general feeling gathered from the Land of Lincoln survey issued by Patch in the Chicago area. Ninety-three Republicans and 89 Democrats were surveyed, though only 14 and nine replied, respectively, by the time of publication. About 77 percent of Republicans who responded said they believe the Ryan selection will galvanize Illinois Republicans, while 87 percent of Democratic respondents said the choice will bring together their voters against Ryan. Read about Ryan's visit to the Iowa State Fair on Iowa City Patch. Republicans who …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sue Klinkhamer wins the Democrat primary for Kane County Chairman Tuesday night, according to unofficial results.
Sue Klinkhamer, with about a 1,300 vote lead over opponent Bill Sarto, took the Kane County Chairman Democrat primary Tuesday, with all precincts reporting. Klinkhamer on Tuesday took a cautious position on the results, pointing to a "good margin of victory" in Aurora's results. The former St. Charles mayor ran an unconventional "anti-campaign" through the primary, refusing to take funding or put forth much of the same efforts candidates generally do in local politics. Klinkhamer said she was "glad the primary is over" but declined to comment about potentially facing a Republican in November's general election. “I’m going to kind of regroup for the fall," she said. Sarto on Tuesday said results "didn't look good." The former …
Coolidge wins with 55 percent of the vote, beating out Geoffrey Petzel and Maureen Yates.
Barrington Hills resident Leslie Coolidge has won the Democratic nomination to compete against Republican incumbent Peter Roskam for the 6th Congressional district seat. Beating out her two opponents, Geoffrey Petzel and Maureen Yates, Coolidge thanked her volunteers and supporters Tuesday around 9:15 p.m. at Cooper's Hawk in South Barrington. “We’re here because of the work of everyone in the room,” Coolidge said. Coolidge, who is a retired CPA, talked about taking her fundraising and grassroots campaigning to the next level when she faces Roskam in the November election. Roskam has held the 6th U.S. Congressional District seat since 2007 and has raised $1.8 million so far. “We’re going to go at it from a grassroots perspective and the …
Unofficial results have Karen McConnaughay taking the primary race over opponent Cliff Surges.
Update: 12:03 a.m. With all precincts now reporting, McConnaughay drew about 4,600 more votes than Surges. Updated 11:32 p.m. Surges released a statement late Tuesday. “I would like to begin by thanking my wonderful wife Audrey and our three children; Jake, Colin, and Talia for all their love and support throughout this long and difficult campaign. Without their support and encouragement, I could never have sustained this campaign. I would also like to thank our volunteers and supporters, for they are the true warriors and did the work needed for us to carry our campaign message to the voters.” “Although we were not victorious tonight, I want to congratulate and wish Ms. McConnaughay well. We both fought hard in this election, and in the …
Updates throughout the night on the Democrats vying for the 6th Congressional district in the Illinois primary.
Updated 11:20 p.m. The winner of the 6th Congressional District Democratic primary will face incumbent Republican Peter Roskam, in the November election. Roskam has held the 6th U.S. Congressional District seat since 2007. The 6th Congressional District spans five counties including parts of Lake, Kane, McHenry, Cook and DuPage. The Illinois State Board of Elections has a district locator. See below for updated polling numbers, which we'll refresh when more precincts are reported. For the latest news throughout the evening, check our 2012 Election Blog. And our 2012 Election Central can give you a recap of each local race and candidate. 6th Congressional District Democratic Primary (559/560 precincts reporting)
145 of 145 precincts are accounted for.
These candidates are competing for the 33rd District in the state Senate. Updated: 11:58 p.m. All vote totals are unofficial. None
The winner will face the Republican contender in November.
Results are tabulated for the Democrat primary for the Kane County Chairman seat. Updated 11:55 p.m. All results are unofficial.