Friday, September 15, 2006

Illinipundit going negative.

Illinipundit is running continuing negative attacks on Mike Frerichs. Of 54 posts since this race began, 21 are either positive on Judy Myers, or neutral. A whopping 33 are negative against Frerichs. That's 61% negative attacks. It also appears that the republicans went negative far before Mike's recent advertisements. They go all the way back to June of last year. Does this mean that Judy is in trouble, is that why they are so fiercely attacking a great guy like Mike Frerichs. Is it because they are afraid of him? I think its because this race is a lot tighter than they assume, they rarely post about Naomi Jakobsson anymore, mainly because they know she is going to win. Thoughts?

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Judy Myers, Slave to Big Business

Here is just a few donors to Judy Myers campaign. Do these companies know what's best for you?

Campbell, Craig & KimOccupation: president: First National Bank Danville

Coldwell Banker Devonshire

Dukeman, VanOccupation: President & CEOEmployer: Main St. Bank & Trust

Hillard, StevenOccupation: PresidentEmployer: CMI Johnson-Ross

Kuhl, Dave & BarbOccupation: PresidentEmployer: Busey Bank

Lykins, GregoryOccupation: BankerEmployer: Main St. Bank & Trust

Meyer, Jr., August C.Occupation: TrusteeEmployer: Main St. Bank & Trust

Mills, David D.Occupation: President & COOEmployer: Busey Bank

Mills, Douglas C.Occupation: CEOEmployer: Busey Bank

Scharlau, II, Edwinn & CarolOccupation: DirectorEmployer: Busey Bank

Thomas, G. BrianOccupation: PresidentEmployer: CCMSI

Tri Star Marketing

Unicare Life & Health Insurance Co.


Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois

Ford Motor Company Civic Action Fund

Illinois Bank PAC

Now who do you think is more in line with working class values? Judy Myers, or Gifford native Mike Frerichs?

(Disclosure: I do not work for Mike Frerichs)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Mike Richards for County Clerk

Mike Richards is running for County Clerk on the revolutionary plaform that the clerk's office should follow the law. Since the state board of elections is suing Shelden, they obviously agree.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Why John Edwards will not be the Democratic nominee in '08

How can anyone care that much about their hair?

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Solution to Urbana's Turkey Problem

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Champaign Council Update

Mike Ladue will not be voting for Tricia Avery due to her support of the smoking ban. This leaves Avery with 3 votes, making it impossible for her to get the appointment.

Thoughts on Lieberman

I don't think the Lieberman defeat last night really proves anything new to anybody. The lesson learned is when you live in a liberal state and you are a moderate senator it is easy to lose the Democratic primary. Primaries are generally controlled by fringe interest groups that do not reflect the rest of society very well. Lieberman was a bad politician, who seemed to enjoy angering liberals every chance he could. Don't get me wrong I actually like him quite a bit, I think he is very honest, and has a great civil rights and environmental record. I believe he, much like our Steve Becketts and Tod Satterthwaites, went out of his way to piss his party off, and paid the price. If Lieberman runs as an independent and wins, then what does that prove? It proves that moderates tend to do better with the general population and not as well with our interest group controlled primaries, which is really not a new lesson. Any Thoughts?

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Champaign City Council

Of all the candidates filing to fill Kathy Ennens spot on the Champaign City Council, there are only two serious candidates, Deb Feinen and Patricia Avery. According to current reports expect the vote totals to go down this way.

  • Giraldo Rosales
  • Gina Jackson
  • Ken Pirok
  • Mike LaDue


  • Mayor
  • Tom Bruno
  • Vic Mcintosh
  • Marci Dodds

That's right Marci Dodds will, according to all reports not be voting for Patricia Avery and will be voting for Deb Feinen, creating a tie. Any comments?