May 6th, 2016|Comments Off on Reagan Won Illinois. Three times.
Political pundits and party leaders in DC assume that Illinois is a solid Democratic state and cannot be won. Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush are evidence to the contrary. Illinois has certainly changed since [...]
May 6th, 2016|Comments Off on Justice for Voters in the Balance: Transforming the Supreme Court
A decade ago, conservative talk radio host Mark R. Levin wrote Men in Black, warning how the role of the Supreme Court was being politicized to impose liberal progressive policies on America in the courts. [...]
In 2016, Republican donors may invest roughly $30 million in the 18 Congressional district races in Illinois without actually having a strategy for achieving a better outcome. Much of the money will go to defend safe incumbents rather than to win Democratic districts. Since Democratic voter turnout has historically been [...]
Editor’s note: The filing period has passed for individuals interested in getting on the 2016 primary election ballot. However, the call for new candidates never ends, since 2017 will see municipal and other local level elections. ATFC recently spoke with a Republican circulating petitions to run for office in Illinois [...]
Polls consistently show that voters favor more disclosure of political donations. Democrats and liberal media routinely decry the influence of “millionaires and billionaires” even as they raise more money from them than Republicans. The reality is that few people ever look at the vast amount of campaign finance disclosure information [...]
In 2016, there may be roughly 5 million votes cast again in November, but they may be more evenly split between the two parties. If that happens by significantly improving the Republican party turnout, even though the party does not seem to have any strategy or plan to grow the [...]
While spending Illinois into bankruptcy and driving jobs away over the last 40 years, the Democratic Party has worked to grow their base from 2 million in the Reagan years to over 3 million in 2008 and 2012. The question for 2016 is whether the record high turnout of the [...]
Party leadership choices have consequences. Illinois largely missed the “Reagan Revolution” of the 1980’s, as well as the economic boom which continued into the Bill Clinton years. Neither Bush was competitive In Illinois. While Springfield remained dominated by progressive Democrats, the party leadership wrote off Illinois as a hopeless “blue [...]
For the March 15 Illinois Republican primary, look for a significant increase in turnout as in other 2016 primaries. Turnout could significantly exceed 1 million votes, while the Democratic turnout may be down sharply from record 2008 levels. If the turnout is over 1.25 million, Illinois may be competitive in [...]
2016-05-06T16:26:54+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Categories: Analysis|Comments Off on Voter Turnout: Republican Perspective
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