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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 the 1980, 1984, and 1988 elections in which they won. After Democratic dominance of Springfield in recent decades has bankrupted [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Feature Story, Historical|Comments Off on Reagan Won Illinois. Three times.

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. Nine lawyers had arrogated to themselves the power to rewrite the meaning of laws through Supreme Court decisions. A single [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Breaking News, Feature Story|Comments Off on Justice for Voters in the Balance: Transforming the Supreme Court

Congressional Fundraising: Investing in winners and losers without a strategy.

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 higher in presidential years as [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|Feature Story, Fundraising, Illinois|Comments Off on Congressional Fundraising: Investing in winners and losers without a strategy.

A Call to Action: Run for Office

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 - here are his words: [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|Election Coverage, Feature Story, Illinois|Comments Off on A Call to Action: Run for Office

Money in Illinois Politics

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 which is readily available online. [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Feature Story|Comments Off on Money in Illinois Politics

General Assembly Fundraising: Can donors reform Springfield to save Illinois jobs?

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 base, it could dramatically change [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Feature Story, Fundraising|Comments Off on General Assembly Fundraising: Can donors reform Springfield to save Illinois jobs?

Reduce the Size of the U.S. Government Through A Convention of States

What is a Convention of States? Here is the definition from www.conventionofstates.com: “A convention of states is a convention called by the state legislatures for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution. They are given power to do this under Article V of the Constitution. It is not a constitutional convention. It cannot throw [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|Feature Story, Limited Government|Comments Off on Reduce the Size of the U.S. Government Through A Convention of States

Scorecard: Illinois Members of Congress

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By | March 14th, 2016|Election Coverage, Feature Story, Resource|Comments Off on Scorecard: Illinois Members of Congress

Interview: Joe Walsh

First There Will Be a Crash “The sooner we can get to the other side the better” A Time for Choosing recently asked radio talk show host and former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh some pressing questions. Q: “If you have one minute to talk to a group of people, what would you say about the American [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|Feature Story, Interview, Joe Walsh|Comments Off on Interview: Joe Walsh

Governor Rauner’s “State of the State”: “Where’s the Call to Action?”

Illinois still does not have a budget. As the impasse between the General Assembly and the governor continues on into its second calendar year, the fiscal state of the state continues to worsen. The state’s social service infrastructure is being destroyed. The state’s credit rating continues to suffer, and a lack of spending caps on [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|Feature Story, Illinois|0 Comments