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 …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Rev. Jeannette Sutfin, P.C. (USA) of Wheaton writes in support of Congressman Peter Roskam for re-election. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@patch.com.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Wheaton Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor emailed to Local Editor Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com, or sent as a message through the Wheaton Patch Facebook page. Please note in subject lines the message is a Letter to the Editor. ------------ Why Roskam? Peter Roskam is presently the fourth-ranking Republican and Chief Deputy Majority Whip in Congress. He has modeled responsible citizenship and has served his community with pride during his time in Congress, earning him a stellar reputation among colleagues and constituents. Roskam is striving to address some of the biggest issues facing our nation today, such as, cutting government spending, reforming the tax code, and reducing stifling government regulations, …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Nearly 4,300 votes were cast at Downers Grove Village Hall through Saturday, according to the DuPage County Election Commission. Early voting ends Nov. 3.
More than 33,000 DuPage County voters have already cast their ballots in the Nov. 6 election. Through the weekend, a total of 33,668 DuPage residents participated in early voting at the county's 12 designated polling places, according to the DuPage County Election Commission. In Downers Grove, 4,294 registered voters had cast their ballots at Village Hall as of Saturday, officials said. As of Tuesday night, totals were not available for the week beginning Oct. 29. In Illinois, early voting started Oct. 22 and ends Nov. 3. Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave., will serve early voters from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For a complete list of DuPage County early voting locations and hours, CLICK…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for their first debate. We surveyed influential Illinois politicians and guests at Patch watch parties, who say the president whiffed.
Illinois Republicans said Mitt Romney "hit a home run" in the Oct. 3 presidential debate and some Democrats said President Barack Obama "looked unprepared," even if they still agree with what he said. Patch conducted a quick, unscientific poll among politically involved citizens following the debate and also surveyed residents at Patch-sponsored watch parties throughout the suburbs. Of the 19 Republicans who responded to the online survey, 16 said Romney won by a wide margin and one said he defeated Obama by a slim margin. Two Republican respondents said Obama won the debate. "I expected Obama to lecture Romney. I never expected Romney to lecture Obama," one Republican said. "Obama spent more time looking at his belly button like a …
Lourdes Duarte joined Patch at Flossmoor Station in Flossmoor for a Patch.com presidential debate viewing party Wednesday night. Mitt Romney impresses but voters say they want to see more.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Republicans, Democrats and independents joined Patch editors Wednesday night at presidential debate viewing parties throughout the Chicago area. WGN Ch. 9 stopped by one party in Flossmoor at the Flossmoor Station to take the pulse of voters. Patch hosted parties at St. Xavier University in Mount Greenwood, Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Cemeno's Restaurant in Joliet, the Kendall Grille in Yorkville and the Lemont Community Center in Lemont.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
In the latest Land of Lincoln Blue survey issued by Patch, Democratic respondents said they thought President Obama did a great job, but loved President Clinton's speech more. They also said Republicans showed how "out of touch" they are.
Now that the Democratic and Republican national conventions are complete, Democrats in Illinois say they're more confident in President Obama's re-election campaign than they were last month. That's part of the results from a recent Land of Lincoln survey issued by Patch in the Chicago area. Eighty-nine Democrats were surveyed, with 15 responding. About 87 percent of those surveyed said they're more confident now than they were before the conventions. But was it Barack Obama who energized them? Almost every Democrat that responded to the survey said President Bill Clinton was the highlight of the convention, even overshadowing the current president. Clinton showed that Democrats "stand for the working class and the seniors of this country…
Thursday, September 27, 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.
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 …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The president's small-business comments upset many people and gave Republican Mitt Romney a point of attack. But Barack Obama said the comments were taken out of context. What do you think? Take the Patch Poll.
President Barack Obama's recent comments about small business created a firestorm that could become a focus of the 2012 election — even as Obama and his supporters say his comments were taken out of context. "Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own," he said during a July 13 speech in Virginia. "If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help ... If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." Take the Patch poll below: Who plays the most significant role in creating jobs and economic growth? That's not the entire speech, which you can read on the independent FactCheck.org. According to that post, the comments were taken out of context: "There’s no question …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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 …