Posts tagged: Bill Foster

Catalina Lauf Abandons “Pro-Life Conservative” and Second Amendment Planks

Yes, I called IL-11 Republican nominee Catalina Lauf a “phony” on national radio and here’s why

by John Lopez

On the September 11, 2022, broadcast of Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont, which is broadcast live across the country Sunday nights from Salem Media Group’s studios in Elk Grove Village, and can be watched on livestream Sunday evenings on YouTube, I phoned in when host DuMont and three Republican guests were talking about Donald Trump’s influence on Republican Party politics.… Continue Reading

Was the Village of Lake in the Hills Coerced by ACLU to Allow Local Business to Host Drag Shows?

By John Lopez

The controversy surrounding the UpRising Bakery & Café in Lake in the Hills (LITH) in southern McHenry County had built up for weeks concerning a scheduled “Brunch at Night” event titled “Starry Night Drag Brunch” running from 6-9PM CDT at the LITH location.

The venue, located in a strip shopping center on Algonquin Road, had been receiving anonymous threats on the door of the bakery and LITH Police had been notified of incidents in advance of the July 23 date as early as July 6. … Continue Reading

National Republicans Set the Ranking of Congressional Races in Illinois

Written by John Lopez

On July 18, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced through National Journal‘s Erin Covey it had elevated 10 of the Republican nominees across the country to the highest level of the NRCC’s Young Guns candidate recruitment program.

In addition to IL-17 nominee Esther Joy King (R, East Moine), the two IL U.S. House nominees elevated by the NRCC are IL-06 nominee Keith Pekau (R, Orland Park) and IL-13 nominee Regan Deering (R, Decatur).… Continue Reading

Democrats Trying Again with Abortion-on-Demand and Gaslighting Until November 8

Newly Minted Challenger Catalina Lauf’s Silence on Abortion Deafening

Written by John Lopez

The Washington, D.C. Democrats are at it again.

After their abortion-on-demand legislation from last September failed twice in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives decided to double-down and pass, again, abortion-on-demand under the gaslighting guise of “codifying” Roe v. Wade along with a 2nd bill to ensure access to abortion-on-demand.

The House voting grid from July 15, in spite of a couple of changes to the membership of the House as well as the bill number, is identical to the voting grid from last September:

Like last September, all of the Republicans in the House opposed version 2 of the “Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022” (WHPA), and all of the Democrats, with the exception of Congressman Henry Cuellar (D, TX-28) voted for it.… Continue Reading

A Warning to Discerning Republican Primary Voters in IL-11

Written by John Lopez

Remember Draining the Swamp Does Not Mean Replacing It
With Swamp Water of a Younger Vintage

In the Republican primary campaign in the 11th Congressional District, North Aurora Village Trustee Mark Carroll, who’s endorsed by Illinois Family Action (IFA) for IL-11, announced early Thursday evening, May 19, he had received the endorsement of 70th District state Representative Jeff Keicher (R-Sycamore), with the following remarks from Keicher:

“It is important to understand that Mark represents adults coming to the table to solve our problems.

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Applied Discernment of 11th Congressional District GOP Primary Shows 2 or 3-Person Race

Written by John Lopez

As originally published in late February, the Illinois 11th Congressional District Republican primary election presents the Republican Party with a solid chance to flip the U.S. House seat currently held by Congressman Bill Foster (D, Naperville).

Here on Illinois Family Action, discernment was stressed to be applied to the six Republican men and women who filed in IL-11.

The candidates include:

  • Mark Carroll, 48, North Aurora
  • Jerry Evans, 38, Warrenville
  • Andrea Heeg, 55, unincorporated Geneva
  • Catalina Lauf, 29, Woodstock
  • Susan Hathaway-Altman, 55, unincorporated Geneva
  • Cassandra Tanner Miller, 35, Elgin

The 11th District includes portions of 8 counties, as shown on the map above.… Continue Reading

GOP Must Apply Discernment when Nominating Challenger to Bill Foster in the 11th District

Written by John Lopez

Editor’s note:  Originally published on February 16, an additional candidate filing and other news in this race prompted the revision of this article.  Edited March 26 reflects the candidates who actually filed nominating petitions with the State Board of Elections. Edited April 3 upon the withdrawal of Juan “Johnny” Ramos on April 1.

The fight for control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022 includes battleground districts in the state of Illinois. … Continue Reading

U.S. Rep. Dold Has Money Edge in 10th District Rematch

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Written by Russ Stewart

In Washington, D.C., “safe” is every politician’s, lobbyist’s and campaign fund-raiser’s favorite four-letter word, physically and politically, especially in the U.S. House, where the Republicans hold a 245-188 majority (with two vacancies).

Of the 435 seats up for election in 2016, according to nonpartisan prognosticators like the Rothenberg and Gonzales Political Report, Rollcall, Sabato’s Crystal Ball and the Cook Political Report, only 32 are “in play,” which means susceptible to a party switch next year.… Continue Reading

Robin Kelly Gets Serious About Run Against RINO Mark Kirk

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Written by IllinoisReview.com

According to Roll Call, Illinois Congresswoman Robin Kelly met with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee about a possible U.S. Senate bid against Mark Kirk, who is considered the most vulnerable senator in 2016.

If Kelly, who is black, enters the race, she’d face a primary against fellow Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who entered the race a month ago. Democrats say Duckworth, who is disabled, offers a real challenge to Kirk, who is also disabled after a stroke in 2012.… Continue Reading