Posts tagged: Bob Dold

Election 2022 Recap

Written by David E. Smith

The hope in a “Red Wave” election didn’t come to fruition in November. The work to flip the U.S. House and U.S. Senate to Republican control produced mixed results.

The GOP barely gained control of the U.S. House, which means Nancy Pelosi will no longer be the Speaker of the U.S. House, and third in line to the presidency.

Of our state’s 17 Congressional seats, three downstate districts have Republican representation, as we lost one to redistricting and one to a Democrat candidate in the newly redrawn 13th district in central Illinois.… Continue Reading

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


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

Kirk and Dold Among Top 5 GOP Politicians That Betray Their Party Most



Illinois’ U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and Congressman Bob Dold – both from Chicago’s northern suburbs – were two Republicans that were among those that don’t vote along party lines, a Washington Post analysis found Thursday.

While Kirk was the third most in contradiction to Republican caucus votes with nearly 20 percent in opposition, Congressman Bob Dold voted six out of seven times against the Republican position in crucial, close votes.

The Dold campaign boasted about the WaPo findings, saying, “Rep.

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