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Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) resigns amid questions about "outlandish spending of taxpayer & campaign money"

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) resigns amid questions about "outlandish spending of taxpayer & campaign money" | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., resigned Tuesday amid questions about outlandish spending of taxpayer and campaign money."I do this with a heavy heart...

 

"The constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distraction that has made it too difficult for me to serve the people of the 18th District with the high standards that they deserve and which I have set for myself," Shock said.....

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Schock Treatment: Rep. Schock (R-IL), the lawmaker with lavish décor, billed private planes, concerts.

Schock Treatment: Rep. Schock (R-IL), the lawmaker with lavish décor, billed private planes, concerts. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights aboard private planes owned by some of his key donors, The Associated…
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Social Media Rules on Capitol Hill: Often Best Left Unsaid

Social Media Rules on Capitol Hill: Often Best Left Unsaid | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

Benjamin Cole, spokesperson for Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., has resigned after his racially charged Facebook comments surfaced on the ThinkProgress website.

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Sen. Kirk (R-IL) puts weight behind Senate GOP plan to impose Iran sanctions, says veto-proof bill possible

Sen. Kirk (R-IL) puts weight behind Senate GOP plan to impose Iran sanctions, says veto-proof bill possible | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
A top Republican senator said Sunday that the upper chamber upon returning to work next month under GOP control will likely make imposing new sanctions on Iran a top priority.
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Former long-time US Congressman Phil Crane dies at 84

(Reuters) - Phil Crane, 84, who served 35 years in the U.S. House of Representatives representing parts of the Chicago area, has died, his family said in an obituary it released on Sunday.Crane died peacefully
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‘Calibration error’ changes early GOP votes to Dem votes in Illinois city

‘Calibration error’ changes early GOP votes to Dem votes in Illinois city | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.
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Stu Rothenberg: Could a Four-Second Mistake Cost a Candidate Thousands of Dollars? Yes.

Stu Rothenberg: Could a Four-Second Mistake Cost a Candidate Thousands of Dollars? Yes. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Democrats took issue with Schilling's disclaimer. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo) A disclaimer may seem like a rote few seconds in a campaign ad
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A look at this chart may convince you that Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) can get reelected.

A look at this chart may convince you that Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) can get reelected. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
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Dem. House Candidate May Have Faulty Disclaimer in Campaign Ad

Dem. House Candidate May Have Faulty Disclaimer in Campaign Ad | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Democratic Rep. Brad Schneider unveiled his first television ad Tuesday in his competitive race for re-election in Illinois' 10th District. The 30-second s
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EXCLUSIVE POLL: Republican Oberweis gaining on Sen. Durbin (D-IL) in U.S. Senate race (one side of the story)

EXCLUSIVE POLL: Republican Oberweis gaining on Sen. Durbin (D-IL) in U.S. Senate race (one side of the story) | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The race to defeat one of the most powerful Democrats in the nation is narrowing — with incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin just seven percentage points ahead of Republican challenger Jim Oberweis, according to a new Early & Often Poll. In a year that’s expected to tilt toward Republicans across the nation, Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. Senate, is leading Oberweis, who is making his third run for the Senate, 47.8 percent to 40.5 percent, the survey commissioned by the Sun-Times’ political portal shows. 
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Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats, Especially House Members Facing Rematches

Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats, Especially House Members Facing Rematches | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Illinois Democrats could see Gov. Pat Quinn hurt their chances this fall during an already tough election cycle.
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