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Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Reducing money's influence in politics

April 16, 2014 10:17 am
Republican Rand Paul, Kentucky Sen.

Republican Rand Paul, Kentucky Sen.

"We're definitely talking about it, my family is talking about it. I truly won't make my mind up until after the 2014 elections. But I haven't been shy in saying we're thinking about it." —March 9, Fox News.

April 07, 2014 2:29 pm
Democrat Martin O'Malley, Maryland Gov.

Democrat Martin O'Malley, Maryland Gov.

"No one ever goes down this road, I would hope, without giving it a lot of consideration and a lot of preparation and a lot of thought work, and so that's what I'm doing." — February.

April 07, 2014 12:24 pm
Democrat Joe Biden, Vice President

Democrat Joe Biden, Vice President

"There may be reasons I don't run, but there's no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run." — February, CNN.

April 07, 2014 10:04 am
Republican Scott Walker, Wisconsin Gov.

Republican Scott Walker, Wisconsin Gov.

"I'm really focused on 2014, not getting ahead of the game. ... You guys can predict all you want." — January, CNN.

April 07, 2014 2:37 am
Republican Marco Rubio, Florida Sen.

Republican Marco Rubio, Florida Sen.

"That's something that I'll consider later in this year, early next year." — March, NBC.

April 07, 2014 2:29 am
Republican Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Rep.

Republican Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Rep.

"Jane and I are going to sit down in 2015 and give it the serious ... conversation, consideration that are required for keeping our options open. But right now I have responsibilities in the majority in the House of Representatives that I feel I ought to attend to, and then I'll worry about …

April 07, 2014 2:31 am
Republican Rick Perry, Texas Gov.

Republican Rick Perry, Texas Gov.

"It's a long way down the road." — February, Iowa. Says he'll decide in December.

April 07, 2014 2:27 am
Republican Ted Cruz, Texas Sen.

Republican Ted Cruz, Texas Sen.

"My focus is entirely on the U.S. Senate." — His standard disclaimer.

April 07, 2014 2:19 am
Republican Chris Christie, New Jersey Gov.

Republican Chris Christie, New Jersey Gov.

"I am enormously flattered that folks would talk about me in my party as someone who they think could be a candidate for president. But I am absolutely in — nowhere near that consideration process." — Jan. 9 news conference addressing the scandal over Fort Lee, N.J., traffic tie-ups.

April 07, 2014 2:17 am
Democrat Andrew Cuomo, New York Gov.

Democrat Andrew Cuomo, New York Gov.

"I'm sorry, I'm losing you. We have a technical difficulty. I'm running for governor of the state of New York." — Seeming not to hear a question about his presidential intentions. February, Fox Business Network.

April 07, 2014 2:08 am
Democrat Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State

Democrat Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State

"I haven't made up my mind. I really have not." — December, ABC.

April 07, 2014 2:00 am
Fundraiser lists, emails raise Bennett questions

Fundraiser lists, emails raise Bennett questions

INDIANAPOLIS | Former Indiana schools chief Tony Bennett kept multiple campaign databases on Department of Education servers and ordered his staff to dissect a speech by his Democratic opponent for inaccuracies last fall in apparent violations of Indiana election and ethics laws, documents o…

September 11, 2013 5:30 pm
Obama ad features steelworkers to undercut Romney's record on jobs

Obama ad features steelworkers to undercut Romney's record on jobs

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama is casting Mitt Romney as a greedy, job-killing corporate titan with little concern for the working class in a new, multi-pronged effort that seeks to undermine the central rationale for his Republican rival's candidacy: his business credentials.

May 14, 2012 10:40 am Video

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Designers lend their glamour to the Obama campaign

Designers lend their glamour to the Obama campaign

Can President Barack Obama's campaign recapture the glamour quotient of four years ago? Yes it can, says actress Scarlett Johansson, even if it's one designer tote bag at a time.

February 14, 2012 9:00 am
Designers lend their glamour to Obama campaign

Designers lend their glamour to Obama campaign

Can President Barack Obama's campaign recapture the glamour quotient of four years ago?

February 07, 2012 11:05 pm

GUEST EDITORIALS: May fourth felonious governor be the final one

So Rod Blagojevich is one corrupt cat who does not own nine lives, after all.

July 02, 2011 12:00 am

Giannoulias, Kirk skirmish over small fundraiser

CHICAGO | Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias jumped on a report of Republican Mark Kirk holding a small, entirely legal fundraiser with Americans in China and accused Kirk of "economic treason" on Thursday.

October 21, 2010 5:26 pm

First lady hits campaign trail again

CHICAGO | First lady Michelle Obama returned to the campaign trail Wednesday for the first time in nearly two years, raising money for an Illinois Democrat locked in a close race for the U.S. Senate seat once held by her husband, President Barack Obama.

October 14, 2010 12:00 am

Mrs. Obama more popular than president

WASHINGTON | Democrats struggling to hold onto their congressional seats — or just make it to Washington — are getting backup, a cash infusion and a dash of star power from a political spouse who's making a highly anticipated return to the campaign trail: first lady Michelle Obama.

October 13, 2010 12:00 am
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