Second Saturday: Rauner Campaign Strategy, Training

Join us for a brief presentation by the Rauner campaign on their strategy and tactics for the City of Chicago. Hint: it involves some very cool technology.

Saturday, June 14
8:30 am coffee and doughnuts
9:00 am presentation
2768 N Lincoln Ave

Later, stick around for training in this technology. Bring your smart phone.

If you plan to volunteer to help any campaigns this year, it's very important to attend. We'd like everyone to get trained as soon as possible so we can hit the streets.

This month's meeting requires an RSVP. The reason is that space is limited, and we need to know how many trainers to bring. Please RSVP here.

See you on the 14th.

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Rauner over Dillard

I hadn't planned to endorse in the governor's race. As a Republican Party worker bee, I'm supposed to support the nominee, right? That's my job?

And indeed, I will support the nominee, whoever it is.

But now, a week before the election, it looks like the Democrats and the unions are making a serious play to hijack the Republican primary. This isn't right. It's time to say something.

Government unions are pouring millions into Kirk Dillard's campaign. Whatever his merits as a candidate, this isn't something that we Republicans should ignore. Govenment unions, including AFSCME and the teacher's unions, have spent such enormous sums that Dillard cannot ever be in a position to stand up to them. And standing up to the unions is the single most important thing the next governor must do.

Bruce Rauner has made standing up to government unions the centerpiece of his campaign. He'll follow through on it. And that, in my opinion, makes him the right choice for governor.

I like Bill Brady, really I do. But now, a week out, neither he nor Dan Rutherford are serious contenders for the nomination. It's time to make a choice, Rauner or Dillard. It's an easy one.

If Bruce wins this election, then we Republicans will have a mandate, a very big one, to take on the unions. We can go after them on the pension problem they created. We can go after them on failing schools. We can go after them on wild overspending. We can go after them on corruption.

Imagine having a mandate, here in Illinois, to do what Scott Walker did in Wisconsin. Bruce will have it.

The Rauner campaign didn't write this. I did. And I mean it. Seriously, if you haven't yet voted, please vote for Bruce Rauner. It's time.

If you go a different way, I respect your decision. But please do so in the full knowledge that most of what you're seeing on TV was paid for government employees who want to purchase the election. Please don't let them do that. Bruce Rauner is our best hope for turning the state around.

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Illinois Attorney General Candidate Paul Schimpf and Illinois Treasurer Candidate Tom Cross Appearing at the March Meeting of the 43rd Ward Republicans

Saturday, March 8th
8:30 am Coffee and Doughnuts
9:00 am Presentation
43rd Ward Republican Headquarters
2768 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago

 


Paul Schimpf served our country for 24 years while on active duty in the Navy and the Marine Corps.  During that time, Paul learned how to work together with people of all backgrounds and political perspectives to meet common goals.  Now that his military service is complete, Paul Schimpf wants to continue serving Illinois as our next Attorney General.

Paul is running for Attorney General because he has become increasingly frustrated by the failure of our political class to address the problems facing our state.  Despite those frustrations, Paul still believes we can solve our problems by bringing humility, honesty, and an unbiased perspective to the table.
 

Tom Cross is a reform-minded, independent thinking Republican Leader who has earned praise for his commitment to lower taxes, reducing government’s footprint and demonstrating fiscal responsibility.

"I’m running for Treasurer because I want to restore trust, protect taxpayers and make a real, serious difference,” Cross says on his website.

As treasurer, Tom will use the full power of the office to require the state to approve a balanced budget. To protect the college savings of Illinois families, Tom will institute quarterly audits of the Bright Start College Savings program to ensure funds are being invested wisely and safely. And continuing his commitment to reform, Tom will establish a Government Integrity Unit to ensure transparency and crack down on fraud and corruption.
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Saturday meeting on Children's Memorial, our Alderman's disaster

Saturday, February 22th
8:30 am Coffee and Doughnuts
9:00 am Presentation
43rd Ward Republican Headquarters
2768 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago

 

The neighborhood is up in arms. Lincoln Parkers, brandishing pitchforks and torches, are in the streets. I don't recall any time when the neighbors have been this angry with the alderman.

The reason is the proposed Children Memorial development, which includes two large highrises and heavy truck traffic in the middle of a low-rise, residential neighborhood.

Both the Mid North Association and Park West Association have issued some pretty tough statements opposing the development. It's hard to imagine how an alderman could let it get this bad.

So this Saturday we're going to learn about the details of the development, the pros and cons, from one of its leading opponents, Ed Burnes. We'll talk about what it means for the neighborhood, rule of law, property rights, and other Republican political principles with which this alderman appears to be unfamiliar.

By the way, the link in last week's email to an article was bad. Here's a corrected link to the DNA Info story.

Please join us on Saturday.
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43rd Ward meeting postponed, and a very cool video

Saturday, February 15th 8:30 am  MOVED TO FEB 22, SEE ABOVE
43rd Ward Republican Headquarters
2768 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
 
We normally have our 43rd Ward Republican meetings on the second Saturday of the month, but this month we're moving it to the third Saturday. Hope to see you a week from tomorrow.

In the meantime, enjoy this very cool video. The Chicago GOP has gotten quite a bit of TV and radio coverage over the last two months, some of it featuring yours truly.

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Senator Bill Brady visits the 43rd Ward Republicans this Saturday


Saturday, December 14th 8:30 am
Chicago GOP Victory Center
2768 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago

 


State Senator Bill Brady visits Chicago this Saturday as our special guest to talk about his candidacy for Governor.  Senator Brady is the fourth and final candidate to appear as part of our Republican Governor Candidate Series at the Monthly Breakfast Meetings of the 43th Ward Republicans.  Our meetings happen every 2nd Saturday of the month. This fall, each meeting featured one of our four excellent Republican candidates for Illinois Governor.

As a husband, father, businessman, legislator and candidate,  Bill Brady has always stood by his principles, which are rooted in the values of family, community, and public service.  He believes in Illinois and a future of greater prosperity and opportunity for its citizens.

He has served a large portion of Central Illinois in both the Illinois House and Senate.  Winning 98 of the state's 102 counties, Bill was the 2010 Republican nominee for Governor.

This month meet Bill Brady on Saturday, December 14th at 8:30 am at the 43rd Ward Office, 2768 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.


 
8:30 am - Coffee and Doughnuts
9:00 am - Presentation
All are welcome.

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Bruce Rauner visits the 43rd Ward

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On Saturday, November 9 Bruce Rauner spoke before a packed house at the 43rd ward office. Mr. Rauner was the third candidate to appear as part of our Republican Governor Candidate Series at the Monthly Breakfast Meetings of the 43th Ward Republicans.  Our meetings happen every 2nd Saturday of the month. This fall, each meeting will feature one of our four excellent Republican candidates for Illinois Governor.

Bruce Rauner is the proud father of six children – two boys and four girls. His wife, Diana, is President of the Ounce of Prevention Fund, which is dedicated to providing all children - especially those born into poverty – access to quality care and education throughout the first five years of life.

Bruce isn’t interested in a political career. He is running for governor because he loves Illinois and refuses to stand by while career politicians drive it into the ground.

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43rd Ward Republicans to Host Dan Rutherford Saturday

Saturday, October 12th 8:30 am
43rd Ward Office
2768 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
 


Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford visits the 43rd Ward this Saturday to talk about his candidacy for Governor. This is the third in our 2014 Illinois Republican Governor Candidate Series at the Monthly Breakfast Meetings of the 43rd Ward Republicans, every Second Saturday of the month for the remainder of 2013.  Each month between now and the end of the year we will host one of our Republican candidates for Illinois Governor.

Meet us on Saturday, October 12th at 8:30 am at the 43rd Ward Office, 2768 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.

 
8:30 am - Coffee and Doughnuts
9:00 am - Presentation
All are welcome.


2013 Monthly Schedule:

  • October 12th - State Treasurer Dan Rutherford
  • November 9th - Candidate Bruce Rauner
  • December 14th - State Senator Bill Brady
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September Meeting of the 43th Ward Republicans With State Senator Kirk Dillard

Saturday, September 14th 8:30 am
43rd Ward Office
2768 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
 


Announcing the 2014 Illinois Republican Governor Candidate Series at the Monthly Breakfast Meetings of the 43rd Ward Republicans, every Second Saturday of the month for the remainder of 2013.  Each month between now and the end of the year we will host one of our Republican candidates for Illinois Governor.

This month meet State Senator Kirk Dillard on Saturday, September 14th at 8:30 am at the 43rd Ward Office, 2768 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.

 
8:30 am - Coffee and Doughnuts
9:00 am - Presentation
All are welcome.


2013 Monthly Schedule:

  • September 14th - State Senator Kirk Dillard 
  • October 12th - State Treasurer Dan Rutherford
  • November 9th - Candidate Bruce Rauner
  • December 14th - State Senator Bill Brady
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This Saturday: Second Saturday Breakfast at the 43rd Ward with Joe Walsh from 560 WIND

Saturday, August 10th, 2013
8:30 am Coffee and Doughnuts
9:00 am Presentation
43rd Ward Office
2768 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago



Joe Walsh was elected to Congress in 2010 to represent Illinois' Eighth Congressional District and became a leading voice in the Tea Party movement. He served in Congress until this past January. He was born and raised in North Barrington. He graduated from the University of Iowa and holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. He lives in McHenry, Illinois, with his wife, Helene. Between them, they have five children.

2013 Monthly Schedule

August 10th - Joe Walsh, former Congressman, WIND host
September 14th - Candidate for Governor Senator Kirk Dillard
October 12th - Candidate for Governor State Treasurer Dan Rutherford
November 9th - Candidate for Governor Bruce Rauner (Tentative)
December 14th - TBD

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