Category Archives: Tim Johnson

Report from the Chair of the 13th CD Selection Committee

-By Jon Zahm When I started this blog I expressed concerns of conflicts of interest with State Party Chairman Pat Brady serving as Chair of the committee. To his credit, Brady stood down and asked 18th CD State Central Committeeman … Continue reading

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Why Rodney Davis is not the Right Choice for the 13th District

-By Jon Zahm Rodney Davis, Special Projects Director for Congressman Shimkus has some strong talents. He knows how to articulate conservative positions. He understands how to manage campaigns. His track record in that area is much better than Jerry Clarke’s, … Continue reading

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Clarke has not Earned a Promotion to Congress

-By Jon Zahm Jerry Clarke is collecting a salary and benefit package as a staffer to my Congressman, Randy Hultgren, that is almost as lucrative as a Congressman’s pay. Rather than being grateful for having such a job, Clarke now … Continue reading

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Next Candidate to ‘Vote Off the Island’ in District 13‏: Becky Doyle

-By Jon Zahm Today I will end up reducing the field of 8 to the same field of 4 that Mike Bigger and his 14 member committee reduced down to on Saturday. In order to do this I have to … Continue reading

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Next Candidate to ‘Vote Off the Island’ in District 13‏: Sam Spradlin

-By Jon Zahm I really like and respect truck drivers. It is a very important function in our economy, and the men and women who do it are important to the safety on our roads as well. I wish Sam … Continue reading

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Next Candidate to ‘Vote Off the Island’ in District 13‏: Frank Metzger

-By Jon Zahm Retired ironworker, and current tree cutting business owner, Frank Metzger should be commended and recognized for his service in the Navy during Vietnam. He seems like a patriotic and sincere man. However, earning just 18% of the … Continue reading

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First Candidate to ‘Vote Off the Island’ in District 13‏: Eliminate Firsching First

-By Jon Zahm Dr. Mike Firsching has run for Congress the last two primaries. Taking on Congressman Shimkus in 2010 and Congressman Johnson in 2012. The first time he ran he received 18% of the vote and the second time … Continue reading

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13th District: Republican Party Background Check Raises more Questions than Answers

-By Jon Zahm To be a candidate for the Illinois 13th the Party requires the following survey to be filled out. If the link does not work you can find it under “Party Resources” at www.ilgop.org The types of questions … Continue reading

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Ill. Tea Party: What YOU Don’t Know

From the Illinois House Republicans… Jerry Clarke Knew Rep. Tim Johnson was quitting, why didn’t the voters? The Illinois Tea Party was the first to break the story that Jerry Clarke knew Rep. Tim Johnson was stepping down weeks before … Continue reading

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Ill. 13th District Race: Looks Like the Fix for Clarke WAS in

-By Warner Todd Huston Early in April, only two weeks after the Illinois GOP primary had ended, Congressman Timothy Johnson shocked the political classes by suddenly announcing his retirement from Congress — yes, even after he had again won the … Continue reading

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