Add a side of candidate petitions to that turkey

November 24, 2015

Add a little democracy to your family’s Thanksgiving festivities.

HELP WANTED: Republican Precinct Committeemen

November 22, 2015

Many people begin their political involvement by becoming a Precinct Committeeman. It’s the perfect place to get started for anyone interested in building a better Republican Party and advancing our GOP’s values.

Donald Trump wins, Pat Brady loses – again

November 10, 2015

Keeping the “usual suspects” clear of the Trump campaign is helping make my Illinois Republican Party great again.

Rauner remains in blatant violation of our Illinois Constitution

July 12, 2015

Bruce Rauner must go back to square one and submit a balanced budget as our Illinois Constitution requires him to do as Governor.

Democracy has the last laugh over Tom Cross

November 22, 2014

Tom Cross repeatedly said he hated the idea of Republicans voting for Republican leaders, so on November 4 I raced over to my polling place to comply with his wishes.

Why this lifelong Republican can’t vote for Bruce Rauner

November 3, 2014

Voters like me who didn’t do their homework and promoted a corrupt politician did a tremendous disservice to the state. Well I learned my lesson. I’m saying never again.

Rauner used pension funds in attempt to escape nursing home liability

October 28, 2014

Court documents reveal that Bruce Rauner personally authorized a transaction which appears to have involved the flushing away of state pension money as part of a plan designed to allow Rauner and his fellow GTCR principals to escape liability in nursing home lawsuits.

RNW Editor-in-Chief Doug Ibendahl appears on Beyond the Beltway

November 23, 2015

Republican News Watch's Editor-in-Chief Doug Ibendahl appeared on the Beyond the Beltway on November 22, 2015 to discuss the 2016 Presidential race.

Erickson: Rauner is stocking the Legislature

November 22, 2015

Of three Republican lawmakers who represented the Springfield area when Bruce Rauner took office, he's found jobs within his administration for each of them.

The Southern: Illinois will pay for Mark Kirk’s nonsense

July 19, 2015

Mark Kirk has become just another loud-mouthed radical who's hoping to overrun the party of Lincoln with anger and spin.

MILLER: Rauner diverting blame for state’s woes

July 7, 2015

Rauner will say just about anything to shift the focus off him and onto the Democrats.

JORAVSKY: As Rauner pushes for ‘reforms,’ business is good for CEOs

July 1, 2015

"I'm urging all 100 CEOs on that list to get on the horn with the governor. Tell him to call off the dogs, since it's clear you really don't...

NBC: Hastert pleads not guilty to federal charges

June 9, 2015

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty to charges he lied to the FBI about illegal bank withdrawals — money he allegedly used for payoffs to keep sexual...

RONALD REAGAN: ‘These are the Boys of Pointe Du Hoc’ (VIDEO)

June 6, 2015

A leader who really understood the significance of June 6th was President Ronald Reagan. He gave this speech on the 40th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1984.

Keeping them Accountable

Republicans voting like Democrats

Republicans voting like Democrats

Our elected officials love to tell you about the votes they think you want to hear about, especially around election time. We think you deserve a more complete and accurate picture. Our goal here is to create a more educated voter, an engaged citizenry, and a more responsive state government.

Mark Kirk’s extremely liberal voting record

Mark Kirk’s extremely liberal voting record

Nationally syndicated conservative talk radio host and best selling author Laura Ingraham called Mark Kirk "part of the RINO Republican class that got Republicans into trouble in the first place." We agree.

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