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.

Despicable Bruce (and his minions)

October 27, 2014

A Republican News Watch editorial cartoon.

Is the Sun-Times protecting Bruce Rauner on the infant drug story?

October 24, 2014

We’ve uncovered some additional links between Bruce Rauner and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Rauner’s former company settled federal lawsuit over infant heart drug

October 23, 2014

It doesn’t matter how much money Bruce Rauner has made. But it does matter what he was willing to do for it, and it does matter who he expected to subsidize his lifestyle.

AG Madigan’s brief in Rauner-linked baby heart drug lawsuit

October 22, 2014

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, along with nine other state attorneys general, joined in support of the FTC’s complaint against Rauner's company, Ovation.

BROWN: Election judge robocaller IDed — but case still full of mystery

November 9, 2014

Republican Ward Committeeman Jim Parrilli was behind the phone calls that Chicago election officials contend were part of a “serious attempt to disrupt the voting process.”

Erickson: Rauner and his troubling, make-believe conversations

November 9, 2014

It didn't take long for Bruce Rauner to slip through the cosmic wormhole separating regular mankind from the species known as politician.

BIVER: Rauner win has nothing in common with GOP victories outside IL

November 7, 2014

Unlike the Republican victories around the country, Illinois will get what it asked for: more of the same with this time the GOP brand getting the blame.

VIDEO: Plutocrat (The Ballad of Bruce Rauner)

October 24, 2014

"I'll hammer and shake that capitol dome, like it's a grandma stuck in a nursing home. Hey, grandma, it's time to say goodbye." Brilliant. A must watch.

DUMKE: How Rauner makes money from worthless degrees

October 20, 2014

Bruce Rauner made some of his vast fortune—and continues to collect money—from for-profit schools that are accused in court of exploiting students, handing out worthless degrees, and raking in...

CRAIN’S: Did Rauner camp interfere with this Sun-Times reporter’s job?

October 18, 2014

A Chicago Sun-Times reporter hired former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins to investigate whether the campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner tried to interfere with his employment after the...

DUMKE: One of these guys is going to be governor of Illinois

October 16, 2014

A few things you should know about Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner.


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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