The Illinois Election Code requires any campaign committee to “clearly” identify the payor on any campaign advertisement, which includes a “pamphlet, circular, [or] handbill.” 10 ILCS 5/9-9.5. This is accomplished with a simple “Paid for by…” Continue reading
A little known quirk in federal election law requires television stations to run any advertisement by a candidate, and provides immunity to the television station for defamation contained in any advertisement, as long as the candidate says “I approve this message.” Continue reading
The Ann Callis campaign released a list of their Champaign County endorsements: Continue reading
The title of Wednesday’s News-Gazette article on the 103rd state rep. race depended on if you read it online or in print. Continue reading
Only three weekends left until primary day. Feel free to let us know what is going on with your favorite candidate’s campaign.
I haven’t visited the “Clash of the Chairs” in a while. Here is a quick run-down of what has been happening: Continue reading
The comments here have gotten a little aggressive over the past few days, especially against our two regularly republican commenters. I even needed to delete a couple comments about them. Let’s knock that off, we want to encourage even those we disagree with politically to be a part of the conversation. At least I do, anyways, on this blog. Continue reading