Saturday, September 22, 2007

Illinois' Congressional delegation falls short

California came in first, while we tied with Michigan and Missouri. But we beat out Texas, Pennsylvania, and Washington!

More fallout from The Duke Cunningham, who at the time of this writing is languishing in a minimum security Federal prison.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007
Attorney for Brent Wilkes, a defense contractor going to trial soon for a chunk of charges relating to the bribery of The Duke Cunningham, subpoenas 13 Congressmen.

The Breakdown
California (4)
- Doolittle (R), Lewis (R), Hunter (R), Issa (R)
Illinois (2)
- Hastert (R), Weller (R)
Michigan (2)
- Hoekstra (R), Knollenberg (R)
Missouri (2)
- Blunt (R), Skelton (D)
Pennsylvania (1)
- Murtha (D)
Texas (1)
- Reyes (D)
Washington (1)
- Norm Dicks (D)

Another way to count it is 9 Republicans, 4 Dems.

Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Jerry Weller announces his retirement. Surprisingly, he wants to spend more time with his family. In Morris, Illinois. And Guatemala City, Guatemala. His wife of three years is a legislator there. Why? Because she's Guatemalan. Maybe she knows something about his hinky Nicaraguan land deals.

TPM Election Central got the scoop on Weller's retirement. They did not fail to mention the shady land deals in Nicaragua.

And his feelings were hurt when CREW included him in their list of 22 Most Corrupt Members of Congress. Even more hurtful to the Congressman: he was the only member of the Illinois delegation who made the list.

No comments: