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February 13, 2006

Two Endorsements for Rumler

Just found the following, from the Rumler campaign, in my email.

An addendum: the link I found googling "Illinois Committee for Honest Government" is returning a 404 at the moment, but it's a sub-page on the Illinois Green Party site.

Rumler Endorsed by Teamsters and Illinois Committee for Honest Government

ROCK ISLAND - Paul Rumler (D-Rock Island) announces the following two endorsements that he received for the March 21, 2006 Primary Election.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 371 has given their full endorsement to Paul Rumler's candidacy for State Senate in the 2006 Democratic Primary Election. "I am honored to receive the Teamsters' endorsement. I look forward to working together with the hard working families in Illinois' 36th Legislative District to help revitalize our communities," said Paul Rumler.

The Illinois Committee for Honest Government has endorsed Paul Rumler's candidacy for State Senate in the 2006 Democratic Primary Election. The Illinois Committee for Honest Government was formed in 1986 to promote responsiveness in all levels and branches of the government. "Our evaluation of Paul Rumler's credentials and background shows that he is clearly worthy of our support," said Randall Sherman, Secretary/Treasurer for the Illinois Committee for Honest Government. "We believe that Paul Rumler has the potential to become an outstanding member of the Illinois General Assembly."

Paul Rumler is a Democratic Candidate for State Senate in Illinois' 36th Legislative District, which includes all of Rock Island County and parts of Carroll, Henry, Mercer and Whiteside counties. The 36th Legislative District was formerly represented by Senator Denny Jacobs until he retired midterm in January 2005. Senator Jacobs' son, Mike Jacobs, was appointed to complete the remainder of his father's term.

Paul Rumler was born and raised in Moline. After graduating from Moline High School, Paul attended Black Hawk College where he earned his Associates Degree and received Distinguished Academic All-American honors. Paul also graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Political Science from Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. After graduating from college in 2001, he worked for Massachusetts State Senator Dianne Wilkerson as her Legislative Aide and then Legislative Director. In 2004, Paul relocated to Washington, DC where he worked for Congressman Bart Gordon, of Tennessee, and most recently for Congressman Steny Hoyer, of Maryland, who serves as the House Democratic Whip.

More information, including a full biography and photo, can be found at www.PaulRumler.com

Posted by jcb at February 13, 2006 01:52 PM

Comments

This is surprising. At least it is to somebody who hasn't paid much attention to endorsements in this particular race, which has been pretty much owned (and inherited) by the Jacobs clan in recent memory. Is this a big deal? Is the tide beginning to turn? Are the Rosa Parks and high-speed rail remarks beginning to catch up with Junior?

Posted by: MR at February 13, 2006 03:18 PM

how big a deal is endorsements?
how big a deal is Local 271?
how big a deal is the green party?

Posted by: Anonymous at February 13, 2006 07:15 PM

I align myself with the Democratic party not the green party.

Posted by: Anonymous at February 13, 2006 08:32 PM

The greens have a lot in common with a lot of democrats.

Posted by: Anonymous at February 13, 2006 09:19 PM

The young Greens will put Paul over the top.

Posted by: Anonymous at February 13, 2006 10:25 PM

Hear Sen. Jacobs has been endorsed by the QC Federation of Labor and the QC Building Trades Council ... they make up 90% of area labor unions.

Posted by: anonymous at February 14, 2006 12:35 AM

John, I did a serious amount of Googling, and found no direct link between the "Illinois Committee for Honest Government" and the "Green Party". From what I can tell, judging by the other candidates that they've endorsed, the Committee tends to favor Dem's over GOP's, but I haven't found any mention of Green's. Can you please post a link if you have one? Otherwise you should make a correction to your original post.

Posted by: What?? at February 14, 2006 06:46 AM

Yes, this is a big deal. The fact that Rumler took a Union endorsement away from the Jacobs' family is really big news. Apparently Mike has worn out his welcome with some of these unions. I'm sure Denny is burning up the phone lines trying to figure out what happened.

Posted by: Yes at February 14, 2006 06:56 AM

What??, the Illinois Committee for Honest Government apparently doesn't have a website.

First reference I found when googling "Illinois Committee for Honest Government" was , as I said, to subpage on the Green Party site that returned a 404 error: Illinois Green Party - Illinois Committee for Honest Government.

All other references to ICFHG were on websites of individual candidates who've been endorsed by the committee. Page on Green Party site above link is to is still returning a 404 error today -- it may have been just another announcement of an endorsement, rather than information about the committee itself.

Would appreciate any info anyone has about the committee.

Posted by: jcb at February 14, 2006 08:04 AM

John, I found those "page not found" link as well. I just felt like that probably isn't enough to tie the Illinois Committee for Honest Government to the Green Party. You know when you mention Green Party people start to get a little freaked out. From what I can tell, the Committee supports all sorts of candidates from the Democratic Party. It looks like this Committee is more active in the Chicago area. It's amazing that they took notice of a relatively unknown candidate from the QC.

Posted by: What?? at February 14, 2006 08:57 AM

the teamsters are a republicanunio, why wouldn't they edorse rumbler?

the illinois committee is also endorsing a republican for governor. does anyone detect a pattern?

Posted by: Anonymous at February 14, 2006 09:29 AM

What??, you're right to say it may be thin. If someone can't come up with additional info on the committee, I'll make a further try when I get some time later.

Posted by: jcb at February 14, 2006 12:13 PM

Yeah, I detect a pattern. Your spelling and false logic suggest your identity...Mike.

It's hard to type on Blackberry's isn't it?

Posted by: Anonymous at February 14, 2006 12:13 PM

Breaking news from Springfield:

Sen Mike Jacobs has brokered a deal with Gov. Rod Blagojevich for the minimum security portion of the Thomson prison. The prison is to open in September of 2006. A $6.2 million price tag is associated with the opening along with 100 new employees. Applications will be taken soon.

This is great news for the people of Thomson who have been anticipating the opening for some time. The Gov. kept his word to the area with the announcement which came on the day he had promised. He promised news on Thomson at his press conference where he committed to the WIU project. Some prematurley questioned the Gov.s committment to the project. Sen. Mike Jacobs inside track is paying off for the people of the 36th district.

Posted by: Anonymous at February 14, 2006 01:49 PM

I'm surprised that the spelling challenged anonymous 9:29's comment even made print. I think that if anyone insists on deliberately misspelling their opponent's name, it's not worthy of publication. Not only is it a smear, but it's so incredibly juvenile it shouldn't be encouraged.

Posted by: surprised at February 14, 2006 02:33 PM

Blackberry, What in the Hell are you talking about Pauly!!

Posted by: Anonymous at February 14, 2006 03:08 PM

I sure am glad that Sen. Mike Jacobs can keep his big size twelve foot in its shoe where it belongs.

Posted by: Anonymous at February 14, 2006 07:09 PM