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  • Peter Roskam

    Illinois delegation joins criticism of Akin Aug 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    Republican members of the Illinois congressional delegation - who represent a spectrum of stances on the legality of abortion - are jumping on the bandwagon decrying Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's controversial comments about how women's bodies function during "legitimate" rape.

  • Support tax cut for middle class Aug 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: Recently, the U.S. Senate passed a bill continuing the temporary 2001 income tax cuts for people whose yearly incomes are less than $250,000. Ninety-eight percent of us reading this letter would see no jump in our 2013 income tax rates. But Rep. Randy Hultgren is against this Senate bill.

  • Tammy Duckworth, left, opposes Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District for the 2012 General Election.

    Walsh criticizes Duckworth’s apparent fundraising record Jul 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    With $889,050 raised during the second quarter, 8th Congressional District Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth said she has broken a fundraising record for House challengers from either party. Her opponent, Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, who raised $318,158, is cutting at where Duckworth's money is coming from.

  • Coolidge’s decisions will be based on facts Jul 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Cary letter to the editor: This fall voters have the opportunity to begin to break down the extremist political orthodoxy that crashed the economy in 2007-2008 and has been refusing to let it restart. Leslie Coolidge, running for Congress in the 6th District, promises fact-based decision making in Congress, not the fantasy based denial of reality that we see in the current congressional crowd who think that the fearful shouting of "no" is a plan.

  • Leslie Coolidge opposes Peter Roskam in the 6th Congressional District.

    Is funding gap a factor in the 6th District race?May 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    GOP heavyweight Peter Roskam is rolling in campaign dough while his Democratic opponent Leslie Coolidge's war chest could use a little help. But does money mean everything in this 6th Congressional race? "I don't think we'll ever have as much money as Peter Roskam," Coolidge said. "Even if we were very successful in fundraising, I assume he'll have help from the Republican Party; we need to make up for that in grass roots."

  • Leslie Coolidge

    Is the 6th still GOP territory? Coolidge faces tough battleMar 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democrat Leslie Coolidge had a strong finish in the 6th Congressional District primary, but her next challenge will be even tougher: taking on incumbent Congressman Peter Roskam, the third-ranking Republican in the House. Roskam's sitting pretty with a high vote count -- and a much larger war chest. “Our intention is to get people focused on this race,” she said.

  • Leslie Coolidge

    Coolidge wraps up 6th congressional Dem nomination Mar 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    Leslie Coolidge, an Ivy League accountant, thinks the new math of the 6th Congressional District will add up in her favor. Coolidge wrapped up the Democratic primary Tuesday and now is seting her sights on a general election campaign against GOP heavyweight U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam.

  • Geoffrey Petzel

    6th District Democrat hopefuls offer variety Mar 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    An accountant with an Ivy league education, a retired businesswoman who remembers the Battle of Britain and a environmentalist who survived a recent close call. Voters in the 6th Congressional District have plenty of choices between Democrats Leslie Coolidge, 52, Maureen Yates, 76, and Geoff Petzel, 28, when they cast their ballots in Tuesdays primary.

  • A look at Fox Valley’s hottest racesMar 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    From Congress to the General Assembly to county boards and even circuit clerks, there are plenty of hot races in the northern Fox Valley to vote in on Tuesday.

  • Geoffrey Petzel

    District 6 candidates debate health care, saving Medicare Mar 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    The three Democrats running in the 6th Congressional District in Tuesday's election — Maureen Yates of Barrington Hills, Leslie Coolidge of Barrington and Geoff Petzel of Lake Zurich — have differing priorities when it comes to health care coverage, the Affordable Care Act, and shoring up Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Leslie Coolidge

    6th District candidates say construction equals jobs Mar 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    The unemployment rate is easing down but that doesn't make a difference to those without jobs. Democrats running for the 6th Congressional District outline their plans to put people back to work.

  • Geoffrey Petzel

    6th District Democrats take on Roskam at forum Mar 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    Attention at a 6th Congressional District voter forum focused on the candidate who wasnt there Thursday. Democrats Leslie Coolidge and Geoff Petzel both took swipes at Republican Congressman and Chief Deputy Majority Whip Peter Roskam, saying he was out of touch with his constituents before a crowd of about 60 in Glen Ellyn.

  • Geoffrey Petzel

    6th District candidates weigh in on distracted drivingMar 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    Should phone use while driving be banned at the federal level? In words and video, 6th Congressional District Democratic candidates weigh in about distracted driving laws, building a new western terminal at O'Hare International Airport, and other issues. "There's a lot more to distracted driving than cellphone usage," said Leslie Coolidge, a Barrington Hills accountant.

  • Congressman, about those term limits Mar 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: Elections are not the same thing as term limits. Ninety percent of incumbents are re-elected due to public apathy and infusion of money.

  • Vote Petzel for Congress Mar 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the Editor: Geoff Petzel is already a public servant who knows how to get things done. His heart’s in the right place and environmental stewardship is in his DNA. Vote for him in the Democratic primary in the 6th Congressional District.

  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia looks on at left as House Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam of Wheaton speaks to reporters in Washington, D.C., last February as Congress resumed work on a spending plan to avoid a government shutdown.

    House Majority Leader Cantor discusses state of GOPMar 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor speaks with Daily Herald Politics and Projects Writer Kerry Lester about the lasting legacy of the 112th Congress, the growth he's seen in Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam, of Wheaton, and how the Tea Party fits into the GOP's congressional agenda.

  • Coolidge for 6th District, Congress Feb 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    In the sprawling 6th congressional district, Barrington Hills accountant Leslie Coolidge is a solid choice for Democrats selecting a candidate to challenge Wheaton Republican Rep. Peter Roskam.

  • Hanover Twp. meet the candidates night Feb 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    Hanover Township Democrats & Independents (HanDI) will host a meet-and-greet with candidates in the 6th and 8th Congressional districts, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at the Streamwood Park Place Recreation Center.

  • Tammy Duckworth

    Second-chance candidates get their shot on March 20 Feb 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    The suburban primaries include former candidates for Congress Jim Oberweis and David McSweeney, making bids for the statehouse, as well as former Congressional candidates Tammy Duckworth and Bill Foster making another bid in different districts. What did they learn from their earlier bids, and how has that shaped their approach to their current campaigns?

  • Leslie Coolidge

    6th District Democrats compare credentials Feb 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    The interrelationship of job production, health care reform and tax code changes in improving citizens’ lives was at the heart of a League of Women Voters forum for the three Democratic candidates in the 6th Congressional District race Saturday at Palatine village hall.

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