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  • Kaifesh cruises to victory in 8th District GOP primary Mar 18, 2014 11:46 PM
    U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Col. Larry Kaifesh claimed victory in the 8th Congressional District GOP primary Tuesday night, leading opponent Manju Goel with 71.5 percent of the vote with nearly all ballots counted. Kaifesh will challenge Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth in November’s general election.

  • 8th District primary among suburbs’ hottest races Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Eighth Congressional District GOP rivals Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh started their campaigns seeing eye to eye on most every major issue. Distinctions between the two boiled down to their professional backgrounds. But these personal differences quickly escalated into much more. That's among several key races Northwest suburban voters will be deciding in Tuesday's primary.

  • Plenty of hot DuPage County primary races Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Voters in Tuesday’s DuPage County primary will pick their party’s nominees for numerous county, state and congressional seats to advance to the November general election. Here’s a look at some of the hottest races DuPage voters will be deciding.

  • Indian-American group denies 'vote-buying' charge Mar 14, 2014 10:40 AM
    The founder of a nonprofit aimed at encouraging greater Indian-American participation in the electoral process is denying allegations that a recent effort to get people to early voting constituted illegal “vote-buying” or encouraged support for 8th Congressional District Republican candidate Manju Goel. The campaign of Goel's primary opponent, Larry Kaifesh, claims the actions are a violation of state and federal law.

  • Endorsement: No Republican endorsed in 8th Congressional District Mar 12, 2014 4:22 PM
    The Daily Herald rescinds its endorsement of Manju Goel for the 8th Congressional District.

  • Kaifesh video doesn’t support Goel’s ‘Hollywood mafia’ claim Mar 12, 2014 6:25 PM
    A video clip released Wednesday by 8th Congressional District GOP hopeful Manju Goel fails to back up her claim that her Republican primary opponent, Larry Kaifesh, used the term “Hollywood mafia” to describe his campaign funding sources. In the video, taken during a public forum shortly after Kaifesh entered the race last fall, he is asked by an audience member to describe how he intended to raise money for the race.

  • Take website down, Goel tells SuperPAC Mar 12, 2014 5:11 AM
    Republican congressional hopeful Manju Goel released a statement Tuesday evening that she is now asking an Indian-American SuperPAC to take down a misleading website critical of her Republican opponent Larry Kaifesh, as it “too closely resembles his official campaign.”

  • Goel defends SuperPAC’s misleading website Mar 10, 2014 6:56 PM
    Republican congressional hopeful Manju Goel called on an Indian-American SuperPAC Monday to tweak a misleading website critical of fellow Republican candidate Larry Kaifesh, but added she believes the site contains “factual information” that people need to know about her opponent. Her refusal to repudiate the site has led several GOP leaders to call for her withdrawal from the race.

  • The Soapbox Mar 8, 2014 5:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors sound off on an animal tragedy, political sniping and two types of call centers, among other topics.

  • Dillard begins TV ads in GOP governor race Mar 7, 2014 5:24 AM
    Public employee and teacher union support for state Sen. Kirk Dillard's campaign for governor has turned into TV ads with less than two weeks to go until the March 18 primary. The unions have given Dillard the campaign cash he's needed to air his own TV spot starting this week, and a third-party group that had been running an anyone-but-Bruce Rauner campaign in past weeks has now begun airing spots in support of Dillard in the four-way GOP race.

  • Kane County GOP requests Goel’s withdrawal Mar 5, 2014 5:14 PM
    The Kane County Republican Central Committee Wednesday added its voice to that of Cook County Republican Chairman Aaron Del Mar in calling for 8th Congressional District GOP candidate Manju Goel to withdraw from the March 18 primary against opponent Larry Kaifesh. The requests are based on the SuperPAC Indian Americans For Freedom setting up a deceptive website and social media accounts meant to look like they belong to Kaifesh but which discredit him.

  • Cook GOP chair asks Goel to withdraw from 8th race Mar 5, 2014 5:48 AM
    Cook County Republican Chairman Aaron Del Mar on Tuesday called for 8th District congressional candidate Manju Goel to withdraw from the March 18 primary contest because of a deceptive website, Facebook page and Twitter account set up by a SuperPAC to discredit opponent Larry Kaifesh. The website and its related social media accounts, though paid for by the SuperPAC Indian Americans For Freedom, purports at first glance to belong to Kaifesh.

  • Duckworth, federal officials won't visit Paralympic Games Mar 3, 2014 1:54 PM
    The delegation of federal government officials led by U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth that was planning to go Sochi, Russia, for the Paralympic Games won't be making the trip, Duckworth said. The move is a response to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and it won't so far affect the American athletes planning to compete in the games that are set to start Friday. Some are already there.

  • Saturday Soapbox Mar 3, 2014 5:52 AM
    Among the topics on the minds of Daily Herald editors are a new concert venue in Lake County, the best places to buy a suburban home, and a mayor who proves again that he's one tough guy.

  • Deceptive website sparks fury in 8th Congressional primary Feb 27, 2014 7:28 PM
    Eighth Congressional District GOP hopeful Larry Kaifesh is calling foul on a deceptive website set up in his name by an Indian American SuperPAC that supports his rival in the March 18 primary, Manju Goel. Kaifesh is calling on his opponent to put a stop to the attacks posted on the website, as well as on related Facebook and Twitter accounts.

  • Campaign funding complaint filed against 8th District candidate Feb 19, 2014 4:47 PM
    A complaint filed this week with the Federal Election Commission accuses 8th Congressional District Republican candidate Manju Goel of illegally mixing the finances of her campaign committee with those of an Indian American SuperPAC and a private business owned by one of her leading supporters. Goel denies any wrongdoing.

  • Goel for 8th District Congress, GOP Mar 13, 2014 11:33 AM
    The Daily Herald has rescinded this endorsement of Manju Goel in the Republican primary for the 8th Congressional District. We make no recommendation in the 8th District congressional race. For an explanation of our decision, click here.

  • Kaifesh, Goel: Duckworth rematch no rerun Feb 16, 2014 12:58 AM
    Republican hopefuls Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh say there’s reason to believe a November showdown with 8th District Democratic incumbent Tammy Duckworth could have a different outcome than Walsh’s in 2012. The public’s impression of the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — isn’t the only example, but probably the only one needed to demonstrate that voters will be thinking differently in 2014 than they did in 2012, said Kaifesh.

  • Rutherford won’t release independent probe yet Feb 14, 2014 4:59 AM
    The independent probe into accusations of sexual harassment and improper campaign work against Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford will remain a secret for now, his attorney said. Attorney Peter Andjelkovich said he advised Rutherford not to release an independent report by former FBI agent Anthony D’Angelo, even though earlier this week Rutherford, a Republican candidate for governor, said he "absolutely" wanted it released as soon as possible.

  • Manju Goel: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:44 PM
    Candidate information for Manju Goel, running for 8th District U.S. Representative

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