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  • Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh

    Kaifesh video doesn’t support Goel’s ‘Hollywood mafia’ claimMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Manju Goel

    Take website down, Goel tells SuperPACMar 11, 2014 12:00 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.”

     
  • Eighth Congressional District Republican candidate Manju Goel Monday addresses questions regarding the campaign tactics used by an Indian-American SuperPAC that supports her candidacy. The SuperPAC has created a misleading website to attack her primary opponent, Larry Kaifesh.

    Goel defends SuperPAC’s misleading websiteMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    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 SoapboxMar 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors sound off on an animal tragedy, political sniping and two types of call centers, among other topics.

     
  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor.

    Dillard begins TV ads in GOP governor raceMar 7, 2014 12:00 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 withdrawalMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh

    Cook GOP chair asks Goel to withdraw from 8th raceMar 4, 2014 12:00 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.

     
  • U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a Hoffman Estates Democrat, won't head to Sochi for the Paralympic Games as part of a federal delegation.

    Duckworth, federal officials won't visit Paralympic GamesMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    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 1, 2014 12:00 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.

     
  • Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh

    Deceptive website sparks fury in 8th Congressional primaryFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh

    Campaign funding complaint filed against 8th District candidateFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Manju Goel

    Goel for 8th District Congress, GOPFeb 18, 2014 12:00 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.

     
  • Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh

    Kaifesh, Goel: Duckworth rematch no rerunFeb 16, 2014 12:00 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.

     
  • Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford denies accusations against him during a news conference Monday in Schaumburg.

    Rutherford won’t release independent probe yetFeb 13, 2014 12:00 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 and Larry Kaifesh

    8th District seat continues to attract 'outsiders' Feb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Illinois' 8th U.S. Congressional District, occupying a big chunk of the Northwest and West suburbs,is about the same size as the rest of the state's districts, but unlike most others it has a history of drawing "outsiders" into its political campaigns. One expert says it's a result of the district being winnable for both major parties.

     
  • Tammy Duckworth: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Tammy Duckworth, running for 8th District U.S. Representative

     
  • Larry Kaifesh, running for 8th District U.S. Representative

    Larry Kaifesh: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Larry Kaifesh, running for 8th District U.S. Representative

     
  • Manju Goel, running for 8th District U.S. Representative

    Manju Goel: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Manju Goel, running for 8th District U.S. Representative

     
  • Bill Foster

    Foster: Stop cutting heroin addiction helpFeb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a Naperville Democrat, took to the House floor this week to criticize cuts to federal money used to fight heroin abuse in the same week award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from an apparent overdose this week.

     
  • Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh

    8th District GOP hopefuls compare credentials Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    8th Congressional District Republican candidates Larry Kaifesh and Manju Goel share many of the same takes on the issues facing the nation, so their contest for the GOP nomination and the right to take on incumbent U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth may come down to personal credentials.

     
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