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  • Moynihan finally concedes House 56 race to Mussman Nov 14, 2014 4:46 PM
    Ten days after Election Day, Republican candidate Jim Moynihan called Friday to concede the 56th District state House race to Democratic incumbent Michelle Mussman. The election results from the 57 precincts in Cook and DuPage counties finally stabilized at 14,180 votes for Mussman and 13,417 for Moynihan, giving the incumbent 51.3 percent of the total in her bid for a third term.

     
  • Moynihan says he’ll never concede 56th District race to Mussman Nov 5, 2014 4:39 PM
    Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman of Schaumburg slightly extended her marginal lead over crosstown Republican challenger Jim Moynihan as the counting of provisional and mail-in ballots resumed Wednesday. But Moynihan said he wouldn’t concede the 56th District state House race until the counting is done — or even after, due to his suspicion of problems with touch-screen voting machines of the sort he said he encountered during early voting.

     
  • Mussman narrowly keeps 56th District House seat Nov 5, 2014 1:26 AM
    Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman narrowly defeated Republican challenger Jim Moynihan to hold onto her 56th District state House seat, according to unofficial results early Wednesday morning. “I’m certainly happy to have squeaked by,” Mussman said.

     
  • Parties, PACs pouring money into 56th District race Oct 30, 2014 10:57 PM
    Campaign contributions in the 56th District state House race show the contest between Democratic incumbent Michelle Mussman and Republican challenger Jim Moynihan is one both parties are taking seriously.

     
  • Mussman, Moynihan criticize each other’s ad claims Oct 23, 2014 4:47 PM
    Campaign advertising isn’t always known for its well-honed discourse, but both 56th District state House candidates are accusing the other of being especially misleading in recent mailings to voters. Republican challenger Jim Moynihan says he's being unfairly linked to the Tea Party, while Democratic incumbent Michelle Mussman said her opponent is falsely alleging she voted to raise her own pay.

     
  • Early voting problems arise in Cook County suburbs Oct 20, 2014 5:34 PM
    Problems were reported in the Northwest suburbs of Cook County on the first day of early voting Monday — including one case of a Republican candidate being unable to vote for himself or other members of his party on a touch screen. The other issue, which occurred at Arlington Heights village hall and a few other locations, involved the wrong signatures popping up for voters who came in to cast ballots.

     
  • Mussman, Moynihan in 56th District both favor minimum wage increase Oct 13, 2014 7:03 PM
    At a time when a quick fix to all of Illinois’ economic problems seems to be on most politicians’ lips, both Democratic 56th District state Rep. Michelle Mussman and Republican challenger Jim Moynihan instead view an increase to the state’s minimum wage as a necessary — and realistic — first step. But while they don’t disagree on that basic point, their views on the methodology and reason for making such a change are influenced by their different personal experience.

     
  • 56th District hopefuls face off at forum Oct 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    How dire Illinois’ financial and economic situations are — and how quick or obvious the solutions should be — were key differences between Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman and her 56th District Republican challenger Jim Moynihan during a candidate forum Thursday night at Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg campus.

     
  • Mussman, Moynihan to face off at Schaumburg forum Thursday Oct 8, 2014 9:47 AM
    Democratic State Rep. Michelle Mussman and Jim Moynihan, her Republican challenger in the race for the 56th District Illinois House, will face off during a candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg Campus. Representatives Democratic U.S. 8th District Rep. Tammy Duckworth and Republican challenger Larry Kaifesh also are scheduled to speak at the forum.

     
  • Mussman, Moynihan talk property taxes Oct 3, 2014 11:10 AM
    Illinois state government doesn’t operate on property taxes, but both Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman and her 56th District Republican challenger Jim Moynihan say property taxes top the list of concerns they’re hearing about from residents as they campaign door-to-door. The two state House candidates from Schaumburg recently shared their own thoughts about what the state can — or should — do to help alleviate those concerns.

     
  • Michelle Mussman: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:55 PM
    Candidate information for Michelle Mussman, running for 56th District Representative

     
  • Jim Moynihan: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:55 PM
    Candidate information for Jim Moynihan, running for 56th District Representative

     
  • 56th District hopefuls disagree on finality of pension reform Aug 29, 2014 9:28 PM
    Is Illinois pension reform a done deal or a necessary task that still lies ahead? Their opinions on this question form one of the clear-cut differences between Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman, 42, of Schaumburg and her crosstown Republican challenger Jim Moynihan, 61, as they vie for election in the 56th District this fall.

     
  • ‘Epidemic’ of heroin addiction facing state, house committee hears Apr 17, 2014 2:52 PM
    Members of the recently formed Illinois House Task Force on Heroin heard testimony in Arlington Heights Thursday morning about treatment and prevention for what has been called an epidemic sweeping the state. This was the second of four meetings being held around Illinois to get ideas for legislative fixes that might help stem the growing tide of heroin addiction, overdose and death in Illinois. “This is a plague that is spreading,” said state Rep. David Harris of Arlington Hts.

     
  • Politics of scare tactics unproductive Apr 16, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the state rifle association's truth-bending tactics to protect gun rights are problematic on several levels.

     
  • 56th District Representative Moynihan: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:25 AM
    Candidate information for 56th District Representative Moynihan, running for 56th District Representative

     
  • 56th District Representative Mussman: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:25 AM
    Candidate information for 56th District Representative Mussman, running for 56th District Representative

     
  • GOP’s Moynihan announces bid in 56th District Sep 30, 2013 2:25 PM
    Schaumburg resident Jim Moynihan will seek the Republican nomination for the 56th District state House seat currently held by Schaumburg Democrat Michelle Mussman. Mussman, who first was elected to the seat in 2010, confirmed Monday she will seek a third term next year.

     
  • Former state Rep. Froehlich retires to Panama Jun 20, 2013 2:24 PM
    You can call him Panama Paul now, but you'll be calling long-distance. Former 56th District state Rep. Paul Froehlich and his wife Marilyn — herself a former Schaumburg Township District Library trustee — have sold their Schaumburg home and retired to Panama.

     
  • Mussman defeats Lawson by wide margin in 56th District Nov 7, 2012 12:14 AM
    Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman handily defeated Republican challenger John Lawson in the contentious race for her 56th House District seat. "It was a hard-fought race, and I'm really energized to tackle the problems we face," Mussman said.

     
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