WTTW’s Carol Marin interviews Congressman Randy Hultgren and Congressman Mike Quigley on the issues facing the 113th Congress. To watch the interview, click here.
Congressman Randy Hultgren from the 14th district joined Big John and Amy on WIND 560 to talk about the fiscal cliff fight, taxes and the start of the 113th Congress.
To listen, click here.
From the first shots of the Revolutionary War, to the men and women serving our country today, this nation owes an immeasurable debt of gratitude to our veterans. We are the greatest country in the free world and I’m grateful for the freedoms we as a country have fought so hard to protect. On this Veterans Day, please take the time to say thank to our men and women who have served and are serving our country.
There are so many great poems written on behalf of our veterans. I have included one of those poems today.
Congressman Randy Hultgren
By Taylor Weinman
Representing the red white and blue
The colors of our flag stand out proud and true.
The white stars on blue background with red and white stripes
Remind me of these veterans, who all risked their lives.
Just so the people of the U.S. could all live in peace and be free
These are the heroes that represent you and me.
They stood up strongly, untied as one,
And kept up the fighting until they were done.
And although some have fallen, and lost their lives in war,
We pray for each one of them.
And now that their souls live on forever more,
Above in God’s hands.
They watch over our nation,
And give us strength to triumph over others with strong anticipation.
So every year, when this day comes by,
Think of all the veterans that while fighting, had to die.
And remember that they were people
With fire and passion embedded inside.
They die for this country,
So remember and honor them with pride
Thank you. I am so proud of all our volunteers and supporters. Whether you were on the front lines making calls, knocking on doors, writing letters, or just talking to friends and neighbors, make no mistake, all of you help to shape the debate about the direction of our country.
Just like you, despite my re-election, I am deeply disappointed in the overall results of this year’s election. Here in Illinois, due to district gerrymandering, we lost a significant number of talented Republican congressmen that were dedicated to the core principles of less government, fewer taxes, and more personal freedoms. Needless to say, losing the Presidency is a blow to our country’s free-market ideology.
As disappointed as I am in the overall results of this election cycle, I refuse to be discouraged. We still live in the greatest country in the free world. The fact that we as a country hold open and free elections is empowering and uplifting. More than 215 years after the Constitutional Convention, most people on the planet still do not have the right to vote.
During the next few weeks, political pundits and our own leadership will be debating the future of the Republican Party…what we lack, what we need to adjust and how we are to move forward in an ever changing world. No doubt, we as a party have to re-evaluate our strategies, our messaging, and we must find ways to increase our voter pool. These are healthy debates and I am looking forward to being part of those debates and helping to rebuild the Republican Party.
Again, I can’t thank you enough for all your sacrifices! We may be down today, but we will move forward and we will continue fighting for responsible leadership and responsible solutions to our country’s problems. We do this because we love our country and because we want future generations to prosper and to achieve the American Dream.
Congressman Randy Hultgren
ST. CHARLES, IL-Congressman Randy Hultgren was elected to his second term in Congress tonight with a substantial margin over his Democrat opponent Dennis Anderson.
Congressman Hultgren provided the following statement regarding his victory:
“I am humbled and appreciative for the support and faith that the voters in the 14th Congressional district have bestowed upon me.
“It’s no secret that our country and state face great challenges. Out of control government spending, high unemployment, anti-small business policies, home foreclosures and more are all hindering our opportunities at reaching the American Dream.
“I look forward to addressing those challenges and I plan on fighting harder than ever to ensure that we identify responsible solutions to the many difficult issues facing our great country.”
Get off the sidelines and jump into the game!
With just 5 days remaining to Election Day, all of our top tier suburban congressional races are neck and neck!
Will you please help STOP Nancy Pelosi’s dream of regaining the Speakers gavel once and for all?
I strongly encourage you to contact a Victory Center or call the campaigns direct to find out what you can do to help. The future of our country and our state rests in your hands.
P.S. Please join me on Tuesday at our St. Charles headquarters for an election night party from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information and to RSVP, contact Sue Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org
22 E. Chicago, Ste 200, Naperville, IL.
Special NOTE: Join the Biggert campaign and Congressman Roskam this Saturday for a rally starting at 8:30am at the Biggert HQ. Precinct walks and phone calls following the rally.
Dold for Congress
3330 Skokie Valley Rd, Ste. 200, Highland Park, IL.
1916 Wright Blvd. Schaumburg, IL.
“Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives”.
SEVEN MORE DAYS!!!!
In just seven more days the American voters will determine the direction of our country.
It’s no secret that our country and state face great challenges. Out of control government spending, high unemployment, anti-small business policies, home foreclosures and more are all hindering our opportunity to reach the “American Dream”.
Over the past two decades, I cannot recall a time in our country’s or our state’s history when an election year was so pivotal. Our economic future and that of our children and grandchildren is at stake. Your participation in the electoral process is so important to our future.
Please VOTE early or on November 6th.
IN THE NEWS
ON THE TRAIL
Please VOTE early or on November 6th
Since last year, Republican Rep. Randy Hultgren has met with more than 100 small-business owners and job creators in the 14th Congressional District, which he represents.
Finding out what it would it take for each of those employers to add just one job.
Elected to Congress in 2010, Hultgren, of Winfield, has taken job creation to task, supporting more than 30 jobs bills in the House, including the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011, which was signed into law by the president.
Hultgren believes the federal health care law should be repealed, and he wants to bring an end to “out-of-control” federal spending through cuts and lower taxes.
He faces Democratic challenger Dennis Anderson of Gurnee, who is retired but most recently worked for the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center at the University of Loyola-Chicago as the assistant director for research support. Anderson supports the federal health care law and believes a combination of cuts and revenue increases can help lower the national deficit.
The 14th Congressional District includes all of McHenry County with the exception of Algonquin Township, and parts of Kane, Lake, Kendall, DuPage, DeKalb and Will counties.
In the general election race for the 14th Congressional District, we recommend Hultgren.
“The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much”.
As we go into the final weeks of the 2012 campaign season, I wanted to take this time to thank you for all that you’ve done on behalf of my campaign and the Republican Party. Your efforts inspire me and my colleagues to push forward and continue to fight for the future of our country.
One of the most fundamental questions being asked of voters this election cycle is: “Are you better off than you were four years ago”? I thought that it would be helpful to provide you with some talking points that address that question head on. Click here to read more
CALL TO ACTION
Please consider participating in the following activities. For more information contact my volunteer coordinator Sue Dixon at email@example.com
Phone Bank for Judy Biggert
Saturday, October 20, 2012 – 3:00pm to 5:00PM
Naperville Victory Center
22 E. Chicago Suite 200
Precinct Walk with Hultgren and Illinois Senate candidate Garrett Peck
Saturday, October 20, 2012 – 11:00am to 2:00pm
Meet at Peck HQ
14912 Eastern Ave.
Phone Bank for Bob Dold
Monday, October 22, 2012 6:30pm to 8:30pm
3330 Skokie Valley Road, Suite 200
Highland Park, Illinois
Sunday, October 28, 2012 – Kick-off at 1:00pm
Meet at Unit #53 by 12N.
If you can help carry the big flag, please bring sturdy gloves. It is a beautiful sight to see coming down the street and we need lots of hands to carry it!
Please contact Sue Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to RSVP. I hope to see you at these activities and thanks again for all you’re doing for me and our Republican Party.