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First Lady Laura Bush hits Chicago on Monday as the name draw at a fundraiser for GOP 6th District candidate Peter Roskam.

It's the first of a string of GOP fundraisers for the first lady in the coming days.

Former President Bill Clinton lands in Chicago Oct. 23 for an event to benefit Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.) and Dem contender Tammy Duckworth, who is running against Roskam.

Duckworth--who has been raising more money than almost any other House candidate in the country--in the next few weeks starts getting the help from celebs who want to be the draw for her events. Make that songwriters singers Burt Bacharach and Carole King plus former veep now movie star Al Gore.

Laura Bush stumps for Roskam Monday afternoon then heads to St. Louis for a RNC reception in a private homes. On Wednesday, she helps a House GOP candidate in Lexington, Ky., then to Ohio to a funder for Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), and a stop for a House candidate.

She winds up the run in West Virginia on Wednesday.

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Democratic voters in the 6th are wondering if Maj. Duckworth will be lending her celebrity to the other Democratic candidates in the district, e.g. Rob Bisceglie and Joe Vosicky, the Democratic Candidates for State Representative in the 45th and 46th.

So, is there any word as to whether or not Mr. Bisceglie and Mr. Vosicky will be invited to the Clinton event?

If I remember Clinton didnt do so hot in that District against two extremly weak opponents in 92' and 96'. Why doesn't Bill go to that utopia of liberal policies know as Austin and all Tammy has to do is tell us how she is going to turn the whole 6th District into Austin and we will flock to the polls in mass to vote for her! We want Austin type schools ! We want to live the american dream of what 45 years of liberalism did to a once vibrant neighborhhod like Austin! Viva la Tammy! Viva la IKEY!

Maybe Billy can tell us why he let Osama Bin Laden go from the Sudan when they wanted to give to him while he is playing kissy face with Duckworth.

Carl why did Bush let him go in Tora Bora we had the 101st there that could of block him in. Why is he still on the loose? Don't play the blame game when both let him go.

Any idea how much Laura Bush is going to raise for Roskam? How expensive will the 6th District cost? I'm sure Bill will chat if you buy a ticket to the fundraiser ;)

I long for the days of President Clinton and "utopian liberal policies." If memory serves correctly, unemployed residents in Austin had brighter prospects of getting a job, could reasonably rely on the promise of social security to ameliorate their financial worries in their old ages, could fill up their cars without worrying about feeding their families, and were less likely to send their sons and daughters to fight in a poorly-conceived and pathetically-executed war in Iraq. In the days leading up to the events of 9/11, President Bush was so concerned about terrorist chatter that he needed to unwind in Crawford for a 40 day vacation. I wonder how many days of vacation the average Austin resident gets every year? I'd put the "utopia of liberal policies" record against "compassionate conservatism" six days a week and twice on Sunday. Instead, we may want to look in the driveways of the Kenilworth and Hindsdale set and see how recklessly President Bush has mortgaged our national economic security. That's MIGHT be a more accurate reflection of "utopian conservative policies."

pre 9/11 utopian liberal policies.Clinton had Osama bin laden and let him go, so lets go back to those days instead of killing the terrorists, lets go back making Isreal give away the house when the Palestinians elect a terrorist government, lets go to Austin an itelligent community with a really bright alderman,where the majority of residemts think the goverment was behind 9/11. Your average Austin resident has had a 40 year vacation of drug dealing and welfare. But thats the GOP's fault. We are fighting and killing the terrorists there in Iraq were my son is, thank god courageous liberals like you Tom werent calling the shots during ww2 or we would all be speaking German! War is a terrible thing brought on by Islamo Nazi's ,they will kill your flower power liberal buddies as well as a poor residents , so lets just win this war. Then the terrorist wont blow themselves up on the campus you teach on.

Dale your the liar! Beashed of your self. Clinton admitted he had him, intelligence said he was in tora bora, that doesnt mean he was! Big difference Clinton had him in a Sudanese jail BEFORE 9/11, Bush had him in the Tora Bora ,maybe 500sq mile area of mountains. Yea brilliant.

Note to simpletons: "Austin Mayor" is not a real name. "Austin Mayor" is not a title. "Austin Mayor" is a pseudonym.

Note to Austin simpleton: We know. The is no way nayone could elect you.

Hind Sight is 20-20.
Oliver North warned about Bin Laden when Reagan was the guy. Its not the Liberals fault or the Christian Rights'. Bad people are born bad. Good people can turn bad. A bad person cannot, nor do they want to turn good. All we can do in America is what we have been doing since 1776 - Try to Make the World a Better - Safer place. In time we will succeed.

As a vet during the Vietnam War, I am seeing History repeat itself with the anti-American/war movement led by Dale "I never saw a foodstamp I didn't want" Peters. The NVA stated they were losing badly and need people like Jane "Dale Peters" Fonda to try and undermine the war effort. If we lose in Iraq we will have to fight these nuts on the streets of Chicago. Worst case scenario we are killing thousands of Islamo Nazi's, ridding the earth of these cowards. We were attacked , Saddam was a threat. Since the WAR started no major enemy attacks here in the States, besides the ones the anti american left launch on the country. I got an email from Rham Emaanuel asking me my opinions on the war in Iraq and not one question was "When we win?" inwhich we are winning. Syria and Iran are Japan and Germany in the late 30's make no mistake about it, they want to destroy America. Then they can wage unfettered Jihan on the cowardly European states that the Democrats want to turn us into (France, Spain).

As a vet during the Vietnam War, I am seeing History repeat itself with the anti-American/war movement led by Dale "I never saw a foodstamp I didn't want" Peters. The NVA stated they were losing badly and need people like Jane "Dale Peters" Fonda to try and undermine the war effort. If we lose in Iraq we will have to fight these nuts on the streets of Chicago. Worst case scenario we are killing thousands of Islamo Nazi's, ridding the earth of these cowards. We were attacked , Saddam was a threat. Since the WAR started no major enemy attacks here in the States, besides the ones the anti american left launch on the country. I got an email from Rham Emaanuel asking me my opinions on the war in Iraq and not one question was "When we win?" inwhich we are winning. Syria and Iran are Japan and Germany in the late 30's make no mistake about it, they want to destroy America. Then they can wage unfettered Jihan on the cowardly European states that the Democrats want to turn us into (France, Spain).

5th Distict Vet you compare me to Hanoi Jane (Blank) You! One if you would read what I post its your cut and ran Republicans who cut Brain Injury,Health Care,Sent troops back to Iraq on Meds.Where in any of my post do I say I am Anti -War. I support the Troops just not the cowards in the Republican Party who are not taken care of them there or at home.Every Bill that support the veterans and troops was put out by Democrats and voted down by Republicans.You Sir are no veteran if you where you be just as outraged at the treatment of your brother veterans.Vietnem era vet I can see why your illinformed

Ok vet tell me why the cuts have been too brain injury,PTSD ,Depleted Uranium by the people you support. Tell me about real Secutity that the bipattisan 9/11 Commission failed the Republican on. Tell me about the one out of four of our troops are coming home with PTSD. Tell me why DOD is sending kids with metal problems back to Iraq on meds. And you say your a vet then stand up and fight budget cuts based on phony number that the GAO report shows. Your not a real vet unless you fight for your brothers and sister that served. But while you defend the Republicans tell me why they cut an ran when it was their turn to serve. I went after Clinton for the same thing. Vets take care of vets cowards talk but do nothing

Before you swiftboat someone know your facts stop watching Fox News so to the VA and help a vet with no arms and legs feed himself. See the cost of a war that was not the right one to fight. Catch the blank who ordered the deaths of 3000 Americans. And by the way I am not anti-War I am Anti liars

Then thats what you are a one sided talker, because all you do is attack one party. Both parties are the problem. Your so vengeful and make crazy acusations (i.e. Hastert making drug deals in Turkey) also , war is a terrible thing, you undermine the boys in the field. I am going to list Illinois politicians who were of Draft Age that never served starting with Hastert.......Durbin , All Daley's, Mike Madigan, so before you attack on person on serving you coward, note no Daleys served hmmmmm quite interesting. You act like this is new , we had agent orange , WW2 vets had major phycological damage from the hand to hand combat. As far as your attack on Clinton who cares he was a slimeball, what are your feelings on Durbin calling our boys Nazi's? Your not a real vet you undermine our boys in the feild you socialist coward! Republicans and democrats are both the problem! We have soldiers protecting our country and the media is glorifing an illegal alien held up in a church breaking the law making us unsafe here! She is illegal and broke the law! Dale when you lie in a glass house dont throw stones, and believe me you do!

It looks like the Republicans and the Democrats are at it again. We lose either way. If they are free thinkers before they are elected, they become party drones shortly afterwards. Amazing how millions to spend in an election is confused with real democracy. Folks, you don't really get choices in the national elections. We don't have open primaries in which to choose candidates from all the parties. There is no cap on candidate spending, so third party candidates don't have a chance. There are no term limits, so the thieves can stay in office. Last but not least, the media tells the people who to vote for and that is usually a Democrat. A few more election cycles like the last three and there will be far fewer voters going to the polls. Oops, My bad, there will be million of illegals that can't even read the ballot taking our places. I hope to someday see truly free elections that are not controlled by the power elite.

The lefty's that run this site wont put this up, but you are a SELFISH , cowardly runt. You are the current day reservist that joined before 9/11 you look at the military as a social program! You are a cowardly welfare momma. I joined to rid the world of commies (I did a dam good job in spcial ops to!) I'vs shown at least 100 vietnam vets your posts. They believe your being told what to write on a political agenda, by some lefty's you JANE FONDA!!!!

Paul you have an RNC aganda plain to see hey nut case I am Republican but vet first. You call me a Jane Fonda just like a lowlife with no class. Get a brain and see the cuts for yourself. Anyday you think your better then me you got a head problem and your a liar if any vet saw what I posted about the cuts they tell you they are true. If you can't handle the truth go see a head Doc.

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