Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Dated January 26, 2005 at 12:30 am
Cong. Dan Lipinski on TV tonight in Chicago. Does this Lipinski have the Right Stuff to beat back likely stiff primary opposition in March, 2006 and perhaps a credible Republican opponent in November, 2006?
A special airing of “Public Affairs,” tonight features Cong. Dan Lipinski [R- Western Spring, 3rd Cong. Dist]. The show airs throughout the City of Chicago at 10:00 pm on Cable Ch. 21. The show aired a few weeks ago in the City of Chicago and is being brought back by popular demand. A partial transcript of the show with Congressman Lipinski is included in the blog entry, below, dated January 10 at 12:30 am.
Congressman Dan Lipinski [D- Western Springs, 3rd Cong. Dist.] debates and discusses with Show Host and Executive Legal Recruiter Jeff Berkowitz issues related to Midway, Peotone and O'Hare airports, the Iraq War, Abortion, School Vouchers, Gun Control, the Assault Weapon Ban, Trade, Protectionism, Off-Shore Out Sourcing and Dan Lipinski’s appointment by the Committeemen to replace his father, Bill Lipinski, on the ballot as the Democratic Nominee for the 3rd Cong. Dist. seat.
Cong. Dan Lipinski is likely to face multiple primary challengers in March, 2006, and reliable sources state that challenges could even come from within the Royal Families of the Daleys, Madigans and Hyneses—all of whom are within the 3rd Cong. Dist. and all of whom played a role in “swapping Dan Lipinski into the seat held by Cong. Bill Lipinski” [which is the way State Sen. Steve Rauschenberger put it on "Public Affairs."]. And, by within the Royal Families, I mean a relative or close family friend.

Another often mentioned challenger to Cong. Lipinski is City Clerk Jim Laski, who would have a free shot, as his office is not up for re-election until 2007. Instead of a plant, the Republicans may also come up with a real candidate to oppose Cong. Dan Lipinski this time for the general election, although the District is now decidedly Democrat. Looks like the candidate will not be Cook County Board Member Tony Peraica, who lives in the district but who seems to be gunning for Cook County Board President.
Jeff Berkowitz, Host and Producer of Public Affairs and an Executive Recruiter doing Legal Search, can be reached at