Tuesday, August 30, 2005

McSweeney on TV: Is McSweeney the Rs' best shot to beat Cong. Bean? Rauschenberger up next.

Significant edits and links fixed and added on Tuesday at High Noon

This week’s suburban edition of “Public Affairs,” features David McSweeney [R- Barrington Hills], candidate in the 8th Cong. Dist. Republican Primary. [See the end of this post for a detailed suburban airing schedule of “Public Affairs.”] Our show with Republican 8th CD Candidate McSweeney will also air throughout the City of Chicago [in the regular “Public Affairs,” City of Chicago time slot] on next Monday night, Sep. 5 at 8:30 pm on CANTV, Cable Ch. 21 in Chicago.

McSweeney is making his 2nd run for Congress, having run in the 1998 8th CD Republican Primary and having lost to then almost 30 year incumbent, former Cong. Phil Crane--65 % to 35%. You can find out more about David McSweeney, his positions on issues and endorsements he has received by going to his campaign site [See here].
Next week’s suburban edition of “Public Affairs,” features 13 year State Senator Steve Rauschenberger [R-Elgin], who is vying in the Republican GOP primary for the right to carry the Republican Party’s banner in its November, 2006 effort to win the gubernatorial office back from first term Governor Rod Blagojevich [D-Chicago].

"Hot Rod," or Elvis, as Blagojevich is known with affection by many and derision by others, became in 2002, the first Democrat to hold that office since the brief and forgetable Jerry Ford Presidential era, 1976. Notwithstanding the Daley-Ryan Combine, that long drought consists of many bad memories for the Democrats. Blago and his new ally-Speaker Mike, and his old ally- Senate President Emil Jones, and their anticipated 20-25 million dollar war chest will not go gently or quietly into the night. Whoever wins the Republican Gubernatorial Primary [See the odds and assessments here], the hill is a long, difficult climb. First up, former Republican Governor George Ryan's RICO trial, scheduled to start in a few weeks. Let the games begin. Maybe Jim Edgar is planning the timing and announcement of his decision of whether the Republican Party and he will seek to "Go Back to the Future," in a way that will take the headlines away from the George Ryan trial. Maybe.

Back to Steve. You can learn more about Rauschenberger, his positions and statements on issues, watch prior TV appearances by Sen. Rauschenberger, including a recent interview by Phil Ponce of Steve on Chicago Sunday [which, BTW, is short [eight minutes, or so] but good and used by me as part of my preparation for my taping of Steve this past Sunday]] and read the Rauschenblogger [See here]. Gubernatorial Primary Candidate Rauschenberger celebrated his 49th Birthday a day early by taping "Public Affairs," on Sunday. What more could a guy ask for?
Back to Dave. A partial transcript of the show with David McSweeney will be posted on this site prior to 2:00 pm today:
8th Cong. Dist. Republican Primary Candidate David McSweeney [R-Barrington Hills] debates and discusses with Show Host and Executive Legal Recruiter Jeff Berkowitz on this week's suburban edition of "Public Affairs," a grade for first term Cong. Bean, Congresswoman Bean’s voting record, CAFTA, NAFTA, Cong. Bean and Free Trade; minimum wage increases, abortion, embryonic stem cell research; the “flat tax,”cuts in taxes, the social security tax and reforming social security; guns, assault weapons and gun control; Iraq, Term Limits, the Transportation Bill and pork, the Energy Bill, drilling in ANWR, school vouchers and much, much more.
The suburban edition of "Public Affairs," is regularly broadcast every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.

The suburban edition also is broadcast every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette and every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. on Comcast Cable Channel 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.
Jeff Berkowitz, Host and Producer of Public Affairs and an Executive Recruiter doing Legal Search, can be reached at JBCG@aol.com