Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Better than Tuesday night Football, 14th CD Dem. candidate Jotham Stein, Cable and Streaming

This week’s suburban edition of Public Affairs features Jotham Stein [D-St. Charles], running in the 14th Cong. District Democratic Primary. The airing schedule for the suburban edition of “Public Affairs,” is included, below.

Stein has at least two Democratic Primary opponents [Bill Foster and John Laesch, who was the Democratic Party nominee in 2006, getting 40%, which was a good number for Democrats based on prior opposition to Hastert].

The current Republican occupant of the 14th Dist. seat, former U. S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert [R-Yorkville], is expected to announce this Friday morning whether he will seek re-election, or not. Mike Flannery, Political Editor at CBS-2 News has gone out on the limb and reported that his reliable sources have told him Hastert will hang them up and not seek re-election, but will serve out his term.

On the Republican side, if Hastert doesn't run, conservative State Senator Chris Lauzen [R-Aurora], is ready to go, with volunteers, an organization, a plan, etc. Similarly, Dairyman and Investment Fund entrepreneur Jim Oberweis, another conservative says he is ready to go, if Hastert is out. Oberweis is said to have a net worth in the 50 million dollar range and up-- and might spend 10% of it on the primary and the general. Oberweis has come up short in two U. S. Senate primaries and one gubernatarial primary, so he may really be willing to spend the bucks in a way he has not previously.

On the other hand, Lauzen is said to have the loyal support of the majority of true blue conservatives. This is perhaps because Senator Lauzen has a solid conservative voting record for the last 15 years in the state senate, and Oberweis is yet to cast his first vote.

While conservatives Lauzen and Oberweis get ready for their dog fight-- which might split the conservative vote, "said to be moderate Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns," is likely to jump in if Hastert is out, providing an ideological alternative, perhaps, in the Republican Primary. Further, Burns is said to know how to raise money, having done it professionally.

Back to Democrat Jotham Stein, this week's Public Affairs guest: he is a very smart, thoughtful lawyer, with a strong academic pedigree from Princeton and Stanford Law School. And, to balance out the academics, he crewed (rowing) at Princeton and enjoys the outdoors in Fox Valley and elsewhere in the District. He is a family guy who comes across as quite sincere. Also, his teaching experience at Stanford involving courses in civics, government and civil liberties shows up in our discussion. You won't want to miss Stein or the discussion.

Stein will have a lot more money to put into his primary campaign than John Laesch but not quite as much as the wealthy Bill Foster, which means Stein will have to be dialing for bucks, like Senator Lauzen and Mayor Burns on the other side of the aisle. Nevertheless, Jothan Stein only needs enough to get out his message, as the Stanford Law School grad says, and he might be able to raise it.
The show with Jotham Stein also airs through-out the City of Chicago this coming Monday night [August 20] at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 [CANTV] and on Monday, Aug. 20, 2007 at 7:30 pm on Aurora Community Television, on Comcast Cable Ch. 10 in Aurora and some surrounding areas.
You may also watch the show with Jotham Stein streaming on your computer at PublicAffairsTV.com. In addition to the Stein show , recently posted shows on the podcast page include shows with Senator Barack Obama and Governor Richardson and 14 TH Cong. Dist. Democratic Primary Candidate John Laesch. Previously posted shows feature Roberto Maldonado, a Cook County Commissioner who is running in the 4th CD Democratic Primary if Cong. Gutierrez hangs them up in 2008; Ald. Manny Flores, who is also running in the 4th Cong. Dist. Democratic Primary if Cong. Gutierrez hangs them up and maybe even if he doesn't; Senators Sandoval, Syverson and Lauzen, Presidential candidatesRichardson, Obama, Giuliani, McCain and Cox, and many other pols and opinion makers.
In twenty-five North Shore, North and Northwest suburbs, the "Public Affairs," show airs every Tuesday night in the regular weekly Public Affairs slot, 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 or 35, as indicated, below.

In ten North Shore suburbs, the Public Affairs show airs three times each week in its regular slots at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as indicated, below. ********************************************************
The suburban episode of Public Affairs with guest 14th Cong. Dist. Democrat primary candidate Jotham Stein airs :

tonightat 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette

And tonight at 8:30 pm 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.

and this week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday night at 8:30 pm, airing on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at JBCG@aol.com. You may watch "Public Affairs," shows with Presidential Candidates Richardson, Obama, McCain, Giuliani and Cox and many other pols at www.PublicAffairsTv.com