Monday, May 26, 2008

Better than Conaty with Rep. Schakowsky: Berkowitz with Rep. Durkin on Mckenna, Obama and much more, Cable and Streaming

Jeff Berkowitz: Is it time for Andy (Mckenna, Jr., State GOP Chairman) to go.

State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs): Well, I think Andy’s got a—He’s going to be tested this year. And, I would like to see exactly how he’s going to—one, he’s got to raise the money but he’s got to rally troops and Andy, I believe, needs to be a little more forceful and talk about what the Republican Party has to offer and also criticize Democrats on things that they should be challenged on.
Rep. Durkin: Andy’s got a big job ahead of him. Andy’s run for U. S Senate. I think he understands politics. He’s been doing a good job raising money but the fact is our party has an opportunity, I think right now, currently with what’s going on with Democrats in this State, to take advantage of the lapses that are going on in Springfield, of the disaster at the [Cook] County level with Todd Stroger—

Jeff Berkowitz: Right, so you are saying that about Andy McKenna, Jr., State GOP Chairman. You have said he should be more forceful and critical

Rep. Durkin: Absolutely.

Jeff Berkowitz: of the Democrats, City, County, State and Federal.

Rep. Durkin: I’ll just say that generically, absolutely

Jeff Berkowitz: So you agree with that, okay.
Tonight's City of Chicago and City of Aurora edition of "Public Affairs," features State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs). The show with Rep. Durkin (who is also Illinois Chairman of the McCain for President campaign) airs throughout the City of Chicago tonight at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 (CANTV) and also tonight in Aurora and surrounding areas at 7:30 pm on ACTV, Cable Ch. 10. The Aurora station, Aurora Community Television, Comcast Cable Ch. 10, reaches all of Aurora, Bristol, Big Rock and parts of Oswego, Sandwich, Sugar Grove and Montgomery.

Turn on, Tune in and watch discussions on tonight's show in Chicago and Aurora with Rep. Durkin about the State GOP's message, what is needed for the State GOP to become stronger, impeachment of Gov. Blagojevich, the performance of the State GOP Chairman, Andy McKenna, Jr., the performance of Barack Obama as a state legislator, a comparsion of Senator McCain and Senator Obama as Presidential Candidates. Go here for a partial transcript of tonight's show, as well as for links to a more detailed list of topics discussed on tonight's show and for more about our guest.
You may also watch the show, taped on May 4, 2008, with Rep. Durkin, here .
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at You may watch "Public Affairs," shows with Presidential Candidates Obama, McCain, Giuliani and Cox, last Monday night's show in Chicago and Aurora with 6th CD Democratic candidate, Colonel Jill Morgenthaler (Ret.), tonight's show in Chicago and Aurora with with State Rep. Jim Durkin (R- Western Springs) and shows with many other pols at
Recently posted shows on the Public Affairs Youtube page include Tonight's show in Chicago and Aurora with State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), last Monday night's show in Chicago and Aurora with 6th CD Democratic candidate Colonel Jill Morgenthaler (Ret.), the prior week's show in Chicago and Aurora with Sen. Dillard, and our prior shows with former Presidential Candidate John Cox, Dem. Campaign consultant Pete Giangreco, State Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago), Senator and Deputy Republican Senate Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) and many other pols