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  •  Bambenek's hypocrisy is well-documented (5+ / 0-)
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    Adam B, boadicea, PBnJ, Over the Edge, papicek

    Bambenek is a colleague of the folks who publish and edit the conservative Illinois Review blog. In fact, he is listed as a contributor on that blog.

    Illinois Review has, over its lifetime, advocated for partisan candidates and organizations many times over.

    Gee, Bambenek didn't bother to file an FEC complaint over Illinois Review's political activity, which benefits the Republican Party and its candidates.

    I listed the many instances of such activity at the IL Reason blog.

    Here are a few:

    In fact, in recent campaign cycles — local, state and Federal — Fran Eaton’s and John Bambenek’s (among other contributors) Illinois Review blog has supported:

       * the UIS College Republicans and leader Aakash Raut by promoting their efforts in municipal races;
       * Congressional candidate Peter Roskam (R-IL 6th) in a friendly interview;
       * U.S. Senate challenger Dr. Steve Sauerberg (R-La Grange, IL) of whom Ill Review editor Fran Eaton says, "We have a viable GOP candidate to run against Dick Durbin in 2008″ (emphasis added for clarification)

    The Illinois Review blog has also advocated organizational, promotional and financial interests of Republican candidates and party groups:

       * Editor Fran Eaton discussed the organizing of social conservatives and evangelicals, ostensibly to bolster Republican candidacies as noted in comments to that thread;
       * Editor Eaton also promotes Republican informational sites such as the new 3B Site criticizing Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), which is paid for by the Illinois Republican Party;
       * The Illinois Review maintains a calendar which promotes Republican fundraisers, party meetings and other gatherings

    Bambenek has yet to file a complaint against the clearly Republican-biased Illinois Review blog.



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