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Journal & Topics Newspapers have endorsed John Tree for Congress recognizing his experience and accomplishments:


As a full colonel with 22 years in the Air Force, work at the Pentagon and in the corporate world ranging from starting a small granola company with 20 employees to working for two Fortune 100 companies, candidate Tree brings unmatched diversity and much experience to the table.

Tree's three years working as both a civilian and Air Force officer in Haiti make the issues of poverty personal and real to Tree. Those values are important in this economy.

They aren't impressed with the fundraising battle between Sheyman and Schneider:


In the contest to see who can raise the most money, 10th Dist. hopefuls Brad Schneider and Ilya Sheyman are fighting for supremacy. In our view, however, fundraising is not the main factor to consider when choosing who will best represent the 10th in Congress.

A person'€™s personal history, breadth of experience, values and motivations for running should be taken into consideration.
They further took note of the "toxic environment between Schneider's and Sheyman'€™s supporters."

Why would we want to send a candidate who already has problems be they republican contributions or great inexperience? Why would we want to have people licking their wounds more than working for a candidate in November? And why all that when we already have a terrific candidate in John Tree.

John Tree is the right candidate to send to the general election. Go vote for him and hang out his yard sign and get your friends to Like his Facebook page.

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    MKSinSA, LeftOfYou

    Using my free speech while I still have it. http://www.ellenofthetenth.blogspot.com/

    by ebgill on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 05:04:08 PM PST

  •  John Is a Good Man. (4+ / 0-)

    It's too bad he waited so long to get into the race and never really built much of an organization.  He is by no means ready to face Bob Dold in just 8 months.  Mr. Tree would be the only really palatable alternative to Ilya Sheyman, ideologically, but the candidate who has what it takes to run the campaign needed to win is Mr.  Sheyman, and my money, time and enthusiasm will remain with his campaign.  

    Bumpersticker: GOP. Cheering Death. Booing Soldiers. Join Us.

    by LeftOfYou on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 06:57:50 PM PST

    •  Why is he trying to split the primary vote, then? (1+ / 0-)
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      stevenaxelrod

      It seems the best he can hope to do is peel off some of Sheyman's votes and thus maybe hand the candidacy to the other "unpalatable" candidate, who has Nothing but a vacuous fundraising video on his site.

      Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle.

      by Radical def on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 07:22:14 PM PST

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    •  that's the sort of attitude (0+ / 0-)

      that is self-indulgent and will bring us back to Dold.

      Using my free speech while I still have it. http://www.ellenofthetenth.blogspot.com/

      by ebgill on Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 06:46:50 AM PST

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  •  I don't Think so... (4+ / 0-)

    Ilya Shayman seems a much more viable candidate to me.

    As the newspaper article you cite mentions:

    Even though former MoveOn.org organizer and Barack Obama Senatorial staffer Ilya Sheyman brings a bit of experience, the 25-year-old’s qualifications do not match those of Tree’s.
    Shayman, unlike your candidate, is endorsed by Russ Feingold, Howard Dean, and many unions and progressive organizations.

    Sheyman's Endorsement List

    I couldn't even find an endorsement list on your candidates's webpage.

    While some might think being a military officer and working for big corporations are "good" experience/qualifications, I think I like Ilya's a lot better.  

    And the two men don't look all that far apart in age, either, heh.

    Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle.

    by Radical def on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 07:04:39 PM PST

    •  In the district (0+ / 0-)

      they call Sheyman "the boy" and I'm talking Democrats here, not Republicans. Sheyman's only real support in from Chicago. He's not all that well regarded in the district except for a small band of supporters.

      Using my free speech while I still have it. http://www.ellenofthetenth.blogspot.com/

      by ebgill on Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 06:46:12 AM PST

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  •  military industrial complex lifer..... (1+ / 0-)
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    kaliope

    "As a full colonel with 22 years in the Air Force, work at the Pentagon and in the corporate world ranging from starting a small granola company with 20 employees to working for two Fortune 100 companies.."

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    by Msongs on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 07:36:38 PM PST

    •  so by your argument (0+ / 0-)

      no one who has ever served should ever be in office. What about Wes Clark? What about Joe Sestak? All disqualified? That will make what the Republicans say about Democrats true, that they no nothing about military defense. Not a smart way to go.

      John ran  a small local granola company and now runs a small local food-oriented consulting company. He's keeping Monsanto out of your diet and has been on all sides of business, not bad experience to have when you have to play in the big leagues like Congress.

      Using my free speech while I still have it. http://www.ellenofthetenth.blogspot.com/

      by ebgill on Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 06:49:36 AM PST

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  •  Here's my post about the leap IL-10 is about to ta (0+ / 0-)

    Using my free speech while I still have it. http://www.ellenofthetenth.blogspot.com/

    by ebgill on Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 06:57:42 AM PST

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