Republican Primary

rauner rutherford

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Continue Barrage Of Attack Ads

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the attacks and counter-attacks by candidates and their supporters could be one of the most expensive statewide primary campaigns ever.


Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Opinion: The RNC Must Allow Ron Paul To Speak At The Convention

Paul not only speaks to many people but also for many people. He has earned his right to speak – regardless of the rules and politics.


Donald Manzullo, Adam Kinzinger

Manzullo Calls For End To SuperPACs

U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo (R-Ill.) is calling for an end to SuperPACs, the powerful political groups that pump large amounts of money into campaigns across the country.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Jim Edgar

Edgar: GOP Campaign Has Gone On Too Long

Count former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar among those who feel the protracting GOP Primary campaign could hurt the party.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

John McCain

McCain: Illinois Could Be ‘Defining’ Primary For GOP

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Monday that the Illinois primary may now be the “defining” contest in the Republican presidential race.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Rick Santorum

Caliendo: Romney Remains Frontrunner Despite Santorum Victories

Rick Santorum boldly declared Tuesday night that he would win the Republican presidential primary before the convention, but mathematically, Mitt Romney remains the frontrunner, political analyst Stephen Caliendo says.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012

Donald Manzullo, Adam Kinzinger

GOP Congressmen Spar As They Compete For Same District

Two Illinois Republicans already in Congress find themselves running for the same seat.

WBBM Newsradio–03/13/2012

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum

Caliendo: GOP Race Still Very Much Up In The Air

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum both chalked up some wins in the Republican primaries Super Tuesday, but the presidential race is still very much up in the air, says political analyst Stephen Caliendo.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

Mitt Romney

Caliendo: Romney’s Win In Michigan Wasn’t Much Of A Victory

Political analyst Stephen Caliendo says Mitt Romney’s victory in the Republican primary in Michigan was essentially a tie in terms of delegate allotment.

CBS 2–02/29/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Race For President Isn’t About Sex

Maybe – my fingers are crossed – maybe now that Arizona and Michigan are done voting in the GOP primary, maybe now the men running for president will move on beyond sex?


Mitt Romney Holds Florida Night Party in Tampa

Caliendo: Florida Primary Exposed Deep Divide In GOP

Political analyst Stephen Caliendo says Mitt Romney’s landslide victory in the Florida Republican primary was expected, but the primary exposed a deep divide among Republican voters.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

Mitt Romney

Caliendo: Romney Victory In Florida Won’t Mean End Of Primary

There is some expectation that Mitt Romney will get a firmer grasp on the GOP presidential nomination after the Florida primary Tuesday, but political analyst Stephen Caliendo says a Romney victory doesn’t mean the race is over.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012