Closing Arguments On Election Day

As you vote Tuesday and get ready to see who prevails in the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial races, hear final thoughts on the races from Dan Proft, Pat Hughes and Republican candidate Jeanne Ives.



Choose Your Candidates Carefully

Both Paul Jacobs and Dan Caulkins are small business owners who understand what it takes to create jobs, create value, and grow the economy. Both men are also veterans who bravely served our country. In this week's Two Minute Warning, Pat Hughes cautions that when you’re deciding who to vote for on March 20th, remember which candidates really have your best interests at heart.


Conservatives Griffith And Kay Call For Madigan To Resign

Joshua Griffith and Dwight Kay are conservative candidates who will be part of the solution - not part of the problem. Unlike their opponents, they have both pledged not to take a legislative pension when they are elected.

Both Griffith and Kay have called for Mike Madigan to resign or be removed from his position as Speaker of the House. Both will work to repeal the income tax hike that their opponents helped to pass last year.

In this week's Two Minute Warning, Pat Hughes warns that we need reform candidates who will side with the people - not the politicians.


Meier Has Failed To Deliver

There are two Republicans competing for state representative in the 108th district. They were both raised in the Metro East, and they have both worked as farmers. They might appear to be similar at first glance, but in terms of policy, there are clear differences between these two candidates. Pat Hughes lays out why Don Moore is the right choice in this week's Two Minute Warning.


Chris Miller: Leaving Things Better For Your Children

Chris Miller is a vocal Christian conservative leader in his community and Church who has demonstrated his Christian values and his dedication to service through the overnight father-and-son camp he founded to help fathers mentor their sons. Chris is a father of seven and a third-generation farmer who believes the best way to show respect for your blessings is to grow them and leave things better for your children. Pat Hughes explains why we need more people like Chris in Springfield in this week's Two Minute Warning.


A Revolutionary Resolution for 2018

Kick off 2018 right by demanding more from our elected officials and taking responsibility for who we send to Springfield. If we don't make significant changes by replacing incumbents, like Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg) with challengers like Jillian Bernas (R-Schaumburg) we will only get more of the same in the new year. Pat Hughes explains on this edition of Two Minute Warning. 


Culturally Anxious Voters Will Decide 2018 Elections

In 2018, the GOP’s continued standing as the majority party in America will turn on the participation of culturally anxious voters.

The people who appreciate the distinctions between liberty and libertinism.

The people who understand the implications of erasing the lines between decency and indecency.

The people who are respectful of the time, money and lives of others.

The people who recognize identity politics for the cultural poison that it is.

The people who reject the age of de facto segregation everywhere other than the bathroom.

The people who still talk of men and women without the “cisgender” modifier.

The people whose lives are defined by the love of family and friends not the popularity of a hashtag campaign.

The people who will listen to rather than shout down an opposing viewpoint.

The people who see things for what they are rather than redefine them through a distorted political lens.

The people who believe in being their brother’s keeper but don’t believe they should be forced to be his sugar daddy.

It won’t be a single issue. It’s not going to be a question of one accomplishment or one failure.

It will turn on whether or not Republicans let cultural Marxists run roughshod over people in their offices, their churches, and their kids’ schools.

The GOP’s majority status will turn on its ability to serve as political Xanax to the culturally anxious.

How Tax Cuts Will Help IL Businesses

Major tax cuts and reforms are coming at the federal level, with a lot debate on what their impact will be. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes get the perspective from an Illinois business owner on how tax cuts will help businesses and individuals and spur economic growth. They also talk to former state Rep. Rich Morthland, who is running for lieutenant governor on Jeanne Ives' ticket, about his race. And Proft and Hughes discuss the sudden announced departure of Luis Gutierrez from Congress.








Thankful For Choices

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we're thankful for choices, and for the fact that we have many when it comes to picking new people to represent us in Springfield. In this week's Two Minute Warning, Pat Hughes challenges voters to be brave enough to do what's necessary to change the culture of corruption in our state.