Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Grabowski said he “won Lemont Township handily” in Nov. 6, 2012 election.
Wednesday, January 16
Dear friends and supporters, Now that the 2012 General Elections are behind us, and the 2013 inaugurations are upon us, I wanted to thank you for your support throughout our campaign efforts to win Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District seat. Many unexpected voting results came in on the night of November 6th 2012 in so many races in Illinois and around the country. For us, we were running against the 30 year, 2 generation, one of Illinois’ largest powerbroker family names, with no support from the state party or national party. Our race was probably the toughest one to win in Illinois. My opponent received most of his $1,700,000 of campaign funding from union dues money shoveled in from union PACs and lobbyists. We raised just under $13,…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrat U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski cruises past Republican challenger Rich Grabowski to fifth term in Congress. Grabowski says he won't concede until absentee and military votes are counted.
It was a short evening for Democrat U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski who easily won his fifth congressional term in Illinois’s Third District. ABC-7 declared Lipinski the winner with 93-percent of precincts counted in Cook, Will and Dupage Counties. Lipinski throttled GOP challenger Richard L. Grabowski, capturing 68 percent of the vote. Tea Party favorite Grabowski, a Constitutional Conservative who aligned himself with the Republican Party, characterized his campaign against the moderate Democrat as “David vs. Goliath.” Lipinski thanked voters for their support saying that he was humbled by Tuesday’s victory and looked forward to representing all of the people in the newly relined Third District. “Throughout this campaign, I heard from …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Continuing the Lipinski reign over Illinois's 3rd Congressional District, Dan Lipinski still considers himself a kid who grew up on Chicago's Southwest Side.
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D)was standing at the Orland Park Metra Station at 5 a.m. last Monday, shaking hands and passing out literature to voters in the newly redrawn 3rd Congressional District. Sign up for Oak Lawn Patch's newsletter and breaking news alerts. It’s a routine that the four-term congressman follows every two years when he’s up for reelection. In 2008, he beat the Republican and Green Party challengers in a 73-percent landslide. He is expected to easily win over Republican Rich Grabowski of Hometown, a Constitutional Conservative and favorite of local Tea Party groups. “We’ll keep fighting until the polls close,” Lipinski said. “I’m very hopeful in this district that I’ll get returned to office.” The scene circles back to …
GOP candidate and everyman Rich Grabowski says God is leading the way in his campaign to become Illinois's 3rd District congressman.
Richard L. Grabowski wants to be your next congressman representing Illinois's 3rd Congressional District. Known as Rich to his family, friends and supporters, Grabowski has been crisscrossing Illinois’s 3rd District that spans Chicago’s Southwest Side neighborhoods in the heart of Mike Madigan-country, west to Lemont, LaGrange and Western Springs, to the southern stretches of New Lenox, Homer Glen and Romeoville. Handily winning a three-person Republican primary—one of the candidates was a neo-Nazi who didn’t believe the Holocaust happened—Grabowski is confident he will beat the Democrat heir-apparent Dan Lipinski. Grabowski calls himself and Lipinski, both Polish Americans, “two skis in a downhill ski race” against powerful Illinois …
Friday, March 2, 2012
The 3rd District candidate says his Republican primary opponent’s record makes him either a Democratic shill or a “fraud” conservative; Falvey’s campaign called the claims “ridiculous” and “desperate.”
Richard Grabowski, a Hometown resident and 3rd Congressional District candidate, released a blistering press release on Wednesday night charging that his main challenger for the Republican primary nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Dan Lipinski, Jim Falvey, is a “fraud” and a “Democrat in Republican clothing.” Under the new legislative maps, much of Romeoville is now part of the 3rd District after having been shifted from the 13th District. Grabowski’s charges stem from a Cook County Clerk report showing that in the past nine primary elections, Falvey of Western Springs has drawn a Democratic ballot six times and a Republican ballot only twice, in 1996 and 2006. (Falvey did not cast a primary vote in 2010.) “If the man is going …