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Peloquin: We Can Rebuild Our Economy With What We Have

Blue Island Mayor Don Peloquin, who is the Republican candidate in the 1st Congressional District Race against incumbent Democrat Bobby Rush, shared his views on ways to simplify taxes and bolster local business.

Don Peloquin, Blue Island mayor and Republican candidate for the 1st Congressional District, believes the redrawn district can build off of the resources already here to grow the local economy.

He is for smaller government and a simplified tax code for all Americans.

Democrat incumbent Bobby Rush, Peloquin's opponent in the race, has not answered Patch's request for an interview.

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Read Rush's answers to our questionnaire.

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Phil Zaczek November 02, 2012 at 02:36 PM
One day in the not too distant past I woke up to discover Bobby Rush, who lives maybe 40 miles from my house, as my Congressman. I hope to wake up Wednesday to find you my Congressman. Good luck!
Karen Hayes November 02, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Great interview, Ben! I've been walking my neighborhood, and I can tell you the enthusiasm is for Don. It's time!
Eric Blair November 02, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Just more of the same happy talk, nothing new here. Smaller government? Heard that before but it never happens and it won't because this government has been busy since Bush the old man consolidating the power structure in order to fight off the coming insurrection. He says nothing of the ongoing wars that are doing nothing but making a select few rich while draining the rest of the economy of much needed dollars. He says nothing of eliminating the reason for our massive trade imbalance which is the corporate push for so-called "free trade". Until that issue is addressed nothing positive will happen (for us at least). Quite the contrary the new "free trade" pact "Trans-Pacific Partnership" with Asia will take millions more jobs from the U.S., and it's supported by both treasonous parties. He says nothing of the idiotic immigration laws that allow a continuous stream of cheap and legal labor to drive down wages not to mention the always present illegal's as well. Doesn't matter who you vote for, it's a race to the bottom.
Peter Martin November 02, 2012 at 07:42 PM
DEAR FOLKS, PLEASE CALL YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS TO VOTE FOR MR. PELOQUIN IN THE 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. HIS OPPONENT IS A FORMER BLACK PANTHER WHO IS VERY SICK WITH CANCER. WE NEED A SOLID BUSINESSMAN WHO IS INTELLIGENT, HEALTHY AND CAN EFFECTIVELY REPRESENT THE DISTRICT WITH THE NEW ROMNEY ADMINISTRATIION.
Lisa November 05, 2012 at 10:20 PM
I really would prefer not to vote for Mr. Rush, however, as Mayor of Blue Island, I hold Mr. Peloquin personally responsible for totally screwing up my commute home from the train stataion in Blue Island!

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