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Judy Baar Topinka

Judy Baar Topinka
Republican Judy Baar Topinka is the Illinois State Comptroller after being elected on Nov. 2, 2010. She is the former Illinois State Treasurer, having served from 1995 to 2007. Topinka lost to Rod Blagojevich in the Illinois governor's race in 2006.
Republican Judy Baar Topinka is the Illinois State Comptroller after being elected on Nov. 2, 2010. She is the former Illinois State Treasurer, having served from 1995 to 2007. Topinka lost to Rod Blagojevich in the Illinois governor's race in 2006. « Show less

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  • Illinois Libertarians don't deserve your vote

    Illinois Libertarians don't deserve your vote
    I am wincing as I type this: Don't vote for the Libertarian slate Tuesday — but not because the governor candidate, Chad Grimm, would pull votes from Republican Bruce Rauner. In fact, vote for Democrat Pat Quinn if you're wavering. Quinn or Rauner...
  • Busy day at the polls: Missing judges, ballot confusion, steady lines of voters

    Busy day at the polls: Missing judges, ballot confusion, steady lines of voters
    Illinois voters headed to the polls Tuesday to settle a close, contentious race for governor and decide an unusually large number of ballot questions as well as races for U.S. SenateĀ andĀ House, the General Assembly and the County Board. Missing election...
  • Madigan, White win; treasurer's race too close to call

    Madigan, White win; treasurer's race too close to call
    Three Illinois executive office holders declared early victories Tuesday night. Voters favored well-known, long-serving Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White, both Democrats, over their rookie Republican challengers. In...
  • Rauner names transition team leaders

    Rauner names transition team leaders
    While Republican Bruce Rauner remained out of the public eye Wednesday, he sought to show that work was going on behind the scenes by announcing key members of his team that would oversee transition efforts one day after claiming victory over Democratic...
  • Quinn concedes defeat to Rauner in Illinois governor's race

    Quinn concedes defeat to Rauner in Illinois governor's race
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn conceded Wednesday afternoon to Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, a day after the most expensive and bitter contest for chief executive in Illinois history. "It's clear that we do not have enough votes to win the election,"...
  • Topinka's 'heart attack' forecast a real grabber

    Topinka's 'heart attack' forecast a real grabber
    The main event in Illinois politics Monday evening was a televised debate between the top candidates for governor in the Nov. 4 election. But the undercard — a joint appearance on public TV by the candidates for state comptroller —...
  • If Rauner wants a tax increase, he may have to beg

    If Rauner wants a tax increase, he may have to beg
    Say goodbye to the "Quinncome Tax." Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, told me during a conversation on the radio Tuesday evening that if Republican Bruce Rauner were elected governor (it was still early in the counting),...
  • Who will be the next treasurer of Illinois? Does it matter?

    Who will be the next treasurer of Illinois? Does it matter?
    Just a few hundred votes separate Republican Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs in the still-undecided race for treasurer. But in looking over the list of state treasurers going back it doesn't appear that the office appears to be a very reliable...
  • Pushing white guys rightward on the political spectrum

    Pushing white guys rightward on the political spectrum
    The punching bags are punching back. How else to interpret exit polls showing 64 percent of white men who participated in last week's midterm elections voted for Republicans? That's almost two out of three — more than enough to offset big...
  • Topinka predicts a state 'heart attack' if Rauner has his way on taxes

    Topinka predicts a state 'heart attack' if Rauner has his way on taxes
    More on the gubernatorial debate anon, but first, here is a quote from Republican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka taken from her debate last night on WTTW-Ch. 11 with Democratic challenger Sheila Simon. Moderator Carol Marin asked whether the...
  • Tribune endorsements for treasurer, comptroller, secretary of state

    Tribune endorsements for treasurer, comptroller, secretary of state
    Quick quiz: What do the Illinois treasurer and comptroller actually do? We won't make you read tiny upside down print at the bottom of the page to get your answers: The treasurer invests taxpayer money after it's collected but before it gets spent....