Tim Johnson Watch

Representative Tim Johnson was elected to represent the residents of Illinois' 15th Congressional District in Central Illinois. His constituents should know what he's doing.

Location: 15th Congressional District, Illinois, United States

A concerned citizen of Central Illinois.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Tim Johnson's Broken Term-Limit Promise

As Tim Johnson gears up for his campaign to be re-elected for a fourth term, let us remember that he won election in the first place by promising to serve for only three terms:
On March 21 [2000], self-limiter Tim Johnson won the Republican for the Illinois congressional seat currently held by retiring Rep. Tom Ewing. This win marks a victory for term limits advocates over the political establishment....

While both of the other candidates opposed all forms of term limits, Johnson ran for office on a pledge to serve as a citizen legislator and won with 44 percent of the vote.

“The seniority system in Congress hurts all of us because it rewards those who put their own reelection concerns above all else,” Johnson said. “I will enter Congress knowing full well the date upon which I will leave. I will focus entirely on the good of my district and my country.”

Americans for Limited Terms began airing TV ads in Johnson's district on February 25, highlighting Johnson's three-term self-limiting pledge.... (Emphasis added.)
Since Mr. Johnson will not keep his own promise to limit himself to three terms, I would urge the citizens of the Fifteeenth District to impose its own term limit upon him in November 2006.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 15th CD already has an alternative in Dr. David Gill. ALL committed Democrats (& Republicans ready for a positive change) ote him into office & vote the lackluster incumbent out!!!


6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to chech this site out but it's definitely not up yet!!

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had no problems accessing the website:
Looks good.

Welcome to the Gill 06 Campaign Website
Submitted by admin on Tue, 2005-05-03 10:43.

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8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So far Johnson's ARMPAC receipts are the highest for IL's 19 Congressional members.


Illinois took $48,292 from ARMPAC
gave $0 to DeLay Defense Fund
2 votes for the DeLay Rule

Rank Full Name District Party $ from DeLay ARMPAC) $ to DeLay (legal fund)

394 Bobby L Rush 1 D $0 $0
406 Jesse Jackson Jr 2 D $0 $0
269 Daniel ipinski 3 D $0 $0
388 Luis Gutierrez 4 D $0 $0
377 Rahm Emanuel 5 D $0 $0
201 Henry J Hyde 6 R $20 $0
399 Danny K Davis 7 D $0 $0
281 Melissa Bean 8 D $0 $0
431 Jan Schakowsky 9 D $0 $0
231 Mark Kirk 10 R $0 $0
99 Jerry Weller 11 R $4,520 $0
260 Jerry Costello 12 D $0 $0
209 Judy Biggert 13 R $1,764 $0
154 Dennis Hastert 14 R $20 $0
147 Timothy Johnson 15 R $25,000 $0
192 Don Manzullo 16 R $20 $0
385 Lane Evans 17 D $0 $0
209 Ray LaHood 18 R $14 $0
136 John Shimkus 19 R $16,934 $0

8:27 PM  

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