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LISTEN: McAllister on NPR, “Gun Control Battle: Any Room For Political Leeway?”

In Audio on April 18, 2013 at 3:34 pm
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“…The problem with (Mayor Bloomberg’s money in select races) is that it now scares (moderates) that probably could go up against the NRA…but (now) you have a choice…between (Mayor Bloomberg) and going up against the NRA (and its lobbying history)…or side with the NRA and go up against (Mayor Bloomberg), who has unlimited resources…that’s the problem you have when somebody like (Bloomberg) that jumps into a district (race) that he lives 1000 miles away from.”

CHICAGO, IL (April 18, 2013) –  (Courtesy National Public Radio) Gun control advocates are regrouping after the Senate’s failure to pass new gun regulations on Wednesday. Host Michel Martin talks about the political news of the week with analysts Maria Teresa Kumar,  Republican strategist and former congressional candidate Lenny McAllister, and NPR’s Sr. Washington Editor, Ron Elving.

 

Originally aired on April 18, 2013 on NPR’s “Tell Me More”, hosted by Michele Martin.

 

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WATCH: “What Would MLK Do?” on HuffPost Live (January 21, 2013)

In Lenny for Congress, Video on January 22, 2013 at 9:23 pm
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President Obama begins his second term on Martin Luther King Day. If the legend were alive today, what would he like & dislike about Obama’s leadership & decisions? Lenny McAllister talks with the panel of HuffPost Live on Inauguration Day.

CHICAGO, IL (January 21, 2013) –  (Courtesy HuffPost Live) President Obama begins his second term on Martin Luther King Day. If the legend were alive today, what would he like & dislike about Obama’s leadership & decisions?

Originally aired on January 21, 2013

This segment on HuffPostLive is hosted by Josh Zepps

His guests on the segment include:

  • Clarence B. Jones (Washington, DC) Scholar Writer in Residence at Stanford University’s MLK Jr. Institute
  • Claudette Colvin (New York, NY) Civil Rights Icon
  • Lenny McAllister (Chicago, IL) Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives (Illinois) @Lennymcallister
  • Michael Yaki (San Francisco, CA) U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner @Yakiblog
  • Dr. Robert Moses (Cambridge, MA) President & Founder of The Algebra Project

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WATCH: McAllister on “Public Affairs” (Jan 19, 2013)

In Lenny for Congress, Video on January 22, 2013 at 7:08 pm
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Republican congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (IL-2nd) talks with veteran talker Jeff Berkowitz on this week’s version of “Public Affairs”

CHICAGO, IL (January 19, 2013) –  GOP Congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (IL-2nd   , www.LennyForCongress.com) talks with longtime Chicago journalist and pundit Jeff Berkowitz on “Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz”, courtesy of Comcast.

 

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READ: “Meet Lenny McAllister, an Intriguing GOP Name in Chicago’s House Race”

In Articles, Lenny for Congress on January 11, 2013 at 3:18 pm
“I think first I would define myself as a child of God...(s)omebody that is a leader...I am a Republican, but I am definitely not of the current stereotype...(someone) who embraces conservative principles and understands where conservative principles can apply to urban and suburban voting populations in a way that the Republican party has not been successful...(y)et at the same time, not afraid to talk about issues of race, issues of social economics, not afraid to talk about issues that have been impacting the youth, the poor, and the working classes of America..." Read more of Lenny McAllister's interview in National Review Online

“I think first I would define myself as a child of God…(s)omebody that is a leader…I am a Republican, but I am definitely not of the current stereotype…(someone) who embraces conservative principles and understands where conservative principles can apply to urban and suburban voting populations in a way that the Republican party has not been successful…(y)et at the same time, not afraid to talk about issues of race, issues of social economics, not afraid to talk about issues that have been impacting the youth, the poor, and the working classes of America…” Read more of Lenny McAllister’s interview in National Review Online

 

CHICAGO (January 10, 2013) — Noted conservative writer Jim Geraghty featured 2013 US congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (IL-2nd) in a conservation that was featured on National Review Online and National Review this week. The 1300+ word article covered a range of perspectives given by McAllister, providing a glimpse into why Geraghty called McAllister “…an intriguing GOP name in Chicago’s House Race…”

 

 

“Who am I? I think first I would define myself as a child of God,” McAllister begins. “Somebody that is a leader, that doesn’t follow conventional politics. I am a Republican, but I am definitely not of the current stereotype. I am a Republican who embraces conservative principles and understands where conservative principles can apply to urban and suburban voting populations in a way that the Republican party has not been successful in engaging those voting blocs over the past 30 years. Yet at the same time, I am a Republican not afraid to talk about issues of race, issues of social economics, not afraid to talk about issues that have been impacting the youth, the poor, and the working classes of America…we have an opportunity in 2013 to change that, to change the tone within the Republican party and to change the attention that both sides of the aisle give to districts like this one, and to start working better together.”

 

Read “Meet Lenny McAllister, an Intriguing GOP Name in Chicago’s House Race” in the latest version of National Review Online by clicking the link above or by clicking the picture above.

 

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McAllister Statement on the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

In Articles, Lenny for Congress, Speeches on January 1, 2013 at 2:07 pm
The Emancipation Proclamation went into effect January 1, 1863. Read Lenny McAllister's call to action 150 years later.

The Emancipation Proclamation went into effect January 1, 1863. Read Lenny McAllister’s call to action 150 years later.

CHICAGO (January 1, 2013) — Lenny McAllister, upon the national remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued the following statement:

 

“150 years ago, on January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln, through a move wrought by wartime shrewdness and political courage, officially declared freedom for Black people in America that were suffering the inhumane and inconceivable horrors of daily life as slaves in the American South. By enacting this noble move, President Lincoln showed both tactical expertise for the sake of reuniting the nation and visionary leadership for the sake of its future. With a stroke of the pen, President Lincoln both freed Black people from over 200 years of its shared agony while freeing our nation from decades of moral decay and interstate contention. In essence, the nation forged a new path on January 1, 1863 with the bold move for the sake of improving the quality of life within the United States of America for all.

 

“Now, we stand together, gathered at our own moment in time. Just as Lincoln watched the horrors of war, cultural divide, inhumanity, and hopelessness impact the land that he loved, we look over a divided country that is being torn apart by political squabbling, cultural divisiveness, generational poverty, and anxiety concerning the ongoing negative trends of violence, unemployment, and educational deficiencies. 150 years later, we are called – through the power of words, the steps of a movement, and perhaps the stroke of a pen – to be historic ourselves. We are called to join President Lincoln in the same American quest that he continued with the Emancipation Proclamation: to seek justice in order to form a more perfect union where all men are created equal; to secure the pathways where all Americans are capable of pursuing happiness through liberty; and to enact, whenever necessary, a new resurgence of freedom so that the ideals of this great nation – self-governance and freedom for the people, by the people – shall never perish from the earth.

 

“Therefore, we come in remembrance of President Lincoln’s noble act, but we move onward remembering that his work shall be incomplete if we are insufficient in our efforts starting January 1, 2013. In 1863, Lincoln was called to grant freedom from chattel slavery. Today, we are called to facilitate freedom from economic poverty, political depravity, societal alienation, and educational deficiencies.

 

“We are called to free children bound by the societal limitations of inadequate educational channels, inadequate employment opportunities, and inadequate levels of public safety. We are called to free government by the people from the partisan gridlock and philosophical rigidity that forces too many leaders to forget that we are a nation of diversity across the millions, where our strength is in our freedom and the power within our numbers. We are called to free Americans from the restrictive mindset that what we see today – from our inner-city ghettos to the poor of rural America – is how conditions will always remain. We are called to emancipate modern-day America from the binds that hold us back in the 21st century. We are called to break these binds, some self-created and some from years past, just as Lincoln did 150 years ago.

 

“Today, I commit personally to being visionary enough to see a better reality past the economic, political, and societal carnage we see before us now, just as Lincoln did 150 years ago. Today, I commit personally to being courageous enough to find solutions that make sense for today and empower our communities for tomorrow. Today, I commit personally to being focused enough to see a more perfect union as of now, past our previous disagreements or points of contention. I believe that there are plenty of Americans that will honor President Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation with their personal commitments to a better America starting today as well. I welcome us to celebrate Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, not just by looking back on the significance of that moment 150 years ago, but also through keeping daily remembrance of the significance of this moment today for the sake of the next 150 years of this wonderful nation. I look forward to doing so, together, as One Big Team.

 

“May God watch over us all in 2013 and may He bless the United States of America.”

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Political commentator and community advocate Lenny McAllister is the “Working Man’s Conservative” currently seeking office in Illinois’ vacant 2nd Congressional District seat.

For more information, go to LennyForCongress.com or call 773-492-0509.

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WATCH: Lenny McAllister on CLTV’s “Politics Tonight” in Chicago

In Lenny for Congress, Video on December 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm
Republican congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (IL-2nd) talks with CLTV's Paul Lisnek on an edition of "Politics Tonight" to discuss his candidacy.

Republican congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (IL-2nd) talks with CLTV’s Paul Lisnek on an edition of “Politics Tonight” to discuss his candidacy.

CHICAGO, IL (December 27, 2012) –Republican Lenny McAllister discusses his candidacy, the fiscal cliff, and the role of social issues in the special election for Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District that was vacated by former Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Lenny talks with former WVON colleague Paul Lisnek on this edition of “Politics Tonight” on Chicago’s CLTV.

To watch the interview, please click on the link HERE (part 1, Dec 27, 2012) and HERE (part 2)

You can also visit CLTV’s “Politics Tonight” website by going HERE

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WATCH: Lenny McAllister on CNBC (December 26, 2012)

In Video on December 26, 2012 at 11:09 pm
David Ormsby (Chicago blogger at The Huffington Post) and Lenny McAllister (Republican, Illinois' 2nd Congressional District) debate legality vs. ethics of The Journal News' decision to publish the names and addresses of all the known gun permit-holders in its readership area.

David Ormsby (Chicago blogger at The Huffington Post) and Lenny McAllister (Republican, Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District) debate legality vs. ethics of The Journal News’ decision to publish the names and addresses of all the known gun permit-holders in its readership area.

CHICAGO, IL (December 26, 2012) – (courtesy of CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report”) The Journal News of Westchester County in New York is being discussed throughout the news after the paper decided to publish the names and addresses of all the known gun permit-holders in its readership area. David Ormsby (Chicago blogger at The Huffington Post) and Lenny McAllister discuss.

To watch the interview, please click on the link HERE

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LISTEN: McAllister on “He Said She Said”

In Video on December 26, 2012 at 10:31 pm
Catch Lenny McAllister's interview on "He Said She Said with Demetrius and Stacy" on December 19, 2012

Catch Lenny McAllister’s interview on “He Said She Said with Demetrius and Stacy” on December 19, 2012

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI (December 19, 2012) – Republican congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (Illinois, 2nd District) joins former WNRR co-host and producer Demetrius Minor and St. Louis-based conservative activist and elected official Stacy Washington to discuss how his brand of Republican conservatism has already impacted those he has engaged throughout the nation and why his run in the 2013 special election can make a historic difference.

To hear the interview, please click on the link HERE

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Lenny McAllister on Vince Coakley’s Revolution Radio

In Audio on December 26, 2012 at 10:21 pm
Catch Lenny McAllister's interview concerning his candidacy for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District on "Revolution Radio" with host Vince Coakley (seen above) earlier in December

Catch Lenny McAllister’s interview concerning his candidacy for Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District on “Revolution Radio” with host Vince Coakley (seen above) earlier in December

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (December 6, 2012) – Republican congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (Illinois, 2nd District) joins former WSOC head anchor and WBT Radio host Vince Coakley to discuss his run, his vision for the district, and his passion for improving the political results encountered by urban Americans in this interview from “Revolution Radio”.

To hear the interview, please click on the link HERE

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