Nancy Skinner

Nancy Skinner Shakes Up Illinois Senate Race
Nancy Skinner

Eric Zorn writes, "Radio talk-show host Nancy Skinner has no legislative experience, no political organization, almost no campaign money and, as of Monday, no gig in Chicago. But on the plus side of the ledger, the North Side resident has a national following, passionate self-confidence and a closet full of pink clothing... 'I'm not a radio host who's going into politics,' she said. 'I was a citizen who went into radio. I've been studying the key issues--foreign policy, national security, Social Security, defense, education, taxes, the environment--for many years.' She does have a good bio. She studied business and finance at the University of Michigan and in 1997 was working in Chicago as an environmental consultant when an acquaintance urged her to get into talk radio. WLS gave her a tryout, and she showed the knack. Early on she mounted an on-air crusade demanding answers from U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde (R.-Ill.) about his still-unexplained role in a failed suburban savings and loan."

Progressive Talk Show Host Nancy Skinner is Running for the U.S. Senate!
Nancy Skinner

Nancy Skinner is one of the BEST progressive talk show hosts in United States. She and partner Ski Anderson have been the ONLY progressive voices on Illinois radio since 2000, with her weekly show on Chicago's biggest talk station WLS-AM. Since 1999, Nancy has appeared regularly on CNN, MSNBC and FOX, including The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, Neil Cavuto on Business, Greta Van Susteren, Chris Matthews, Geraldo, Barnicle, Buchanan & Press, Kurtis & Kuby, the Wolf Blitzer Report, Connie Chung, Talk Back Live, and Weekend Edition. Nancy wins every argument with Republicans through her unique combination of brilliance, hard work, humor, and charm. Nancy went on Chicago radio Sunday to announce her candidacy for the open U.S. Senate seat vacated by Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL), and the response was enthusiastic. We are THRILLED to be supporting her, because she will truly make a difference. Nancy needs the help of all progressives on the Internet - let's support her in every way we can!