IL-05 Election results open thread.
Polls close pretty soon; the results should come in pretty quickly (turnout was light). Still looking for a tracker. Best I have so far. Well, with 20% of the vote in it’s probably going to be Quigley, 73/20. But geez, that turnout’s awful: they’ll be lucky to break 10% of registered voters. 80% in, 73/19, that’s probably it, and they’ll barely break 10% (original primary | Read More »
Appeals to the grassroots: NY-20, IL-05.
NY-20: The recount for this race – which is actually at plus 25 right now, not plus 57 – is going to be expensive. There’s a new pledge drive up to pay for that recount, in the same style as the one that gathered over 120K for Jim Tedisco: I encourage people to help out there, or where they can. It’s already at 9K (the | Read More »
The latest New York Times did yet another story on Steele…
“Mr. Steele declined a request for an interview.” Dan Riehl caught this first, and I concur: there are times when you pick yourself up, walk it off, and get back to work – and Steele’s gotten to that point. Yes, the media doesn’t love the GOP, except as a punching bag. And yes, the media loves to see Red-on-Red fights, the latest of which has | Read More »
Real estate shenanigans and the Democratic Party.
Reading Brian Faughnan’s piece about Rep Alan Mollohan’s (D, WV-01) steering earmarks to his landlord while receiving free rent reminded me, of course, of Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s (D, formerly IL-05) steering lucrative polling contracts to his landlord while receiving free rent. And now I’ve been reminded by fellow RS Contributor Mark I that Senator Bob Menendez (D, NJ) notoriously steered earmarks the | Read More »
Another roundup of IL-05 primary results.
From Chicago News Bench, and I think that this local blogger will be covering the actual race pretty closely. He doesn’t like Quigley much already, partially because the guy’s apparently a trained seal for John Stroger (video autoloads at link) and partially because Quigley treats Twitter as yet another opportunity for campaign spam, so you may enjoy following this race via that portal. Moving along, | Read More »
Results for the IL-05 primaries: Pulido, Quigley, some Green.
The general election is in April, but the majority of reporting is assuming that the winner of the Democratic Party is a shoo-in for the general election. So noted. Moving along, on the Republican side anti-illegal immigration activist and Minuteman member Rosanna Pulido has won the nomination. Speaking as a pro-”amnesty” anti-immigration squishy-soft moderate, I sincerely congratulate her on her victory and wholeheartedly endorse her | Read More »
A quick look at IL-05.
We have to stop conceding seats. The Other Side doesn’t. Anyway, this is of course Rep. Rahm Emanuel’s seat, and as he’s going to be the next CoS it’ll be opened up for a special election. The Cook Political Report lists it as D+18 – makes sense; it’s part of Chicago, and Bush got somewhere around 33% of the vote there in ’04 – but | Read More »