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Illinois Senate Seat

The Illinois Senate Race

February 3, 2010

The Illinois primaries were yesterday, with races for both the Illinois Senate and Governor.  While the race for Governor race is still too close to call in both party primaries, the Senate race is well decided.  For the Republicans, near-RINO Mark Kirk won easily against Patrick Hughes, a far more conservative candidate.  Interestingly, while some [...]

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Next Tea-Party Test: Illinois Republican Primary

January 21, 2010

What to do about Illinois.  Emboldened by the victory in Massachusetts, Tea Party activists are clamoring to support Patrick Hughes over Mark Kirk in the Senate Primary.  Kirk is the odds-on favorite, but he is a full-fledged RINO;  he supports abortion to the extreme (partial-birth abortion), he supports gun control, and he supported cap-and-tax.  On [...]

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Blago Makes His Senate Pick

December 30, 2008

Blago’s not going anywhere soon and asserted himself today in a surprising manner.  He’s still the Illinois Governor and using his gubernatorial power has done what no one thought he had the gall to do under his current political circumstances – he picked a person to replace The One’s vacant Senate seat by appointing political insider and former [...]

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