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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:28 PM
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*Oh! Tammy Duckworth running against Joe Walsh! Rachel show
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:30 PM
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1. Oh, that's cool! nt
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:31 PM
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2. Let's hope she can turn that insufferable character out of office. nt
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:32 PM
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3. Go Tammy!
And make sure to maintain a safe distance from Walsh at any debate. The guy is one unpredictable hothead!
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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:41 PM
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4. she'l win!!! that is so awsome
Illinois has to get rid of that asshole.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:48 PM
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5. show him how a veteran can fight Tammy!
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:49 PM
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6. I wish she were on my ballot. n/t
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:50 PM
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7. Walsh is gone from IL 8th whether Duckworth is the Democratic candidate or not.
Walsh only got in due to a perfect storm of stupid. He shouldn't even have been the repub candidate last time.
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banned from Kos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:06 PM
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9. Walsh said he would primary another GOPer in the 14th
too bad - he would get trounced by Tammy.
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:19 PM
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10. Duckworth has to make it through a primary, too.
And while I think she'd be fine (I'm now in the 8th due to redistricting-- and I'd vote for her), she hasn't got Rahm to push her through like he did in the IL 6th in 2008.
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:56 PM
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8. I don't think I've ever wanted somebody to win as much as I do
this one. If the people vote for a screaming deadbeat dad over a true hero then they get what the deserve. Come on, Tammy, please win this race. If I never see Joe Walsh again it would be a really good thing.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:32 PM
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11. Doesn't Walsh have a second job?
selling Sham Wow on cable?
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:12 AM
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20. Please don't insult the real shamwow guy by comparing him to Walsh.
Thanks!
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tilsammans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:03 AM
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12. I just saw her on a rerun of Oprah . . .
. . . about issues faced by women Afghanistan/Iraq war vets.

She's fabulous! Go, Tammy! :applause:
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:14 AM
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13. She's Not Running Against Walsh...
The new 8th district was drawn leaving Walsh's house (or whatever hole he lives in) outside the boundries. He's been moved into the 14th district and will have to face off against the incumbent rushpublican congresscritter to hold onto his seat. His only chance is to out wingnut Tim Hultgren the current congresscritter.

Tammy's in the new 8th and is fighting Raja Krishnamoorthi for the Democratic nomination...and the district looks like a Democratic pick up next year.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections_in_Illinois,_2012#District_8
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pecwae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:08 AM
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15. Have any idea
what her chances might be in that race? I don't live anywhere nearby, but am a fan of Tammy.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 08:28 AM
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16. It's All In The Organization...
I haven't made a decision yet whom to support...Raja has the better organization, including many the support of several township organizations. Tammy's been playing catch up and I haevn't seen any polling on this race in a while. Whomever wins the Democratic primary stands a very strong chance of winning in the general.

There's still a bit of animosity about Tammy going back to her '06 House race as she was the "establishment" (translation: Rahm the evil) candidate and "not a Progressive".
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:15 AM
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22. Unfortunate parallels to Christine Cegelis in the 6th with Raja in the 8th.
Christine had a lot of progressive support (still does) but the Dem machine picked Tammy to be the candidate. Honestly, Tammy did a whole hell of a lot better than I ever dreamed she could do against that despicable Pete Roskam in such a deep red county. She came very, very close.

I worked on Tammy Duckworth's campaign actually. I really like her. She did very well in the debates against Roskam - could hold her own. She's very smart and was well trained in how to campaign as far as I could see. Roskam hammered her lack of government experience though and I believe the Dem powers gave her the Veterans job to ensure she could overcome that hurdle "the next time".

As for the 6th District, in hindsight, I'm pretty sure Christine Cegelis would have been hammered by Roskam. Dupage County is still too red (this is Henry Hyde's old seat for those of you who don't know - it's THAT red). Not sure about the dynamics of the 8th - probably a bit more blue in which case a Dem win may be assured if you have two good candidates with Raja and Tammy.

Unfortunately I now live in the 14th. Ugh. Randy Hultgren - another Roskam clone, and Joe Walsh. If Foster hadn't been such an incommunicado and reclusive Dem we may have held that seat. Now I really don't know. Hultgren hasn't made ANY waves and is very viable as a Rethug candidate here. The incumbent advantage.....
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:03 AM
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18. Thanks for the info, Kharma.
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dameocrat67 Donating Member (442 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 05:05 AM
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14. she is a stand for nothin who is a product of the Rahm machine
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 05:14 AM by dameocrat67
she will govern just like walsh, only will be smart enough not to offend. We need an antiwallstreet dem to take him on, and she most certainly is not in that category.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 08:43 AM
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17. Say more about your contention.
And where you obtained your information...
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:15 AM
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21. "stand for nothing"
Really?



When Tammy Duckworth stands, she stands for a multitude of things.

And she stands very tall.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:15 AM
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23. Don't think so.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:07 AM
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19. I think the machine is what got her the last time
I think this time around the numbers will be so large as to not be possible to give it to walsh even though I'd about bet that down deep he's hoping the machines pull though for him.
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