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Sun Mar 18, 2012, 08:42 AM

25 year-old Occupy Activist moves into 18% lead in Illinois 10th District U.S. House primary

http://highlandpark.patch.com/articles/new-poll-puts-sheyman-18-points-ahead

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A new poll released today prepared by Public Policy Polling for a group supporting Waukegan community organizer Ilya Sheyman in Tuesday’s Democratic Congressional primary shows Sheyman with an 18-point lead over Deerfield management consultant Brad Schneider.

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The poll of 629 likely Democratic voters with a margin of error of 3.9 percent shows 45 percent prefer Sheyman while 27 percent like Schneider. Long Grove business owner John Tree has 7 percent support while Mundelein attorney Vivek Bavda has 4 percent.

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Here's the donation link on Ilya's website:

https://services.myngp.com/ngponlineservices/contribution.aspx?X=L3HCLDpJdwDjc8oXuZcQZ1apr1fJ6Pska3%2fKWE3M2fY%3d&a=25

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Reply 25 year-old Occupy Activist moves into 18% lead in Illinois 10th District U.S. House primary (Original post)
Ken Burch Mar 2012 OP
xchrom Mar 2012 #1
Justice wanted Mar 2012 #2
ProfessionalLeftist Mar 2012 #3
Iwillnevergiveup Mar 2012 #4
ProgressiveATL Mar 2012 #5
RoccoR5955 Mar 2012 #6
mopinko Mar 2012 #7
ellisonz Mar 2012 #8
vaberella Mar 2012 #9
Ken Burch Mar 2012 #14
vaberella Mar 2012 #16
AtomicKitten Mar 2012 #10
girl gone mad Mar 2012 #11
Ken Burch Mar 2012 #12
2ndAmForComputers Mar 2012 #22
BlueIris Mar 2012 #13
DFW Mar 2012 #15
Ken Burch Mar 2012 #18
DFW Mar 2012 #19
Ken Burch Mar 2012 #20
DFW Mar 2012 #21
DFW Mar 2012 #23
Ken Burch Mar 2012 #24
ellisonz Mar 2012 #17

Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 08:56 AM

1. Cool. Nt

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 09:50 AM

2. GREAT NEWS

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 09:58 AM

3. Occupy the House! n/t

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 10:35 AM

4. Excellent news. n/t

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 11:08 AM

5. WOOT!

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 11:36 AM

6. If the Movement is to succeed...

There must be more of this. We need to run people in each and every Congressional and Senatorial district in the nation. There is a move on to run candidates in each Congressional district in 2014, in order to give enough time to recruit candidates, and get the word out to the public that these, and only these candidates represent WE THE PEOPLE, not them, the corporations.
We must occupy our government, if we are to take it back from the corporations, who have taken it from WE THE PEOPLE.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 11:37 AM

7. he has a great shot.

got a big dfa group behind him. dr dean did a fundraiser for him recently.

go ilya

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 12:14 PM

8. Excellent news. n/t

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 05:21 PM

9. I hope he's a liberal. Good to hear if he is. n/t

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Response to vaberella (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 03:12 AM

14. He is-and he's pretty much the only one in the Dem race

Schneider is a Blue Dog. Tree is an Air Force officer. The other candidate is too far down in the polls to be factor, so I don't know about her.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 06:18 AM

16. Now if only we get more liberals running as Dems in races.

This is one of our biggest problems. To many conservadems and bloody bluedogs that I sometimes can't tell difference between them and Repubs.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 09:21 PM

10. Occupy needs to occupy all levels of government.

This is proactive and I like it.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 10:11 PM

11. Sadly, he's a fauxccupier.

He's a party insider who has been a member of astroturf top-down organizations like MoveOn, and he was never an active part of Occupy Chicago.

Besides, John Tree would have a much better shot at beating the Republican incumbent.

http://www.johntree.com

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Response to girl gone mad (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 10:32 PM

12. John Tree is a freaking Air Force officer!

Guys like that aren't going to be progressive. Plus, he's been in a weak third-place the whole time.

Other than his uniform...what has he got?

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Response to girl gone mad (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:57 PM

22. "astroturf top-down organizations like MoveOn"

Uh-huh.

Enlightening terminology is enlightening.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 02:08 AM

13. Heh.

Shades of Bill Clinton, who almost made it into Congress at this age.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 04:15 AM

15. I talked with this guy on the phone a few weeks ago.

He was REALLY up on his stuff, seemed to have done his homework. I asked Howard Dean
about him, and Howard gave him two thumbs up as well, which is one strong endorsement
for me.

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Response to DFW (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 04:53 PM

18. He must be doing pretty well.

LoZo isn't here attacking him and mocking his supporters.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 06:18 PM

19. LoZo?

Anyway, I have no idea how well he's doing. But if Howard liked him, chances are he's no dummy,
and can be pretty persuasive with audiences that, unlike me, can vote in his district.

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Response to DFW (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 06:23 PM

20. Will send you a pm to explain.

n/t.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 07:05 PM

21. Got it, and understand.

thanks!

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:58 AM

23. He didn't do nearly as well as had been hoped

I got a long note from Jim Dean about how disappointed DFA was about that, but also noting how Ilya was just 25, and could have a long future in IL politics if he stuck with it.

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Response to DFW (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:44 PM

24. I know.

I hope the regular Dems don't condescend to Ilya and his supporters by telling to settle for a state House seat...in other words "know your place, kid".

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 01:23 PM

17. The Illinois Progressive Out To Put A ‘Blue Dog’ Down

Tom Kludt March 19, 2012, 4:42 AM 11642 81

If this election year represents a potential crossroads for Democrats — wherein the party must choose to either embrace progressive principles or espouse moderation in the name of electability — Tuesday’s U.S. House primary contest in Illinois’s 10th Congressional District might well be instructive.

The contentious race pits Ilya Sheyman — a 25-year-old former community organizer who’s won the support of MoveOn, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and Howard Dean — against Brad Schneider, a long-time management consultant backed by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and a host of others within the Illinois and national party establishment. Both are competing for the right to take on incumbent Republican Rep. Robert Dold in the fall.

Sheyman’s liberal supporters have characterized the race as a choice between a progressive and a “Blue Dog,” a reference to the coalition of conservative House Democrats and a swipe at Schneider’s alleged centrism. It’s a label the Schneider campaign has pushed back hard against.

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Adam Ruben, political director for MoveOn, denies that his group has ever described Schneider as a Blue Dog, saying they have simply drawn attention to his connections with the Republican party. “What we’ve been very careful to do is just urge voters to look at his record,” Ruben told TPM. “We’re saying that Brad Schneider’s record shows that he’s acted like a Republican and that we should look at what he’s done.”

More: Talking Points Memo Story

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