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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:58 PM

Joe Walsh Considering Senate Bid



IGOR BOBIC 6:28 PM EST, THURSDAY DECEMBER 13, 2012

Ousted Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL) is considering running for Sen. Dick Durbin's (D-IL) seat, Politico reports:

“People want me to look at that race among others. Fair to say it’s something I’m being encouraged to take a look at, and will take a hard look at, once I get settled in the next couple of months,” Walsh said.

Asked who was urging him on, Walsh responded: “The best kind of people in the world — real people, activists, conservatives and every day Republicans all over the state.”


http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/joe-walsh-considering-senate-bid


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DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
Scuba Dec 2012 #1
JeffHead Dec 2012 #6
mac56 Dec 2012 #2
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #3
Cha Dec 2012 #4
Enrique Dec 2012 #5
Downwinder Dec 2012 #7
wryter2000 Dec 2012 #8
Systematic Chaos Dec 2012 #9
WCGreen Dec 2012 #10
Fawke Em Dec 2012 #18
Mr.Bill Dec 2012 #11
Squinch Dec 2012 #12
GatorOrange Dec 2012 #13
Mz Pip Dec 2012 #14
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #15
Historic NY Dec 2012 #16
Gidney N Cloyd Dec 2012 #17
NPolitics1979 Dec 2012 #19
alp227 Dec 2012 #20

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:01 PM

1. That would put Durbin's seat in the "safe" column.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:08 PM

6. There is not 1 Republican in this state that could beat Durbin

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:01 PM

2. Well, life's been good to him so far.


Oops. Wrong Joe Walsh.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:04 PM

3. LOL!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:06 PM

4. Idiot.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:06 PM

5. "I'm being encouraged by the best kind of people in the world"

for example Durbin's campaign manager Mike Daly:

Asked about a potential matchup with the firebrand congressman, Daly replied, “We’d be delighted if Mr. Walsh were a candidate.”

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:09 PM

7. Some people can't take NO for an answer.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:23 PM

8. Thanks

I needed a good laugh.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:24 PM

9. Every time I see one of these threads, I keep hoping it's about the guy from the Eagles.

I don't know what that Mr. Walsh's politics are, but I do know I love his music.

This other Walsh guy is a friggin' dolt.

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:46 PM

10. In 1996, for his last speech as a candidate, Bill Clinton had a rally at Cleveland State...

Joe Walsh was the opening act so I would gather he is a democrat.

Plus he is from the Cleveland area and there is a better than 60-40 shot that he is democrat.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:33 PM

18. Yup. He is a Democrat.

Joe Walsh put his arm around Tammy Duckworth, the Democrat running in the 8th Congressional District race, and said she would be “a breath of fresh air” and a “voice of reason” in Washington D.C.

No, those words didn't come from U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, Duckworth's Republican opponent. They came from legendary singer and guitarist Joe Walsh, who performed at a fundraising concert Sunday on Duckworth's behalf.



http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120701/news/707019839/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:49 PM

11. Proceed, Congressman.

Proceed.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:53 PM

12. Beautiful!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:56 PM

13. Urging Him? Must share the same voices in his head as Allen West does...nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:23 PM

14. Bring back Alan Keyes, too

That would make for an awesome primary!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:45 PM

15. As an Illinois Democrat all I have to say is RUN JOE RUN!

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:08 PM

16. WTF.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:24 PM

17. Get 75 miles away from State & Madison and Illinois's a whole different place.

Don't count out Walsh or someone like him with the downstate voters.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:52 PM

19. It will be more interesting if Walsh primaries Kirk in 2016.

He will end up facing either Michelle,Lisa,or Sheila in the November 2016 General Election. Seat ends up going in the Democratic collumn.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:55 AM

20. As Cenk would say, Walsh is a LOOOO-SER!

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