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DerekJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:17 PM
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IL-14 - Bill Foster Vs Jim Oberweis - .Foster WINSSSS !!! YeeeHaaa
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 08:52 PM by DerekJ
How much money did they spend against him ?!!! :)


500 of 568 Precincts Reporting - 94%!
Bill Foster (D): 53% (48,170)
Jim Oberweis (R): 47% (43,488)




http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/3/8/213221/3006/...

Edit: To update numbers
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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:18 PM
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1. Anyone know whether the likely foster counties

...are early or late in reporting? I'm impatient.
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:24 PM
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6. I don't think DuPage County has reported yet.
They're probably holding back the results so they can see how many "cemetery" votes they need to put the "Milk Nazi" over the top.

It's looking pretty good right now for Foster but the DuPage Pukes are the scummiest bunch of all of themm in Illinois.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:22 PM
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2. Now it's 53-47 with 41% thanks for posting
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:23 PM
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3. thanks!
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Saturday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:24 PM
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4. Keep it going 14th!!!!
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :dem:
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kevin881 Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:24 PM
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5. Here is a more current link:
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 08:25 PM by kevin881
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/beaconnews/index.htm...

Its updating regularly and faster than Kos.

As of 8:29pm CST

U.S. House - District 14 - Special General
Illinois - 313 of 568 Precincts Reporting - 55%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Foster , Bill Dem 31,423 53%
Oberweis , Jim GOP 28,210 47%


Remember this is a HEAVY GOP area of Illinois.
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NJSecularist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:25 PM
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7. Still too close to call...
But good news nonetheless.
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Monty__ Donating Member (352 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:26 PM
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8. I'm extremely interested
I teach in Aurora (live in Chicago) and was sickened by the "Planned Parenthood Is Bad for Aurora" campaign. This would be a nice change for the area.
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kevin881 Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:27 PM
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9. Update with 64% reporting:
U.S. House - District 14 - Special General
Illinois - 365 of 568 Precincts Reporting - 64%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Foster , Bill Dem 35,619 53%
Oberweis , Jim GOP 31,960 47%
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DerekJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:32 PM
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10. Thanks, Updated!
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kevin881 Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:38 PM
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11. 74%
U.S. House - District 14 - Special General
Illinois - 423 of 568 Precincts Reporting - 74%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Foster , Bill Dem 40,395 53%
Oberweis , Jim GOP 35,895 47%
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kevin881 Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:39 PM
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12. 79%
U.S. House - District 14 - Special General
Illinois - 447 of 568 Precincts Reporting - 79%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Foster , Bill Dem 41,488 53%
Oberweis , Jim GOP 36,933 47%
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DerekJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:41 PM
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13. I am having a hard time keeping up with you :) N/T
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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:42 PM
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14. Still got time to put a "YEEEAAAAHHH!!" in the OP subject?

kos is saying it's almost in the bag.
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kevin881 Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:44 PM
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15. 88% :)
U.S. House - District 14 - Special General
Illinois - 500 of 568 Precincts Reporting - 88%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Foster , Bill Dem 44,087 53%
Oberweis , Jim GOP 39,779 47%
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kevin881 Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:48 PM
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16. 94% :D
U.S. House - District 14 - Special General
Illinois - 535 of 568 Precincts Reporting - 94%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Foster , Bill Dem 48,170 53%
Oberweis , Jim GOP 43,488 47%
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:50 PM
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17. Stunning.
Let the Dennis-Turkish bribes investigation begin.
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kevin881 Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:51 PM
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18. 96% Foster projected winner!
U.S. House - District 14 - Special General
Illinois - 548 of 568 Precincts Reporting - 96%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Foster , Bill Dem 49,488 52%
Oberweis , Jim GOP 44,888 48%
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kevin881 Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:58 PM
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22. 98%
U.S. House - District 14 - Special General
Illinois - 558 of 568 Precincts Reporting - 98%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Foster , Bill Dem 50,451 52%
Oberweis , Jim GOP 45,741 48%
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kevin881 Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:03 PM
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24. 99%
U.S. House - District 14 - Special General
Illinois - 564 of 568 Precincts Reporting - 99%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Foster , Bill Dem 50,947 52%
Oberweis , Jim GOP 46,125 48%
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kevin881 Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:54 PM
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19. Oh and and FYI on Oberweis
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 08:57 PM by kevin881
From Wikipedia:

U.S. Senate campaigns

Oberweis ran twice for his state party's nomination for the United States Senate in 2002 and 2004. Oberweis was unsuccessful in both races.

Due to his second-place finish in the 2004 primary, many of the party faithful lobbied heavily for Oberweis to get the nomination when primary winner Jack Ryan dropped out due to scandalous material found in his divorce records.<4> Oberweis's 2004 campaign was notable for a television commercial where he flew in a helicopter over Chicago's Soldier Field, and claimed enough illegal immigrants came into America in a week (10,000 a day) to fill that facility.<5> The stadium seats 61,500 people.<6> Oberweis was also fined $21,000 by the Federal Election Commission for a commercial for his dairy that ran during his 2004 Senate campaign. The FEC ruled that the commercial wrongly benefited his campaign and constituted a corporate contribution, thus violating campaign law.<7>

Controversy

During Jim Oberweis's 2006 gubernatorial campaign, two undocumented workers, Rosa Ramirez and Jorge Ibarra, from Chicago's northwest suburbs brought a complaint to the Illinois Department of Labor alleging that Oberweis Dairy and janitorial subcontractor Patmar Janitorial Service of Lake in the Hills, Illinois, knowingly employed the two and exploited their labor by paying them only $3.23 per hour (less than half of Illinois minimum wage, $6.50 at the time).<8> Oberweis, an open critic of illegal immigration, said the complaint was a smear job, and says that we werent paying them at allthey never existed as employees within our organization. We believe that none of the tests for joint employment are met in this, he says. The complainants are paid, supervised, and their benefits are provided by others," said Jim Oberweis' gubernatorial campaign manager, Joe Wiegand.<9>

Illinois Gubernatorial nomination campaign

On April 14, 2005, Oberweis announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the office of Illinois Governor. His campaign ran on many of the same issues as did his previous campaigns for U.S. Senate. During the nomination race, the Oberweis campaign was criticized for its use of attack ads that featured fake newspaper headlines.<10> While the headlines were fabricated, they did reflect the news accounts in the articles.<11>

In 2006, Oberweis supported two campaigns working to add an amendment to the Illinois constitution prohibiting same-sex marriage beyond existing laws.<12>

Oberweis lost the campaign for this nomination in Illinois' statewide primary elections held on March 21, 2006.

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He is a republican HACK who has lost 4 campaigns in 6 years.
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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:56 PM
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20. Some comments from the kos thread -- 1 more prolly BO superdelegate!

Dumbo:

I think at this point... Oberweiss ought to offer to make Foster his running mate.

kdee:

Someone said if Foster wins, Obama picks up another superdelegate right?
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:57 PM
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21. Yep, another superdelegate for Obama!
Couldn't be better!
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kevin881 Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:59 PM
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23. As the kids say nowadays: hellz yez. -nt
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DerekJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:04 PM
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26. LOL
:rofl:
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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:03 PM
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25. K& someone else pop this to greatest please!

In answer to the OP's money question:

"The NRCC poured over $1 million here to hold onto this seat -- nearly a third of its cash"

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/3/8/212426/1482/...
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:06 PM
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27. Excellent! And it's another SuperD for Obama!
:bounce:
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shrub chipper Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:08 PM
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28. This might be a stupid question,
but does he have to run again in November?
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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:11 PM
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29. yes he does. n/t
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:13 PM
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30. Democrats pull upset in special for Hasterts seat (The Hill 03/08/08 09:52 PM)
Democrat Bill Foster pulled off an upset in the special election for former House Speaker Dennis Hasterts (R-Ill.) seat on Saturday, defeating Republican Jim Oberweis and winning the seat for the remainder of the year ... The two face a rematch in November, as both have already been voted as their partys general election nominees.

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/democrats-pull-upse...
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:23 PM
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31. Congratulations Bill Foster!
Another BIG CHANGE we all needed.
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