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EmperorHasNoClothes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:30 PM
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Looks like we're picking up a congressional seat tonight, folks!
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 08:46 PM by EmperorHasNoClothes
Bill Foster is on track to beat Jim "Milk Nazi" Oberweis in the special election for the seat Hastert deserted late last year. This special election will fill that seat through November, when we will go through pretty much the same thing all over again.

Latest results are available here:

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/beaconnews/index.htm...

The last poll I saw, from earlier this week, was 54% for Foster, and 47% for Oberweis. This is especially significant given the traditionally right-leaning tendencies of the voters in this district, which consists of a mix of middle- to upper-middle class neighborhoods along the Fox river west of Chicago and a large swath of Illinois farmland.

Latest results:
Currently 53% Foster, 47% Oberweis, with 88% reporting. GO FOSTER!!!
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:31 PM
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1. Yeah that is significant
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:32 PM
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2. That's very cool! It's also in indicator that Obama may have some long coattails.
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:34 PM
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4. Obama did support Foster, and I think it did matter.
Calls, TV & print ads all sent a powerful message to our very Red district.
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:33 PM
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3. GO FOSTER!!!
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LaStrega Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:35 PM
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5. This is good news ... bless Hastert's heart for bailing! n/t
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:36 PM
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6. Wonderful news!
:thumbsup:


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wellstone dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:37 PM
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7. that poll is nailing it.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:38 PM
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8. K&R #3 for fanTAStic!1 n/t
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:51 PM
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9. 96% 52/48 - Foster
Kick
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