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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:29 AM

Why no celebrating African American Lauren Underwood's historic win?

She's a 32 year old Democratic Black women who just beat a Republican White Male incumbent in Illinois' 14th, a district that's 86 percent White, for the House of Representatives.... Cripe, if that's not a win, nothing is.

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Reply Why no celebrating African American Lauren Underwood's historic win? (Original post)
whathehell Nov 2018 OP
mucifer Nov 2018 #1
whathehell Nov 2018 #5
hedda_foil Nov 2018 #10
Siwsan Nov 2018 #2
whathehell Nov 2018 #11
Siwsan Nov 2018 #12
whathehell Nov 2018 #13
Siwsan Nov 2018 #14
Baitball Blogger Nov 2018 #3
hedda_foil Nov 2018 #4
whathehell Nov 2018 #7
ProfessorGAC Nov 2018 #17
3catwoman3 Nov 2018 #6
whathehell Nov 2018 #9
asiliveandbreathe Nov 2018 #8
nevergiveup Nov 2018 #15
whathehell Nov 2018 #16
ailsagirl Nov 2018 #19
ailsagirl Nov 2018 #18
whathehell Nov 2018 #20
ailsagirl Nov 2018 #21

Response to whathehell (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:31 AM

1. front page of the Chicago Trib has an article about it!

and they refused to endorse Hillary

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:38 AM

5. Yes, it's quite newsworthy..

I'm seeing very little in the televised media about it, for some reason.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:44 AM

10. WTF?

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:33 AM

2. I think I might be experiencing historic overload! Heartfelt CONGRATS to Lauren!!

I've having trouble absorbing all of the amazing results, while also trying to accept and digest the crushing disappointments. Thanks for adding to the POSITIVE side!! The more good I have to absorb, the better I feel.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:47 AM

11. I know how you feel!

and thanks for your appreciation.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:49 AM

12. I have family in Illinois

And, I live right across the lake - well, and 2/3 of the way across the Mitten. But still - like family!

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:50 AM

13. My husband is fro Michigan..

We're trying to figure out where you are..

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Response to whathehell (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:55 AM

14. I'm in Flint Township

Right outside the Flint City Limits. And, fortunately, I have my own well.

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:37 AM

3. Hell yes.

I was talking to her when her win flashed by the t.v. Big win.

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:37 AM

4. Lauren ran a fantastic race! I'm totally amped by our success in turning formerly red DuPage BLUE!

Sean Casten won in the 6th, which is my home turf.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:40 AM

7. Yes!..Not long ago, DuPage

was cobsidered one of the most Republican districts in the country... No more.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:31 AM

17. You Bet

They named the tollway after St. Ronnie as it runs through DuPage. That's all anybody should need to know, that in blue NE IL, DuPage named a state tollway and federal expressway after the actor with dementia.

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:39 AM

6. I live in IL 6, the adjacent district. 2 streets over, and I would...

...have been in her district. I am even happier about this victory than I am about 6 flipping.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:43 AM

9. Yes, it seemed such a long shot!

A young black woman in a suburban,/rural overwhelmingly white area -- So wonderful!

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:41 AM

8. Yes, indeed..most worthy of congratulations for Lauren Underwood..I have been going

around the country, figuratively speaking of course, to better understand where we are at with regards to state and fed wins....

Lauren Underwood, a Democrat from Naperville who has never held elected office, pulled off a stunning victory Tuesday, unseating four-term Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren

So much to absorb....I think I will be busy...focusing on the win by Zach Wahls....wins IOWA state senate seat...27 years old...so young..with a bright future.....

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:59 AM

15. She ran an incredible campaign!

I have lived in this district for over 40 years and I have never seen a campaign, from either side, with so much energy. You could not drive a block without seeing an "Underwood" yard sign. The district was flooded with them. This victory was a remarkable achievement in what I would call a red leaning pink Republican district.
I was floored last night when no one, including MSNBC, made mention of it.

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Response to nevergiveup (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 12:18 PM

16. Yes.. I live in the district myself

I can't figure out why its' being all but ignored.

Her story is alt least as much a newsworthy "longshot"
one as the others they're highlighting.

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Response to nevergiveup (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:15 PM

19. She ran a fantastic campaign!!

A well-deserved win for Congresswoman-elect, Ms Underwood

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:14 PM

18. I'm celebrating!!

She unseated the four-term MALE incumbent!!!!!

She'll be an invaluable addition to the Dem Congress!!!

Good for you, Lauren!!!

(Saw an interview Election night with her on Rachel's program-- hear, hear!!!)

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:35 PM

20. Good! ..Her victory deserves more acknowledgement.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 02:40 PM

21. Wish I could have shaken her hand

I'm thrilled by her victory!!

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