Posts tagged "senator"

Rahm Emanuel for Illinois' U.S. Senator?

Just weeks after White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was rumored to be Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s replacement, a Wall Street Journal piece now is suggesting that Democrats and the Obama White House might want to replace Alexi Giannoulias as their candidate for U.S. senator from Illinois with Emanuel. Said the Journal: One... Read more »

Another poll: Kirk leads Giannoulias 46% to 40%

This is according to a new Rasmussen poll. The most significant part of the findings is how independents split: Among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties, the Republican holds a sizable 59% to 22% lead. In December, Giannoulias was up by three points over Kirk. In October, the two men were tied at... Read more »

Why GOP will lose Illinois, again

If this intra-party knifing keeps up, Republicans will be so split that Democrats will waltz back into the the governor’s mansion and keep Roland Burris’ seat in the Senate. This is something that must be avoided at all costs. I can’t explain it all, but the way that some Republicans are picking away at each... Read more »
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