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Wed Feb 19, 2014, 03:04 PM

How Sweat It Is! The GOP primary in a month.

So Rutherford is probably going to withdraw. Dillard is catching up. Unions and other GOPers are combining forces to attack Rauner. And Brady is plodding along like a blind turtle.

The last poll I saw had Rauner in the lead (early January), trailed by Rutherford, Dillard and Brady, in that order, but the undecided beat them all, with close to 60% of the GOP registered vote. Raumer has owned the airways since last year, but now the oppo-folks are hitting him hard, and it is leaving marks. His support was always shallow and weak, even though he did hit 19% in the lead back then. I am sure his poll numbers have fallen since then, as the attack ads are beginning to stick.

I suspect Rauner will say something stupid (insert image of Boewinkle taking a rabbit out of his hat) as his internal polling begins to freak him out. Rutherford will be out. Brady will be a distant 3d, and Dillard may surprise people. I see Dillard in a virtual tie with Rauner, only because of the self funded millions Rauner has spent on the air so far.

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Reply How Sweat It Is! The GOP primary in a month. (Original post)
ChairmanAgnostic Feb 2014 OP
Dawson Leery Feb 2014 #1
truebrit71 Feb 2014 #2
madrchsod Feb 2014 #3
ChairmanAgnostic Feb 2014 #4
murielm99 Feb 2014 #5
madrchsod Feb 2014 #6
ChairmanAgnostic Feb 2014 #7
murielm99 Feb 2014 #8
captfoster5 Sep 2014 #11
murielm99 Sep 2014 #12
Cadfael Mar 2014 #9
ChairmanAgnostic Mar 2014 #10

Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 03:09 PM

1. My understanding is that Rutherford was the strongest Repug in the race.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 03:18 PM

2. Until his travel arrangements became an issue...

 

...I'll be happy when it's over because frankly I'm sick of seeing Rauner's face on my telly...

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 03:27 PM

3. first time in 40+years that i vote in a republican primary

since i live in dixon there`s no one else to vote for but republicans.

the issue about union members voting for a republican did`t sit well wife my wife`s union but it`s anyone but rauner

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 04:30 PM

4. rauner would be like scott walker on steroids.

he would be a horrible choice.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 05:20 PM

5. I can't do it.

I just can't, although I would dearly love to pull a repubbie ballot just to vote for the tea bagger who is primarying Kinzinger.

I will be doing some work for Randall Olsen and I would not be able to show my face.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 10:15 PM

6. well it did`t go over to well at the afscme people convention.....

but that`s the unions position. it`s anyone but rauner and then it`s quin. the only good republican is judy barr topinka.
she was invited to address the convention and she was well received be everyone in the room.

i have`t been driving the back roads this winter so is there any signs up there? there`s a few dillard signs here. i might break down and call my friend who is the head of the repub party in lee county.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 12:38 PM

7. The more I learn about Rauner, the more evil he seems.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 03:38 PM

8. I haven't seen any signs,

except for sheriff. Maybe some of the local people are waiting until after the primary. Money is limited, and many people do not want to declare themselves until then. That is stupid. Primaries are important. Primaries decide who gets on the final ballot.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 09:18 PM

11. I'm Randall Olsen's campaign manager ...

From the sound of it, you live in the 16th? Are you still active in helping Randall Olsen? If so, we should connect ... first, by all means verify that I am me. Head on over to FB and look up Randall Olsen's FB page and you'll see that I'm legitimate. We are having a fundraiser for him likely on Oct 18th, you should try to make it.

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Response to captfoster5 (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:26 PM

12. Please see my pm.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:58 PM

9. Is there a strong crossover push?

I read that Dillard had one union's endorsement just on the basis of Rauner's horridness. I would pull an (R) ballot just this once (since i'm not working as an election judge this go around) if I felt there was organization and consensus on which (r)critter to back.

ETA WTTW 3/11 link
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/03/11/public-union-urges-crossover-vote-dillard

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Response to Cadfael (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 15, 2014, 11:32 AM

10. I think so. We shall see.

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