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Cook County asks for permission to start counting early

There are a very large number of absentee votes coming in. So many, that the voting counters claim that they would be unable to get a tally if they are forced to wait until the polls close. It is likely that they will be given permission to start counting now, so long as all of the results are kept quiet.

High turn out? Good for the governor, the senator, and most of those Ds running for the house.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Tue Oct 28, 2014, 03:26 PM (5 replies)

The real loser in the gov's race

Rauner & Quinn are still tied, and it really depends on whether Madigan wants Quinn to prevail. His army is enough to determine the election.

However, the real loser is the Suntimes. Given how bad and unreadable the Trib has become, down to a 3d grade ejukashun, the Suntimes still had some things going for it - the best sports section, four crosswords, sudoku and ken ken, and some pretty savvy political reporters.

After the Suntimes endorsed Rauner, then quashed a story about the dealings and wheelings of his company, while he was in charge, they lost all credibility. No wonder that their best state political reporter quit. McKinney was sharp, wrote well, and hard working. His own credibility is strong, the Suntimes had better look in a mirror.

Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Sat Oct 25, 2014, 09:45 AM (2 replies)

Durbin Oberwurst Debate

(Disclaimer- I know and like Dick Durbin. The only time I have found major fault with him was when he caved into pressure when he was complaining about torture committed by the CIA and US troops. If he had stood tall, perhaps some of the worst parts of the Cheney Bush Admin could have been reversed or slowed)

Dick is one smart, knowledgable, and professional person. Any state would be lucky to have him.

Oberwurst? I'll bet he doesn't even know how to milk a cow. Once he inherited his family fortune in milk and ice cream, I doubt that he even knew which end of the cow to milk.

Oberwurst came out fighting, but mostly he seemed to be trying to explain why he had no answer, while Durbin was directly answering tough questions, with well thought out explanations.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:06 AM (14 replies)
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