Chuy Garcia - Brother Louie Song

Mar
27

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Preparing the Way

Mar
22

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Pretty dumb NYT article title: "Chicago Mayor’s Race Is Cast as a Test of Liberalism".

Fact is, a Chuy victory is pretty much a long shot (though one I'd like to see). Long-shots are no test of nothin' -- except maybe preparing the way for some future narrative along the lines of "Big Liberal Defeat, blah, blah, blah..."

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Right-to-Work-for-Nothing Bill Passes in Wisc.

Mar
09

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "Scott Walker Signs Right-to-Work Bill". Because representation belongs only to those who can afford a lawyer.

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Bernie Says It All

Nov
06

Bernard Schoenburg:

Illinois remains a blue state, but a bad case of the blues brought about change at the top of state government.

Arguably, it was Democratic Gov. PAT QUINN, and not his party, that a majority of Illinois voters wanted to see out of power. And Republican BRUCE RAUNER, the Winnetka businessman with all the money he needed and a multi-pronged strategy to highlight weaknesses of Quinn and state government, made the case.

"Quinn ran out of lives," said DAVID YEPSEN, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University.

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Voter Suppression

Oct
27

Civil rights lawyers in Texas said more than 600,000 of its registered voters did not have the required identification.

In April, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman, a Democratic appointee, blocked the voter ID rule. He said more than 300,000 of Wisconsin’s registered voters — 9% of the electorate — did not have a current driver's license or U.S. passport that would allow them to cast a ballot.

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Tribune Reports on Campaign Spending in Govenor's Race

Oct
21

Somehow I think I would have written this paragraph from yesterday's Chicago Tribune a bit differently:

Together, the two campaigns have raised nearly $80 million - $55.8 million by Rauner and $23.3 million by Quinn - since Rauner entered the race in March 2013. Rauner has personally given his campaign $20.1 million, including another $1.5 million reported to the State Board of Elections earlier Monday.

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