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  •  It's a shame Shimkus's opponent is a fake Democrat (4+ / 0-)

    John Shimkus's opponent this cycle is a fake Democrat by the name of Angela Michael, who either ran or planned to run graphic anti-abortion ads in the St. Louis TV market.

    Shimkus might get over 90% of the vote this cycle thanks to most IL-15 Democrats (including myself) undervoting for U.S. House.

    Shimkus is a hypocrite and a Republican Party hack.

    Joe Lieberman, Mike Madigan, Andrew Cuomo, and Tim Cullen...why are they Democrats?

    by DownstateDemocrat on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 02:32:51 PM PDT

    •  He was given a district (2+ / 0-)

      It's a bigger shame that Democrats in the legislature changed the map at the last minute to give him a safe district. He would have been clobbered in a competitive race in the new 13. He has his seat as long as he wants it.

      •  If Shimkus retires before next redistricting... (0+ / 0-)

        ...his successor will probably be "Roundabout" Scott Eisenhauer, a Tea Party blowhard who is currently the Mayor of Danville. Of course, that's if Eisenhauer doesn't try to run for Governor or other statewide office (and probably lose badly) before then.

        Joe Lieberman, Mike Madigan, Andrew Cuomo, and Tim Cullen...why are they Democrats?

        by DownstateDemocrat on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 03:20:56 PM PDT

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