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    MrJersey, begone

    "he lost because the district was changed to a Democratic Party candidate advantage (55-45)"

    Joe won the seat  because of a really weak Dem incumbent (Melisa Bean) and a Green Party caniadate who siphoned off a couple of thousand vote.

    Joe Walsh was elected by about 1000 votes.

    The Ghost of Tom Joad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jVZHCUbS4U

    by Illinois IRV on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 06:50:16 PM PST

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    •  I live in the adjacent district, the 14th where (0+ / 0-)

      we have a real back bencher named Hultgren.  Walsh was to take on Hultgren in the primary, but (rumor has it) he was promised stuff if he didn't challenge Hultgren.  So he made the deal to run in the newly RE-DISTRICTED 8th which has many Democratic Party voters from Elgin, and Cook County.  The truth be known, had he been re-districted to a 52-48 GOP District, he still would have lost because he is that bad of a person/candidate.  My intention in commenting was more or less"we've got more important fish to fry"

      There is no hell on earth appropriate enough for those who would promote the killing of another person, in the name of a god.

      by HarryParatestis on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 03:42:09 PM PST

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