GOP take over of Illinois
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#1 Jul 30, 2014
The Coming Republican Takeover of... Illinois?
NRO ^| 7-29-14 | Jim Geraghty
How will President Obama feel when a Republican wins the governors race in his home state of Illinois?
Gov. Pat Quinn is facing an increasingly uphill battle against Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, a new We Ask America poll shows.
Rauner is now sitting on a 14-point lead in the poll that was conducted July 28, which is up from his 10-point lead he had in a June poll. Rauners boost can be attributed to his economic plan, which includes a state income tax reduction. A poll showed while people dont believe Illinois can afford this plan, a majority say it makes them more likely to vote for him.
Reboot Illinois, which was founded by hedge fund manager Anne Dias Griffin, commissioned the poll by We Ask America, an independent polling subsidiary of the Illinois Manufacturers Association.
Overall, if the election were held today, Rauner would pull in 47 percent of the vote, compared to Quinns 33 percent. Of those polled, 20 percent said theyre still undecided.
All 118 seats in the Illinois House of Representatives and about one-third of the State Senate seats will also be on the ballot this year. Democrats have a 40 to 19 seat margin in the State Senate and a 71 to 47 seat margin in the House. But a big win by Rauner could create coattails, and it appears he and his campaign are investing money in an effort to make that happen:
Crains Chicago Business columnist Greg Hinz:
Thanks to heavy spending by wealthy gubernatorial nominee Bruce Raunerand disgust within the GOP that it let the governors mansion slip away four years ago despite the Rod Blagojevich scandalIllinois Republicans appear to be disciplined, organized and moving to win in a way they havent been in decades. And the Democrats know it.
One insider tells me that a combination of the state and national parties and the Rauner campaign is prepared to spend as much as $2 million just on an absentee ballot operationperhaps seven or eight times as much as in 2010, when Republican state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington lost to Gov. Pat Quinn.
Another source reports that the party has opened 20 field offices just in the collar counties. In comparison, Mr. Brady had three offices in the entire state.
Notice the momentum and bandwagon effect:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to Chicago Friday and gave Republican Bruce Rauner $2.5 million.
With that the Republican Governors Association more than doubled its financial support of Rauners campaign for governor.
#2 Jul 30, 2014
must be big republican lie no link........you must be dumbazz.
#3 Jul 30, 2014
You really no nothing about Illinois politics. Quinn will win re-election.
Since: Sep 09
#5 Jul 30, 2014
You guys love Newsmax. You guys post their stuff all the time. So I think I'll give it a try.
"GOP Moderates in Kansas Endorse Democrat for Governor"
"Some 100 moderate Republicans have turned against Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and endorsed his Democratic challenger Paul Davis, Politico reported. Old-school moderate Republicans have lost their place in the GOP-controlled Kansas legislature. They blame Brownback, who is a fiscal and social conservative..."
Hey! It was fun!
#8 Jul 31, 2014
This is proably a more Accurate Poll ,,,, It it shows Rauner 44.5 to Quinns 41.5
You never know ,,,, Maybe the voters have seen whats happened to Detroit and been thinking about waking up ,,,,, lol
#9 Sep 2, 2014
Actually, the GOP turning Illinois into a solid red state isn't nearly as far-fetched as most people would believe, and much of that is due to the demographics that are currently swinging Chicago's collar counties into the Republican column:
Jenny, it's been real fun indeed!
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