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Durbin, Sauerberg to debate twice ^ | September 18, 2008 |

Posted on 09/20/2008 12:36:37 PM PDT by Maelstorm

CHICAGO - Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and his Republican challenger, Dr. Steve Sauerberg, have two debates scheduled before the November election.

First, the two will appear Oct. 6 on WTTW-TV's "Chicago Tonight" program.

Then, there will be a radio debate Oct. 9 from Knox College in Galesburg sponsored by the Illinois Radio Network.

Sauerberg, a physician from the Chicago suburbs, faces an uphill battle to try to unseat Durbin.

Durbin is the Senate's second-highest ranking Democrat and he has far more campaign cash, according to the latest federal filings.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2008; debates; dick; durbin; electioncongress; electionussenate; sauerberg

  1. America's Most Liberal Senator. That's right, due to his extreme tax and spend, pro-illegal immigrant policies, the National Journal recently rated Dick Durbin more liberal than Senators Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy and every other Democrat in the U.S. Senate.
  2. Making Life Easier for Illegal Immigrants. Dick Durbin is championing the effort to grant illegal immigrants amnesty and taxpayer funded benefits.
  3. Compared Our Troops To Nazis. Dick Durbin compared U.S. Troops to the Nazi, Soviet and Pol Pot Regimes in a speech on the Senate floor.
  4. 37 Years on the Taxpayer Payroll. Dick Durbin has spent 37 years on the taxpayer payroll and continually accepts pay raises even though Illinois taxpayers receive the 5th worst return in federal government spending on the taxes we send to Washington. Dick Durbin has allowed Illinois to become America's ATM. Durbin even admits he does nothing in the Senate to earn his paycheck.
  5. De-Fund Our Troops/Surrender in Iraq. Dick Durbin voted to link needed funding for our troops to a timetable for withdrawal in Iraq.
  6. Border In-security. Dick Durbin continually votes against funding for critical border security measures, such as a wall and aerial surveillance of our border.
  7. Anti-Affordable, Quality Healthcare. Dick Durbin has voted against efforts to make healthcare more affordable for taxpayers and seniors and wants to decrease our healthcare quality by socializing medicine. Dick Durbin even voted against Medicare Part D, which saves seniors over $1,100 per year on drug costs.
  8. Pro-Ultra Liberal MoveOn.Org. Dick Durbin was one of only 25 members of the Senate who voted against condemning the radical ultra-liberal’s baseless personal attack on Four Star General David Petraeus
  9. Anti-Taxpayer. Dick Durbin has repeatedly voted against tax cuts that have saved Illinois taxpayers over $2,200 per year.
  10. Extreme on Abortion. Dick Durbin voted to allow partial-birth abortion, human cloning, and minors to cross state lines for an abortion in order to avoid parental notification laws.

1 posted on 09/20/2008 12:36:37 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Sauerberg could be the best debater in IL, but it won’t matter. People there are precommitted to a socialist agenda and have been for years and years. Of course, Chicago fraud makes the socialism easier to proclaim as the IL majority.

2 posted on 09/20/2008 12:53:39 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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Sauerberg has been pulling in more cash of late, Tom Coburn had a big fundraiser for him. It is more than a long shot but I don’t think these races are impossible. What I find unfortunate is that people expect easy races or they don’t want to fight. Sauerberg needs to open up on Durbin. He has nothing to lose.

3 posted on 09/20/2008 1:06:58 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Theodore R.
Of course, Chicago fraud makes the socialism easier to proclaim as the IL majority.

And the guns laws is working out so well in the Windy City too...

4 posted on 09/20/2008 1:07:51 PM PDT by John123 (Obambi said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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To: Maelstorm; BillyBoy; chicagolady; SJackson

Turban Durbin will be back, unless he lets it slip what he really thinks. Also, Saurberg is not a favorite of conservatives.

5 posted on 09/20/2008 1:34:25 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Maelstorm

Concur 100%. It’s unlikely that Durbin will lose, but that just means Suaerberg has nothing to lose if he goes for the jugular. And I have personally witnessed this clown losing his temper, so Sauergerg might just be able to get him to flip out on live TV.

6 posted on 09/20/2008 10:34:07 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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I agree that Sauerberg isn’t conservative. He’s pro-choice, pro-gun control, and pro-Hillarycare. The debate should include all five candidates, to ensure that at least one conservative, Chad Koppie, is in the debate. Koppie is the only candidate, in that race, who is pro-life, anti-illegal alien, and pro-gun rights. Please read his site,

7 posted on 09/22/2008 10:23:27 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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Is that race still going on lol? I met Sauerberg about a year ago and was wondering how he had time to run his medical practice and campaign. Nice family though. I’ll give him that. But he is no conservative. He just had more cash to throw around.

8 posted on 09/22/2008 11:27:23 AM PDT by warbride2009 (Half of my heart is in Iraq...)
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Yes, that race is still going on, but I hope that Sauerberg doesn’t think that he might win. The latest Rasmussen poll said that Durbin was ahead, 56%-35%.

9 posted on 09/22/2008 12:14:02 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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I wish Sauerberg would start exposing these Chicago polticians as the thugs that they are... but then I guess his GOP handlers would get mad at him! He’d have to expose them as well.

10 posted on 10/03/2008 11:58:08 AM PDT by warbride2009 (Half of my heart is in Iraq...)
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