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Dates Set For Election To Replace Emanuel
CBS2Chicago ^ | January 6, 2009 | CBS 2 Local News Staff - Chicago

Posted on 01/06/2009 3:18:01 PM PST by TheRightGuy

CHICAGO (CBS) ― A primary election is set for March 3 and a general election for April 7 to fill the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rahm Emanuel.

Illinois Republicans say the special election could be also be a chance to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate.

Emanuel is leaving Congress to become Obama's chief of staff.

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On the Republican side, Tom Hanson, who ran against Emanuel in 2008, and Illinois Minuteman Project founder Rosanna Pulido are among those reportedly interested.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: bho2008; emanuel; il2009; minutemen; obamatransitionfile; pulido; rahm; rahmemanuel; tomhanson
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Rosanna Pulido is FreeRepublic's very own CHICAGOLADY!

Rosanna's formal announcement is expected early next and week her website RosannaPulido2009.com is up but still under construction. There are some great video clips available now and it will be fully functional by announcement day.

1 posted on 01/06/2009 3:18:01 PM PST by TheRightGuy
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To: TheRightGuy

“Illinois Republicans say the special election could be also be a chance to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate.”

Yes, it most certainly could! It would be a great opportunity for us to pick up a Senate seat and embarrass Obama and the entire Democratic Party! Wouldn’t that be fun??? Better stock up on popcorn!!!


2 posted on 01/06/2009 3:21:56 PM PST by wk4bush2004 (SARAH PALIN, 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: PhilCollins

BUMP


3 posted on 01/06/2009 3:23:45 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: Condor51

BUMP!


4 posted on 01/06/2009 3:24:50 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: wk4bush2004
Yes, it most certainly could!

Good idea in theory, in tough to accomplish in reality. Most of the pros say it more than likely take until June to get a STATEWIDE primary and special eection accomplished. One congressional district is fairly manageable.

5 posted on 01/06/2009 3:32:02 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: wk4bush2004

That will probably never happen. Burris is determined that he will be seated and Reid practically caved by saying that the Lt. Governor’s signature would be good enough.


6 posted on 01/06/2009 3:32:16 PM PST by jerri
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To: TheRightGuy
Illinois Republicans say the special election could be also be a chance to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate.

Too late. Blagojevich appointed Burris under the existing law, it can't be changed now. The Republicans will have to get their ducks in a row for 2010.

7 posted on 01/06/2009 3:34:32 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: TheRightGuy
So Illinois has different laws to replace Representatives and Senators? Representatives have special elections and Senators are appointed by the Gov.
8 posted on 01/06/2009 3:36:03 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: jerri
Sorry, here's the link:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/01/06/burris-prepares-confrontation-capitol-hill/

9 posted on 01/06/2009 3:39:02 PM PST by jerri
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To: A.J.Armitage; aruanan; Barnacle; BillyBoy; BlackElk; Brasky; Broadside; Bureaucratus2; ...
EAGLES UP !!
Chicagoland FReeper Ping

We need volunteers to help pass petitions in the 5th District to get Chicagolady on the Republican Primary ballot. Filing deadline is January 1 and we need 800+ signatures.


10 posted on 01/06/2009 3:41:50 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: TheRightGuy

Good luck, ChicagoLady ! Go, girl, go!


11 posted on 01/06/2009 3:43:53 PM PST by blueplum
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To: TheRightGuy
OOPS! Filing deadline is January 19thand we need 800+ signatures.
12 posted on 01/06/2009 3:44:59 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: TheRightGuy; chicagolady

There are times when I wish *I* was CHICAGOLADY.

This is one of those times.


13 posted on 01/06/2009 3:45:28 PM PST by Lazamataz (Illegal Zombies: Just Eating the Brains that Ordinary Americans Won't Eat)
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To: Red_Devil 232
So Illinois has different laws to replace Representatives and Senators? Representatives have special elections and Senators are appointed by the Gov.

Yup. To my knowledge vacant house seats are always filled by special election. Senate vacancy replacements can vary state by state.

14 posted on 01/06/2009 3:49:06 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: TheRightGuy

Where is the 5th District?


15 posted on 01/06/2009 3:49:28 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Lazamataz

you’re AALLLIIIIIVVEE!!


16 posted on 01/06/2009 3:51:06 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: TheRightGuy; Lazamataz

You can’t kill the Undead, silly...


17 posted on 01/06/2009 3:56:08 PM PST by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: TheRightGuy; chicagolady; PhilCollins; A.J.Armitage; aruanan; Barnacle; BillyBoy; BlackElk; Impy; ..
Wooo hooo!!! Go Rosanna!!

Looks like we can have a long overdue Chicagoland freeper reunion here. The good news is that it looks like Chicagolady will be the only conservative on the ballot. The only other "Republican" interested in this race, Tom Hanson, ran as Dem lite against Rahm Emanuel last time and didn't come close to winning. I think we can make a good case to GOP voters that they ought to consider an alternative.

This will be a really tough race though, given the 5th historic Dem leanings. The one advantage on our side is the Dems took back this district in 1996 by running "scandal free" Blagojevich, who was succeeded by "scandal free" Rahm Emanuel when Blago became Governor in 2002. Now both of them look just as bad as the last Dem they tossed, Dan Rostencowski. The message here should be clear: 5th District voters will NEVER get clean and honest government as long as they continue to elect CROOKS put up by the Chicago machine!! The Cook County Democrat Party is a CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE. I hope Chicagolady will have campaign literature with Rostencowski, Blago, and Emanuel side-by-side, with the caption "Had Enough?"

What date is the primary election? I don't know if I'll be able to gather signatures, but I definitely want to help walk precincts.

Some advice to Chicagolady: seek out the last Republican who won this district, Michael Patrick Flannigan, and find out what he did to score an upset in 1994. And look into that network of people you've supported in the past who owe you big time. Jim Oberweis certainly should be able to fork over the maximum $2,000 donation for you after all the cash he able to spare for his own campaigns.

18 posted on 01/06/2009 3:57:57 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Fu-fu2
Where is the 5th District?

Good question. It's sprawling, but not as over gerrymandered as some. It starts just behind Chicago's Lincoln Park and goes north thru Boystown and Wrigleyville then heads west out the Lawrence-Irving corridor and then swoops south to North Avenue and west past I-294. Including suburbs of Elmwood Park, River Grove, Schiller Park, Franklin Park, North lake, and parts of Melrose Park.

19 posted on 01/06/2009 3:59:07 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: Fu-fu2

5th District of Illinois is most of the North side of Chicago and some western and northwest suburbs. It includes Schiller Park, Franklin Park, River Grove, Elmwood Park, Northlake, and Melrose Park. Wrigley Field is located in this district, along with the Chicago neighborhoods of Lakeview, Uptown, and Lincoln Park.


20 posted on 01/06/2009 4:00:28 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy; chicagolady
last Republican who won this district, Michael Patrick Flannigan, and find out what he did to score an upset in 1994

He ran as the anti-Rosty on an anti corruption platform. CL needs to harness Blago-rage.

21 posted on 01/06/2009 4:02:30 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: BillyBoy; TheRightGuy

That’s far from me, so I won’t be able to help with getting signatures but could help with other stuff. I’ve done canvassing and phone work so I could help with that....


22 posted on 01/06/2009 4:04:29 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Mad Dawgg; Lazamataz
You can’t kill the Undead, silly...

yeah, i never really thought of it that way ... but you're right, of course

23 posted on 01/06/2009 4:04:57 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: Fu-fu2; PhilCollins
That’s far from me, so I won’t be able to help with getting signatures but could help with other stuff. I’ve done canvassing and phone work so I could help with that....

Thanks in advance. Phil, add one helper!

24 posted on 01/06/2009 4:09:02 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: TheRightGuy
you’re AALLLIIIIIVVEE!!


25 posted on 01/06/2009 4:15:43 PM PST by Lazamataz (Illegal Zombies: Just Eating the Brains that Ordinary Americans Won't Eat)
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To: BillyBoy; PhilCollins; chicagolady
It includes Schiller Park, Franklin Park, River Grove, Elmwood Park, Northlake, and Melrose Park

Virtually all suburban Cook areas in the 5th fall under the Dominion of the new Don of Rosemont, Bradley "The Younger" Stephens ... he serves as the Mayor of Rosemont, the Township Supervisor of Leyden Township, the Leyden Township GOP Committeeman, and, more importantly, the Appointor of Skippy Saviano as GOP State Central Committeeman of the 5th District. Skippy's state rep district overlays neatly with Leyden Township. This should be a real hoot of a campaign.

Note to self: Order body armor tomorrow.

26 posted on 01/06/2009 4:23:45 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: TheRightGuy

Rahm who? I thought he was one of the chickens who went to Africa during turbulent times and forgot to come home to roost.


27 posted on 01/06/2009 4:27:02 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: TheRightGuy

Have the put Rahm’s picture on a milk carton yet?


28 posted on 01/06/2009 4:40:46 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: SERKIT
Rahm who?

He's one of the four horsemen: Blago, Rezko, Obambo, and Rahmbo.

They all sleep in the same bed ... hard to believe only one of them has fleas.

29 posted on 01/06/2009 5:10:01 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: Question_Assumptions
Have the put Rahm’s picture on a milk carton yet?

As Bill Cosbty said to Fat Albert: "You go long."

30 posted on 01/06/2009 5:13:17 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: #3Fan; 1smallVoice; 24-7Freeper; 24Karet; 822mpwife; <1/1,000,000th%; A.J.Armitage; abishai; ...
ALL ILLINOIS FREEPER PING

Even if can't help Rosanna directly, can you help keep this thread alive overnight?

I need to get my beauty sleep.


31 posted on 01/06/2009 5:28:43 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: TheRightGuy

I think it’s too far from me, but I was certainly excited when I heard her name tonight!


32 posted on 01/06/2009 5:34:48 PM PST by Ray'sBeth
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To: TheRightGuy
I need to get my beauty sleep.

You and me both though I doubt it helps either of us much.

33 posted on 01/06/2009 5:38:43 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: TheRightGuy

Bump


34 posted on 01/06/2009 6:01:38 PM PST by bushwon
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To: TheRightGuy

Ping


35 posted on 01/06/2009 6:58:29 PM PST by Volunteer
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To: bushwon; facedown

I’m Rosanna’s campaign manager. If you know anyone who wants to help her, by volunteering or donating, please ask them to email me at philacollins@yahoo.com.


36 posted on 01/06/2009 7:45:44 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins

ping!


37 posted on 01/06/2009 8:13:54 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: TheRightGuy

Thanks for the ping!


38 posted on 01/06/2009 8:51:27 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: TheRightGuy

bttt


39 posted on 01/06/2009 9:13:51 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: TheRightGuy

IL freeper bump


40 posted on 01/06/2009 11:55:28 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: TheRightGuy

FR BUMP for Rosanna


41 posted on 01/07/2009 12:08:47 AM PST by 24-7Freeper
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To: TheRightGuy

Late night bump.


42 posted on 01/07/2009 12:37:26 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: BillyBoy

Chocosnitch set the dates for March 3 (primary), and April 7 (General).

Such a long wait. Candidates don’t need 2 months to gather petitions.


43 posted on 01/07/2009 12:44:05 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: TheRightGuy

That girl must live in my neighborhood. Small world, I’m in.


44 posted on 01/07/2009 4:22:42 AM PST by Thebaddog (WTF just happened to us?)
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To: TheRightGuy; chicagolady

Go Rosanna Go!


45 posted on 01/07/2009 4:42:25 AM PST by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: Impy
Such a long wait. Candidates don’t need 2 months to gather petitions.

Actually the PETITION FILING DEADLINE is less than two weeks away, January 19.

46 posted on 01/07/2009 5:37:36 AM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: facedown
You and me both though I doubt it helps either of us much.

Obama has given me new hope!
< /sarc>

47 posted on 01/07/2009 5:40:06 AM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: Thebaddog; PhilCollins
That girl must live in my neighborhood. Small world, I’m in.

She lives near Foster & Western. Thanks for your offer to help. Phil Collins will be her campaign manager.

Phil, chalk up another volunteer.

48 posted on 01/07/2009 5:42:59 AM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: wk4bush2004

The racist democrats will seat Burris rather than loose a seat.

IMHO they have no choice. Blago is still governor until impeached and convicted, and has appointed a replacement for Obama. The Ill. secretary of state does not have the authority to override the governor. That said I hope Blago get 30 years in the pokey.


49 posted on 01/07/2009 5:48:08 AM PST by chainsaw
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To: TheRightGuy

S0 the long wait is really pointless then. They don’t need all that time to politick.


50 posted on 01/07/2009 6:01:52 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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