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Minuteman Wins GOP Primary for House Seat Illinois’ heavily Democratic 5th congressional district
The Washington Independent ^ | 3/4/09 9:34 AM | David Weigel

Posted on 03/04/2009 8:20:30 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Last night voters in Illinois’ heavily Democratic 5th congressional district voted in a primary for candidates to replace former Rep. Rahm Emanuel, now the White House chief of staff.

Mike Quigley won the Democratic primary, while Rosanna Pulido won the GOP primary.

Who’s Rosanna Pulido? She was a founder of the Illinois Minutemen, a wing of the immigration restriction group that patrolled the U.S.-Mexico border in 2006 and 2007. In this CNN interview, she called then-GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain “just another politician that acts as if he was elected to represent the Mexican government.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonindependent.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: aliens; chicago; elections; il2009; illegalimmigration; illinois; immigrantlist; immigration; pulido; quigley; rahm; rahmemanuel

1 posted on 03/04/2009 8:20:30 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; chicagolady
Who is Rosanna Pulido?

IIRC she is FReeper Chicagolady.

2 posted on 03/04/2009 8:25:45 AM PST by Roccus (The Capitol, the White House, the Court house.....................America's Axis of Evil!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Groovy, but what is the likelihood of ANY Republican winning the general?


3 posted on 03/04/2009 8:26:07 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (True nobility is exempt from fear - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: chicagolady

Congrats!


4 posted on 03/04/2009 8:29:43 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
We can win that seat. We will send in thousands of people to register voters, take people to the polls, and even vote themselves. We will set up a network of activists to intimidate voters who might vote for the opposing party.

Oh, I'm sorry, we don't have an ACORN on our side... I guess the Dems win again...

5 posted on 03/04/2009 8:30:12 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Army Air Corps

bttt


6 posted on 03/04/2009 8:30:24 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

The way Rahm and Obama are fiddle-f***** our nation’s wealth and security away, she may have a chance.


7 posted on 03/04/2009 8:31:29 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Russ

I understand your sarcasm, but this brings up the salient point....why DON’T we “send in thousands of people to register voters, take people to the polls, and even vote themselves”? Is there some unwritten rule that says that only Democrats can GOTV? Sure, we’re constrained by doing things legally, but all the same....


8 posted on 03/04/2009 8:32:20 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (True nobility is exempt from fear - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: chicagolady

Congrats!

Where do we send donations?


9 posted on 03/04/2009 8:33:31 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Congratulations Chicagolady!!!


10 posted on 03/04/2009 8:39:55 AM PST by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

One tough FReeper lady.

As the WashIndie post says, Obama won the district 73% to 26%. She faces impossible odds.


11 posted on 03/04/2009 8:41:05 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; PhilCollins

BTT!


12 posted on 03/04/2009 8:46:01 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Groovy, but what is the likelihood of ANY Republican winning the general?

This is Rahm Emanuel's old seat. And before him Blagojevich and Rostenkowski. In the last 107 years it has had a Republican congressman for 4 of them. What do you think?

13 posted on 03/04/2009 8:48:06 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I agree. Give them a taste of their own medicine. Unfortunately, they would have ourr side tied up in court for years and the election ruled null and void.


14 posted on 03/04/2009 8:56:09 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Many of the district’s voters think that their last two congressmen, Rahm Emanuel and Rod Blagojevich, were corrupt and liberal. To show that they support a big change, more voters will choose the only conservative, in the race, Rosanna. Obama said that we should vote for change.


15 posted on 03/04/2009 8:59:49 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: Non-Sequitur

‘This is Rahm Emanuel’s old seat. And before him Blagojevich and Rostenkowski. In the last 107 years it has had a Republican congressman for 4 of them. What do you think?’

Following that line then Joseph Cao shouldn’t have even tried in the Louisiana 2nd CD. Since the end of the Civil War the LA-2 district has had Republicans for only 9 years.

But yet Cao won anyway.


16 posted on 03/04/2009 9:00:39 AM PST by LongIslandConservative
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To: LongIslandConservative

Illinois is finally starting to wise up! Its about time!


17 posted on 03/04/2009 9:03:29 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: LongIslandConservative

Illinois is finally starting to wise up! Its about time!


18 posted on 03/04/2009 9:03:36 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: chicagolady

Woo-Hoo! Congrats!


19 posted on 03/04/2009 9:04:54 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Te odeo, interfice te cochleare)
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To: Non-Sequitur
This is Rahm Emanuel's old seat. And before him Blagojevich and Rostenkowski. In the last 107 years it has had a Republican congressman for 4 of them. What do you think?

I think we need to contest every single seat. And in cases like this, we need candidates who will say inflammatory (but correct) things to shake things up. She needs to tag her opponent as a member of the party that supports abortion, homosexual marriage, illegal immigration, socialized medicine, and out of control taxing and spending. See how that plays. If she harps on those issues, she'll get a sizable part of the minority vote. To date, the GOP has been too scared to go there.

It's time.
20 posted on 03/04/2009 9:05:16 AM PST by Antoninus (It's a sad time when Pravda's reporting is more reliable than anything in the major US media.)
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To: Russ

if you did that, you’d get federal funding


21 posted on 03/04/2009 9:05:22 AM PST by Billg64 (LOL ROFL Senator Mccain for what????)
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To: Antoninus

Exactly so. We need true diehard conservatives to run against liberals in every single state for every single position and we would win most of the time!


22 posted on 03/04/2009 9:10:18 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Non-Sequitur
This is Rahm Emanuel's old seat. And before him Blagojevich and Rostenkowski. In the last 107 years it has had a Republican congressman for 4 of them. What do you think?

Exactly my point.

23 posted on 03/04/2009 9:14:52 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (True nobility is exempt from fear - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Groovy, but what is the likelihood of ANY Republican winning the general?

Miniscule even with a viable candidate. However, given Ms. Pulido's "Minuteman" connection, the Chicago media are going to go into overdrive to paint her as a whackadoodle -- and they'll probably succeed.

24 posted on 03/04/2009 9:17:25 AM PST by r9etb
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To: LongIslandConservative
But yet Cao won anyway.

Let's just hope he can stay won. Granted, the demographics in NOLA have changed a bit, but the city, even post-Katrina, still seems to be made up largely of hedonists and hand-out seekers - neither group of which is very GOP-friendly. I suspect the Dems will find some fresh young honest-seeming (i.e. his corruption hasn't been discovered yet) African-American candidate and take the seat back easily in '10.

25 posted on 03/04/2009 9:17:28 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (True nobility is exempt from fear - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: Billg64; All

She has a chance what she needs are legs to work those precinsts, and access to printing presses so she can paper her district. This primary had a turnout of 17% where a state legislator,and a county board legislator (who won taking a mere 22% of the vote) and 9 other candidates ran. Thats a dismal democratic turnout for a contested primary. While the victor is boasting “change” in his talk on wls am 89 Don Wade and Roma show he simply recited supporting Obama’s socialist programs. This lady is organized check out http://www.rosannapulido2009.com


26 posted on 03/04/2009 9:32:14 AM PST by mosesdapoet (2010 One year to a new census and congressional redistricting, we need a strong hand in the House)
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To: Antoninus
I think we need to contest every single seat.

Apparently we are. But I'm not expecting to see an upset. That's not being defeatist, just realistic.

27 posted on 03/04/2009 9:33:44 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; PhilCollins; chicagolady
“This is Rahm Emanuel's old seat. And before him Blagojevich and Rostenkowski. In the last 107 years it has had a Republican congressman for 4 of them.”

It is certainly a Democrat seat, but please note that, at least in its 1992-2000 incarnation, it was carried by George H.W. Bush in 1988 (I'm not sure if Bush carried it in 1988 under the current lines). In a November general election, running as a Republican in the district is pretty much a kamikaze mission (which Michael Flanagan pulled off in 1994 solely because it was 1994 and voters wanted the corrupt Rosti out), but in a low-turnout April special election the result is by no means assured. Rosanna Pulido has to run hard, criticize the ultraliberal policies that piss off even Democrat voters, and hope to turn out enough Republicans and traditionalist Democrats (the district is heavily Catholic, with many Poles, Croats, Italians and Hispanics) to pull off the upset. It is *not* impossible. (Heck, Cao proved in LA-02 that even when it truly *is* impossible one can still win.)
28 posted on 03/04/2009 10:16:11 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: Islander7

P.O. Box 911 Skokie Illinois 60076

Thanks in advance


29 posted on 03/04/2009 10:47:16 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
BTTT

YESSSS! Rosanna Pulido (R-IL) wins 5th Congressional District Republican Primary

30 posted on 03/04/2009 10:55:10 AM PST by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Non-Sequitur
Sounds like a good campaign ad.

"In the last 107 years, our district has spent all but four of them represented by machine backed Democratic candidates who put special interests ahead of the people. The last three were Congressman of questionable integrity like Dan Rostenkowski, Rod Blagojevich, and Rahm Emanuel. And now those same elitists who promised us Blago and Emanuel would reform our district are pushing hard to elect Mike Quigley, a 26 year machine insider who got his start as an aide to Chicago ward boss Bernie Hansen. Just like his friend Rod Blagojevich, Mike Quigley likes to present himself as a reformer, but rose through the system of hard-ball Chicago politics. Is that change? Let's tell the ward bosses and media elites we won't be fooled again by phony reformers and career politicians. Send a message to Washington that we want real change, and elect Rosanna Pulido to Congress. Rosanna Pulido represents our values -- not Rod Blagojevich's. Please visit www.rosannapulido2009.com to learn more."

31 posted on 03/04/2009 11:02:17 AM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Roccus; chicagolady

Outstanding!


32 posted on 03/04/2009 11:06:32 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

This is the old Rostenkowski district — Democrat to the core. Joseph Stalin, IV, if he exists, would be a good fit for the district.


33 posted on 03/04/2009 12:18:12 PM PST by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Thanks Ernest!


34 posted on 03/04/2009 5:23:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Groovy, but what is the likelihood of ANY Republican winning the general?


Probably slim and none but strange things happen in elections sometimes. There were 54856 votes cast in the Democrat Primary; 3977 votes in the Republican which she got 1001; 491 votes in the Green. Thus it is a long way for her to leap based upon the primary turnout.

I’m told that a Michael Patrick Flanagan won one term right after Rostonkowski lost. Cao won in LA in a strong democrat district, Lampson won one term in the old Delay district in Texas so upsets do occur.


35 posted on 03/04/2009 5:51:18 PM PST by deport
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

“It is certainly a Democrat seat, but please note that, at least in its 1992-2000 incarnation, it was carried by George H.W. Bush in 1988 (I’m not sure if Bush carried it in 1988 under the current lines).”

GOP support has halved in 20 years then. :-o

We should be able to compete is mostly white urban seats like this.


36 posted on 03/04/2009 10:01:16 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Russ

I like your attitude. TIME FOR AN UPSET!
Slogan Suggestion for her campaign: You Go Girl!!!

btw, very disappointed in Don Wade sucking up to the Dem primary winner saying he won the seat because it is a dem district.


37 posted on 03/04/2009 10:06:09 PM PST by bushwon
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To: Roccus

Rosanna was on FOX News to talk about the issue.

Thank you for the link, Rosanna!
A Minutemen ported it to YouTube, hoping to give the story wider exposure.

Please feel free to share the link with your friends and neighbors:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAtyLngN2Bc


38 posted on 03/05/2009 5:37:46 AM PST by Ladycalif (Free - Ramos and Compean)
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To: Islander7; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Ping!

Here’s the link that’s turning into her support thread - all the info you should need is there:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2199211/posts


39 posted on 03/05/2009 11:24:33 AM PST by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

WOW! Congratulations Rosanna! WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!


40 posted on 03/05/2009 11:47:20 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Non-Sequitur

Wasn’t there a Republican elected in 1994?


41 posted on 03/05/2009 12:25:28 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: DLfromthedesert
Wasn’t there a Republican elected in 1994?

And defeated in 1996. Flanagan beat Rostenkowski who was under indictment at the time.

42 posted on 03/05/2009 12:38:45 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

bttt


43 posted on 03/06/2009 7:38:46 AM PST by Dante3
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