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Illinois Democrat Mike Quigley favored to win race to replace Rahm Emanuel (ChicagoLady's race)
Chicago Tribune ^ | April 6, 2009 | DEANNA BELLANDI

Posted on 04/07/2009 2:18:36 PM PDT by ConservativeMind

...Pulido said she isn't intimidated by Quigley's big money lead.

Quigley had raised $512,932 in the election cycle that started after the November election while Pulido collected just less than $21,000, according to Federal Election Commission filings as of March 30. Reichel, a 27-year-old French teacher and translator, said he hadn't yet filed an FEC report because he hadn't raised $5,000.

"I feel like it's a David and Goliath scenario but the end of the story is David wins," said Pulido, director of the Illinois Minuteman Project, part of a national volunteer civilian border patrol group that wants to stop illegal immigration.

Pulido is counting on a scandal-weary public to back the GOP in the wake of corruption charges against Blagojevich and his appointment of Democrat Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate.

Pulido, 52, is in the race without the backing of national Republicans, support she said she doesn't want.

"I'm their Sarah Palin. I'm the conservative that they don't want to go conservative. They want to go moderate," Pulido said.

The National Republican Congressional Committee declined to comment on Pulido, who has had to apologize for posts on a conservative Web site that some deemed offensive.

In editorials endorsing Quigley, the Chicago Sun-Times called Pulido "well outside the mainstream" and the Chicago Tribune quoted Pulido last year as calling GOP presidential candidate John McCain "another politician that acts like he was elected to represent the Mexican government" on immigration...

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: aliens; il2009; prolife; pulido; quigley; rahm
Please, everyone in that area, get out and vote!
1 posted on 04/07/2009 2:18:36 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: ConservativeMind

Has Pulido even heard from the RNC??


2 posted on 04/07/2009 2:19:25 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

A Democrap to replace Rahm? Who’s have thunk?


3 posted on 04/07/2009 2:21:21 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: hkp123

Who’d = Who’s


4 posted on 04/07/2009 2:22:07 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: hkp123

I bet “fight for every seat” Steele hasn’t even sent her an email


5 posted on 04/07/2009 2:22:56 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: ConservativeMind; chicagolady
The National Republican Congressional Committee declined to comment on Pulido, who has had to apologize for posts on a conservative Web site that some deemed offensive.

I take that as a complement. But I don't see chicagolady as one to apologize for her opinion.

6 posted on 04/07/2009 2:24:10 PM PDT by bcsco (I'm a Constitution defender!)
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To: GeronL
I saw a long letter Rosanna posted from an RNC person, claiming she never contacted them save for one time for free legal advice. They said she needed to ‘get to know their organization and show up for meetings’ and such. You should be able to find it by doing a search on “ChicagoLady”.
7 posted on 04/07/2009 2:24:27 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Cancel liberal newspaper, magazine & cable TV subscriptions (Free TV-dtv.gov). Stop funding the MSM.)
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To: GeronL

She’s my hero for not wanting the weenies in the RNC to get involved! Go Chicago Lady!!!


8 posted on 04/07/2009 2:24:31 PM PDT by chilepup
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To: bcsco

She did, for some comments she made on Free Republic in 2003, it appears.


9 posted on 04/07/2009 2:25:21 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Cancel liberal newspaper, magazine & cable TV subscriptions (Free TV-dtv.gov). Stop funding the MSM.)
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To: ConservativeMind

“I feel like it’s a David and Goliath scenario but the end of the story is David wins,” said Pulido, director of the Illinois Minuteman Project”

NO, David does not win, not anymore....

And, as a state director of an officially-recognized “HATE-GROUP” (per the Southern Poverty Law Center), the National republican Party won’t touch her.

The Democrat has 500 large to spend, and access to MILLIONS more from a myriad of taxpayer-supported Democrat groups that masqerade as “Community Orgs”, if it’s needed. Amd they all, especially in Chicago, just got “Stimulated” with your tax dollars.

WE, AS A GROUP, need to stop whistling in to the wind, and start realizing exactly what it is we are up against, folks...


10 posted on 04/07/2009 2:25:46 PM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: ConservativeMind

Pulido is EXACTLY who we need in Congress. She may be “controversial” to the mainstream, but what she has been saying is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!!!

Please, God, let her win!


11 posted on 04/07/2009 2:26:14 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (SARAH PALIN, 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMind; chicagolady

Well, if she felt it was the thing to do then so be it.


12 posted on 04/07/2009 2:26:52 PM PDT by bcsco (I'm a Constitution defender!)
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To: ConservativeMind
"another politician that acts like he was elected to represent the Mexican government" on immigration...

And what's wrong with that?

13 posted on 04/07/2009 2:26:57 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: ConservativeMind

so what does “fight for every seat” Steele do for a candidate?? castigate them?

The liberal pretender idiot Steele needs to resign, he is a disgrace


14 posted on 04/07/2009 2:28:15 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: tcrlaf; TheRightGuy; BillyBoy

I walked four precincts for Rosanna. I didn’t see any Quigley yard signs, but I saw several Pulido signs. Many Democrats won’t vote because they assume that Quigley will easily win. Chicago is colder than usual, for April. The temp., here, is about 35 degrees. Many people won’t vote, because of the weather. The majority of those people are Democrats, so Rosanna will get a higher percentage.


15 posted on 04/07/2009 2:28:43 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins

That has been my general hope, especially with a 15% turnout for the primary.

I hope she does well. Thanks for your work with her. I sent money to the campaign.


16 posted on 04/07/2009 2:30:44 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Cancel liberal newspaper, magazine & cable TV subscriptions (Free TV-dtv.gov). Stop funding the MSM.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Mike “Reform” Quigley(D)?!

From O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Junior O’Daniel: “A lot of people like that reform. Maybe we should get us some.”

Pappy O’Daniel: “I’ll reform you, you soft-headed sum’bitch. How we gonna run reform when we’re the damn incumbent? Is that the best idea you boys can come up with? Reform?! Weepin’ jesus on the cross. That’s it! You may as well start drafting my concession speech right now.”

Give ‘em hell, Rosanna!


17 posted on 04/07/2009 2:44:18 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (ChicagoLady - beyond your expectations.)
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To: ConservativeMind

I’m in Crook County today and voted, though she’s not my rep.

On my way out two “poll inspectors” arrived to take stock of things. They were late-20s girls with “Women for O” bumper stickers plastered all over their car.

I’m glad the One-Party rat machine is making sure things are going smoothly...


18 posted on 04/07/2009 3:03:11 PM PDT by BobbyT
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To: ConservativeMind

Unfortunately, I’m not in Rosanna’s district but I’ve try to spread the word to the North Siders as much as possible.


19 posted on 04/07/2009 3:04:25 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: tcrlaf

David and Goliath, perhaps, but in Chicago Goliath always wins.


20 posted on 04/07/2009 3:19:29 PM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: ConservativeMind; chicagolady
Three votes for Chicagolady from this household!!! : )
21 posted on 04/07/2009 5:59:30 PM PDT by Chgogal (Don't look at me, Comrade. You elected him, our very own President Mugabe!)
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