Skip to comments.Illinois Democrat Mike Quigley favored to win race to replace Rahm Emanuel (ChicagoLady's race)
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...
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