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Behind by 553 votes, Bean won't concede to Walsh
Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 3, 2010 | Dan Rozek

Posted on 11/03/2010 5:37:39 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight

(Bean) Wants all absentee and provisional ballots counted

"While some absentee and provisional ballots remain to be counted, Walsh — a self-described Tea Party activist — believes those votes won’t change the ultimate outcome of the election."

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: barnstorming; bean; clevelandrocks; house; illinois; joewalsh; rockymountainway; walsh
The Illinois 8th has remained under the radar of most of the lists of the competitive US House districts throughout the campaign. Supported by local Tea Partiers, Joe Walsh may have pulled off a win of yet another House seat gain for the new majority.
1 posted on 11/03/2010 5:37:46 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

Let us hope. Does the Dem Mafia get to count these ballots?


2 posted on 11/03/2010 5:39:24 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Proud2BeRight

Joe should thank that wacky, League of Women Voters anti-pledge moderator. That was worth at least 500 votes. I’m gonna email and thank them.


3 posted on 11/03/2010 5:43:57 PM PDT by Krankor (I can't see me loving nobody but you- for all my life.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Righto. They can count those votes in Cook county. No problem.


4 posted on 11/03/2010 5:49:02 PM PDT by Combat_Liberalism
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To: Cicero

The Il 8th covers part of three counties (Cook, Lake, McHenry) and I’m not sure where all the absentees and provisionals are but we know at least some are in Cook since they are part of the Brady/Quinn governor race count too. I did hear that Walsh had lawyers and the Party had lawyers on site.


5 posted on 11/03/2010 5:50:04 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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553 votes. In Cook County surely there are a thousand Democrat votes that can be found in a desk drawer. If the Republican wins by 553 votes some ACORN activists are going to be wearing heavy overshoes.


6 posted on 11/03/2010 5:53:38 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Proud2BeRight

The inmate ballots from the State Prison haven’t arrived yet??


7 posted on 11/03/2010 5:53:51 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear and ridicule the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Where are the Military votes????


8 posted on 11/03/2010 6:03:35 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Walsh is a real surprise. It is largely a limousine liberal district with Bean pretending to be a moderate.


9 posted on 11/03/2010 6:05:48 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: Proud2BeRight

Bean’s a tool of the trial lawyers (actually, she’s one herself - that’s both a tool and a trial lawyer), so she’ll have no want of legal assistance.

Most of her district is Chicago exurbs and outer suburbs, so the corruption isn’t as well-honed as what you see in the city and inner suburbs, but there’s still enough to be concerned about.


10 posted on 11/03/2010 6:06:49 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: Proud2BeRight
Canseco in TX flew under the radar also and got rid of Rodriguez who blasted the US and TX for wanting tougher immigration.
11 posted on 11/03/2010 6:19:09 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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If Walsh wins this, the Republicans will have flipped four house seats in Illinois: Bean, Foster, Hare and Halvorson. There are a total of 19 districts in the state. This would be unbelievable.


12 posted on 11/03/2010 6:53:39 PM PDT by Inyokern
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It's even more dramatic when you look at the red/blue map of Illinois. The districts the Rats hold are all in Cook County , with one down in East St. Louis. The entire State is red except for a tiny blue corner in the Northeast and another in the Southwest. It really shows how much geography we picked up last night.
My family worked hard for Walsh the last 12 months. We knew he was going to be a formidable candidate. Full Tea Party support. The northern 2/3 of the district is rural and he made his appearances by pulling a horse trailer behind the campaign van.

Also, toward the end of the campaign, when it became clear he had a real chance to dethrone Bean, an appeal was made t o the national GOP, and they responded. Like many other FReepers, I have been disappointed by Michael Steele. However, to his credit, he made personal appearance at a Joe rally and brought the “Fire Pelosi’ bus entourage. I think it energized the broken glass Tea Party workers, and ultimately made the difference. Bean underestimated the level of anger and dedication from the Tea Party ground game. She thought she was invincible.

13 posted on 11/03/2010 7:10:08 PM PDT by libertymaker
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He started the day with a nearly 800-vote lead, but that margin shrank slightly as six late-arriving Cook County precincts were tallied.

Oh gee! Chicago! I'm surprised!

14 posted on 11/03/2010 7:20:24 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: libertymaker

I think the most optimistic predictions were that we might pick up 1 or 2 seats (Halvorson was considered the most vulnerable and maybe Foster) and we probably wouldn’t hold Mark Kirk’s old seat — which we did.


15 posted on 11/03/2010 7:25:58 PM PDT by Inyokern
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To: Bushbacker1

The district doesn’t include any of Chicago. It includes some suburbs, including Barrington and parts of Schaumburg and Palatine.


16 posted on 11/04/2010 10:07:35 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins

Agreed! But, when one hears Cook County, one only thinks of Chicago. I consider Summit, Chicago, but I know Chicago is across the street! (Harlem)


17 posted on 11/04/2010 2:08:23 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Proud2BeRight

This is Illinois... why are they even going through this dance? We all know how it’s going to end. Just certify and move on.


18 posted on 11/06/2010 5:29:14 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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