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Final votes in: Walsh wins (Add another House Win)
Northwest Herald ^

Posted on 11/16/2010 3:31:29 PM PST by Proud2BeRight

"Republican Joe Walsh has defeated incumbent Democrat Melissa Bean for Congress in the 8th District with all absentee and provisional ballots now counted."

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: barnstorming; bean; clevelandrocks; illinois; joewalsh; rockymountainway; walsh
Great News! Joe Walsh is a Tea Party candidate and another seat captured in Illinois.
1 posted on 11/16/2010 3:31:36 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

Illinois!!! LOL another smack down on the Rats ,Joe that is great news.


2 posted on 11/16/2010 3:33:44 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Proud2BeRight
buh-bye BEANO!
Same to you and your THUGS!

3 posted on 11/16/2010 3:35:46 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Proud2BeRight

Great news!


4 posted on 11/16/2010 3:35:51 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Another story: “All Ballots Counted: Walsh Beats Bean by 291 Votes”
http://barrington-il.patch.com/articles/all-ballots-counted-walsh-leads-by-291-votes
“The final numbers are in for the 8th Congressional District race, putting Republican Joe Walsh on top by 291 votes.”

“Walsh received 98,115 votes, while Democratic incumbent Melissa Bean received 97,824. Green Party candidate Bill Scheurer’s totals were 6,495.”


5 posted on 11/16/2010 3:36:31 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

Does that make the House 240 R vs. 190 D with 5 races still undecided?


6 posted on 11/16/2010 3:39:30 PM PST by Califelephant
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To: Proud2BeRight
“Walsh received 98,115 votes, while Democratic incumbent Melissa Bean received 97,824. Green Party candidate Bill Scheurer’s totals were 6,495.

Sweet, the Commies split the vote and the TEA Partier won.

7 posted on 11/16/2010 3:40:44 PM PST by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Where is this? Why so close?


8 posted on 11/16/2010 3:45:48 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: Proud2BeRight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KKNsC9oHS4&feature=fvst


9 posted on 11/16/2010 3:45:56 PM PST by silentreignofheroes
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To: Proud2BeRight
This also happening in NY state... (posted Sat 11/13)
10 posted on 11/16/2010 3:47:15 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: muleskinner

Walsh was probably 4K votes ahead before the fraud kicked in. Rats just misundertabulated by 500.


11 posted on 11/16/2010 3:57:20 PM PST by txhurl (If we can shake Congress like a can of pennies, we can uproot voter fraud like a D-9.)
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To: muleskinner

“Where is this? Why so close?”

This district is in the NW suburbs of Chicago. The incumbent is a democrat who won the seat about 6 years ago from a dinosaur Republican. The seat was continually listed as a comfortable democrat hold and ignored by both parties. The GOP provided little support for Walsh but grassroots Tea Party support more than made up for it.


12 posted on 11/16/2010 4:01:18 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

Just leave a message, maybe he’ll call.


13 posted on 11/16/2010 4:02:30 PM PST by rfp1234
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To: rfp1234
Hey Melissa, just "Walk Away"!
14 posted on 11/16/2010 4:12:37 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Without checks and balances, why are you surprised that the courts are capsizing the ship of state?)
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To: rfp1234

He has accountants pay for it all.


15 posted on 11/16/2010 4:16:48 PM PST by Interesting Times (SwiftVets.com. WinterSoldier.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

This is a true victory for the local tea party groups. Walsh has won with a ture grassroots door-to-door effort, with little if any National GOP support.

Bean will no doubt ask for a recount, so certification of the actual victory is probably a few weeks away.


16 posted on 11/16/2010 4:18:26 PM PST by bharrin742
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To: Proud2BeRight

How does the IL legislature look on redistricting? Did the R’s do well on state legislative races in ‘10? Looking at this CD’s history, he’ll be vulnerable in ‘12 if they move a few precincts around.


17 posted on 11/16/2010 4:25:21 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA
How does the IL legislature look on redistricting?

We're doomed.

18 posted on 11/16/2010 4:29:10 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: txhurl

“Walsh was probably 4K votes ahead before the fraud kicked in. Rats just misundertabulated by 500.”

I agree.


19 posted on 11/16/2010 4:34:47 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: EDINVA

“How does the IL legislature look on redistricting?”

Bleak. Dems control the redistricting 100%.
Let’s just say, Walsh and his Republican neighbor in Congress (Dold) better enjoy the next 2 years, because at least one of them will not come back.


20 posted on 11/16/2010 4:47:51 PM PST by nbenyo
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To: Interesting Times

Life’s been good to him so far.


21 posted on 11/16/2010 4:50:08 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Califelephant

“Does that make the House 240 R vs. 190 D with 5 races still undecided?”

By my count, 241 GOP and 192 Dem, with only the 2 NY races undecided.


22 posted on 11/16/2010 4:51:28 PM PST by nbenyo
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To: nbenyo

This race needs to be studied as a case example of how rat fraud was somehow overcome in its lionest of lion’s dens.


23 posted on 11/16/2010 4:53:33 PM PST by txhurl (If we can shake Congress like a can of pennies, we can uproot voter fraud like a D-9.)
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To: nbenyo; Toddsterpatriot

That’s what I was afraid of. I saw that at one time the district had been represented by Rostenkowski, then Phil Crane, then Bean... so assumed Walsh would find himself in an even heavier D district by ‘12. One thing the D’s are good at is redistricting to benefit themselves.


24 posted on 11/16/2010 4:57:18 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Proud2BeRight
Walsh Beats Bean by 291 Votes

Just imagine how much he really won by.


25 posted on 11/16/2010 5:12:08 PM PST by Cinnamontea
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To: Proud2BeRight

Blessed be the tea party. Got er dun.


26 posted on 11/16/2010 5:23:29 PM PST by Armaggedon
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To: Impy; InterceptPoint; Clintonfatigued; Coop; AuH2ORepublican

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27 posted on 11/16/2010 5:35:21 PM PST by randita
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To: PJ-Comix
In a twist to the usual paradigm: Walsh (GOP) was actually behind by more than a thousand or so, then votes were found for him (go figure, actually a math error found pretty quickly, if memory serves) that put him ahead by a few hundred votes. He got the GOP to help him with a team of lawyers and volunteers, and the Dems could not steal it in Illinois!! of all places.

This should make you feel better about Ellmers vs Etheridge. She is in good shape to secure victory in the recount, in much better position than Walsh was.

28 posted on 11/16/2010 6:13:04 PM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: nbenyo

Just a few minutes ago, I came across another set of numbers.

This Politico article says 7 races are still undecided, with Rs leading in 5: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45248.html

(The article counts IL 8 as one of the 5 leaning R.)


29 posted on 11/16/2010 6:18:37 PM PST by Califelephant
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To: randita; Impy; InterceptPoint; PhilCollins; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; justiceseeker93; ...

Melissa Bean will be making an announcement tomorrow afternoon. It may be a concession speech. If so, than Republicans will pick up at least 61 seats in the House.


30 posted on 11/16/2010 6:22:48 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: txhurl
Walsh was probably 4K votes ahead before the fraud kicked in. Rats just misundertabulated by 500.
Actually, the reverse happened if my memory serves me correctly. Bean was ahead on election night until a math error was discovered in a double-check of totals. Suddenly, Walsh was ahead narrowly.
31 posted on 11/16/2010 6:23:20 PM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Tennessean4Bush; MitchellC; JulieRNR21

“This should make you feel better about Ellmers vs Etheridge.”

It does.


32 posted on 11/16/2010 6:23:56 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Clintonfatigued; MitchellC; JulieRNR21; PJ-Comix

Oops! My memory did not serve me too well. Walsh actually lead by about 700 before provisionals and absentees were counted. The math error was actually in the NY race with Altschuler the Pub being thrust into the lead after one paper had already called it for the Rat with the Rat leading by several thousand. That race is headed for a hand recount.


33 posted on 11/16/2010 6:37:08 PM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

I bet she demands another recount tomorrow, but I think in the end Joe Walsh can win this. They manufactured tons of fradulent votes in Crook County but most of the district is outside Crook so it’s much harder to steal. And now if she tries to pull an Al Franken she’ll get caught. Walsh even has a form on his website for people to fill out to report incidents of vote fraud on election night.

Normally I’d be popping the champagne if Bean goes down. She’s probably the media’s second favorite Illinois RAT politician (No. #1 being Obama himself, of course), and is beloved by the media for the same resons they love Mark Kirk (phony moderate)


34 posted on 11/16/2010 6:46:44 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

Well, good news!


35 posted on 11/16/2010 7:02:27 PM PST by txhurl (If we can shake Congress like a can of pennies, we can uproot voter fraud like a D-9.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Roll Call is reporting that Bean has conceded. Yippee!


36 posted on 11/16/2010 7:22:10 PM PST by randita
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To: Califelephant

Vidak and Harmer don’t have a prayer, and it’s highly unlikely Farenthold or Ellmer’s lead would be reversed by a recount. Losing candidates were in closer races and did not even request a recount.

Only the 2 NY races are really in doubt.


37 posted on 11/16/2010 8:58:18 PM PST by nbenyo
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To: randita

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jn8K8EA7-Q

Ding dong the witch is dead.

Audio track disabled due to copyright issues unfortunately.


38 posted on 11/17/2010 11:24:03 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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