Skip to comments.Possible Durbin endorsement causes stir
Posted on 12/30/2011 3:28:29 AM PST by Wpin
STERLING News of a possible endorsement from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin appears to be having a big impact in the 17th Congressional District race.
State Sen. Dave Koehler, D-Peoria, who left the race this month after earlier announcing his candidacy, said he did so largely because Durbin, a Democrat, called to tell him that he would endorse Cheri Bustos, an East Moline alderwoman.
The district includes Whiteside County. The candidates are vying to replace Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona, who is running for a second term.
Koehler said Wednesday that he was disappointed with Durbins decision.
I felt we had momentum. We were in the lead in fundraising, he said. He [Durbin] asked me to step out of the race and run for state Senate seat. I had to make a very quick decision. There were only a few days left to gather signatures for my Senate seat.
Koehler said he called Durbin back with his answer he would withdraw. Koehler said it would be hard to overcome Durbins endorsement of an opponent...
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Career politicians gotta go.
Sooooo, the Dick Durbin is picking who runs for what in Illinois!! Hmmmmmmmm, this is NO way to run a republic.
“Career politicians gotta go.”
You are absolutely correct. The future of the US depends on it.
There needs to be a TEAD movement:
Taxed Enough Already Democrats - running in the DEM primaries!
That would make some Marxist heads explode - Dingy Harry - Nancy Pelosi and the Durbins who believe they are rulers not representatives of the people.
Dick Durbin before he dicks you
I would think an endorsement by Turban Durbin would be the kiss of death. But it’s a crazed State.
Just pay your taxes and follow your marching orders from the RAT Party.
I thought it was Lil’ Dick Durbin.
OK, He can be Little Dirty Dick Durbin. . .
What republic? This is about my dear ILL-ear-noise where everything is controlled by The Combine. This article is just about the Rat Wing of The Combine, but its the same for republican wing of The Combine.
From Jan 21, 2000 to Jan 21 2008, the little fat slimy guy in DC, Karl Rove, was calling the shots as to which IL GOP RINO would run for office in IL. Rove did this through his "good friend" in the IL GOP, 'KJ' (now a convicted felon who worked w/Blago on a Bond Scam).
'KJ' did such a good job of pleasing Rove with his RINO picks that 'KJ' was rewarded by Rove picking him to be the Treasurer of the 2004 GOP Convention. Which was like making Willie Sutton head of all US Federal Reserve Banks and John Dillinger a Bank Examiner.
So this is just SOP for IL politics. Nothing new at all. And the ONLY ONE trying bust these maggots is US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald (yes him). 'Fitz' is the best US Attorney Chicago (Northern Dist of IL) ever had. And I mean 'ever'.
(Fitz makes 'crime buster' Rudy look like a 1st year law clerk)
As a member of The Combine once said:
"When we're in, we're in. And when they're in, we're in."
Oh, turban is endorsing a dimbocrap. I thought he was endorsing Pon Paul or mittens.