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Walsh Gaining Ground on Duckworth's Territorial Advantage
The Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Carol Marin

Posted on 10/10/2012 9:00:13 AM PDT by PBRCat

The danger for Tammy Duckworth in the November election is that Congressman Joe Walsh is a better, more nimble, more natural retail politician than she is.

Thanks to a new redistricting map, there are 6 percent more Democratic voters in the newly revised 8th District. Almost two-thirds of voters here went for Obama in 2008. So Duckworth arrived with a substantial advantage. A Public Policy Poll last month put her 14 points ahead of Walsh.

But there is a growing sense that the race is tightening. Sean Trende, an election analyst for, said Tuesday that the website, which aggregates polling data, is considering downgrading its rating of the Duckworth-Walsh contest from “likely Democratic” to “leans Democratic.”

“It’s not a double-digit race anymore, it’s a single-digit race,” said Trende, “even before the Romney surge.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: congress; duckworth; illinois; walsh
Is it time for Rahm Emanuel's hand picked candidate to call the moving vans again and search for another Illinois Congressional district to campaign in?
1 posted on 10/10/2012 9:00:18 AM PDT by PBRCat
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"Thanks to a new redistricting map,...."

Awesome news, thanks for posting. The "new map" places me in Joe's district, where I used to be 10th.

IIRC Joe won by < 300 votes in 2010.

2 posted on 10/10/2012 10:13:53 AM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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