Skip to comments.GOP Moderate Kirk Wins Ill. Senate Primary
Posted on 02/02/2010 8:11:31 PM PST by Maelstorm
Newser) Moderate Mark Kirk has won Illinois Republican Senate primary, blowing away two conservative opponents backed by tea-party contingents. The congressman has 56% of the vote with more than 82% of precincts reportinggiving him a 37% lead over Patrick Hughes. Analysts predicted that a clear Kirk victory would take much of the steam out of the tea-party movement.
On the Democratic side, the Chicago Tribune reports, state treasurer Alexi Giannoulias looks close to clinching the nomination, setting up a fight with Kirk for the Senate seat vacated by President Obama.
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Rated 'F' on Second Ammendment
Rated 100% by NARAL
Endorsed by Gay Activists
Voted for CAP and Trade and supports radical environmentalism
Voted Against the Iraqi Surge
Ranked one of the top 10 Liberal Republicans.
What in the hell happenned here?
What is his stand on socialized medicine?
He’s no Republican in my book.
The Combine happened. A fix that makes the old Soviet elections look respectable and honest.
Sounds like a vote for increased taxes and national poverty.
No, the steam isn’t running out of the teaparty movement. Don’t be ridiculous.
“Steam Running out of the Tea Part Movement?”
Hardly. It’s Illi-f***ing-nois! There are just some places a true conservative can’t win. Illinois is one of them.
Although he lost, I pray Patrick Hughes will continue to fight for the great state of Illinois.
Moderate? How can they call him a moderate? To be called liberal on abortion do you have to favor forced abortions?
* Support womans right to choose; along with family planning.
* Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines.
* Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research.
* Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions.
* Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime.
* Voted NO on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info.
* Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad.
* Voted NO on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes.
* Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record.
“.......Steam Running Out of Tea Party Movement?”
Hell NO! It’s Illinois. Can’t expect any better than a RINO from there.
Why’d you change the article title?
Wishful thinking on the part of "analysts."
Massachusetts is better than Illinois?
The ONLY upside is that Kirk has the best chance to “steal “Obama’s” seat”.
“Something wrong about his eyes that I can’t quite place.”
The eye on his right side appears to be an open hole. No eyeball. Just an empty socket.
Anyone who donates to the RNC will have their money go to this liberal! Give direct to conservatives instead!
I lived in Cook County for 32 years. If you could take it off the map, Illinois would be the most conservative state in the country. And if pigs had wings..........
Two things come to mind:
1) The Tea Party movement wasn’t as involved in this one.
2) Fine, let the rinos finance this campaign. Get them to motivate the base. We’ll see how that goes.
I wonder which candidate the RNC backed.
What happened is Chicago. The atypical dome of the MidWest!
I really don’t care much to go over the border. Your dealing with decades of indoctrination and a whole different mentality. Look how much they are taxed in the city. Look at the hikes done on all the tolls around the city. There’s been no anti-movement gaining ground on even these issues, I’m not too surprised by the outcome with these elections. The lemmings take it gleefully.
Amen. The RNC has been calling and calling me. Do not give to the RNC. Target your money directly to the conservative candidates of your choosing.
“Massachusetts is better than Illinois?”
Scott Brown isn’t a Conservative by any reach. He is pro gay marriage, pro abortion, pro gun control and a global warming believer. He did adopt some things the Tea Party stood for like no Obamacare, cutting spending and lowering taxes. But his not a conservative and never realy ran as one.
To prevent duplication, please do not alter the title. Thanks.
Kirk has been running for this seat more or less for 10 years. He never intended to end his life in the House. He had name recognition and no one else in the field did.
Agreed. If this had happened in UT, OK, AL or GA, I would be concerned. But IL & MA? No big deal. Take what you can get.
Analysts predicted that the Titanic was unsinkable.
Well in the past he hasn’t had any problem with it. He did vote against Obamacare in the house but he’d taken considerable flack for his CAP and Trade vote where he was one of 8 Republicans that deserted ship. Previously he had voted with Democrats to override President Bushs vetoes of the SCHIP program and voted for an expansion to Medicare (both expansions of government control of healthcare and severely fiscally irresponsible bills).
This guy makes Susan Collins and Olympia Snow look conservative. He is the political reincarnation of Lincoln Chafee or Christopher Shays. The important thing is that we don’t need his seat and we don’t need the idea that some how we need more liberal Republicans to win to become the overriding idea and you will bet if this guy wins Obama’s old seat that is what you are going to hear. It really makes the Tea Parties look like they are powerless and big government Republicanism is on the rise again.
He’s a disaster for sure but there is good news in the 9th and 10th House districts and governor and lt. governor.
1) Open Primaries
2) Uneducated voters
3) Cook County
4) Millions of dollars in ads promoting Kirk as "fiscal conservative" (This one closely associated with #2)
5) Uneducated voters
So it's 2 unprincipled scumbags squaring off. Illinois business as usual.
We can't expect that running off the Devil will be easy.
It never has been and never will be.
If elected we just have to work to make sure his colleagues are so drastically different from him that even he recognizes how foolish he is calling himself Republican and acting Democrat.
We don't need any more Arlen Spectors.
Kirk is a progressive Republican.
:His victory would put a dent in the tea party panic gripping the GOP, says Talking Points Memo” http://www.newser.com/story/79885/illinois-primary-could-muffle-tea-party-buzz.html
Basically then there are two Dem-RATS running for the seat. Doesn’t really matter which one wins, altho it’s probably better to keep the enemy out of your Party rather than in.
Too bad Burris isn’t running....at least he’s good for some comic relief.
Looks like george bush.
Such silly prognostications this reporter writes in the article... It is common knowledge that every political movement ‘wins some and they lose some”...
The Tea Party movement is a hodge-podge of groups - just getting organized... After all it has only been a year or is it less? ... that a Tea Party ‘movement’ even got underway.
As an emerging entity - the various Tea Parties groups will have strength and success in one area but perhaps not another. Tea Parties are not funded by Billionaires.
The biggest mistake that any liberal/leftist/Marxist - a.k.a. ‘Progressive Democrats’ can make is to assume that the diverse Tea Parties follow one rule and will die on the vine at one defeat or another...
Nothing could be further from the truth...
Giannoulias is a basketball and locker room buddy of Barack Obama with no experience and another con artist.
Well, if Obama is against unethical bankers, then he must be against Giannoulias -
NYT: “As Lender, Senate Candidate Impacted Bank Woes”
Sun Times: “Giannoulias admitted to most controversial bank loans” (Russian mobsters, Convicted Bookmakers)
We won in Massachussets with a canidate running against Obamacare, against Cap and Trade, against gay marriage, and supported restrictions on abortion. Illinois is middle America and the Democrats have been self flagellating themselves with corruption and dirty politics and we couldn’t even get one outsider conservative across the finish line in the Senate or Governor’s race? That is a problem. If we are going to see real change we are going to need better coordination. Maybe Illinois is just nuts. I still remember how Steve Saurberg was treated when he was running against Durbin and he was no liberal. I swear I’m beginning to think conservatives in Illinois are nuts because the Rasmussen poll showed a big chunk going for Kirk and it looks like that is exactly what happenned tonight. Hardly a vote for change or liberty.
Would take steam out of the movment? LOL Why don’t they check out Rubio and half a dozen other races. No, the movement never made this race a focus. Which is a shame.
I am sick of uber lib baby killing Republicans described as “moderate”
We didn’t need this seat we picked our spots and Brown dealt a blow to ration care.
I don’t know, but Illinois is one f-uped up place.
Hell, he’s not even a Republican. WTH?
It might be better if the Dhimmicrat wins this one in the fall. At some point, we have to abandon RINOs if they are just so far gone that we can’t tell the difference between them and the commies. Cap and Trade? Good grief. Why not just vote to disband the US altogether and put the UN in charge.
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