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  •  the district encompasses more than ... (4.00)
    ... northern dupage.

    The Dem party is just beginning to green in DuPage.

    There are three townships in Cook County that are also in IL-6. Christine should do exceedingly well in Elk Grove Township, where a spinoff from DFA does the only real grass-roots precinct work. (The local twp committee chair is a worthless payroller.) Schaumburg Twp., to my way of thinking, will likely go the other way. They're a strong organization that's closely aligned with the state party leadership, and in tune with Rahm Emanuel. Bartlett Township has no real Democratic organization to speak of. Local DFA groups have been organizing - working weekends - out there for months, and that area should also be strong Cegelis turf. ... somebody really ought to register this domain name ...

    by wystler on Thu Dec 15, 2005 at 01:49:54 PM PST

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    •  thanks for the facts (none)
      there's no other way to generate an intelligent discussion.

      we'll stand him up against a wall and pop goes the weasel /rufus t. firefly

      by 2nd balcony on Thu Dec 15, 2005 at 02:38:36 PM PST

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    •  Schaumburg could go either way? (none)
      That's progress from when I lived there between 1981 and 1989. It was SOLID Republican back then.
      •  Many suburbs (none)
        around NYC, DC, Philly, Boston, and my little Albany, NY, have been trending Democratic over the last decade.

        Overdevelopment has been a big issue, but the Worst President Ever has helped, too.

        The Republicans want to cut YOUR Social Security benefits.

        by devtob on Thu Dec 15, 2005 at 03:42:13 PM PST

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      •  no no no (none)
        Kos, I'm talking about the primary. Rocco Teranova, the twp. committee chair, is an organization guy ... plugged into heavy labor (ironworkers?) ... guessing he'll have his folks working for Duckworth ...

        Schaumburg Township has never been SOLID republican ground, the way Palatine Township (to the north) and DuPage County were ... when Woodfield was developed, iirc, the mayor was Dem Bob Aitcher (sp?), whose prior claim to fame was as a country music artist/MC from the old National Barn Dance (first WLS-AM, later WGN-AM & WGN-TV). ... somebody really ought to register this domain name ...

        by wystler on Thu Dec 15, 2005 at 05:04:33 PM PST

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