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  •  The old district (1+ / 0-)
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    had lots of rural counties. A progressive was going to have trouble there no matter what. Even with his supposed centrism, Foster barely managed to beat an awful GOP candidate. Imagine how a progressive would have fared while being crushed in the Fox Valley.

    21, male, Kyoto-01 (residence) RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), hopeless Swingnut

    by sapelcovits on Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 03:20:27 PM PDT

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    •  Foster beat Oberweis 52% to 47% (1+ / 0-)
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      That wasn't that close.

      See the response below.  Due to growing minority populations in Aurora and Elgin, the demographics had shifted dramatically in the progressives favor.

      Remember, rural means - not alot of people.

      "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity" - MLK

      by edwardssl on Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 07:12:21 PM PDT

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