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  •  yup, I'm sure (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    Laesch wouldn't have gotten his ass kicked. Aurora and Elgin may have growing minority populations, but they didn't turn out, and I seriously doubt having a progressive on the ballot would have changed that (unless you want to argue that none of the statewide candidates were progressive).

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

    by sapelcovits on Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 11:16:13 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, in fact Aurora DID turn out (1+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY

      We had a very popular latina state rep on the ticket, and her supporters turned out in DROVES.

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

      by edwardssl on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 09:40:05 AM PDT

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      •  Turnout dropped 20 points between 2008 and 2010 (1+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY

        with basically the entire remainder of the district (sans Elgin and DuPage, maybe) voting heavily Republican, Aurora alone wouldn't have been enough.

        Btw, Aurora voted for Foster over Laesch in the primary by 20 points, so clearly despite his supposed conservatism, Foster was still popular in the Democratic core of the district.

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

        by sapelcovits on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 03:56:43 PM PDT

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