April 4, 2006

In other non-news, national Republican organization to help Zinga

As reported in a piece in the Dispatch/Argus:
Andrea Zinga's bid to represent the 17th Congressional District will receive backing from the national GOP, U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Peoria) said Monday.

At a press conference in Republican headquarters, the 18th District Congressman said both House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Tom Reynolds (R-N.Y.) will provide fundraising and campaign support to Ms. Zinga of Coal Valley, a former television broadcaster.

“We tried to persuade Republicans on the national level to come here in previous races, but it's tough running against an entrenched incumbent," Rep. LaHood said of U.S. Rep. Lane Evans (D-Rock Island), who will step down at the end of his 12th term.

This has been expected, even before Evans stepped down, but was even more ensured once the seat became open. Whomever steps into the breach left by Evans will have a tough fight on their hands.

A commenter has also reported that Jacobs has withdrawn from consideration for stepping in to run for Evans' seat. I haven't been able to verify this as yet.

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At 4/04/2006 11:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet Zinga is jumping for joy about now. First Lane is out. Now Jacobs. Maybe this is to make room for Denny to run.

At 4/05/2006 11:49 AM, Anonymous SympathyForLeDevil said...

Hhahaha are you kidding me? I think I can speak for everyone when I say, Anon 23:29, you are truly an idiot. You really don't think Zinga wanted to run against someone who compared themselves to Rosa Parks? Pleasseee. Mike and his size 12 foot are better off representing the State Senate seat in the 36th District. Oh and your "Maybe this is to make room for Denny to run. " comment...let me ask....how are you related to the Jacobs?

At 4/05/2006 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are awfully mean spirited.

At 4/05/2006 2:39 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I have my moments. But where do you get "mean spirited" from this post?

At 4/05/2006 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sympathyforthedevil is mean spirited not the inside dope.

At 4/05/2006 8:42 PM, Anonymous SympathyForLeDevil said...

Anon 14:40...the truth hurts, so deal with it. I am not mean, just stating the obvious, your pure worship for for the Jacobs family is atrocious and disgusting.

At 4/05/2006 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jacobs would walk over Zinga in a heart beat. She would rather run against an old man than a vibrant young candidate.

At 4/10/2006 12:44 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Or Jacobs... for that matter.


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