October 29, 2007

Illinois primary at a glance

This year's February Illinois primary is the earliest state primary ever. This is thanks to the lemming-like move of state Dems to emulate other states in the rush to push primaries so far forward they distort the entire process.

This year in Illinois the primary features a grab bag of races, with candidates vying to replace Denny "the neckless wonder" Hastert as well as Jerry Weller and Peoria's Ray LaHood, and locally of course, primary challenges to one veteran politician and one rookie.

The Bloomington Pantograph writes a nice overview that details the races and the players.


At 10/30/2007 6:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see Paul Rumler has filed to run for the Illinois State Senate. That is good news for the 36th. Paul ran a great campaign last time and will run a great campaign this time as well. The only difference, is that I will now be calling Paul, Senator Rumler. Good job Paul.
Fellow MHS Grad

At 10/30/2007 7:07 AM, Blogger Dave Barrett said...

I guess that change in how parties pick their candidates is similar to biological evolution -- it comes about by incremental small changes. Hopefully the current situation is part of a transition to a more logical process in which primary voters in all states have an equal say in who the nominee is.

At 10/30/2007 10:28 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Pure speculation, but could these two local races reflect a sort of "throw the bums out" voter sentiment?

Not that it means anything at all, but it's been interesting to have seen several homes displaying both Lack and Rumler yard signs.

The presidential race is certainly a "change" election in which voters are looking to go in a different direction, could that mood carry over?

At 11/02/2007 11:56 AM, Anonymous RI Grad said...

I think that Senator Mike Jacobs has done a great job in the last year since he got elected. He won 57-43 in the last election and I do not think that much has changed in the last year. Jacobs will win in a similar fashion again.

At 11/08/2007 11:54 PM, Blogger Scott said...

Rumler did anything but run a good campaign last time around. He just didn't get out there and try very hard. When he is in the middle of a street on election day holding a sign, you know he is trouble.

As for the other race, I am fully in support of Jerry Lack. He is a very nice guy, and he knows how to help the community. It is time for a change.


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