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Special Election IL05 Sat Feb 28 2009

Nate Silver Gives Quigley 2-1, and Feigenholtz 5-2

Nate Silver throws some odds out on the IL-05 race:

If I had to lay odds on the race, however, they would probably look something as follows: Quigley 2-1 Feigenholtz 5-2 Fritchey 5-1 Wheelan 12-1 Goeghegan 20-1 O'Connor 25-1

Field 20-1

My opinion on this is that Nate Silver is usually right (He projected Obama would win fairly early on in the presidential race) which doesn't make me particularly happy about these odds. Consider this post to be a 'just saying' piece of writing. It's important to have as much information as possible out there.

 
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