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IL10 Race Tue Jan 19 2010

Big Endorsements For Dold

Republican businessman Bob Dold is collecting some big endorsements in his quest for Mark Kirk's former House seat. Congressional Quarterly reports that he recently snagged Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar's backing. This comes after former Vice Presidential nominee Dan Quayle gave Dold the thumbs up. Here's a snippet from the CQ report (linked to above):

Dold -- who's going after the seat being vacated by Rep. Mark Kirk -- announced the endorsement of Illinois Sen. Richard Lugar.

No, Lugar doesn't represent anyone who'll be voting in the primary, but he does have stature within the GOP, and his support lets Dold demonstrate backing by national Republicans.

Last week, the Dold campaign rolled out the endorsement of another name that will be familiar to primary voters: his ex-boss, former Vice President Dan Quayle.

Even with the endorsements, CQ still rates this race "leans democratic" meaning candidates Julie Hamos or Dan Seals are more likely to win the seat.

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Natalie / January 19, 2010 12:27 PM

Dold was also endorsed by the Chicago Tribune today.

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By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...


Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

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It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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