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Elections Sat Jan 30 2010

Open Election Thread: Who Are You Voting For?

Feel free to chip in on local races, too. On election night, join me and other local political types over at WBEZ where we'll be liveblogging the results.

U.S. Senate Races

Democrats
Alexi Giannoulias
David Hoffman
Cheryle Jackson
Jacob Meister

GOP
Mark Kirk
Pat Hughes

Illinois Governor

Democrats
Pat Quinn
Dan Hynes

GOP
Kirk Dillard
Bill Brady
Andy McKenna
Jim Ryan
Dan Proft
Adam Andrzejewski

Cook County Board President

Democrats
Todd Stroger
Dorothy Brown
Toni Preckwinkle
Terry O'Brien

GOP
John Garrido
Roger Keats


Comptroller

Democrats
S. Raja Krishnamoorthi
David Miller
Clint Krislov

GOP
Jim Dodge
Judy Baar Topinka
William Kelly

Lieutenant Governor

Democrats
Rickey Hendon
Terry Link
Scott Lee Cohen
Thomas Michael Castillo
Mike Boland
Art Turner

GOP
Brad Cole
Jason Plummer
Don Tracy
Randy White Sr.
Matt Murphy
Dennis Cook

 
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tony / January 31, 2010 5:35 PM

Hynes
O'Brien
Hoffman
Miller
Hendon

beth / January 31, 2010 6:23 PM

Cheryle Jackson
Pat Quinn
Toni Preckwinkle
David Miller
Art Turner
(Although I'm only willing to argue in support of the first three and I actually voted two weeks ago).

Marco Polo / January 31, 2010 9:45 PM

Hoffman (Alexi seems to simultaneously have no record AND tons of skeletons in his closet, a twofer that won't wear well in the general)
Hynes (the Burke donation and the Berrios endorsement are just too much for me)
Preckwinkle (the rest are all ridiculous)
Krislov (the parking meter lawsuit tickles my fancy)
Hendon (just kidding! but i do just *love* those free rides for seniors and those funny radio ads)

RAS / January 31, 2010 9:52 PM

Patrick Hughes
Adam Andrzejewski
Don Tracy
Jim Dodge
John Garrido
Joel Barry Pollak (U.S. Rep, 9th District)
Sean Morrison (Board of Review, 1st District)
Maureen Pulia (Judge of the Circuit Court)
I know John Garrido personally and hope everyone who pulls a Republican ticket will vote for him. Great guy, regular guy, not a politician. http://www.GARRIDO2010.com.

Daniel / February 1, 2010 2:01 PM

Hoffman
Quinn
Preckwinkle
S. Raja

tony / February 1, 2010 7:48 PM

Whatabout you Ramsin?

Ramsin / February 2, 2010 8:57 AM

I'm going to pull a D ballot, but honestly--I'm undecided still on the big two statewide races. I know that I'm voting for Castillo for Lieutenant Governor, because he asked for my vote--and he's a union man.

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Feature

Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

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...

Civics

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

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

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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