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IL-GOV Tue Feb 09 2010

Raja For Lt. Gov.?

Unsuccessful democratic comptroller candidate Raja Krishnamoorthi is interested in the lt. governor spot:


Former Peorian and comptroller candidate Raja Krishnamoorthi wants to be considered for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor and says he can bring the votes to help clinch victory.

Krishnamoorthi said the pairing with Democratic gubernatorial nominee Pat Quinn would make sense because he could help Quinn grab more votes, a key concern for Democrats who don't want to lose the state's top elected post to a Republican in November.

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He lost by 8,328 votes, not including absentee and provisional ballots yet counted, to David Miller, a state representative from Lynwood. But he noted success in areas key in general election battlegrounds: downstate and the suburbs. The Hoffman Estates resident also boasts a considerable volunteer base in Peoria County, where he grew up.

I think you could do worse than Krishnamoorthi. His economic plans have some really good proposals (like open markets for procurement) and his association with Obama won't hurt the ticket among embittered Chicago Democratic voters (like myself) who are simply too tired of electing embarrassing Democrats. Hopefully with a proper vetting, Raja could really help Quinn.

 
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