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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Tuesday, November 30

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It's official: Jack Ryan is out of the Senate race. It only took him 5 weeks to file the papers to have his name removed from the ballot. This means that the Republican Party can now move forward with their plans for a replacement candidate, who will be officially announced on Tuesday. Current front runners: Jim Oberweis and John Borling, who were initial primary contenders; Cook County Commissioner Liz Dooty Gorman; and possibly agri-business reporter Orion Samuelson, who appaprently has significant name recognition downstate.

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