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*** UPDATED x3 *** The count… Continued

Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010

* Gov. Quinn’s lead is now 12,344 votes. That’s more than one vote per precinct.

Discuss.

* 2:23 pm - The governor’s lead is now 11,851 votes, which is still more than one vote per precinct.

*** UPDATE 1 *** From Melissa Bean’s campaign…

“This election is still too close to call. There are still thousands of votes left to be counted, and we are still working to understand the provisional and absentee ballot situation. We will continue to work to understand the will of the voters.”

–Jonathan Lipman, spokesman, Melissa Bean for Congress

*** UPDATE 2 *** The governor is now ahead of Sen. Brady by 12,143 votes.

*** UPDATE 3 *** The governor’s lead is now 13,075.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


100 Comments
  1. - Stones - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:12 pm:

    Game…Set…Match


  2. - Publius - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:13 pm:

    I said it earlier, it is over. The networks should call the race and move on. Brady please concede and not drag the inevitable out.


  3. - Montrose - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:14 pm:

    For the first time in my life, I think I may have accurately called an election (Quinn by a hair, and it is not settled until after election day).

    This is going on my resume.


  4. - JN - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:15 pm:

    Gov. Quinn’s lead is now 12,344 votes. That’s less than one vote per acre.


  5. - Chief Illiniwek - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:15 pm:

    Didn’t Brady run in the ‘06 primary too? 2014 is right around the corner. Perhaps third time is the charm.


  6. - yikes - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:15 pm:

    There is a process, created by the legislature and Congress that says you can vote at different times. It makes it harder to count the ballots quickly. I think everyone should take a deep breath, let the process work, and then see what happens. I don’t know if the result will change, but it is important for everything to get counted. If you aren’t willing to wait for the process, then you should eliminate absentee, military, early, and grace period voting. Then, everyone could just vote on election day. Since that won’t work, we wait patiently. The Republican candidates were very classy after the primary. Let’s see if the Democrats can do that now.


  7. - Montrose - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:16 pm:

    *Perhaps third time is the charm.*

    That is what Dan Seals said.


  8. - Chicago Cynic - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:18 pm:

    Amazing result. While I predicted much of what happened yesterday correctly, I was wildly wrong on this race. Crow is definitely on my menu.


  9. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:18 pm:

    Is Brady, Jerry and Jason going to walk around like in that IMG commercial for the amount of money you need for retirement.

    Brady, carring his number …30,000
    Jery, carring his number … 35,000
    Jason carrying his number … 1 Bazillion

    Look, Brady Staff, you are chasing your tail … wait for the votes to be counted … absolutely, just dont’ “Sundown” me or others on your chances …

    Fair?


  10. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:20 pm:

    Still shocking. Who ever thought Pat Quinn would win a big one?


  11. - Nearly Normal - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:20 pm:

    TRa-LA-LA-LA TRA-LA-LA

    Ahem. The Plus Sized Woman has sung.


  12. - Flatlander - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:21 pm:

    Did “Matt the Welder” make a difference to pick up a few votes Downstate?


  13. - "Old Timer Dem" - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:21 pm:

    So is the state now purple? Meaning predominantly blue with some red mixed in.


  14. - Alex - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:22 pm:

    Quinn’s lead is now down to 11,851.


  15. - LakeCountyLarry - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:23 pm:

    I thought all along that Pat Quinn would win. The more we learned about the far-right extremist “who is this guy” Brady, the more Illinoians said “we don’t want this guy!”


  16. - Gunner the Runner - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:23 pm:

    “Still shocking. Who ever thought Pat Quinn would win a big one? ”

    Bernie Schoenberg, Eileen Quinn (Gov’s mom), and PQ.


  17. - DuPage Resident - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:23 pm:

    What is ’soci puppetry’?


  18. - just sayin' - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:28 pm:

    Let’s see how long Bill Brady wants to drag out and how bitter he wants to look.

    But it’s over in any case.


  19. - JD - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:29 pm:

    AND we have Sheila waiting in the wings!


  20. - Fed up - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:29 pm:

    Does Lisa announce for Mayor now or does she wait until all the votes are counted. I believe the close race is just another Rahm tactic to keep another challenger away from his coronation as mayor.


  21. - jonbtuba - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:30 pm:

    Crush.

    Brady should take the high road here and concede. He can’t think he’s going to make up over 12K votes from those precints


  22. - jonbtuba - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:30 pm:

    erm…precincts


  23. - Justin Boland - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:30 pm:

    ’soci puppetry’ is a rare Vietnamese artform that’s mostly forgotten into the mists of history.

    “Sock puppetry” is when you use multiple accounts to post in order to fake critical mass and/or say things you don’t want associated with your actual name online.


  24. - siriusly - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:31 pm:

    Cynic - I’m with you - I did not see the Quinn victory happening any way at all. And I even had a sign up for him. Did not think he would win. Leave it to the GOP to find a way to lose.

    Old Timer Dem - I guess you could say IL is now purple because of the congressional delegation, but I think its a very blue-ish purple because at least 2-3 of those US House seats are likely to flip back after the remap. Kirk is probably set for life. But how long do you think JBT wants to be in Springfield? The IL GOP’s entire future is Rootherford?

    I could see Hultgren and Kinzinger moving up in the future. They probably have the best chances for bigger opportunities.


  25. - just sayin' - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:32 pm:

    I don’t know why downstaters would find it so hard to understand why Cook County voters would overwhelmingly reject a hayseed who did nothing for 4 years except badmouth and insult everything and everyone from Chicago


  26. - Fed up - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:32 pm:

    Wow for as much whining and crying the Dems have done about close elections you all seem to not want to wait for the final tally.


  27. - Rahm's Parking Meter - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:35 pm:

    This is just stunning about Melissa Bean. I believe she will be back. How does this affect the remap?


  28. - Amalia - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:36 pm:

    me and my little dog too say bye bye Brady!


  29. - Living in Oklahoma - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:39 pm:

    Stating the Obvious: Brady is Toast.

    However it is absolutely mind numbing that the Democratic party in Illinois, with a 13 billion dollar deficit, a pension system that is totally upside down, a two term Governor who is going to prison, all in a overwhelming republican year was able to hang on in Illinois. All hail the Chicago Machine, this is one for the record books.


  30. - Ghost - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:41 pm:

    FEdup lisa wont run or mayor.


  31. - Statewide - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:43 pm:

    Great imagery, Amalia. Visualize happy, yapping, playful puppies celebrating. Warms my heart. I think I am going enjoy the campaign’s conclusion by going out to adopt a puppy asap!


  32. - siriusly - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:44 pm:

    Living in Oklahoma - I agree it makes no sense at first glance. There are plenty of independent and Democratic voters who would have preferred not to vote for Quinn and the Democrats, but given what the GOP offered (brady/plummer) they were scared out of their minds not to vote Dem.


  33. - soccermom - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:45 pm:

    “Still shocking. Who ever thought Pat Quinn would win a big one? ”

    I did.


  34. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:48 pm:

    It was a change election and the status quo won.

    The Congressionals disappointed me, but remember, last time Lipinski and Hastert drew that map to protect the incumbents. If I was Bob Dold and some of the other freshmen, I wouldn’t get too comfortable in DC. There will not be an incumbent protection map this time around. You can take that to the bank.


  35. - Living in Oklahoma - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:50 pm:

    Siriusly,

    So in essence, the fear of the change is always greater than the fear of the present, no matter how awful the current situation. It is not as if with Brady as Governor the world would have come to an end. We see now the Dem’s still hold a sizable majority in both chambers. I just do not see this getting any better until we have divided government in this state again. One party rule is always trouble, and we are looking at 12 straight years of it with yesterdays result.


  36. - ZC - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:52 pm:

    Just to muddy these waters, I hope we don’t make this a story solely of “Red” Downstate versus “Blue” Cook. Yes, Quinn won because of Cook.

    But he also collected like 800,000+ votes statewide outside of Cook, too.

    I don’t think Brady lost this election just because some of his socially conservative views turned off Cook County suburban voters. He also lost because his socially conservative views turned off some crucial _Downstate_ swing voters. He took positions that skewed a bit too right even for a lot of Downstate moderates.

    Meanwhile as many have already commented one of the things most to like about Quinn (and there are plenty of reasons not) is his longstanding commitment to veterans and recognizing the men in uniform, and you’ve gotta think that paid off for him last night as well, in some Downstate constituencies.

    So it was definitely more than some kind of Cook - Downstate culture war. In many ways, to echo a previous commentator, Illinois has always been a purple state.


  37. - Who Cares - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:55 pm:

    ==“Still shocking. Who ever thought Pat Quinn would win a big one? ”==

    With Bill Brady as an opponent I think a few people did.


  38. - Him Say - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:55 pm:

    Anthony Peraica to reporter: “Now, he said, ‘my plan is to take a nice long vacation with my wife.’”

    And, hopefully after that, said the voters, a long walk off a short pier.


  39. - Louis XVI - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:56 pm:

    Quinn keeps both head and crown. Not easy thing to do.


  40. - dave - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:57 pm:

    Who ever thought Pat Quinn would win a big one?

    I did too.


  41. - I wonder.... - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 2:58 pm:

    Siriusly-I believe that you are correct. Alot of his social stances can make a 10,000 vote difference. There are probably even moderate Republican votes in that total. Also, the remap will be easier with most of the Congressional delegation republican. Do not have to worry about elemininating your own. This is a win/win.


  42. - dave - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:00 pm:

    Interestingly, I did a little analysis comparing Quinn’s and Alexi’s vote totals. Basically, Alexi got about 50,000 less votes in the six north east counties (Lake, Cook, Kane, Will, Dupage, McHenry) than Quinn got.

    Or, in other words, it is very possible (or even likely?) that moderate suburbanites (probably women) could stomach voting vote Kirk, but just couldn’t handle voting for Brady.


  43. - Pioneer P. - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:00 pm:

    Hon. Missy Bean, I want to talk smack about your lame couple terms in IL-08 and lazy negative campaign, but I’m trying to turn over a new leaf. I can only say you did a barely better job that Dan Lipinski and best of luck to you.


  44. - Vole - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:01 pm:

    Meanderthal II. Get me some more of them Quinnisms. The people have spoken from Chicago to south Chicago and back.


  45. - siriusly - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:03 pm:

    47 - I agree. TX, FL, NV and AZ will probably gain seats again and we’ll probably lose another one. “Last hired, first fired.” Isn’t that what the teacher unions tell their people when there’s a layoff coming?

    Living in OK - I wasn’t saying that people are afraid of change. But Brady isn’t what they wanted. It’s actually pretty simple. Brady is way too conservative for Illinois general election voters. Look at the last three GOP Governors: Ryan, Edgar and Thompson. All of them were social moderates. That’s how you win statewide in Illinois.

    Peter Fitzgerald is the only conservative who has ever won statewide, but that was against Carol Mostly Gone. He didn’t even seek a second term.


  46. - Loop Lady - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:03 pm:

    Soccermom: count me as a beleiver in PQ…Statewide elections are won in northern IL based on the ground game and GOTV efforts …like the Hammer once said, “you can’t touch that” IL Republicans…

    I can’t wait until the Tea Partiers get to Washington and think that they will control the agenda in the House…the bought and paid for by the corporations Republicans will have to sit them down and give them the lay of the land…take back our country may ass…the country belongs to the corporations, the Feds, and Wall Street folks, that’s why they want to protect business as usual and stymie the Obama agenda for new jobs in a green economy….


  47. - Alex - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:03 pm:

    PQ’s lead is now up to 12,143 votes.


  48. - ericd1112 - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:05 pm:

    Perhaps the best thing for Illinois’s future is that Quinn managed to win without a visible full-court press from the Speaker. Quinn owes some constituencies such as labor - but only to a limited degree. He doesn’t owe big business, or the trial lawyers, or the coal companies, or anyone else. He can govern now and work with The Big Four as someone not beholden to any of ‘em, not even to the Speaker. If you’re an Illinois progressive, that ain’t nothin’.


  49. - Chubs Mahoney - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:06 pm:

    Quinn Haters: You lost. Time to repent.


  50. - train111 - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:12 pm:

    Latest change:

    Rock Island County

    Quinn +4520
    Brady +4228

    train111


  51. - Loop Lady - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:13 pm:

    eric1112: astute observation…without organized labor’s help the result might have been different…so the agreement he made with AFSCME wasn’t so lame after all was it?


  52. - PPHS - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:13 pm:

    I thought Quinn would win. I didn’t understand the folks that thought Brady would.

    (I actually don’t care for either one of them.)


  53. - Phineas J. Whoopee - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:13 pm:

    I am very happy Quinn won. It’s truly a testament to the voters trust in him to select a guy who wants to raise taxes and was the running mate of one of the most disgraced pols in IL history. He survived an unprecedented Republican wave and a horrible economy. I wish him well.

    BTW, I’m sure there will soon be a post about the winners and losers ect. but I can’t contain my desire to say we have seen the biggest loser ever in IL politics and his name is Scott Lee Cohen.


  54. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:17 pm:

    Check out these Brady/Quinn County percentages

    Cook: 29 to 64

    DuPage: 54 to 39

    Kane: 54 to 38

    Lake: 50 to 42

    McHenry: 57 to 34

    Will: 51 to 41


  55. - train111 - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:20 pm:

    Both Macoupin and Rock Island Countis have reported adjustments to their totals. Despite the fact that Brady won both traditionally Democratic counties pretty handily, it appears that the Dem organization did do some groundwork there as what appears to have possibly been early ballots have broken their way.

    train111


  56. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:22 pm:

    “Quinn Haters: You lost. Time to repent.”

    Quinn won but the majority of voters were against him. Following Blago’s lead, he will now take his revenge on those outside of Chicago.


  57. - justbabs - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:23 pm:

    Dave, northeast counties are Kirk’s district voters. It’s that simple.


  58. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:25 pm:

    Will Sen. Brady make tomorrow’s Senate session? How will he vote on the pension bill?


  59. - Fed-Up - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:36 pm:

    One has to wonder how differnet things might have been if Quinn had faced Dillard rather than Brady.


  60. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:43 pm:

    I was with quinn from the beginning. He just absolutely destroyed brady in debates.This man is smart as hell regardless of the what what media pundits say. Women and union or in other words “the people” decided this election. We recognized the mess the Governor inherited and the excellent job he has done with everyone clamoring how bad he is. Not so this is a very talented, committed man who believes in honesty and transparency. Besides we didnt want to elect arch conservative who wants puppies killed by the dozens!!


  61. - Trick or Treat - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:45 pm:

    I guess the voters chose the guy who stands up for the worker and not the upper 5%. Surprised Brady got as many votes as he got. Information is power when you vote. Most voters have to survive by working. At least the minimum wage will hold steady. And try to take away the health care promised to us and see where that gets you. Vote smart. Vote for the ones that seek to protect what we have, not the ones who want to take what we have away.


  62. - A.B. - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:45 pm:

    @justbabs - Kirk’s old Congressional district only covered about 1/3 of eastern Lake County, the rest was in suburban Cook. Additionally, he usually didn’t win his portion of Lake County, suburban Cook usually brought him to victory. Sorry you’re a bit off on that one.


  63. - Alex - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:48 pm:

    Vote count update again. PQ’s lead is up to 13,075.


  64. - train111 - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:54 pm:

    latest update

    St Clair:

    Quinn +3693
    Brady +2761

    train111


  65. - Segatari - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:54 pm:

    >One has to wonder how differnet things might have been if Quinn had faced Dillard rather than Brady.

    Quinn’s margin victory would had been much wider.


  66. - Statewide - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:55 pm:

    Too amusing: The Chicago Tribune website has not updated the election results for Gov race since 8:32 AM. They must not like the new numbers too well.


  67. - Alex - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:56 pm:

    Quick update once more. The lead is now 12,993.


  68. - not applicable - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:57 pm:

    “Na na na na, na na na na Hey hey hey, goodbye”


  69. - Segatari - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:58 pm:

    >I guess the voters chose the guy who stands up for the worker and not the upper 5%. Surprised Brady got as many votes as he got. Information is power when you vote. Most voters have to survive by working. At least the minimum wage will hold steady. And try to take away the health care promised to us and see where that gets you. Vote smart. Vote for the ones that seek to protect what we have, not the ones who want to take what we have away.

    They’ve also voted to stay the course of making the deficit bigger with no political will to do anything to stop the drive off the side of the cliff - projected deficits for 2011 is $15 billion now. It’s gonna get a LOT WORSE in this state until Chicago gets their heads out of their butts and figures out their way is disaster. I mean really, do they want to get to as bad as Detroit before bouncing the leadership as they did in Michigan?


  70. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 3:59 pm:

    ==Quinn won but the majority of voters were against him. Following Blago’s lead, he will now take his revenge on those outside of Chicago.==

    That argument is bogus no matter who has made it in the past, or who is making it now. The law allows somebody who gets a plurality of the vote (i.e. the most votes) to be the winner. It is what it is. Quit whining and move on.

    Also, there is not going to be any revenge. Blagojevich was a psycho. Quinn is not.


  71. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 4:01 pm:

    I think Brady thought for sure he was going to win and can’t believe he hasn’t. Dragging out the inevitable conclusion really doesn’t help him, I don’t see him catching Quinn.


  72. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 4:03 pm:

    After the tax increase was rejected by enough Democrats (including Madigan) last year, Quinn flipped over and did what fiscal conservatives wanted. He initiated the process of laying off state workers. He was halted in court via AFSCME. I believe but could be wrong that Quinn tried to change the court venue to Sangamon County so he could get a favorable ruling on AFSCME’s suit.

    After Madigan et al. shot down the tax increase, Quinn became flexible and shifted sides by announcing layoffs and helping enact the two-tiered pension, so that’s not the most liberal path he took.

    In retrospect, Madigan looks brilliant in not supporting the income tax increase during this anti-government time, but I could be wrong. If Quinn wins, like it appears now, he could so ironically thank Madigan for not supporting the tax increase.

    All’s well that could end well in my corner of the world, all things considered. I will have a governor who is now willing to cut costs to save state jobs. Fiscal conservatives got something too, with the two-tiered pension and future savings. AFSCME pushed voting for Quinn, even after he scared the beJesus out of us last year.


  73. - Alex - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 4:10 pm:

    Looks like CNN reverted back to their 3:45pm numbers giving PQ a 13,075 vote lead.


  74. - 2012 - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 4:12 pm:

    Wonder what Kirk Dillard is thinking…


  75. - anonyMiss - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 4:13 pm:

    Interestingly, I did a little analysis comparing Quinn’s and Alexi’s vote totals. Basically, Alexi got about 50,000 less votes in the six north east counties (Lake, Cook, Kane, Will, Dupage, McHenry) than Quinn got.

    Or, in other words, it is very possible (or even likely?) that moderate suburbanites (probably women) could stomach voting vote Kirk, but just couldn’t handle voting for Brady.

    Cohen took almost 50,000 in those same counties. While I believe he entered the race to hurt PQ, he is probably the reason PQ won?!


  76. - anon - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 4:13 pm:

    If Brady loses, is he out of a job? Did he give up his senate seat to run for guv?


  77. - Long-Time Lurker - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 4:17 pm:

    ==it is very possible (or even likely?) that moderate suburbanites (probably women) could stomach voting vote Kirk, but just couldn’t handle voting for Brady.==

    Yes, Dave. I think your observation is correct. I know a lot of women who fit the description exactly. Even my method is not scientific, I believe this was a factor in the vote difference.


  78. - jake - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 4:21 pm:

    -anon- “If Brady loses, is he out of a job? Did he give up his senate seat to run for guv?”

    Nobody rich enough not to pay income tax has to worry about being out of a chump change job like State Senator.


  79. - you - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 4:21 pm:

    Quinn is the man. Anyone that can campaign on a tax increase and actually win has my admiration. I am looking forward to giving more of my paycheck to him.


  80. - ZC - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 4:24 pm:

    I will say I canvassed parts of affluent Lake County yesterday and I saw Kirk and Dold lawn signs everywhere - but very, very few for Brady.

    Forget about the Tea Party. Suburban women in Cook probably continue their reign as the true power brokers of Illinois!


  81. - BigMac - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 4:24 pm:

    Anon, he is still a Senator. His seat wasn’t up this year. Also, what is with this “if he loses?” The dude lost last night.


  82. - soccermom - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 4:26 pm:

    Statewide — yeah, I noticed that, too. Hilarious.


  83. - SilverBack - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 4:41 pm:

    I guess a good Lt Gov. candidate may be important after all.


  84. - Alex - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 5:04 pm:

    Lead is now up to 16,260 votes.


  85. - George - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 5:06 pm:

    Quinn’s lead just jumped way up to 16,260


  86. - Fed up - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 5:12 pm:

    Dems showing their hypocrisy Brady should give up but silence on Bean not giving in. Can’t have it both ways.


  87. - Alex - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 5:15 pm:

    Lead is now at 16,210.


  88. - jake - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 5:19 pm:

    The Web site that is updating the vote totals as they come in is

    http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2010/results/individual/#mapGIL

    It looks so far as though Quinn’s lead just keeps getting bigger. Just like old times–Cook County waiting to finish their count to see what is needed. (Just kidding–I don’t really think there is any funny business like that any more. Other funny business maybe, but not that.)


  89. - Amalia - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 5:19 pm:

    time for Quinn to join in the beer summit at the Billy Goat. I don’t see him offering that to Brady so he should go in on the one already in progress. Although I do see Sheila offering a seat at the banjo concert to LIte Gov candidate lurch.


  90. - rummy - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 5:23 pm:

    It feel so great to be a chicagoan.

    Blessed, truly blessed.


  91. - rummy - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 5:23 pm:

    It feels so great to be a chicagoan.

    Blessed, truly blessed.


  92. - Windstream - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 5:26 pm:

    Who will rid my neighborhood of these pesky little puppies?


  93. - Bob - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 5:27 pm:

    I wonder if Dillard is having a little chuckle.


  94. - rummy - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 5:27 pm:

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/2863606,ron-huberman-resign-chicago-school-110310.article

    huberman set to resign on 29-11-2010


  95. - cermak_rd - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 5:37 pm:

    I am so happy to be rid of Peraica that I haven’t spent much time even concerned about any of the other results. Sorry for Gianoulios but glad that I won’t have to learn how to spell his name. Glad that Dart won. Hoping he stays and doesn’t run for mayor.


  96. - anon - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 5:40 pm:

    -Fed up-

    Bean just might win this one. Anyone know when we’ll see Cook County absentees? Have Lake/McHenry been counted yet??

    http://www.journal-topics.com/pa/10/pa101103.1.html


  97. - Fed up - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 5:44 pm:

    Anon

    I hope so I think she did good by her district. Just a bad time to be a dem in congress.


  98. - Anon - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 6:56 pm:

    Congresswoman Bean, I am sure right now you are desperate to get your side of the story heard here. Please consider that this was how many of us felt who contacted your office about key issues and got completely blown off. Not very fun, is it? And thoise issues were vastly more important to this great country than your career. No matter how this turns out I hope you gain some empathy and become more willing to listen to the people who you serve and never again completely ignore them. I voted for you to get rid of Crane and yet you became Crane yourself. While watching Legally Blond 2 this weekend and seeing the idealistic Sally Fields who had become corrupted by Washington our whole family said in unison “Melissa Bean!!” if you go back and I hope you don’t please remember how Crane treated you and how you treated the challenger Walsh and get your ideals back and vote your district not Pelosi.


  99. - Just The Way It Is One - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 6:57 pm:

    Who was the guy who wrote last week that Brady was already measuring the curtains in the Governor’s Mansion? Well, for all intensive purposes, it’s official now. The Fat Lady HAS sung. Brady’s just covering up his ears and lookin’ the other way. Nice try Bill–time to get over it and move on– as a Downstater, you should know by now that they’ve counted well more than enough chickens (13,000 plus at last count is plenty) which HAVE now been hatched….Maybe Mr. “Curtain Measurer” guy and all of his buddies who always seem to forget that the ONLY “poll” that counts is the one on Election Day should leave him a voice mail of the Fat Lady’s tune–it’s plenty loud and clear…but will Brash Bill persist in his stubborn refusal to listen to it??


  100. - Trick or Treat - Wednesday, Nov 3, 10 @ 7:22 pm:

    @Segatari-

    Same old song and dance,,,my friend. Just like your friend Senator Boehner said of health care reform. It’ll be “Armageddon” if this thing passes. So sick of the right wing propaganda,,,


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