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Nasty robocalls - Romney wins Illinois - Election Results Live Blog

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012

* Several Cook County voters have received some very nasty robocalls over the past day or so. A large number of Cook County pols have been slammed by these robocalls, and the one thing they may have in common is that they all are opponents of Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown.

Some commenters reported receiving robocalls today about a non-politician, however. Rick Pearson of the Tribune was attacked. Nobody I’ve found connected with this story seems to have any idea why a politician would be this stupid. I mean, attacking a reporter in a robocall? Stupid.

But the Tribune endorsed Rick Munoz, who’s running against Brown, so the enemies were all hit Godfather style - brutally and at the same. Listen

* Text…

The Chicago Tribune was called a criminal enterprise by a federal bankruptcy judge. Perhaps this is why the Chicago Tribune proudly endorses three-time convicted criminals for political office. While we work hard and do what we can to provide for our families, the Chicago Tribune’s political reporter Rick Pearson actually lobbied corrupt politicians for government jobs for family members. Does the Tribune lose readership because its reporters and editors are essentially press secretaries for the most corrupt politicians in the state of Illinois? Call editor Bruce Dold at [redacted] and tell him to resign.

The “three-time convicted criminal” allegation dovetails with a recent mailer whacking Munoz.

* Meanwhile, early exit polls reportedly show a double-digit lead for Mitt Romney over Rick Santorum, 45-35.

* And our live blog. BlackBerry users click here. Everybody else can just watch the automatically updated thingamabob. As before, when I open another precinct report post, I’ll move this ScribbleLive thing over to it…

- Posted by Rich Miller        


36 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 7:37 pm:

    Madigan and Jesse must be happy … 23% of the precincts in and Smith is keeping Swiss at bay, 77%-23% …


  2. - hisgirlfriday - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 8:07 pm:

    anyone have a good link to view AP returns for the downstate down ballot races?


  3. - Shore - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 8:10 pm:

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_county/IL_US_House_0320.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS


  4. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 8:13 pm:

    Swiss concedes … that running was a bad idea …


  5. - the Dark Horse - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 8:28 pm:

    I am not sure how anyone thought Tammy-Raja would be anything other than a blowout.


  6. - hisgirlfriday - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 8:35 pm:

    How does a Republican win a primary in this state and not mention Lincoln once? I’m too biased to assess the appeal of Romney’s victory speech but am curious whether his address devoted to how Obama hates freedom and is an economic know-nothing appealed to other folks.


  7. - hisgirlfriday - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 8:40 pm:

    Tired of refreshing and seeing the precincts reporting still in single digits for so many contests I’m following…

    did find this random contest kind of interesting though…

    Evanston Township - should township pursue dissolution.
    Updated 8:32 p.m. March 20, 2012
    81.0% of precincts reporting
    Source: Chicago Tribune
    Votes Pct.
    Yes 6,902 67.2%
    No 3,365 32.8%


  8. - Quinn T. Sential - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 8:53 pm:

    REP - Ward Committeeman, Rep 42nd
    59 out of 67 precincts (88.06 %)

    Eloise Gerson 1,250 40.54 %
    Tom Smithburg 944 30.62 %
    William J. Kelly 889 28.84 %


  9. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 8:59 pm:

    Big night for Jesse White … Collins out, Smith saved over Swiss …


  10. - In 630 - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 9:00 pm:

    Lots of chalk winning.


  11. - hisgirlfriday - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 9:05 pm:

    Gerson was also on the ballot as a Romney delegate. I bet that helped a little.

    Going down the line of all these contests on both the D and R side where it was establishment-backed candidate vs. insurgent, is there anybody who won that was a nobody that nobody sent?


  12. - Quinn T. Sential - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 9:12 pm:

    Look at the attrition rate in the vote totals for PDT in the City of Chicago.

    If the Patricia vote had not been split beween Young and Horton, he very well may have lost the city.

    DEM - Commissioner, Water Reclamation District
    2054 out of 2369 precincts (86.70 %)
    Vote For 3

    Stella B. Black 63,191 13.48 %
    Debra Shore 95,697 20.42 %
    Kari K. Steele 95,379 20.35 %
    Patrick Daley Thompson 79,396 16.94 %
    Patricia Young 64,540 13.77 %
    Patricia Horton 70,461 15.03 %


  13. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 9:21 pm:

    –I’m too biased to assess the appeal of Romney’s victory speech but am curious whether his address devoted to how Obama hates freedom and is an economic know-nothing appealed to other folk–

    Of course he hates freedom. Who doesn’t? He hates puppies and mom, too.

    Nixon said, run to the right in the primaries, run to the middle in the general.

    I’m not sure he can run to the middle, anymore. He’s getting killed in one-on-ones with Obama in Virginia and North Carolina. Also losing in South Carolina.

    If that holds up, game over.


  14. - Publius - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 9:22 pm:

    How long does it take for Rock Island county to report? Is there anybody counting ballots?


  15. - Quinn T. Sential - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 9:36 pm:

    {How long does it take for Rock Island county to report? Is there anybody counting ballots?}

    Please allow for extra time to remove their shoes and socks.


  16. - Not rev moon - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 9:45 pm:

    When was the last time a sitting Congressman lost a ward committeeman race? Down to the wire in 29


  17. - hisgirlfriday - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 10:07 pm:

    AP is calling it for Kinzinger


  18. - Southern Peggy R - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 10:11 pm:

    Ugh. I can’t believe the GOP Establishment got behind little boy Plummer when an experienced adult was in the race. I can’t imagine little boy Plummer will beat the Dem machine candidate, a product of the teacher’s unions and education establishment.


  19. - Just Me - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 10:12 pm:

    I’m really tired of every two years seeing my guys lose and the machine/power guys win. Oh well. It makes for good writings for Rich, and I guess that is what is important.


  20. - Boone Logan Square - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 10:14 pm:

    Derrick Smith wins handily despite his arrest, while Annazette Collins loses her Senate race. Think she regrets the promotion?


  21. - hisgirlfriday - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 10:21 pm:

    @Boone Logan Square
    I have been wondering who they would pick to replace Smith after pushing him off the ballot. Any chance they would just recycle Annazette or are those bridges too far burned?


  22. - Dirty Red - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 10:24 pm:

    Shane Cultra on his pending loss to Jason Barickman: “No.”


  23. - Dirty Red - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 10:25 pm:

    Didn’t think Winston Taylor would do as well as he did.


  24. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 10:31 pm:

    ===Oh well. It makes for good writings for Rich, and I guess that is what is important. ===

    You are now my favorite commenter. :)


  25. - WooStl - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 10:35 pm:

    Still looking like Danny Davis is losing his ward committeeman post. I’m with Not rev moon on this one. How’d it happen?


  26. - Rhino - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 10:47 pm:

    I received one of the anti-Tribune robocalls at 5:11 pm. It was particularly abusive because it appeared to broadcast a newsman’s home phone number. It was particularly dumb because, even on election day, it did not advocate electoral action. In addition, “never argue with a man who buys his ink by the barrel.”


  27. - hisgirlfriday - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 10:54 pm:

    Technically Davis isn’t losing the post. He’s not the incumbent in that fight. Deborah Graham was appointed committeeman at the same time she was appointed alderman.


  28. - cermak_rd - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 10:56 pm:

    Macoupin county? Are there results there?


  29. - hisgirlfriday - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 10:58 pm:

    What is going on with Macoupin County? I wanted to know the final on IL-13 before I went to bed. Gill has closed the margin to 200 votes with 85 percent in, but I am guessing even if Gill takes the lead with the remaining Champaign Co. precincts that Goetten makes it up with whatever happened in Macoupin.


  30. - hisgirlfriday - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 11:01 pm:

    Ha. ABC7 mentioned they had booked Danny Davis to talk about Derrick Smith’s victory but he bailed on them.


  31. - Nearly Normal - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 11:07 pm:

    53rd state senatorial district –

    213 of 225 precincts reporting)

    Jason Barickman…………18,519

    Shane Cultra………………10,963

    via pantagraph.com web site


  32. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 11:30 pm:

    ===I’m not sure he can run to the middle, anymore.===

    I’m pretty sure Romney has planted his flag so far to the right that he doesn’t remember where the middle is anymore. Somebody more clever said he has all of the bad qualities of Mike Dukakis, George HW Bush, Bob Dole and John Kerry, and I’d add, none of their charisma.

    But good for Willard. He killed the conservative movement in Illinois tonight.


  33. - cermak_rd - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 11:40 pm:

    Hmm, well, he has the charisma of Dole & Mondale, the governing record problem of Dukakis, and the failure to connect with average people problem of GHW Bush and Kerry.


  34. - hisgirlfriday - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 11:42 pm:

    Gill up 1,025 over Goetten with nothing left but Macoupin County in IL-13.


  35. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Mar 20, 12 @ 11:55 pm:

    cermak_rd, you should claim a trademark on “Mitt Mondale” before someone steals it from you. Well played.


  36. - hisgirlfriday - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 5:49 am:

    FINALLY

    WLDS calls IL-13 for Gill by 143 votes after Macoupin County totals come in


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