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Thursday, Aug 29, 2013

* 1:37 pm - I’m told that Rep. Jim Durkin was just elected House GOP Leader.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


19 Comments
  1. - Big Muddy - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 1:39 pm:

    Great! Now let’s move on to winning elections in 2014.


  2. - Dirty Red - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 1:41 pm:

    “We did it! We’re relevant again!” - Tribune Editorial Board

    For those who don’t get it: Carry on.


  3. - Hacks - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 1:45 pm:

    Look at the new boss, same as the old boss.


  4. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 1:48 pm:

    Leader Durkin,

    Congratulations.

    Please mend fences in the Caucus.

    Do it first, do it complete, and do it with nothing festering that can be healed.

    After you do your mending … lead ALL the members, as I know you will.

    I hope you follow the 3 Principles I have posted before, and I hope… hope … this new beginning is just that, a beginning to bigger and better things for the HGOP.

    I don’t know if you remember, but I was one of a few who nominated you for the Golden Horseshoe…

    From my post …

    ===Jim Durkin is seen, and known, as the person his Caucus looks to for leadership,… or as the touchstone for his Caucus as they advocate the “counter” to the House Majority.===

    BE … be that advocate.

    Do the job, do it well, do it to win, and do it with the dignity and class the position demands of its leader.

    Good luck.

    I will be watching.


  5. - Anonymous - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 1:52 pm:

    Call the Poe-Poe! This is a 911 if I ever saw one.


  6. - Norseman - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 1:58 pm:

    It’s still about the money.


  7. - wordslinger - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 2:01 pm:

    So Ty, are the checks in the mail?

    Big talker. That will be an interesting follow-up in the months ahead to see if those guys can find their wallets for the House GOP.

    If they were such big GOP spenders before, where did that super-majority come from? From what I understand, Madigan can raise a little money from time to time.


  8. - A guy... - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 2:03 pm:

    Leader Durkin. I think we can work with this. And I think we can work with him. Godspeed!


  9. - Obama's Puppy - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 2:05 pm:

    Welcome to the jungle.


  10. - Lobo Y Olla - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 2:05 pm:

    Good man. Good choice.


  11. - flea - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 2:17 pm:

    watch out for Poe’s chicken and delights


  12. - Voice of Reason - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 2:19 pm:

    This is a good choice, but it is disingenuous for anyone - most of all Republicans - to criticize Poe’s voting record. He represents his constituency which includes a significant number of union members. He is a REPRESENTATIVE - how remarkable!! There is a saying, “Anytime two people always share the same opinion - it makes one of them useless.” We need Durkin, but we also need Poe. The “tent” just expanded a bit - that’s a good thing.


  13. - Susiejones - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 2:26 pm:

    what was the vote? anyone know?


  14. - Boone's is Back - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 2:40 pm:

    Congrats Rep. Durkin


  15. - The DuPage Bard - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 2:44 pm:

    I will say whoever does his Wikipedia page is on point! Already says he is the Leader.


  16. - Dan Johnson - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 2:59 pm:

    Congratulations to Jim. Good guy. Very tough job.


  17. - MarkT - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 3:17 pm:

    Congrats Jim! You’ve inherited challenges that should bring out the best in you!


  18. - downstate commissioner - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 3:18 pm:

    And…. Upstate gets more power, downstate less. It probably counts as another win for Mike Madigan…


  19. - woodchuck - Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 4:17 pm:

    Poe did the admirable thing — congrats to Jim and now let the dominoes start falling on planning for leadership positions next spring.


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