Oberweis “90 percent” sure he’ll run for US Senate
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013
* State Sen. Jim Oberweis told Illinois Review he’s leaning heavily toward running for US Senate against Dick Durbin…
The national Democrats will almost undoubtedly try their best to tee off on Oberweis (who has a habit of engaging his mouth before his political brain) and make him a symbol for the GOP the same way they did with Todd Akin in Missouri (and others) last year.
A disastrous Oberweis campaign is about the only way I could see Judy Baar Topinka losing her reelection bid. In 2010, the Republicans had a pro-choice, pro gay rights, pro gun control moderate (Mark Kirk) at the top of the ballot. It helped the rest of the ticket. I don’t see Oberweis helping all that much except for maybe firing up the base, but the GOP base is always fired up about something.