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Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014

* Jim Oberweis spoke to the Champaign County Active Seniors Republicans on Monday

“We’re going to make some inroads in Chicago. All we have to do is get between 25 and 27 percent in Chicago and we will win statewide,” he told the group. “That’s what it takes. They’re showing me within 8 points of Dick Durbin. If we can get the turnout up we will win.”

Later, though, meeting with reporters, Oberweis said he couldn’t name the source of the poll and said he was disappointed with his campaign’s fundraising in the second quarter, which ended June 30.

“I am not as happy with our fundraising as I would like to see. We have raised something like a half million plus I have made significant contributions to the campaign,” he said. “We need to get this to the national level. This is going to be a very expensive race if we’re going to win this race. Mr. Durbin has millions and millions (more than $6 million as on March 31) in his campaign account. We have a little less than a million in our campaign account. We need some help. I can’t do it alone.

“Unfortunately the way these things work is the national groups tend to put their money into those races that are very, very close and I believe that we really need to see 4 to 5 points (difference) for us to bring the national guys in in a big way.”

The only recent poll of the race, take in early June by the web site Reboot Illinois, had Durbin leading Oberweis, 52 percent to 39 percent with 9 percent undecided.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


11 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 8, 14 @ 1:48 pm:

    Brain Freeze?

    Oberweis is doing considerably better than I thought he could run, but you encourage pitchforks and torches in My Party for purity, it’s difficult to take change of a person’s persona seriously.

    A man running for office yapping about bringing more people towards him, while only a few months ago discouraged people thinking outside a platform is as phony as a Carhartt coat and $18 dollar watched… repackaged.


  2. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Jul 8, 14 @ 1:48 pm:

    Such cynics. How can anyone doubt the unquestionably reputable polling firm “They?”


  3. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jul 8, 14 @ 2:19 pm:

    Who can take a bad poll
    (Who can take a bad poll)
    And says he’s losing by a few
    (losing by a few)
    Cover it in baloney
    Claims he starting up a coup
    Jim Oberweis can
    (Jim Oberweis can)
    Jim Oberweis can
    (Jim Oberweis can)
    Jim Oberweis can cause he
    so out of touch
    Who knows what he’ll do?

    Who can take a campaign
    (Who can take a campaign)
    And make you want to scream
    (Make you want to scream)
    Pay it with his fortune
    Made by selling milk and cream
    Jim Oberweis can
    (Jim Oberweis can)
    Oh Jim Oberweis can
    (Jim Oberweis can)
    Jim Oberweis can
    ‘Cause he mixes in his bucks
    Then thinks he’ll get a bunch of votes

    Jim Oberweis makes
    Every race he makes
    About conspiracies and suspicions
    He read it from his teleprompter
    We’ve got to watch for black helicopters

    Who can take Dick Durbin
    (Who can take Dick Durbin)
    Make him sound young and new
    (Sound young and new)
    By arguing the President
    Is a Kenyan Communist or two
    Jim Oberweis can
    (Jim Oberweis can)
    Oh Jim Oberweis can
    (Jim Oberweis can)
    Jim Oberweis can cause he
    Mixes up his thoughts
    To make his views sound good

    Jim Oberweis can cause he
    Mixes up his thoughts
    To make his views sound good


  4. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jul 8, 14 @ 2:22 pm:

    I’m not sure what Oberweis is talking about.

    If he gets 25-27% in the city, he will win in a landslide.

    Kirk got just under 20% in the city in his winning race against Gia.


  5. - steve schnorf - Tuesday, Jul 8, 14 @ 2:53 pm:

    Word, you said it before me. And by the way, all you have to do fly is grow wings. Same answer. Ain’t. Gonna. Happen.


  6. - Apocolypse Now - Tuesday, Jul 8, 14 @ 3:05 pm:

    Durbin has been consistently polling around 53% to 51%. Not great numbers for a Democratic Senator in Illinois. Not going predict his defeat, but this race will be closer than in the past. Bodes well for Rauner, with this softness for Durbin.


  7. - A guy... - Tuesday, Jul 8, 14 @ 4:17 pm:

    It’s a huge long shot. Super huge. But, Obama’s shrinking numbers could affect this race. Probably not enough for Oberweis to win, but enough to make Dick sweat profusely. A few Congressional races could be much affected as well. Never thought this could happen, but Obie/Durbin could be a lot closer than anyone might think. There’s a season of discontent in front of us.


  8. - walker - Tuesday, Jul 8, 14 @ 4:30 pm:

    Vanilla Man: two great songs in two days


  9. - unbelievable - Tuesday, Jul 8, 14 @ 5:06 pm:

    Vanilla Man…that was one of your best ones yet!


  10. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jul 8, 14 @ 5:59 pm:

    Thx!


  11. - Howard - Tuesday, Jul 8, 14 @ 8:27 pm:

    I am all for term limits.


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