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Nybo back in the GA

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

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Republican Chris Nybo was appointed Monday to fill a state Senate seat he unsuccessfully sought two years ago.

Nybo will replace Sen. Kirk Dillard, who resigned Sunday in order to accept his appointment as chairman of the RTA. […]

Nybo had challenged Dillard two years ago for the seat, but Dillard easily defeated him. Dillard did not seek re-election this year, choosing instead to run for governor, where he lost to Bruce Rauner in the primary. Nybo defeated state Rep. Chris Reboletti in the March primary.

“It is an honor to be succeeding Sen. Dillard. Though no one can fill his shoes, he leaves a legislative legacy to be admired and emulated,” Nybo said in a statement. “I will do my best to make the transition from this respected senator as seamless as possible.”

Shall we welcome Nybo back to the General Assembly with a caption contest?…

- Posted by Rich Miller        


42 Comments
  1. - Lobo Y Olla - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:40 pm:

    Let’s drink to Chris Reboletti whoever that is….


  2. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:42 pm:

    “To Kirk Dillard’s bruised 2010 ego…”


  3. - Michelle Flaherty - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:42 pm:

    In replacing Dillard, Nybo has some big pants to fill.


  4. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:42 pm:

    “To my alter-ego, ‘Cincinnatus’…”


  5. - PublicServant - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:43 pm:

    Long live the .01%!


  6. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:44 pm:

    “To yard sign designers …”


  7. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:45 pm:

    “To Chicago, the capitol of the Midwest…”


  8. - Team Sleep - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:45 pm:

    “Best $100,000 I ever spent!”


  9. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:46 pm:

    “To finally not hearing a statement begin, ‘When I was Gov. Edgar’s Chief of Staff…”


  10. - Stones - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:46 pm:

    “Yo Ho Yo Ho … A Pirate’s Life for Me!”


  11. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:46 pm:

    “To bringing back Pate’s DuPage…”


  12. - train111 - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:47 pm:

    Who says one doesn’t win by losing. Dillard thrashed me in the 2012 primary and now here I sit claiming his seat. I can drink to that.


  13. - A guy... - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:47 pm:

    The median age in the Senate GOP just went down a whole decade.


  14. - Good One - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:48 pm:

    To hoping the Senate Caucus likes me more than the House members


  15. - A guy... - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:48 pm:

    Raise your hand if you still get carded.


  16. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:48 pm:

    “This glass of wine is like our great state! Aged, half full, room temperature, and the bill is coming soon!”


  17. - Robert the Bruce - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:48 pm:

    “Here’s to Bruce Rauner, who I’m confident will fund my re-election bid, as long as I vote the way he likes!”


  18. - Almost the Weekend - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:53 pm:

    I’d like to thank former Governor Jim Edgar because without him, this wouldn’t have been possible.


  19. - Norseman - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:53 pm:

    Here’s to Ron Gidwitz for cutting off Dillard’s campaign money!


  20. - CircularFiringSquad - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:53 pm:

    Maybe that was ReBoo’s problem…he thought he name was Dennis and the voters went for Chris!

    Meanwhile another midget whack job is in the Senate…should make JumpinJason look like a giant


  21. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:56 pm:

    “To the Clarke Map, and the Senate Terms drawing…”


  22. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 12:59 pm:

    To finishing first
    and finishing last
    To the future
    and the past
    The shiny spotlight I will not hog
    but will gladly share it with Rich Miller’s blog


  23. - bottom rung. - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 1:04 pm:

    There are no Pyrrhic victories in politics, except when there are.


  24. - Team Sleep - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 1:27 pm:

    A Guy - spot on and very humorous!


  25. - burdowse - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 1:30 pm:

    It’s so awesome to have representative awesome back under the dome! Here’s to now senator awesome !


  26. - A guy... - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 1:33 pm:

    Mrs. Guy says the Senate is measurably cuter now too. Don’t know what to say or do about that.


  27. - Levois - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 1:38 pm:

    OMG!!! Is that champagne in his hand. He supports the consumption of alcohol! :o LOL! :P


  28. - DuPage Bard - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 1:39 pm:

    You like me……right now……you like me!
    Granted Sally Field probably said it better.


  29. - ChrisB - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 1:42 pm:

    “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”


  30. - Obamas Puppy - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 1:48 pm:

    Like General McArthur - I have returned.


  31. - lbj - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 1:50 pm:

    (Super slurred) “ssssssssssuper minority… (Hiccup) here I come!”


  32. - DuPage Moderate - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 1:56 pm:

    “Here’s to me…and me…and me. Have I mentioned me?”

    * Slurp


  33. - zatoichi - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 2:10 pm:

    It’s not half full or half empty. It’s cracked and I am here to fix it.


  34. - Jimmy - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 2:35 pm:

    I AM IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS!


  35. - A guy... - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 2:54 pm:

    This is what I will use to change the minds of the majority members.


  36. - Come one man! - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 2:59 pm:

    To the shortest Senate term ever!


  37. - Former Titan - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 3:02 pm:

    “Here I come to save the day!” (a la Andy Kaufman)


  38. - Chris Nybo - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 3:04 pm:

    “And here’s to Rich Miller, for all he does to keep me humble and to make sure that I NEVER forget what I’ve been through over the last few years. This apple juice is for you, Rich! Thanks.”


  39. - Fiscal Sense - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 3:46 pm:

    Well Senator Nybo, you certainly have a sense of humor. You’ll need it in Springfield


  40. - 13thone - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 3:55 pm:

    don’t let the dorr hit him in the ass! but hey I’m not bitter.


  41. - ZC - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 4:00 pm:

    “To the Dartmouth Movement; Long may it reign over the Illinois GOP.”


  42. - Cletus Purcell - Tuesday, Aug 5, 14 @ 6:56 pm:

    Hell has no furry until Chris returns to Springfield.


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