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As I told you today, Cong. Phil Crane is running a negative TV ad against Melissa Bean, and now they are hitting her hard on the “flip-flopping” thing.

OCTOBER 22, 2004


WAUCONDA, IL – Illinois Victory 2004 will welcome Democratic volunteers for Melissa Bean to the 8th District on Saturday, October 22 with a free distribution of “flip-flops” for precinct walkers in Lake Zurich. The “flip-flop” giveaway will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. at Paulus Park, 400 Whitney Road. GOP supporters also will be joined at the event by “Flippy” the Dolphin, whose own piscine acrobatics reflect Bean’s flip-flops on tax issues

“Melissa Bean has flip-flopped on so many issues that other Democrats should know what it’s like to walk a day in her shoes,” said Illinois Victory 2004 spokesman John McGovern.

Out-of-district Democrats are sending volunteers into the 8th District to help prop up Bean’s wobbly campaign. Like Bean, most of the volunteers who will hit Lake Zurich on Saturday are non-residents who will try and impose their liberal agenda on mainstream, conservative voters.

“Melissa Bean doesn’t live in the 8th District, so it’s no surprise that she must import more Democrats to create an illusion of support for her campaign,” said McGovern.

posted by Rich Miller
Friday, Oct 22, 04 @ 5:12 pm


  1. Create the illusion of support? Crane’s people are either living in an alternate reality, or they think the public is. Most polls have this race to close to call.

    Note to Crane: Trying to convince voters the sun rises in the west only further underscores the perception that you’re out of touch. Using a dolphin to make your point only reminds voters of all of your posh trips on special interests’ dime.

    Comment by Anonymous Friday, Oct 22, 04 @ 7:16 pm

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    Comment by Anonymous Saturday, Oct 23, 04 @ 4:41 pm

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