Hope for Illinois GOP

Illinois is one of the bluest states in the country, but disgust with the mismanagement and corrupt leadership by Democrats, who have complete control of the legislature, and Governor’s mansion, has opened the door to a GOP victory over sitting Governor Pat Quinn, who barely survived in 2010. All 4 major GOP contenders for the Governors nomination currently lead Quinn by solid margins in head to head contests.   The bigger surprise is that incumbent Senator Dick Durbin is not a shoo-in for re-election, as he has been in prior races. There is also disgust with Washington politicians in Illinois, and despite some lingering home state affection for President Obama, Durbin is the kind of career politician who is increasingly out of favor.  It would be hard to identify any policy position Durbin has taken that was not first cleared with President Obama. He is Harry Reid's second-in-command, and behaves like Reid, as a loyal toady for the President.   Two...(Read Full Post)