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« on: February 22, 2012, 07:27:21 pm »
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http://weaskamerica.com/2012/02/22/illinois-2/

Jesse Jackson Jr. - 54
Debbie Halvorson - 32
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 07:32:14 pm »
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Why do urban blacks seem to love machine politicians? Rangel should have been primaried by now.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 07:32:59 pm »
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I'm pulling for Halvorson, but I just don't see it...
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 08:14:46 pm »
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Why do urban blacks seem to love machine politicians? Rangel should have been primaried by now.

If Rangel were defeated in a primary, it wouldn't be because of the African-American part of the district's population.

NYC has some powerful machines, I'd look at Joe Crowley as an even better example.
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 10:07:33 pm »
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Why do urban blacks seem to love machine politicians? Rangel should have been primaried by now.

Well, it's easy in this case: Halvorson is white.
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2012, 09:41:24 am »
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Why do urban blacks seem to love machine politicians? Rangel should have been primaried by now.

Well, it's easy in this case: Halvorson is white.

And I'm sure halvorson's white constituents would be clammoring to vot for a black congressman?
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2012, 10:21:14 am »
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I'm pulling for Halvorson, but I just don't see it...

I don't think the Tribune sees it either. They went with JJJ.
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2012, 10:23:33 am »
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Why do urban blacks seem to love machine politicians? Rangel should have been primaried by now.

Well, it's easy in this case: Halvorson is white.
And suburban. Really, the idea that she should have any sort of appeal in the northern half of this constituency is a bit ludicrous.
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