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November 01, 2010

Illinois: Clean Sweep, Senate Side?

Illinois can use a man like Mark Kirk.

The biggest knock on Mark Kirk is that he claimed he had personally received an award for intelligence officer of the year when in fact it was merely his 20 or 30 man unit which received the award for intelligence unit of the year.

Wow. Even worse than Joe Miller freeping polls at work.

Rep. Mark Kirk doubled his 2-point lead in last week’s Fox News battleground state poll of likely voters, and now leads Democratic candidate Alexi Giannoulias 46 percent to 42 percent.

Also with momentum: Angle in NV (48-45), and Buck in CO (50-46). Buck is now supposedly outside the MoE according to a Fox broadcaster, but I don't think they calculated that correctly. I don't think it matters though because if you're even tied, you're winning.

Meanwhile, Tom Tancredo is within 3 of Hickenlooper for Governor. I don't think I've mentioned this, but:

Tom Tancredo for Governor

The Republican nominee, Maes, is badly damaged and sits at the bottom of the polls with like 10%. Every vote for him is a vote against limited-government conservatism and also against reason itself -- you have to be pretty faith-based to imagine he can make up 40+ points at this juncture in the proceedings.

Why is he still in? For ego, mostly, I figure, but he probably tells himself he owes it to his supporters.

To which I'd ask: Owes it to his supporters to do what? Deliver the election to the candidate they oppose the strongest? Offer them the detrimental illusion that he still has a chance?

He ought to make it official and suspend his campaign, tonight, with as much fanfare as possible.

Even if he doesn't, don't throw your vote away. Tancredo is within the Margin of Error; Maes is within the Margin of Futility.

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