Foster's win (IL 14)- Just like the toppling of the Saddam statue


I like this bit from the Politico 8/8920.html

It points out that there are now D's in both Delay's and Hastert's seats. It points out the current cash advantage ($30m) of the DCCC over the NRCC.

To me, this is the money quote:

"By itself, this would not be that big of a deal, but coupled with everything else it will just deflate the [House Republican] Conference," said an aide to one top GOP lawmaker. "And symbolically, losing Hastert's seat is like the toppling of the Saddam statue in Baghdad for Republicans."

Apparently, both Roy Blount (R Minority Whip) and McBush both campaigned for Oberweis. We know Obama campaigned for Foster.

The article continues to suggest that R hopes are just about gone in seats currently held by Walsh (NY), Davis (VA), and Weller (IL). They can't even get it up with any sort of candidate against several D freshmen. The R hopes rest on holding seats like Wilson's in NM.

The article concludes suggesting that if trends like IL-14 hold, we could win 40 more seats. I'd be real happy with even 1/3 of that.

A DCCC memo pointed out that "80 percent of the Republican open and Republican incumbent seats the DCCC is targeting this cycle have better Democratic performances than Illinois 14. Forty out of the 50 seats the DCCC is targeting have Democratic performances of 45 percent or higher."

Tags: dccc, Foster, IL-14, Politico (all tags)



Re: Foster's win (IL 14)

2008 could be the year of coat tails...

or not.

I guess it's up to Pennsylvania.

by Walt Starr 2008-03-09 12:52PM | 0 recs
Re: Foster's win (IL 14)

I look forward to President Hillary Clinton and a Democratic majority in both chambers of Congress. Get ready.

by RJEvans 2008-03-09 01:08PM | 0 recs
Re: Foster's win (IL 14)

Kudos to Barack Obama for supporting Bill Foster in his campaign in Illinois and appearing in his campaign commercials. One of Obama's strengths with the Democratic Party leadership has been his fundraising and campaigning for successful House and Senate campaigns in 2006. I'm sure he will help to win many seats for Democrats in 2008, regardless if he is the nominee. Hope Hillary is more successful than Bill was in 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000 in electing Democrats to Congress. Didn't hear of any support from her in the Foster race and I live in Illinois.

by victoryfordems 2008-03-09 04:59PM | 0 recs
Re: Foster's win (IL 14)

Don't think for a second that the super delegates watching and waiting are unaware of the length of Barack Obama's coat tails. This huge win yesterday not only means one more super delegate for Obama in Foster, but the support of those who see the immense value of a candidate as articulate and inspiring as is Obama.

by vermontprog 2008-03-09 06:08PM | 0 recs


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