Thursday, September 9, 2010

Green Party candidate costing Giannoulias in Illinois.

I despise the Senatorial election in Illinois. Like the voters in the "Land of Lincoln", I just cannot stand Democrat Alexi Giannoulias or Republican Mark Kirk, though for obvious reasons (control of US Senate), I want Kirk elected. And according to a new Rasmussen poll, the Green Party could be Kirk's salvation in Illinois.

2010 Illinois Senate Race (with leaners):

Rep. Mark Kirk (R) - 41%.

Alexi Giannoulias (D) - 37%.

LeAlan Jones (Green) - 9%.

Don't dismiss the Green Party in Illinois, they have a large following in the Windy City, and they have a very strong record of producing high level's of voter turnout for their candidates. Just look at the 2006 Gubernatorial race when Rich Whitney received 10.4% of the vote (or 361,000+ votes).

It's quite possible the eventual winner of the Kirk vs. Giannoulias vs. Jones senatorial race will not win a majority of votes, and that the Green Party candidate will cost Giannoulias, a leftwing crook, victory. While securing Barack Obama's former Senate seat for a Republican. I think, I might love the Green Party after all.



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