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Old 03-10-2008, 07:52 PM   #1
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Did Obama help win a Congressional Seat?

Obama stumped for this guy:



and McCain stumped for this guy:



[Q]Foster takes seat from GOP
Democrat to succeed Hastert in Republican stronghold
By James Kimberly | TRIBUNE REPORTER
March 9, 2008

In a stunning upset Saturday that could be a sign of trouble for Republicans this fall, a little-known Democratic physicist won the special election for a far west suburban congressional seat long held by former GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Rookie candidate Bill Foster scored a comfortable victory over Republican dairyman Jim Oberweis, who lost his fourth high-profile contest in six years, after an expensive and highly negative contest.

Foster had 53 percent to Oberweis' 47 percent with all of the unofficial vote counted.[/Q]

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/p...,7304737.story

[Q]There's another way to look at the race, though. Clearly Foster was comfortable having Obama campaign for him even though the district is something like 2-to-1 Republican.[/Q]

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpu...ism-of-th.html

Has Hillary campaigned for ANYONE ELSE????????
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:03 PM   #2
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Obama is better for down ticket races than Hillary.
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A physicist? Go nerds!
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You beat me to this, I heard this on NPR today and was going to post it...
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Wow - Thought this would bring more comments!
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Dreadsox, there's VPs to pick and "fake" videos to watch...
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Yeah, this thread is going nowhere, go watch the fake puppy video instead
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Wow - Thought this would bring more comments!
Maybe I've been overexposed to Oberweis. It seems like he runs (and loses) in every election.
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This is off topic but you might find this more interesting. Heather Wilson is the Congress woman that cried over Janet Jackson's breast on T.V. Heather Wilson might have paid people $35.00 per hour to vote for her and its a felony.
KKOB Radio News Anchor Laura MacCallum Quits After Station Pulls Stories About Alleged Republican Vote-Buying Efforts

Ex-anchor Says Station Caved to Pressure From Heather Wilson’s Senate Campaign
Station Says Story Had No Legs

By Dennis Domrzalski

KKOB Radio afternoon drive time news anchor Laura MacCallum quit her job last Thursday after the station’s news director pulled her stories about alleged vote-buying efforts at the recent Bernalillo County Republican Party delegate nominating conventions.

MacCallum, a 32-year radio and TV news veteran who has worked in Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles, said the station caved to complaints from Congresswoman Heather Wilson’s Senate campaign about the stories. Wilson campaign spokeswoman Whitney Cheshire called the station to argue the unfairness of stories alleging that many delegates to the ward conventions were paid by Wilson’s and other campaigns to show up and cast their votes for certain delegates.

Critics of the alleged vote-buying effort say it was an unfair scheme to lock out any challengers to Wilson’s senate and Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White’s congressional campaigns

KKOB News Director Pat Allen said the stories were pulled, not because of the campaign’s complaints, but because he felt they lacked corroboration and that a source in some of MacCallum’s stories, former New Mexico Governor Dave Cargo, was bitter because he wasn’t elected as a delegate to the upcoming state Republican Party nominating convention.

“I talked to Heather Wilson’s campaign and they expressed concerns that the stories had no basis in fact,” Allen said, adding that he also talked to sate a Republican Party official about MacCallum’s stories, which were broadcast last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

MacCallum was outraged by the situation.

“I had an ethical problem with the stories being pulled because Heather Wilson’s campaign put pressure on newsroom management,” MacCallum said. “They allowed political pressure to dictate the news. As journalists we can’t do that. The news has to stand alone. That a political candidate can inject herself into news department management is just mind blowing. Should we just be doing the Heather Wilson news? And as soon as we make her angry she’s going to call and start giving everybody trouble?

“If a political campaign can bring pressure on a news department to change how they cover the news, that is a disservice to everyone who listens. We are not there to make everybody happy; we are there to do the news. And if we don’t do that if we are serving as the biggest PR agency in the state of New Mexico and we are not doing our jobs.”

Flabbergasted by Memo; Bloggers Didn’t Have the Story

MacCallum was also flabbergasted by a memo she got from News Director Allen on Thursday morning before she quit. The memo said that because there were no official investigations of criminal wrongdoing into the matter, the story would go nowhere. It also suggested that the story wasn’t valid because bloggers and other news outlets hadn’t picked it up.
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I just want to know why that "related video" is on the Foster one on YouTube and how exactly that is related
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Obama is better for down ticket races than Hillary.
Exactly
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Maybe I've been overexposed to Oberweis. It seems like he runs (and loses) in every election.
Indeed.


BUT, if anyone ever gets the chance to try some Oberwies ice cream in the Chicagoland area....go for it!
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