Read the following paragraph and ask yourself why the Chicago Tribune didn’t pick up on the closeness of the race before.
“In the closer-than-expected contest, northwest suburban 8th Congressional District, Democratic U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean had 49 percent to 48 percent for Republican challenger Joe Walsh with 91 percent of precincts counted. It was about a 1,200-vote margin with Cook County votes primarily left out, where Bean leads. Walsh was underfunded and Bean aired TV attack ads on him near the end of the campaign.”
If they had, some of the national deep pockets might have kicked in some money.
Here are the results as of 9:48 PM: