It didn’t happen until after the polls closed, but, hey, you take what you can get.
The Chicago Sun-Times has finally noticed that there was a hot race out here in the boonies.
It and the other mainstream media enablers wouldn’t criticize Melissa Bean for refusing to hold town meetings last summer on health care reform.
They refused to criticize her dodge and duck approach to campaigning.
They wouldn’t remind voters that she was campaigning exactly the same way that Republican Phil Crane did when she defeated him six years ago.
And they certainly wouldn’t endorse someone who said he was part of the Tea Party movement.
Much too radical for little liberals to even notice.
The Sun-Times headline mentions Bean is “in a nail-biter.”
Somehow I don’t think Joe Walsh is a nail-biter.
Melissa Bean and her supporters, some all the way from Maryland, I don’t know.
Well, it’s time for bed.
At 1:30 AM, Joe Walsh is leading Melissa Bean by 797 votes out of 198,887 counted thus far.
96,636 for Walsh to 95,839 for Bean.
Green Party candidate Bill Scheurer garnered 6,412 votes.
Add Scheurer’s to Bean’s and she would be a clear winner.
Now, I notice that Associated Press had decided to venture out of Downtown Chicago and decided the 8th District is worth noticing:
A fifth Illinois race – between Democratic U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean and Republican Joe Walsh in Illinois’ 8th congressional district – remained unexpectedly too close call early Wednesday.