Political analyst Russ Stewart writes a weekly column that is usually packed full of numbers.
The one almost four weeks ago is no exception.
He entitles it,
The guts are below, although there is much in the article of interest.
“Here’s a shocker: In the March 20 primary in the 8th U.S. House District, the unopposed Walsh got 34,839 votes, while Duckworth, who was opposed by Raja Krishnamoorthi, got 17,091 votes — less than half of Walsh’s vote.
“Even the combined 25,802 Duckworth-Krishnamoorthi vote was only three-quarters of Walsh’s. Where’s the vaunted Duckworth juggernaut?
“Where’s the ‘Democratic’ district?”
Stewart concludes that the race depends on how well Barack Obama does in the district.