Could Lauren Underwood Be on the Fast Track to the U.S. Senate?

Remember how House Speaker Mike Madigan drew a district especially for Tammy Duckworth, whom Peter Roskam beat in 2006?

She beat Joe Walsh in his 2012 effort to become a two-term congressman, even though Walsh trashed her in the WTTW-TV debate.

Then the Dems slated her in 2016 for U.S. Senate against Mark Kirk. She won.

Now, according to Monday’s Politico,

Eyes have trained onto Tammy Duckworth — and her Senate seat in particular. Duckworth, a shortlister in the veepstakes just a few months ago, is getting a fair bit of buzz about whether she gets airlifted into Joe Biden‘s not-yet-named Cabinet.

And should Duckworth depart for Washington, it falls to Gov. J.B. Pritzker to fill the empty seat, and he’s not interested in addressing the issue for which he’ll be lobbied on all sides.

Pritzker is busy with other matters, a Spokeswoman said.

Point well-taken, but that hasn’t stopped speculation from following the senator wherever she goes. Duckworth told Fox/32 on Friday: “Some girls fall for the drummer in the band. I fall for ‘your country needs to serve you’ line… Of course, I would be honored to serve in the Biden administration.”

Lauren Underwood

Just as Duckworth was picked pretty much out of nowhere, likely second-term Congresswoman Lauren Underwood could be elevated to replace Duckworth should Duckworth be appointed to the Joe Biden cabinet.

Both Duckworth and Underwood are women with special attributes that have attracted female voters.

While Governor JB Pritzker would appoint Duckworth’s replacement to the U.S. Senate, the Governor does not have the power to fill U.S. House vacancies

That would require a special election in the 14th congressional district to select a replacement.

Assuming that Jim Oberweis is unable to over come the over 4,000 vote deficit, he is likely to run again and again win the Republican Party Primary Election.

Arguing against this Duckworth-Underwood scenario is that U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would not like to lose a Democrat in the 14th District and there is no obvious Democratic Party replacement for Underwood in the typically Republican-leaning district.


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Could Lauren Underwood Be on the Fast Track to the U.S. Senate? — 23 Comments

  1. Underwood is a cultural Marxist.

    Period.

    She spells death to us.

  2. the comments on this blog are just loony.

    republicans used to be the grownups in the debate.

    now they’re just frothing trumpists with no ideas except hate.

  3. MsTrumpion

    You can call it what you want but I think you’re just upset that she’s black.

    Instead of saying that, the term “Cultural Marxist” makes her seem evil and helps you from sounding racist.

    What about her “spells death”?

    Death to the “good ‘ol white boys club”?

    “Cultural Marxism,” described as a conspiratorial attempt to wreck American culture and morality, is the newest intellectual bugaboo on the radical right.

    Surprisingly, there are signs that this bizarre theory is catching on in the mainstream.

    In a nutshell, the theory posits that a tiny group of Jewish philosophers who fled Germany in the 1930s and set up shop at Columbia University in New York City devised an unorthodox form of “Marxism” that took aim at American society’s culture, rather than its economic system.

    The theory holds that these self-interested Jews — the so-called “Frankfurt School” of philosophers — planned to try to convince mainstream Americans that white ethnic pride is bad, that sexual liberation is good, and that supposedly traditional American values — Christianity, “family values,” and so on — are reactionary and bigoted. With their core values thus subverted, the theory goes, Americans would be quick to sign on to the ideas of the far left.

    The very term, “cultural Marxism,” is clearly intended to conjure up xenophobic anxieties.

    But can a theory like this, built on the words of long-dead intellectuals who have little discernible relevance to normal Americans’ lives, really fly?

    As bizarre as it might sound, there is some evidence that it may.

    Certainly, those who are pushing the theory seem to believe that it is an important one.

  4. Dianne apparently cannot look at the demographics of groups like BLM and the people who support them.

    These types of groups are disproportionately run by power hungry black lesbians and radical feminists.

    You see them in all levels of government now: “The Squad” (no need to say more), that wicked zombie woman Joanne PDX (who claims to be afraid of white people in big trucks so she makes a false police report), Underwood (who falsely linked Kyle Rittenhouse’s self defense as being racially motivated), and I could list a million other propagandists like Stacy Abrams and Keisha Bottoms.

    The real xenophobics are listed above.

    They are wicked people using identity and a faux victim narrative to try to subvert and control.

    Your problem is that people are waking up and seeing it for what it is.

    Shame tactics are going to work anymore.

    People can see the evil.

    It’s telling when you look at the Trump rally in DC; It was predominantly black women who were assaulting peaceful supporters.

    They harassed children and families without retaliation because they think that they can get away with it forever.

    Those who love other people do not want fights, fake race wars, etc.

    But these crazy far-left radicals have been motivated by the media to believe a lie and they have become violent and motivated by anger.

    At some point, there is no reasoning with the violent mobs.

    You are too blind to see what identity politics has done to brainwash those who are easily controlled.

    You are one of them.

  5. Accidentally posted and it’s awaiting moderation since it has two links.

    Anyway, I was going to say that I’m sure Brittany was so scared of those evil Trump supporters, considering she’s surrounded by thousands of them.

    So scary that she sucker punched several and kicked a man who was knocked out by her buddy who is apparently a sex offender.

    I wonder if she’ll actually be charged now that she was identified?

  6. I’m the president elect.

    I like dancing with Ms. Maude Trumpion.

  7. Well here we are again with the Hillary stuff – everything gotta have “phobic” at the end of it. Remember, should that Senate seat open, “it’s golden “!

  8. This is how they get rid of the P.I.T.A. people… move’em on… and out…

  9. Underwood is way too dumb to be a Senator.

    Ooops, I take it back.

    Forgot about Duckworthless, Schumer and
    Mitten man.

  10. Would she not first be required to LIVE in our State before she represents it.

    This is carpetbagging at its finest.

    There was little to no pushback (but there should have been) when she went to the House, but to place her in the Senate would be an affront to democracy and a travesty of monumental proportions.

  11. Some guy is commenter of the day.

    Dianne should crawl back under her bridge.

    And Underwood is a Marxist – cultural and otherwise.

  12. With the wonderful video cameras out there, it’s pretty easy to see where a politician lives in 2020. 😁

    We are no longer in 1983, we no longer await a politician sticking his or head out of a boarded up HUD house saying “I live here!”. Can anyone name this politician? 🤓

  13. Hey Dianne – if you’re going to plagiarize the Communist SPLC could you at least be bothered to link to their site since you copied word for word their rant on Cultural Marxism, which is in fact a real thing and which Lauren Underwood certainly is.

    Thanks in advance for giving credit to other sources and not claiming it as your own.

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