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Daniel….. PUNDIT STUNNER: Charlie Cook moves Ilinnois Senate Race from "Toss-Up" into "Leans Republican" Column……

Hello Folks!

WOW, just WOW again. This is BIG and this was unexpected. At least I didn’t expect it.

The Cook Political Report has shifted President Barack Obama’s old Senate Seat, the Illinois Senate Race which is featuring Kirk vs. Giannoulias from “Toss-Up” into “Leans Republican”

I would have thought that they would move Nevada or Arkansas earlier into the GOP Column BUT this is a REAL BARNBURNER STUNNER this evening.

Even Rothenberg didn’t have the guts to do it.

Here is the Cook writing:

Senior Editor Jennifer Duffy writes: As expected, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation seized control Friday of Broadway Bank, the community bank owned by the family of Democratic Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias.

The bank’s financial problems and its business relationships with people associated with corruption and organized crime have dogged Giannoulias’ campaign since early February when he became the nominee. Broadway’s failure will have an enormous impact on Giannoulias’ campaign, and it is entirely possible that the fallout could force him from the race. As such, the race is moving from the Toss Up to the Lean Republican column.
http://cookpolitical.com/races/senate/ratings.php

Daniel G.

This from PoliticalWire……

How Does Giannoulias Win?

Michael Scherer: “The Illinois Senate race is playing out like an academic case study in crises management. Imagine this: Your client, a former chief loan officer for a local bank, is a Democrat heading into a Republican election year, in a state long stained by political corruption. Amid enormous public outrage over the damage wrought by bank excess, your client’s bank is seized by the Feds for having overextended itself in the mortgage market. Now figure out how to win the race.”

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April 26, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , ,

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