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So who are you going to vote for in the primary for Governor?


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Seeing as the IL DMV sends me nasty-grams about renewing my DL and updating insurance information for my vehicles, and the IL Dept of Revenue is demanding copies of my IL State tax returns for the last 3 years, even though I have not lived or worked in IL, I am coming over to vote.  Who should I vote for?

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On 5/25/2022 at 9:07 PM, RECarry said:

Bring many ineligible out of state friends to vote for Pritzker or Irwin.

Are you being a smart a...? 🤣

I strongly fear if it's not that its Governor JB once again, presidential candidate in 2024 he'll probably wait a week or so after but I'm sure the button is ready to be pushed. 

People argued a lot about Beta vs VHS too.

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On people standing with Trump, I got one of those texts bashing Mary Miller.  I responded to it telling them a that I was voting for her due to Trump’s endorsement. No more replies.

 

 What was hilarious, if anyone uses RoboKiller, I am signed up on it, and if you get calls that are unwanted, you have bots that answer the phone.  You can also go back and listen to the conversations.  The other day I got a political call that my RoboKiller picked up and I didn’t see until later.  The bot they got was Donald Trump.  It was hilarious because the lady didn’t seem to realize who it was supposed to be.
 

To fully appreciate it, these bots are smart enough to actually pause when you are talking to it so it can sound like you are talking to a real person.  It kept them on the line almost 2 minutes before they hung up.  The Trump bot was telling them things such as why did you call me, do you know who I am etc.  

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I'm seeing a lot of anti-Bailey ads on chicago area TV paid for by the democrat governors association. 

"He stands with Trump and the 2nd amendment"     /gasp

 

I haven't seen a single one for any of the other Republican primary candidates.  They are spending money to attack Bailey for a reason.  I bet their internal polling data shows Jabba having the biggest challenge to his reelection coming from Bailey.  

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On 6/4/2022 at 6:52 PM, Dumak_from_arfcom said:

I'm seeing a lot of anti-Bailey ads on chicago area TV paid for by the democrat governors association.

 

There is an ad on Tubu (free streaming service) paid for by some other Democrat attacking Sam Yingling, he is a tried and true Illinois Democrat, but the ad attacks him for get this, voting for concealed carry 🤣

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On 6/5/2022 at 1:43 PM, springfield shooter said:

We got a mailer yesterday from a Democrat Party outfit (can't remember the name), telling us that Darren Bailey is too conservative for IL.

 

Now, that is likely true for Cook and perhaps the collar counties. Down here? They wasted their money sending it.

Hmmm, and here though it was actually a mailer pointing out his strong points and urging us to vote for him. LOL

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On 6/5/2022 at 1:43 PM, springfield shooter said:

We got a mailer yesterday from a Democrat Party outfit (can't remember the name), telling us that Darren Bailey is too conservative for IL.

 

Now, that is likely true for Cook and perhaps the collar counties. Down here? They wasted their money sending it.

Irvin keeps sending mailers, wasted money on me. 
 

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The anti-Bailey mailers I've seen have all been from Irvin.

I've read that Pritzker and the democrats have already spent around $9 million trying to help Bailey become the GOP nominee.  Reportedly, they are convinced that Bailey will be the easiest to beat and that Governor Pritzker personally wants to beat him in the election.
I still think that Schimpf would be the best Governor; but am supporting Rabine.

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On 6/7/2022 at 4:28 PM, Ranger said:

The anti-Bailey mailers I've seen have all been from Irvin.

I've read that Pritzker and the democrats have already spent around $9 million trying to help Bailey become the GOP nominee.  Reportedly, they are convinced that Bailey will be the easiest to beat and that Governor Pritzker personally wants to beat him in the election.
I still think that Schimpf would be the best Governor; but am supporting Rabine.

Unfortunately I think your right, the too conservative for Illinois ads makes me wonder just wonder what the heck is wrong with that?

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A vote for any candidate that can't do well with at least some of the major ethnic groups in Cook County cannot win in the General election. Appearances matter, and looking at Bailey tells me that Pritzker could beat him easily. Irvin has a chance to capture a good share of the Black and maybe Latino vote as well as traditional Republicans. He may not be the perfect Republican, but anything has to be better than keeping control of the state in Democrat Party hands. 

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On 6/8/2022 at 1:01 PM, vito said:

He may not be the perfect Republican, but anything has to be better than keeping control of the state in Democrat Party hands. 

 

As long as the Democrats keep a majority of State Congress, it really doesn't make a difference who the Governor is in Illinois, the Democratic policies will continue.

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On 6/8/2022 at 7:01 AM, SiliconSorcerer said:

Unfortunately I think your right, the too conservative for Illinois ads makes me wonder just wonder what the heck is wrong with that?

 

To win Illinois gubernatorial races you have to win the suburbs. Lose them, lose the race.

 

Unfortunately, a Bailey would alienate suburbanites and many getable working class votes in suburban Cook County and Chicago proper.

 

Illinois gun owners may not like this state of affairs, but we have to be pragmatic.

 

With that in mind, which is the most pragmatic choice in a Biden +14 state? Irvin, who comes off as moderate and inoffensive, or Bailey, who is already being presented as a far right-wing conservative lunatic?

 

Don't think like a gun owner. Instead, think like a swing voter in Winnetka, someone who voted for Pritzker and Biden but who is upset about the current state of affairs, and who wants a return to normalcy.

 

Would she ever vote for a Trumpy candidate? Absolutely not. But she would vote for a Youngkin-like character.

 

That has to be your approach. This isn't Missouri. You need to consider your circumstances and work within the confines of what is actually achievable where you live versus what you'd personally prefer.

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I respectfully disagree on the suburbs part, win Chicago +10 votes and you win the state, we've seen that many times. 

Unfortunately I think Irwin is the only chance or it's JB again but is has NOTHING to do with policies. 

Maybe a Democrat that hated Trump with resonate with a Democrats that hated Trump and want change. 

I've asked for signs in my yard and the only reason I think they aren't delivering is the America Flags (one in front and one in back) that's just very sad. 

 

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On 6/9/2022 at 11:13 AM, SiliconSorcerer said:

I respectfully disagree on the suburbs part, win Chicago +10 votes and you win the state, we've seen that many times. 

Unfortunately I think Irwin is the only chance or it's JB again but is has NOTHING to do with policies. 

Maybe a Democrat that hated Trump with resonate with a Democrats that hated Trump and want change. 

I've asked for signs in my yard and the only reason I think they aren't delivering is the America Flags (one in front and one in back) that's just very sad. 

 

 

But policies do matter, and will play an outsized role in the midterms. People are upset about inflation/cost of living, and crime, which are two issues where Pritzker is weak. If a candidate for the GOP avoids getting pigeonholed like Bailey, they can discuss Pritzker's failures in these areas.

 

Remember, Youngkin has already provided us a roadmap. Did people vote for Youngkin because of who he was, or did they vote for his policies? It was the policies that put him over the top.

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