Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Big win for Illinois Republican Joe Walsh

Illinois Dem. Melissa Bean can fire her bouncer.  She won't be representing her district - if she ever really did *represent* that district - in Congress anymore:
By a margin of 291 votes out of more than 200,000 cast, GOP challenger Joe Walsh emerged Tuesday as the winner over U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean in their nail-biting 8th District congressional race.

Bean, a three-term Democrat, made the results official late Tuesday, conceding the contest after calling Walsh to congratulate him on his upset victory.

Walsh, a Tea Party-backed conservative, led Bean by 347 votes at the beginning of the day, but absentee and provisional ballots tallied Tuesday narrowed that margin to less than two-tenths of a percent.
Anne Leary lets out a "Yip, yip, yip, yip YAHOO"
...So, I take great pride in my posts--you can't go home again as Congresswoman, Melissa Bean.
Bean's $25 Million Earmarks in 2010Rep Melissa Bean IL8 Sends in the thugUnclean Melissa BeanWalsh: Melissa Bean, Math ChallengedYou can't come home again, Melissa Bean,Meli$$a Bean'$ Co$tly $chemeMelissa Bean Meets Constituents in Noisy Grocery StoreMelissa Bean Still Clutching Dirty Rangel $$$

And frankly, Joe Walsh ran with guts and wit. And earned some staunch supporters.
I think she is pretty happy about that win, wouldn't you say?

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