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Can Illinois Democrats hold Senate seat in wake of GOP Massachusetts win?

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Below, release from Illinois GOP party....

Statement from Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady on Scott Brown's Victory in the Massachusetts Senate Special Election

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady made the following statement today:

"Today, the citizens of Massachusetts repudiated the first year of President Obama's term by electing their first Republican Senator since 1972. Republicans, Independents and even a substantial segment of Democrat voters turned out to soundly reject the Obama Administration's uncontrolled spending and attempt to nationalize healthcare. Tonight's victory for Republicans reflects a trend that started last November in New Jersey and Virginia. Republicans won Governor's races in these two states, which were won by President Obama in 2008. Since the Democrats took control of Washington last January, Republicans have won 27 of 36 special elections, including gaining a majority of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court."

"Illinois is next. Like Massachusetts, Illinois is under control of the single-party rule Democrats who have had unbridled control of the State of Illinois for the last eight years and have brought us to the brink of financial collapse. The eyes of the nation will be upon Illinois as we seek to regain the United States Senate seat formerly held by President Obama and retake the Governor's mansion."

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With a single-party in control in Illinois there is too much power to this party. The saying that say "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. is happening in Illinois. Let's stop this in the ballot come November.

Only with Alexi they can!

I do not believe we should allow the senate seat in Illinois to be handed over to any candidate strictly on a basis of party affiliation. We should consider each candidate seriously, I know I have and that is why I plan on voting for Cheryle Jackson. She is not your average career politician, I see her as more as a proble solver. I have considered all the possible candidates and I really believe that she is by far the most viable to replace the seat once held by current president Barack Obama.

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