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Rahm Emanuel trys to spur Democratic turnout


Chicago mayoral hopeful Rahm Emanuel, the former White House chief of staff who was an architect of the 2006 Democratic House sweep, is using his e-mail list to spur Democratic turn out.

Emanuel earlier sent out an appeal for Democrat Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias; today's appeal if for the ticket.

below, from Emanuel....

Dear Friend,

You have an important choice today.

This election is critical in protecting the progress we've made since 2008 - progress that included saving and creating millions of jobs through the Recovery Act, protecting consumers through Wall Street reform and ensuring that patients will never again be denied coverage for a preexisting condition through health care reform.

I know many of you have been collecting petition signatures for me and sharing your ideas on how we can make Chicago better.

But today I have just one ask for you: please stand with our Democratic leaders and be sure to vote. We can't afford to go back.

Alexi Giannoulias is neck-and-neck with Republican Mark Kirk. I know his track record as State Treasurer will make him a strong voice for Illinois working families as our Senator.

And other Democrats are also facing tough fights - all of which will be decided today.

Polls are open today in Illinois from 6 am to 7 pm. You can look up your polling place here:

This midterm election is crucial for protecting our majority in Congress and making sure Republicans don't derail the President's agenda - or undo the progress we've already made.

The best way you can make sure that our accomplishments are built upon, not rolled back, is by voting for our Democratic leaders.

Thanks for all you do,



"trys" ...?

This is a polarizing and desperate message.
For the past two years this administration has avoided taking responsibility and complained about "inheriting the worst economy" and a dismal landscape.

BUT, they use messages like this to brag about their progress against the same backdrop of despair.

The message is either disingenuous or deceptive and either is unacceptable.

Implementing healtchare instead of addressing spending and taxes was as silly as buying shiny new rims for the inherited broke down sputtering car.

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