Monday, July 11, 2011

Who's On, Tenth?

No sooner than being redistricted into Lake County are rumors spreading that 6th District Congressman Peter Roskam will dump Lake County in favor of greener pastures down in the 8th district. A concidence or does Lake County have collective halitosis or something? As readers of this blog are breathlessly aware ...
The Domino Effect
the rumor is all breadth and little scope.

The newest rumor making the rounds is epicentered in Lake County's boring congressional district, the 10th. According to Lynn Sweet of the Sun-Times:
The 2012 Democratic field in the new 10th congressional district may have an additional candidate, state Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills). Sente joined the state House on Sept. 12, 2009 (to finish former state Rep. Katy Ryg's term), elected to a full term last November. Sente's base would probably be the western part of the district, which on the east hugs northern suburbs on Lake Michigan. Sente told me she will make a decision by this Friday--July 15.
Illinois 10th House 2012: Sente mulling bid, Schneider raises $321,085
Your LakeCountyEye doubts that Carol Sente will throw her hat into this ring. There is an order-of-magnitude difference between running for State Rep and running for Congress. But more importantly just about anyone with a "D" after their name and breathing is currently being sweet-talked into taking their shot in the 10th. But being serenaded with candy & flowers by party suitors promises not a cake-walk ahead of thee to the nomination.

After all the petitions are filed your LakeCountyEye wouldn't be surprised to see ten names on the Democratic primary ballot for the 10th. Here, by your LakeCountyEye's count, are ten of them:

Ten Candidates More Likely to be Seen
on the Democratic Primary Ballot
for the 10th Congressional District
  1. Sid Mathias
  2. Internet Powerhouse™ Andy Martin
  3. Dan Seals
  4. Charlie Sheen
  5. Scott Lee Cohen
  6. Princess Nudelman
  7. Alan Keyes
  8. Bo Derek
  9. Rod Blagojevich
  10. Joe Walsh

Look for your LakeCountyEye in the 10th Congressional District soliciting your John Hancock.

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