Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

Keeping a close eye on developments in the 2008 U.S. Senate races

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Nobody Wants to Challenge Durbin

  • Illinois: The IL-GOP is not in great shape. This is further evidenced by their inability to find an opponent for Democratic incumbent and new Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin. In fact, among the Illinois Republicans to publicly express having no interest in the 2008 Senate race are state party chairman Andy McKenna, U.S. Reps. Mark Kirk, John Shimkus & Ray LaHood, State Sens. Bill Brady & Christine Radogno, State Rep. (and '02 Durbin challenger) Jim Durkin, and business Jim Oberweis. While we continue to challenge all Republicans, it will certainly be helpful and resource-conserving if the GOP puts up nothing more than token opposition against our guys.


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