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Illinois GOP had better mobilize

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Why is the Illinois Republican Party not mobilizing?

Absolutely amazing that, due to "redistricting" in Illinois, the leaders in the Illinois Republican Party have not started to mobilize and plan for the March 2012 primary, both state and federal.

Campaigning has started unofficially and we are only a little over two months until sanctioned campaigns start in September.

Defeated former Congressman Bill Foster is now going to run for Congress again, but in the 11th Congressional District, this time -- doesn't live in the district, either. Foster was defeated in the Illinois 14th District 2010 midterm elections by now Congressman Randy Hultgren, and Foster is at best evading, misleading and definitely does not represent a lot of citizen concerns. Can't get Foster to show up for town hall meetings -- a one-term Congressman.

Illinois Republicans definitely need to mobilize and support strong candidates in all of Illinois or Pelosi will regain control of the House and again be Speaker.

Illinois is definitely a "target" to regain Congressional seats.

Michael Foote


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