I'm still somewhat glazed in wonder at the great Scott Brown win from last night, but I should not neglect the latest round of endorsements in IL-10, this time from the Sun-Times.
Given that the Tribune gave the nod to Bob Dold in an endorsement that raised eyebrows with many political insiders, the question now is, has the pendulum swung back for State Rep. Beth Coulson? The Sun-Times says:
A physical therapist, Coulson has focused on health-care issues in Springfield, working on legislation ranging from providing a safe haven for abandoned babies to extending the time that young adults, a key group among the uninsured, can stay covered under their parents' insurance policies. That record, combined with her intelligence, work ethic and ability to reach across the aisle, would make Coulson, if ultimately elected, a player as Congress continues to reshape the nation's medical delivery system. Coulson sees the health-care legislation pending in Congress as flawed and prefers free-market solutions such as letting Americans buy insurance across state lines.
The Sun-Times also went with Julie Hamos, who, despite her liberal philosophy and many other flaws (that I'm sure we'll be getting into if she wins the primary), she's at least held a job and made some accomplishments in her years as a state rep, unlike two-time loser Dan Seals. The Sun-Times seems to agree:
You'd think Democrat party leaders might appreciate Seals' valiant effort against long odds.
And maybe they do -- but not enough to stick with him this time.
Now that Kirk is running for the Senate, throwing his seat in Congress up for grabs, Seals is being bigfooted in the Democratic primary by a contender with far more party backing, funding and experience -- state Rep. Julie Hamos.
We look forward to a long day of the Coulson and Dold folks shooting at each other here. Just remember that we're all Republicans, kids, and we still have to play with each other in the GOP sandbox on February 3rd.