Before being sworn in, the North Suburban Republican already faces partisan criticism.
Two days away from joining the 112th U. S. Congress, Representative-elect Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) has already been pegged one of the top Republicans to defeat in 2012. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) met last month to strategize about regaining the Democratic majority the party lost in November. Dold, whose 1oth Congressional District runs from Wilmette north to Waukegan, and from Arlington Heights west to Libertyville, was one of five targets named. "This is a competitive district we feel can be won, and Dold is a representative whose values and record are not in tune with the area," said DCCC regional press secretary Jesse Ferguson. Dold's victory: Rule or exception? Dold, who defeated Democrat Dan Seals by …
We crunched numbers, watched the wires and stayed up late. Here's what happened in the 2010 midterm election.
- A.M. Cole
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The results are (mostly) in. If you were following along with us and our live-blogging of the election returns, you know it was an interesting evening. If you're just joining us, here's what happened... Gubernatorial race At 1 a.m. the gubernatorial race was too close to call with thousands of ballots left to be counted. Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn leads by about 8,000 votes as of Wednesday morning but Republican Bill Brady has not conceded. Both candidates came forward and spoke to their supporters. Around 12:07 a.m., Brady said that all votes and voices were going to be accounted for. "We're going to make sure the process is done right," he said. And, at 12:58 a.m., Quinn emerged from his hotel room. "The people have won and I …