March 2002 Articles
March 27, 2002
BOTH UNDERPERFORM IN PRIMARY
Blagojevich, a Chicago congressman, finished third, with 135,682 votes
(28.6 percent), to Roland Burris’s 199,404 (42 percent), and Paul
Vallas’ 140,236 (29.5 percent). Edgar got about 12 percent of the black vote in 1990, and George Ryan
got ten percent in 1998. Ryan garnered 409,349 votes.
To counter Blagojevich’s six advantages, Ryan has a paltry
there is an enormous professional and personal stature gap between
Ryan and Blagojevich. Again, Ryan must go on TV early to define
Blagojevich as inexperienced, and as too liberal for Illinois.
Ryan must run like gangbusters Downstate. Wood called Ryan an
“extremist,” and O’Malley blasted Ryan’s “inaction” on the
Secretary of State scandal. full full