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Sunday, December 19, 2004

Illinois

Senate:

Senator Richard J. Durbin (D)
Strongly Against

Senator Barack Obama (D)
Unknown

House:

1 Bobby L. Rush (D)
Unknown

2 Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D)
Unknown

3 Daniel Lipinski (D)
Unknown

4 Luis V. Gutierrez (D)
Unknown

5 Rahm Emanuel (D)
Unknown

6 Henry J. Hyde (R)
Unknown

7 Danny K. Davis (D)
Unknown

8 Melissa L. Bean (D)
Unknown

9 Janice D. Schakowsky (D)
Strongly Against - "I believe that privatizing Social Security raises several
problems..." (Thanks to Mark P.)

10 Mark Steven Kirk (R)
Unknown

11 Jerry Weller (R)
Unknown

12 Jerry F. Costello (D)
Unknown

13 Judy Biggert (R)
Unknown

14 J. Dennis Hastert (R)
Unknown

15 Timothy V. Johnson (R)
Unknown

16 Donald A. Manzullo (R)
Unknown

17 Lane Evans (D)
Unknown

18 Ray LaHood (R)
Unknown

19 John Shimkus(R)
Unknown

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wrote a letter to Congressman Mark Kirk earlier this year in opposition to privatizing Social Security.
He sent back a long letter extolling all the virtues of privatization and sounding the doom and gloom if we don't offer young people "personal" accounts.

Kirk poses as a "moderate" Republican because the 10th Congressional District is not in the least right-wing conservative. He has a good environmental record and he isn't rigid like Tom DeLay or a hack like the House Speaker, but he is still a loyal Bush Republican and seldom votes other than the Administration line.
This is an extremely affluent District so there might not be too much sympathy for preserving Social Security; most of the constituents are investors. However, it is also a "social-justice" kind of district and a lot of it went to Kerry in the last general election.

As far as the Illinois Democrats, I am hoping that Sen. Durbin can rally the troops to stick together to oppose privatization. Two new Democrats, Melissa Bean, and Lipinski, might be difficult to pull over.
Bean, because she took over Phil Cranes' district and it is really conservative and Lipinski because he had a sweet deal to take over his daddy's seat and daddy went along with the Republicans more often than not.
I can't imagine Sen. elect Barack Obama going along with the Republicans on this one.

December 27, 2004 at 1:18 AM  

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