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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

IL-06: Peter O'Malley, We Hardly Knew Ya

Posted by Tim Tagaris

I don't know if was the improved fundraising by Christine Cegelis, her massive grassroots organization, or if it was work/family demands, but another Democratic challenger in IL-6, Peter O'Malley, has bowed out of the race. From a message sent out by the DuPage County Democrats:

Fellow Democrats: I was notified today that Peter O'Malley is formally withdrawing as a candidate for IL 6th Congressional District race. I would like to thank Peter for his consideration of running as a candidate as well as for all of his hard work up to this time.

Peter has cited that the demands of his present job as well as his young family as reasons for withdrawing and we can all certainly understand and applaud his reasons.

Let's all thank Peter for his interest and commitment for being a strong candidate as well as an excellent representative of the Democratic Party in DuPage County.

Time is running out here, and with Christine's impressive showing in the DFA-List polling over the past two weeks, I can't imagine the DCCC will attempt to step on the toes of the grassroots. For months they have flirted with the idea of bringing another Democrat into the race, one that can self-fund, but it appears we have our candidate now...time tested and grassroots approved; Christine Cegelis.

Posted at 02:15 PM in Illinois | Technorati

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Is that Henry Hyde's district?

Posted by: Mark [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 5, 2005 02:39 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

It was Hyde's... but we're taking it back.

Posted by: So-Called Austin Mayor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 5, 2005 03:42 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment