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Old 11-16-2010, 11:43 PM
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Exclamation 2 weeks later another Democrat concedes to the GOP challenger

Incumbant Democratic Congresswoman Melissa Bean, this afternoon, conceded her seat to Tea Party backed Joe Walsh who ran on the GOP ticket in suburban Chicagoland. This was a pretty amazing race for congress. Bean was backed by the Democratic party, had barrel loads of money, had the national party working for her, and some guy name Joe Walsh that nobody has ever heard of before kicked the bucket out from under her and won the election with the support of nothing more than the local Tea Party. The GOP didn't get behind Walsh until the night of the election when the vote count was close. This is a totally grass roots victory and probably one of the biggest upsets in the whole of the 2010 election cycle.

Link => http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/polit...108557139.html
Bean Concedes to Walsh
Tea Party favorite wins by roughly 300 votes

Updated 8:37 PM CST, Tue, Nov 16, 2010

Republicans get to add another red seat to Congress.

Following the completion of ballot counting, Democratic Rep. Melissa Bean on Tuesday night called her Republican challenger, Joe Walsh, and conceded the race for Illinois' 8th Congressional District.

Roughly 300 votes separated the two candidates.

"This is a huge win for all the grassroot organizations that supported Walsh," the Palatine Tea Party said in a release. "Against all odds we defeated incumbent Melissa Bean (D) who had significantly more money and media support. This will be the upset of 2010."

Bean has held the seat since 2004 . . .
Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/polit...#ixzz15VWpHX40
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Hope we see a lot more of this in 2012!
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