Illinois Becomes Haven for Democrats on the Run

Friday, 25 Feb 2011 07:12 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Illinois seems to have become the Switzerland on the Prairie as lawmakers fleeing votes in Wisconsin and Indiana take refuge in its borders.

Illinois is known for its wayward politicians and backdoor political dealings. And some residents tired of the state's own political problems are wondering why the Wisconsin and Indiana Democrats had to come to Illinois.

Others say it might do Illinois' political image a rare bit of good.

University of Illinois-Springfield political science professor Chris Mooney says that, for once, Illinois' politicians look a little less crazy than those in neighboring states.

The state Republican Party, for its part, is urging donors to send money, lest Illinois become a "Safe Haven for Tax & Spend Democrats." Democrats control the governor's office and both legislative houses in Illinois.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved