This has been noticed by both Ace and Geraghty (and again, here): turnout’s low in IL-05. How low? Rahm Emanuel forgot to vote. I am not writing this to offer false hope: it’s an incredibly tough district for us to win, and Rosanna Pulido hasn’t exactly gotten her party behind her. But, oddly enough, neither has Mike Quigley. He’s heavily favored to win, but he’s gotten virtually no support – which is odd; you’d think that the Democrats wouldn’t turn their nose up at hyping an easy win, particularly since they’re either 0-for-3 or 0-for-4, depending on how you think NY-20’s going right now. But this one is being pretty much left up to the candidates.
If I had to guess, I don’t think that establishment Democrats want to lose the seat, per se: they just don’t think that making sure that they don’t lose it is worth the effort. After all, Emanuel’s going to want to go back to the House some day. Quigley in that seat will be harder to dislodge than a GOP interloper.
I guess that we’ll see tonight. In the meantime, if you live in IL-05, go vote. Either way, you’re probably going to tick off the Illinois Democratic party.
Crossposted to RedState.