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  [IL-13] Tim Johnson to drop out
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News DateThursday, April 5, 2012 01:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionIn a move that will surely stun the political establishment, sources say that Congressman Tim Johnson (R-Urbana) intends to drop out of his reelection race. I’m told by sources that the timing is “imminent” and there will likely be an announcement on Thursday.

Johnson apparently believes that this is now a safe seat since perennial candidate David Gill won the Democratic primary race, so it’s OK to leave without partisan worry.

Possible replacements include Rodney Davis, Rep. Chapin Rose, Rep. Adam Brown, Sen. Sam McCann, Johnson’s former chief of staff Jerry Clarke and his current chief of staff Mark Shelden.
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D:2108ev ( 935.6754 points)
Thu, April 5, 2012 01:57:18 AM UTC0:00
Evans can't talk, can't eat, can't walk, can't even use the bathroom without help, lives in assisted living, and is in very bad condition.

 
D:1989RBH ( 1271.2517 points)
Thu, April 5, 2012 02:00:35 AM UTC0:00
the specific diagnosis in regards to Evans is Lewy Body Dementia.

 
D:15COSDem ( 3540.3062 points)
Thu, April 5, 2012 02:01:02 AM UTC0:00
Manzullo must be pissed off now.

 
IND:1196Monsieur ( 5890.8623 points)
Thu, April 5, 2012 02:01:28 AM UTC0:00
ev: Evans can't talk, can't eat, can't walk, can't even use the bathroom without help, lives in assisted living, and is in very bad condition.

OK, fine. That's not my point.

 
D:2108ev ( 935.6754 points)
Thu, April 5, 2012 02:04:32 AM UTC0:00
No, I know your point and i agree. I'm replying to the other comments pertaining to his current health.

 
D:15COSDem ( 3540.3062 points)
Thu, April 5, 2012 02:04:51 AM UTC0:00
Fine. He couldn't do all that. Why did he run then?

 
D:2108ev ( 935.6754 points)
Thu, April 5, 2012 02:11:17 AM UTC0:00
I said why, its the reason Johnson ran again, a potential strong opponent in the opposing primary.

 
D:8084Juror #3 ( 186.4846 points)
Thu, April 5, 2012 04:15:55 AM UTC0:00
Maybe Johnson made a snap decision after seeing his phone bill, since he spends about four hours a day calling constituents. Anyway, I kind of like him since he's not always predictable.

 
R:1153J.R. ( 744.6801 points)
Thu, April 5, 2012 05:35:32 AM UTC0:00
Monsieur: OK, fine. That's not my point.

Mike posted after you and asked "how is [Lane Evans] doing today?"

 
R:787Barack O-blame-a ( 80.6213 points)
Thu, April 5, 2012 06:03:28 AM UTC0:00
Ah, the benefits of ignore.