Tuesday, January 08, 2013

How Sen. Durbin won

"Sen. Dick Durbin won his first race for Congress by positioning himself as a strong supporter of Israel. In 1982, he took on long-term incumbent Republican Paul Findley and edged him by just over 1,000 votes, chiefly because he was able to match the Congressman's fundraising due to considerable financial support from pro-Israel donors across the country." (thanks Michele)