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UPDATED Sept. 19, 2007 - Bloggers Bringing Out the Truth

Bloggers locally, throughout Illinois and across the nation are demonstrating the national importance of our race. Their blogs emphasize the glaring differences between strong positions being taken by Mark Pera and the out-of-step voting record of Dan Lipinski. The comments attached to these pieces by readers show that voters support Mark and that they agree that it is truly time for a change in Illinois' 3rd Congressional district.

Recent Posts in Blogs Across the Country:

September 19, 2007 " Report (w/ photos!) from Pera HQ grand opening", Sandra Verthein on blogforamerica
"...My quick impressions of the campaign?

Totally professional. Seriously, everything was incredibly well organized, they have a complete staff and fully functional campaign operation up and running, and we talked strategy for a little bit and I am convinced they have a plan to win..."

Cross posted at PrairieStateBlue and DailyKos.

September 17, 2007 "Stick to Boobah and Barney, Ch. 11" IllinoisReason

"The Chicago Tonight interview with Illinois Congressmen Mark Kirk (R) and Dan Lipinski (D) has now been YouTubed and not only are Reps. Kirk and Lipinski appalling, but the WTTW interviewer is beyond the pale...."
September 17, 2007 "Oh My, Some Folks Do Not Belong On Television," ArchPundit

"Dan Lipinski being one of them:

With leadership like that, Iraq should be over in….a few dozen years.

Substantively, the entire deal is a joke. Kirk holds up the magical power point that tells us, well, nothing:"

If you have trouble viewing these videos through the ArchPundit blog, try the direct YouTube link below:

ArchPundit YouTube video links

September 13, 2007 "I'm taking on a 'Bush-Dog Democrat' " DailyKos by Mark Pera

"...The coverage we've received on DailyKos, FireDogLake, DownWithTyranny, Open Left, ArchPundit, The Booman Tribune and other sites has been tremendous. I want to thank you, the authors and readers, for your time and effort. That kind of writing has awakened the Netroots and it's rallying people from across the country to our campaign..."
September 13, 2007 "I'm taking on a 'Bush-Dog Democrat' " Mark Pera on MyDD

"...The coverage we've received on DailyKos, FireDogLake, DownWithTyranny, Open Left, ArchPundit, The Booman Tribune and other sites has been tremendous. I want to thank you, the authors and readers, for your time and effort. That kind of writing has awakened the Netroots and it's rallying people from across the country to our campaign..."
September 11, 2007 "Chicago Machine Plays Games with IL-03 Primary" OpenLeft by Matt

"Dan Lipinski, a Bush Dog in a Democratic seat who will probably go down this cycle or next, is facing a fascinating primary challenge...

"...This one's going to be fun to watch, and it cuts through national politics..."
September 11, 2007 " WHY ARE PRIMARIES MUY IMPORTANTE?" DownWithTyranny!

"...Lipinksi and Kirk, a Democrat and a Republican, each has a disgraceful record on Iraq and each has earned his constituents' contempt and defeat at the polls. The Man most likely to hold Lipinski accountable is Mark Pera and he has quite a bit to say about the Lipinski-Kirk Axis...
September 11, 2007 " IL-03: Lieberdem Lipinski teams up with Republican on Iraq," DailyKOS by KOS

"Get ready to hear a lot about this race. It pits challenger Mark Pera against incumbent Dan Lipinski -- one of the worst Bush Dogs, and one serving in a solidly Democratic district...
September 8, 2007 " Blue America: Meet Mark Pera (IL-03)," Firedoglake

"...Some time ago I started watching a suspiciously conservative-voting congressman in a very blue Illinois district, Dan Lipinski in IL-03, an area that includes southwest Chicago and mostly working class ethnic suburbs...

...To this day he hasn't bothered buying a home in the district. He rents half a duplex in Western Springs but mostly lives in his congressional office. And I mean that literally....

"A lot of members in this community have been excited about Matt Stoller's Bush Dog expose and call to action...

... Lipinski slipped into Congress in 2004 when his father retired. If his voting record is frighteningly similar to reactionary Tennessee congressmen like John Tanner, Lincoln Davis, Bart Gordon, and Jim Cooper, that's because the representative from IL-03 has spent the last couple of decades outside of Illinois, mostly living in Tennessee...
September 7, 2007 " Pera endorsed + full list of NDFA campaign events," BlogforAmerica

"Last night Northside DFA voted to endorse Mark Pera for Congress for the 3rd Congressional District. This means its time for us to to saddle up, 'cuz Mark is running against "Bush Dog" Democrat Dan Lipinski, and this will NOT be an easy race....
September 7, 2007 "Bush Dog Lipinski challenger Pera on-line Saturday and more," EricV on Open Left

"...Pera's campaign also has information up should you want to help collect signatures. Finally Pera has a great issues page. It is not complete, but I love the format highlighting the differences between Pera and Lipinski....
September 5, 2007 "Time for Dan Lipinski to Go Back To Academia," ArchPundit

"He's supposedly a Democrat, but he certainly fails the small D definition when he originally got the position by his father putting a fake candidate, Ryan Chlada, into the Republican nomination and then after the elder Lipinski was renominated, he bowed out and had his son placed on the ballot to replace him...
September 4, 2007 "Dan Lipinski has to go," a DailyKOS Diary

"Blue Dogs, Bush Dogs, call them what you want.
I consider myself a realist. I know that there are places where Democrats will have to be a little more right-wing on issues to get elected. That is fine with me. But, what really bothers me is someone like Dan Lipinski.

Lipinksi represents IL-03, and is the closest thing to a Republican, I have ever seen. His district is Democratic, on average Democrats recieve over 60% of the vote. We should have the most liberal member possible in this district...

August 22, 2007 "Opportunity to take on Bean, Lipinski ," Prairie State Blue

"Matt Stoller over at Open Left wants bloggers who can profile the Bush Dog Democrats who consistently vote for Bush policies. They want profiles on Bean and Lipinsky...."
August 22, 2007 "Mark Pera vs Bush-League 'Democrat' ," Don Reed on DailyKos.

"...And, unfortunately, there are also some alleged Democrats who richly deserve defeat.

One such 'Democrat in name only' is Representative Daniel Lipinski, (D-IL) incumbent, in the third district of Illinois..."
June 14, 2007 "IL-03: The right kind of primary challenge," DailyKos by Kos

"This should be a race to watch."
May 30, 2007 " Dan Lipinski, One of the 'McGovern 13,' Draws a Challenger," MyDD, Direct Democracy

"Dan Lipinski, one of the McGovern 13, has drawn a primary challenger. His name is Mark Pera, and his web site is here...

...Which one is the real Democrat? Which one should be representing a district that voted 59/41 for Kerry?"

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