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A long time coming November 30, 2008

Posted by deepblueillinois in Uncategorized.

I’ve long intended to join the blogsphere but deferred my plans until after the election. Between my own re-elect to the Illinois State Senate (snagging a personal best of 71 percent of the vote in a contested race), campaign trips out-of-state for my former colleague, president-elect Barack Obama, and hustling to help out other State Senate candidates as part of my pursuit of the Illinois Senate presidency, it’s been way too difficult to get enough of a breather to do this any justice.

So the election’s over and while my bid for the top spot among Illinois Senate Democrats came up short, I am looking forward to being part of pointing our caucus in a new direction under Sen. John Cullerton (D-Chicago), who will assume the reins of leadership when we’re sworn in for our new terms on January 14, 2009.

As far as the blog itself goes, Deep Blue Illinois is a stream of insights and observations on political personalities, public policy and progressive politics — all through the eyes of an elected Democratic officeholder with an insatiable appetite for innovation and intellectual curiosity.

Deep Blue Illinois is also the name of a state-based political committee that assists other Democratic candidates in Illinois who share my desire to advance a Democratic policy agenda and make Illinois an even deeper shade of blue. 

As the intrepid and courageous MSM telejournalist, Linda Ellerbee, would say, “And so it goes…”