Can't say I blame Illinois Democrats for feeling neglected. Can't say I'd blame Obama for feeling Illinois Dems nothing but trouble either.
Fwd: Urgent: IL call
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> Subject: Urgent: IL call
> Tim Mapes: 217 801-2656
> NOTE; TIME IS TIGHT: the bill to change the primary needs to be introduced Tuesday to get through both chambers before the assembly adjourns.
> Goal: for Daley to call Speaker Madigan's COS Tim Mapes. Ideally, Daley would also have his friend Mike McClain call Mapes with the same message.
> The overall goal is to move the IL primary out of mid March, where they are currently a lifeline to a moderate Republican candidate after the mostly southern Super Tuesday. IL was a key early win for Romney in 12.
> Our preference would be for them to move all the way to May, but if they at least move to April 12 or April 19 they will have the day to themselves and presumably garner a lot of coverage. They will also be influencing a big northeast primary day on April 26.
> They will receive a bonus of 10% extra delegates if they move to April and 20% if they move to May. Mapes has said repeatedly they don't care about that.
> As we discussed, they don't really care about being helpful and feel forgotten and neglected by POTUS. The key point is that this is not an Obama ask, but a Hillary ask. And the Clintons won't forget what their friends have done for them. It would be helpful to feel out what path, if any, we have to get them to yes. This will probably take some pushing.
> Thanks again for doing this!