Showing themselves more nimble than I can remember in many years, state Republicans are milking this for all it's worth.
Since Monday, the Illinois Republican Party has been airing a stinging ad on cable television across the state, criticizing the prospect of Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, making the appointment if he ascends to the governor's office.
"The people of Illinois deserve better than another political power grab. You deserve to be heard. You deserve a special election," the Republicans say.
In order to sustain the effort, the party needs grassroots help from across America. Over at RedState, diarist Mark W. Johnson at IL GOP Network has started a drive titled NoMoreHacks urging a special election now in Illinois for Barack Obama's senate seat. He is pointing people and donors to the state party so it can continue its TV and web barrage.
Let's jump on board and stop Illinois' corrupt Democrats in their tracks.