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Illinois Primary

Did Truax Lose Because There's T-A-X in His Name? 5 reasons why Oberweis beat him

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.20.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Tuesday evening was a rough one for Doug Truax--he lost to opponent Jim Oberweis in the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. This means that Oberweis, not Truax will go on to face Democrat Dick Durbin in the General Election this November.

Rauner, Oberweis Win Illinois Primaries

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican nominee for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says Gov. Pat Quinn is a failure and "we're going to get him gone th...

Bruce Rauner Wins GOP Primary In Illinois Gubernatorial Race

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

BY SARA BURNETT & SOPHIA TAREEN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO (AP) — Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner won the GOP primary Tuesday in his bid for I...

Rauner Wins Race To Challenge Pat Quinn

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Bruce Rauner has won the Republican primary to challenge Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) in his reelection race this fall, the Associated Press reports. ...

Oberweis Wins Primary In Illinois Senate Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

State Sen. Jim Oberweis defeated Doug Truax in Tuesday's Republican Senate primary in Illinois, the Associated Press reports. Oberweis, who was el...

Oberweis Wins Race To Challenge Dick Durbin

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — A state legislator and dairy magnate has defeated a suburban Chicago businessman in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Illinoi...

Pat Quinn Wins Primary In Illinois Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) won the Tuesday primary to again be the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, the Associated Press reports. Quinn, who was...

Illinois GOP Voters Seek To Shake Up State's Political Order

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

BY SARA BURNETT AND SOPHIA TAREEN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO (AP) — With a hunger to reclaim the governor's office, Republican voters set out ...

Voters Head To The Polls In Illinois Primary

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Voters in heavily Democratic Illinois go to the polls Tuesday for primary elections that will set the November slate for governor, U....

Illinois Governor Candidates Gear Up For Primary

AP | By SOPHIA TAREEN and SARA BURNETT | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — The contenders for Illinois governor crisscrossed the state Monday on the final day of campaigning before the primary elections, with...

Prison, Indictment No Bar To Victory In Illinois Primary

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, March 17 (Reuters) - In the Illinois primary elections on Tuesday, candidates on Chicago's Democratic ball...

Jennifer Bendery

Eric Cantor's Donation To Anti-Incumbent Super PAC Causing More Headaches For His Members | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) $25,000 donation to an anti-incumbent super PAC has become the gift that keeps on giving. Bu...

Once Again, Talk of Mitt Romney's "Inevitability" Seems Premature

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

For the umpteenth time and counting, pundits and politicians -- Democrats and Republicans alike -- are predicting Mitt Romney's "inevitability" as the...

Unions Will Unite to Win Back Congressional Seats

Nick Kaleba | Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago
Nick Kaleba

The chance to put a dent in the Republican control of the House and run up the score for hometown President Barack Obama gives local unions more than enough reason to unite around candidates who can win back seats.

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For March 23, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

But as important as the win in Illinois was for cementing Team Romney's delegate realities, the most critical turn in the race wouldn't come until Wed...

Jen Sabella

5 Illinois Races National Dems Are Watching | Jen Sabella | Posted 03.21.2012 | Chicago

The relatively small number of Illinois Republicans who turned out Tuesday to vote chose Mitt Romney as their GOP presidential nominee. National Democ...

WATCH: Schock Says Obama 'Team' Elected Blagojevich

Posted 03.21.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Tuesday and criticized President Obama's ties to what he called the "Chicago machine...

Jason Linkins

Romney's Speech Stumbles Earn Teleprompter Quip From Santorum | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

What exactly was going on with Mitt Romney during his speech last night? Addressing his supporters in Schaumburg, Illinois after his swift win in the ...

Illinois GOP Voters Choose Freshman Over Veteran

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois Republicans emerged Wednesday from a combative primary in which a freshman congressman ousted a 20-year veteran and pledged t...

Jon Ward

Ann Romney, Secret Weapon, Hip Checks Husband's Women's Issues Critics | Jon Ward | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

SCHAUMBERG, Ill. -- It was one of the more interesting moments of Mitt Romney's victory rally here Tuesday night. Romney's wife, Ann, walked up on ...

Romney Nets More Delegates

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney added to his lead in the race for delegates Tuesday by winning the Republican presidential primary...

OK Mitt, It's Yours

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Like the eager school kid who keeps raising his hand to answer the teacher, Romney has worn us down. Chatting here with Keith Olbermann about Mitt's I...

Recently Arrested Chicago Democrat Wins Primary

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Chicago

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO, March 20 (Reuters) - A Democratic state lawmaker from Chicago charged last week with accepting a bribe overw...

Amanda Terkel

Progressives Lose Key Congressional Race In Illinois | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The progressive movement lost one of its biggest primary battles in the 2012 cycle Tuesday. Ilya Sheyman, a 25-year-old community activi...

Michele Bachmann Talks 2012 Endorsement

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

Michele Bachmann has not endorsed a GOP candidate, but she says she will when the time is right. "I will when it looks the most opportune time to ...