03/21/2014 10:56 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Top 5 Reasons Doug Truax Lost GOP U.S. Senate Primary to Jim Oberweis

Political newcomer Doug Truax had a formidable opponent when he faced State Sen. Jim Oberweis in the Republican primary to face U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in November. We've analyzed the results and come up with five reasons he didn't succeed against the seasoned campaign veteran dairyman.


We believe in keeping things fair, so we had a little fun at Oberweis' expense in this Top 5 list.

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