Illinois Senate

Duckworth the War Hero should win

First term Senator Mark Kirk is expected to lose to Duckworth.

Kirk has said Trump is bigoted and racist and said he will not vote for Trump. NYT says (“Siding with Democrats on issues like filling the Supreme Court vacancy seems only to have alienated Mr. Kirk’s Republican core voters, while gaining him little affection elsewhere. Mr. Kirk represents a strain of moderate Republicanism long popular in Illinois, but increasingly seen as out of step as his party has marched to the right.”)

There are 18 CDs in IL, 10 held by Democrats, 8 by Republicans. More rural districts 12–16 are the core Republican areas while Chicago’s districts 1–11 are mostly democratic except for district 6 (Arlington heights).

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