Category Archives: Illinois

Analyzing the 2010 Midterm Elections – the Illinois Senate Election

This is a part of a series of posts analyzing the 2010 midterm elections. This post will focus on the Illinois Senate election, in which Republican candidate Mark Kirk pulled out a close Republican victory in a strongly Democratic state. … Continue reading

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Don’t Overestimate Rahm Emanuel

In little more than a year several months, the great city of Chicago will select its next mayor. Following the retirement of Mayor Richard Daley, the field is wide open. Enter Rahm Emanuel. A powerful Democrat and President Barack Obama’s … Continue reading

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Previewing Senate Elections: Illinois

This is the first part of a series of posts analyzing competitive Senate elections in blue states. The second part can be found here. Illinois In November 2010, Democratic State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias will face off against Republican Congressman Mark … Continue reading

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