(CHICAGO) It will be Governor Bruce Rauner up against challenger JB Pritzker in the next Governor’s race coming November 6. Rauner defeated his Republican ticket challenger, Jeanne Ives, by a slim 51.5% to 48.5%, and by just over 21,000 votes. Meanwhile, Pritzker won the Democratic ticket nod by beating out five others with 45.4% of the vote. Pritzker defeated his nearest opponent by over 233,000 votes.
(CHICAGO) Champaign native Erika Harold will try to become the first Republican to win election as Illinois Attorney General since Jim Ryan as she defeated DuPage County attorney Gary Grasso. The former Miss America captured 59.3% of the vote, winning by more than 115,000 votes. On the Democratic ticket, Kwame Raoul, a State Senator from Chicago, beat out former Governor Pat Quinn and six other candidates. Raoul, who got 30.3% of the vote compared to Quinn’s 27.5%, beat Quinn by more than 33,000 total votes.
(SPRINGFIELD) In the Democratic race, to see who’ll face Congressman John Shimkus in the November race for the U.S. House District 15 seat, Kevin Gaither outlasted Carl Spoerer. Gaither garnered 62.1% of the votes, winning the opportunity to go up against the incumbent by more than 6,500 votes overall.