Understanding Illinois: GOP Going All Out for Governorship

NowlanBy Jim Nowlan
Outside Columnist

Illinois Republican leaders see the 2014, non-presidential year elections as their opportunity to recapture the governor’s mansion (not that anyone lives there anymore) and claw back a few seats in Congress. Their chances are good.

By all visible indications, Democrats are the 220-pound bullies to the GOP weaklings. The state legislature is dominated by the Dems, who hold big majorities in both chambers, and the party holds a 12-6 majority in the state’s congressional delegation, including three seats in the once impregnable GOP suburbs.     Login or Subscribe to read the rest of this story.

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