On Tuesday night, WBEZ and wbez.org went wall-to-wall with coverage of the 2010 mid-term elections. Our web traffic was through the roof (highest ever) and our on-air programming was outstanding.You want to see what it looked like in a snappy video produced and edited by Samuel Vega?
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady is conceding the Illinois governor's race to incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn, who now goes on to serve his first full term as the state's top executive. "I congratulated him on his victory, as he deserved," Brady said.
It was a huge election night for Republicans across the country. And in Illinois, it was a rebirth of sorts for a state GOP that practically fell into a shallow grave eight years ago.Republicans in this state scored big wins in federal contests - especially - and made gains in state government.
Illinois Democratic Governor Pat Quinn said he believes he's won the gubernatorial race. Republican state Senator Bill Brady earlier told supporters that the governor's race will not be decided tonight.