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.
Voters next week in Illinois will be asked whether they want to re-hire a bunch of judges, including 68 in Cook County.After a judge is first elected, he or she never again has to face an opponent."At the end of each term, a judge has to run essentially against himself or herself," says Ma
For politicians in a supposedly "blue" state, quite a few Illinois Democrats are looking vulnerable right now. Republicans could pick up a number of statewide offices, and also a few congressional ones.
In Haiti, campaigning for next month's presidential elections is under way. Nineteen candidates are vying to lead the earthquake-ravaged nation.And with Haitian-American musician Wyclef Jean out of the race there's no clear front-runner.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has not yet said if he's running for reelection in 2011. And don't look for an announcement anytime soon. The mayor officially kicked-off his last four campaigns (see chart below) in the December before the election, around the time ballot petitions are due.