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.
Candidates for office in Illinois and around the country Monday are making their final pitches to voters ahead of Tuesday's election, and they spent all weekend campaigning, too.On Saturday night, President Barack Obama tried to fire up Democratic voters in a rally on the University of Chicago campu
President Barack Obama heads home to Chicago Saturday to rally Democratic voters ahead of next Tuesday's elections.The president has been appearing in campaign ads for U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, and he recorded robo-calls encouraging Democrats to vote.
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and state Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, on Thursday night wrapped up their final televised debate in the contest for Illinois governor. It was light on details, but heavy on guilt-by-association.