In fight for Illinois Senate seat, both sides already dealing blows
The Illinois Senate seat formerly held by Barack Obama stands a decent chance of going to a Republican, analysts say. Primary voters on Tuesday selected Rep. Mark Kirk (R) to vie against state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D).
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The stage is set for a fierce battle over Barack Obama’s old Senate seat.
While a number of states, including Nevada, Delaware, and Arkansas, show potential for shifting the Senate landscape and ceding seats to Republicans, Illinois’s race is particularly personal for the White House.
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