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Political Reporters on the Illinois Primary Races to Watch


The fates of high-profile executive state races will be decided Tuesday, including the crowded Democratic primaries for Illinois governor and state attorney general.

But several other primary elections, including some for U.S. House seats and Cook County government positions, will shape the makeup of politicians working in Illinois, representing state districts in Washington and of course, facing eventual challengers in the general elections this fall.

Is a so-called “blue wave” brewing to reinvigorate Democrats and knock out right-leaning politicians following President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory?

And will well-heeled candidates prove victorious after pouring millions of their own dollars into their campaigns?

Political reporters Craig Dellimore, Heather Cherone and Greg Hinz join Carol Marin to give their perspectives on the March 20 primary election.


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