For the second time, Dennis Anderson won the Democratic primary in the 14th U.S. House district. That means he's in a rematch this November with incumbent Randy Hultgren, who defeated Anderson in 2012. The district covers McHenry County and reaches into the DeKalb County city of Sycamore.
Northern Illinois University political scientist, Matt Streb, says Anderson again faces an uphill battle:
"This is a very Republican district," Streb says, "but I will say Anderson is now an experienced campaigner." Streb notes Anderson "exceeded expectations" last time when he got 41% of the vote.
You can hear Streb's analysis of this race, and the coming contests in the 16th, 8th, 11th Congressional districts by clicking the audio link above.