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House Dist. 71: McCombie Challenges Smiddy

3 hours ago

Republican Tony McCombie is the mayor of Savanna, Ill. McCombie is a real estate broker with Mel Foster Company and the owner of Blue Appraisals, LLC, a real estate appraisal company that serves Illinois and Iowa.  

Her campaign cites agriculture, protecting second amendment rights, and education as top priorities.

Democrat Mike Halpin and Republican Brandi McGuire are competing for the Illinois House District 72 seat left vacant when incumbent Democrat Patrick J. Verschoore did not seek re-election.

Halpin was raised in Voorheesville, just outside the city of Albany. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Roger Williams University and law degree from the University of Illinois.

Senate Dist. 38: Benson Challenges Rezin

10 hours ago
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The 38th Illinois Senate District race pits Republican incumbent Sue Rezin against Democratic challenger Christine Benson.    

The challenger in the 17th Illinois Congressional District is sticking with Donald Trump, in spite of a 2005 video riddled with Trump's offensive comments about women. Republican Patrick Harlan doubled down the Monday after the video went viral, saying Hillary Clinton would be worse for the country.

From the candidates' websites.

Greetings from Illinois' 16th Congressional District, where voters will find one U.S. House candidate on the ballot: incumbent Republican Adam Kinzinger.

This results directly from 2010 redistricting, when state Democrats -- who controlled the map making process -- packed Republicans into a half-moon around Chicago's suburbs, stretching from Wisconsin to Indiana. This made neighboring districts less Republican, but it created a nearly impossible environment for Democratic challengers in the 16th.