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Politics
8:37 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Congressional Race: 8th District

8th District Congressman Joe Walsh and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth.

Money has been pouring into one contentious Congressional race in the Chicago suburbs. National SuperPACs are fueling the negative advertising dominating the airwaves in the new 8th district, which covers an area including Schaumburg, Elgin, and Lombard.  Republican Congressman Joe Walsh faces Democrat Tammy Duckworth, an Iraqi War vet who most recently worked for the Veterans Administration in Washington.

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Politics
6:28 am
Tue October 30, 2012

State's Attorney's Race: DeKalb County

Clay Campbell and Richard Schmack face each other in DeKalb County's State's Attorney's Race

Republican Clay Campbell has served as DeKalb County State’s Attorney since 2010, when he won a special election. He is seeking another term. Campbell’s opponent this fall is Democrat Richard Schmack, a private attorney who has previously served as an assistant state’s attorney in DeKalb County. The two candidates were asked a set of questions by WNIJ's Mike Moen.

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Politics
5:17 am
Tue October 30, 2012

State's Attorney's Race: Winnebago County

Democrat Joe Bruscato and Republican Glen Weber are battling it out for Winnebago County State's Attorney.

Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato is seeking a second term. The Democrat is being challenged by Republican Glen Weber. Listen to our full interviews with both of the candidates, as they answer questions put to them by WNIJ's Susan Stephens.

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Politics
2:49 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Congressional Race: 14th District

Randy Hultgren and Dennis Anderson

The race for Illinois' 14th Congressional District pits a political newcomer against a veteran Republican lawmaker. This newly drawn district covers ground in several counties, including DeKalb, Kane, McHenry and Kendall.

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politics
10:45 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Election Forecast Expert Visits NIU

Alan Abramowitz speaking at NIU

A political expert known for forecasting presidential races spoke at Northern Illinois University Thursday night. Based on his model, Alan Abramowitz gives President Obama a slight edge over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

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WNIJ News
7:15 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

WNIJ And NPR Present Presidential Debate Coverage

WNIJ and NPR will bring you live coverage of the third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney Monday evening beginning at 8PM from  Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida. The debate will be on issues around the topic of American foreign policy. Our coverage will be hosted by NPR's Audie Cornish. The debate will be moderated by Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News and Moderator of Face the Nation.

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WNIJ News
12:00 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

WNIJ And NPR Present Presidential Debate Coverage Tonight

WNIJ and NPR will bring you live coverage of the third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney this evening beginning at 8PM from  Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida. The debate will be on issues around the topic of American foreign policy. Our coverage will be hosted by NPR's Audie Cornish. The debate will be moderated by Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News and Moderator of Face the Nation.

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Politics
10:13 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Fact Checking Becoming Part Of The Norm In Covering Presidential Race

NPR's Mark Stencel

The media's role in covering the race for the White House was discussed Tuesday night at Northern Illinois University. It's part of a series of speeches from national experts in the final weeks of the presidential race.

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Politics
9:49 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Heated Debate Between 8th Congressional Candidates

Northern Illinois Republican Joe Walsh and his Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth are squaring off in one of the nation's most closely watched congressional races. On Tuesday night, a debate between the two candidates underscored the tension between the two campaigns.

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Politics
7:50 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Illinois Republicans Try to Gain Traction

Illinois Republican Party

When Illinois voters mark their ballots next month – President Obama will be getting a lot of the attention.
But Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady will have his eye further down the ticket.

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