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Earlier this month, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan held a conference call in which he told Republican members that he would no longer defend Donald Trump. The call came three days after Trump appeared in a 2005 video using lewd and insulting language about women.

The Speaker, concerned about losing the House, freed members to disavow Trump or embrace him -- whatever it took to get re-elected.

House Dist. 74: Butts vs. Swanson

Oct 27, 2016

Democrat Bill Butts faces Republican Daniel Swanson in the race for Illinois House of Representatives in District 74. The district includes Galesburg and Kewanee. 

Incumbent Republican Donald L. Moffitt, who has represented the district for 23 years, is not running for re-election.

Senate Dist. 32: Coyne Challenges Althoff

Oct 27, 2016
Illinois General Assembly / Democratic Party of McHenry County

Democrat Melissa Coyne and incumbent Pamela Althoff, a Republican, will face off in next month’s general election for a two-year term representing

House Dist. 66: Skillicorn vs. Zettler

Oct 27, 2016

Republican Allen Skillicorn faces Democrat Nancy Zettler in the race for Illinois House of Representatives in District 66. The district includes Crystal Lake and Huntley, down to Elgin. 

Incumbent Republican Michael W. Tyron, who has represented the district since 2005, is not running for re-election.

Senate Dist. 26: Mazeski vs. McConchie

Oct 27, 2016

The race for the seat in Illinois State Senate District 26 pits Democrat Kelly Mazeski against Republican Dan McConchie, who was appointed to the seat on April 20, 2016 to replace fellow Republican Dan Duffy, who resigned to take leadership of a child advocacy group. 

Mazeski has been involved in local politics for a decade, serving on the North Barrington Zoning Board of Appeals, Barrington Hills Plan Commission, and as a North Barrington Village trustee.

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