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What the Heck has Happened to Illinois Republicans?

From 1976 to 2002, Illinois Republicans ruled the governor's mansion in Illinois. What has happened since?

From 1976 to 2002, GOP gubernatorial candidates won SEVEN straight elections – with several of these races being Republican landslides. GOP candidates could count on solid margins from northwest and southwest Cook County townships; strong and massive margins in the five collar counties – especially DuPage — and consistent vote domination downstate.

However, in recent statewide contests, this geo-political electoral coalition has been seriously impaired.

Roosevelt University professor and WGN Radio Political Analyst Paul Green takes a look at what has happened to Illinois Republicans in recent years. 

CHECK OUT GREEN'S PIECE HERE

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Max Smart March 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM
Hey Dennis, because you think something DOES NOT make it so. You suffer from BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) which is a symptom of a much more sinister disease...Liberalism! 2014 will be the beginning of a long, dark period for people like you. You will not be forgiven for what you have done to this country!
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Michael Hunt March 17, 2014 at 12:14 PM
Maximum Stupidity.
Michael Hunt March 17, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Max Stupid is a troll. Ignore it and it goes away.

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