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.
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