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Election Day in the Land of Lincoln mirrored the rest of the country for statewide races. Incumbent Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) was victorious over state Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka. This leaves Republicans in the state in a pinch. They no longer hold any statewide offices and now are looking for new, recognizable faces to represent the Party. To make matters worse, exit poll information from the Associated Press indicated that 46 percent of people identified themselves as Democrats, up from 39 percent two years ago. The percentage of Republicans went down from 34 percent two years ago to 31 percent this year.
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Title Annotation:INSIDE POLITICS: ACROSS STATE LINES; gubernatorial elections
Publication:Campaigns & Elections
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U3IL
Date:Dec 1, 2006
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