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Election 2018 — Lessons Learned?

Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker
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ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV)
Then-Gov. Bruce Rauner debating challenger J.B. Pritzker before the 2018 election.

Last year’s election was historic by several measures: the amount of money spent, the surge in turnout, and the Democratic sweep of Illinois government.

Every four years, the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale analyzes the election, looking at everything from spending patterns to changes in voter behavior.

The report’s author, John Jackson, spoke with our Statehouse editor, Brian Mackey.

Brian Mackey formerly reported on state government and politics for NPR Illinois and a dozen other public radio stations across the state. Before that, he was A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
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