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Election Wrap-Up

The Illinois primary has come and gone, but the final results may not be known for weeks as the Democratic and Republican primaries for Governor ended in cliff-hangers for both parties. Governor Pat Quinn claimed victory after narrowly edging Comptroller Dan Hynes for the Democratic nomination, but Hynes shows no signs of conceding the race. For the Republican Party, State Senator Bill Brady of Bloomington holds a razor-thin margin over Senator Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale in a contest where votes in either candidate's direction will spell victory or defeat.

On this InFocus, David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU Carbondale, and John Jackson, visiting professor at the Simon Institute, offer their expert insights regarding the fight for the Governor's mansion. Yepsen and Jackson also discuss the match-up for U.S. Senate between Republican Congressman Mark Kirk and Democratic state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias to win the seat formerly held by President Barack Obama.

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