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Bruce Rauner

  1. 2018 midterms
    Some of the Most Unpopular Governors in America Are Up for ReelectionSome unpopular governors, like Bruce Rauner, are looking mighty toasty. Others, like Scott Walker, are in close races.
  2. 2018 midterms
    Heartland Heartburn Grows for Republicans in Gubernatorial RacesThe very region that did so much to make Trump president is moving away from his party in the midterms.
  3. 6 New Midterm Polls You’ll Want to SeeBarn-burners in Wisconsin and Texas, a GOP governor in trouble in Illinois, and other numbers from the campaign trail.
  4. Democrats Could Make Big Gains in Governor Seats in the MidtermsIn what might be the most overlooked category in midterm races, there’s lots of potential for a blue wave.
  5. Supreme Court Topples Precedent to Hobble Public UnionsIn a major blow to labor, public-sector unions will have to represent nonmembers without compensation.
  6. Democrats Hope for Big Gubernatorial Gains This NovemberWith the gubernatorial landscape being the mirror image of the Senate’s pro-GOP tilt, Democrats should gain, but state politics can be complicated.
  7. Bernie-Endorsed Pol May Have Lost Because of Bernie’s Preferred Primary SystemThere’s some evidence Illinois’s open-primary system saved centrist Democrat Dan Lipinski from defeat by progressive Marie Newman.
  8. Incumbents and Big Spenders Win Illinois Primary – But Only by a HairSome near-upsets occurred, but Governor Bruce Rauner and Representative Dan Lipinski managed to hold off their challengers.
  9. In Illinois Primaries, Abortion Is the Big IssueA pro-life Democratic congressman and a pro-choice Republican governor are both seeing strong challenges from their own parties.
  10. The Attempted Purge of a Rare Pro-Choice Republican in IllinoisIllinois liberals are trying to “purge” RTL Democrat Dan Lipinski, but conservatives are also trying to purge pro-choice Gov. Bruce Rauner.
  11. The Wild Illinois Governor’s Race Shows Why the Midterms Remain UnpredictablePrimary challenges, like those on both sides of the Illinois contest, make it hard to handicap the 2018 gubernatorial landscape.
  12. diversity
    Illinois Governor Drinks Chocolate Milk to Demonstrate Commitment to DiversityTime to take a big sip of milk and talk about inclusivity.