Yesterday Illinois held its first-in-the-nation primary, and it looks to be setting up well for the Republicans to take “Barack Obamma’s Senate seat” in November.
In the Republican contest for governor, the leading vote-getter is right now just 503 ballots ahead of his nearest rival. Isn’t 503 the margin of victory in Florida for George W. Bush and the country over Al Gore in 2000? Every vote does count!
Anyway, the top four Republican gubernatorial candidates all have less than 25 percent of the vote and are extremely close. I think Illinois voters deserve a runoff of the top two candidates to get a clear winner.