Runoff Request

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.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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