After a close vote in Tuesday’s Illinois primary, Gov. Pat Quinn has emerged as the Democratic candidate for that office. But he’s calling for Scott Lee Cohen, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, to step aside.
The Illinois Senate seat formerly held by Barack Obama stands a decent chance of going to a Republican, analysts say. Primary voters on Tuesday selected Rep. Mark Kirk (R) to vie against state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D).
Obama's former Senate seat and the governor's office are up for grabs in 2010. The GOP is likely to emerge from the Illinois primary on Tuesday with candidates who can compete well in this blue state.