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).
Illinois has been a reliably Democratic state, but the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts has changed political assumptions.
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Behind in the polls and in key swing states, he throws everything he can at Obama.
Obama now leads in states with many older voters.