Today is the big day – Primary Election Day.
Candidates from all over Illinois will find out if they will represent their party for the November General Election.
In the Republican primaries, the run for Governor is one of the most contested in recent memory. According to a recent poll, Representative Darren Bailey holds a double-digit lead over Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin. Paul Schimpf, Gary Rabine, Max Solomon, and Jesse Sullivan are also seeking the Republican nomination.
Illinois will send one U.S. Senator to Washington D.C. Peggy Hubbard, Robert Piton, Jimmy Lee Tillman, Anthony Williams, Kathy Salvi, Matthew Duibel, and Casey Chlebek are in a grudge match to face incumbent Democrat Tammy Duckworth.
Meanwhile, two current U.S. Congress representatives are fighting for the republican nomination for the newly mapped 15th district. Current 13th district Rep. Rodney Davis takes on current 15th district Rep. Mary Miller in the newly drawn district. President Trump endorsed Rep. Miller at a rally in Quincy Saturday, while Rep. Davis says that he is proud of his record working with President Trump.
In the Republican Attorney General’s race, Steve Kim, David Shestokas, and Thomas DeVore fight for the right to take on incumbent Democrat Kwame Raoul.
Also in the state elections, two republicans fighting to become the 54th District representative. Incumbent Steve McClure faces challenger and Darren Bailey endorsed candidate Don DeBolt.
While Kent Gray challenges incumbent Tim Butler for the Republican nomination for the 95th District seat.
In the Democrat Primary, just one state position is contested – the Secretary of State. Incumbent Jesse White is retiring. Alex Giannoulias, David Moore, Anna Valencia and Sidney Moore are running for the right to become the Democrat nominee. While in the Republican primary, Dan Brady and John Milhiser are seeking nominations.
Early voting is closed. You can vote today at your designated polling location, which you can find when you contact your county clerk’s office.
Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for updated results throughout the day.