Redrawn Illinois Districts = Uncontested Elections

With unemployment at 9 percent and the Democrat-led state’s finances in a shambles, the Nov. 6 election would seem like an ideal chance for Illinois Republicans to pick up the six members they need to achieve majorities in both the Illinois House and Senate. But as the Associated Press notes, all 177 members of the legislature are running in new districts drawn by the majority Democrats, which means almost half of all incumbents have no opponent.

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