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November 2018 Election Guide

Residents of western Illinois, southeast Iowa, and northeast Missouri will go to be the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The various ballots across the tri-state region feature races for governor, congress, and seats in state legislatures and county government.

The news department at Tri States Public Radio has been talking to the candidates so you can be a more informed voter.

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State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) fought off Democratic challenger John Curtis of Macomb 52%-48% in the mid-term elections.

Voters returned incumbents to office in the state and federal contests in west central Illinois.  Voters also decided county elections and a few local referenda.

The results are in for the November 2018 elections in southeast Iowa. There will be a mix of new faces and continued leadership throughout Lee, Des Moines, and Van Buren Counties.

The results are in for the November 2018 elections in Clark and Lewis Counties. Residents will have a new voice in Jefferson City, while incumbents won three of four in county races.

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Nov 6, 2018

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Illinois election officials say there’s been a huge spike in early voting this year. But it’s not yet clear just what that means.

State Representative Randy Frese (R-Paloma) is running for a third term in the 94th district in western Illinois. He faces a challenger, Rich Cramsey (D-Clayton), who is running for his first political office.

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This is the first time Rich Cramsey (D-Clayton) has run for political office. He is campaigning to unseat incumbent Randy Frese (R-Paloma) who is seeking his third term in the Illinois House. 

Democratic nominee for governor J.B. Pritzker broke the record for self-funding this week. He’s now contributed more than $160 million to his effort to defeat incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

The campaign between the two mega-wealthy candidates has featured dozens of political ads, personal attacks, and legal troubles.

Pritzker sat down with NPR Illinois to talk about what would be the priorities for the start of his administration, his plan to shift the state from a flat tax to a graduated income tax and claims of discrimination against his campaign.

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is traveling the state by bus in the final days before the mid-term election as he tries to rally support for his re-election campaign. The Republican used a brief stop in Quincy Thursday morning to tout his plans for the next four years and to rail against his opponent, Democrat J.B. Pritzker.

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Illinois State Senator Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) is seeking a second term and is all but guaranteed to win it. She does not have a challenger on the ballot, though there is a write in candidate, Democrat Kurt Fowler of Monmouth, running against her.

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Lee County Board Chairman Don Hunold is not seeking re-election this fall in District Three. Two men are vying to replace him, including Republican Jim Steffen of Argyle.

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Lee County Board Chairman Don Hunold is not seeking re-election this fall in District Three. Two men are vying to replace him, including Democrat Rich Harlow of Montrose.

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This election is a rematch of the 2016 contest between Republican State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) and Democratic challenger John Curtis of Macomb.  Hammond won the 2016 election, 55% - 45%, and she is now running for a fifth term.

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This election is a rematch of the 2016 contest between Republican State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) and Democratic challenger John Curtis of Macomb.  Hammond won the 2016 election, 55% - 45%.  Now Curtis is making another bid for the seat.

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The November ballot features two names in the race for a seat on the Des Moines County Board: incumbent Tom Broeker (R) and challenger Laura Blanchard (D). Broeker wants to continue working to provide public services while also lowering property taxes.

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The November ballot features two names in the race for a seat on the Des Moines County Board: incumbent Tom Broeker (R) and challenger Laura Blanchard (D). Blanchard said she brings a fresh perspective to the office.

Two competitive judicial races for circuit court are on the ballot in Champaign County this year, which doesn’t happen often. Illinois elects its circuit judges to six-year terms, after which they run unopposed to be retained and are rarely unseated.

Election day is looming and we’ve gotten questions through our

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The District 84 seat in the Iowa House of Representatives is open following the announcement that State Representative Dave Heaton (R-Mount Pleasant) is retiring at the end of his current term in office. Jason Moats (D-Mount Union) is one of two men vying to replace Heaton.

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The District 84 seat in the Iowa House of Representatives is open following the announcement that State Representative Dave Heaton (R-Mount Pleasant) is retiring at the end of his current term. Joe Mitchell (R-Wayland) is one of two men vying to replace Heaton.

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The District 83 seat in the Iowa House of Representatives is open following the announcement that State Representative Jerry Kearns (D-Keokuk) is retiring at the end of the current term. Jeff Reichman (R-Montrose) is one of two men vying to replace Kearns.

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The District 83 seat in the Iowa House of Representatives is open following the announcement that State Representative Jerry Kearns (D-Keokuk) will retire at the end of the current term. Jeff Kurtz (D-Fort Madison) is one of two men vying to replace Kearns.