Spin Cycle: Oberweis, Truax compete to take on Dick Durbin, but is there hope for victory in Nov.?

Matt DietrichReboot Illinois

Feb 27, 2014

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State Sen. Jim Oberweis and Doug Truax are vying to win the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in November. But since his first election to the U.S. Senate in 1996, Durbin has won reelection twice in landslides.

The Oberweis/Truax primary and the winner’s chances in November are the subjects of this week’s “Spin Cycle.”

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A Chicago Tribune/WGN poll has Jim Oberweis with a sizable lead over political newcomer Doug Truax.

See the story of the 2014 gubernatorial race in cartoons by Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis.

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A Feb. 25 poll showed that negative ads aimed at Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner weren’t having much of an effect.

Related: Dick Durbin, Jim Oberweis lock horns at Chicago Tribune endorsement interview
Sep 30, 2014

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and his Republican challenger Jim Oberweis don’t agree on much, and they disagreed in colorful style Monday as they met for a joint endorsement interview with the…

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