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Reboot Illinois poll: Durbin dominant in U.S. Senate race

Jun 13, 2014

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After unsuccessful tries to win the Republican Illinois U.S. Senate nomination in 2002 and 2004, State Sen. Jim Oberweis succeeded in March and faces Sen. Dick Durbin in November.

Durbin, of Springfield, is seeking his fourth term in the Senate, where he has served as majority whip since 2007.

Durbin has won convincing victories in all three of his previous Senate races, and is regarded as a heavy favorite over Oberweis, who has strong name recognition statewide both because of the dairy business that bears his name and because of his many unsuccessful political efforts over…

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