Illinois gets a deep blue dive as National Democrats hope for wave elections


While the Democrats saw the sovereignty of developing night on Tuesday night in their efforts for a wave election, Illinois took a deep blue dive as J.B. Pritzker led a sweep across the state and the party took at least two seats in Congress.

The British Republican Deputy of the United States Wheaton's Peter Roskam and Plano's Randy Hultgren lost to New Democrats. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi measured these victories as he claimed the victory to get the US House back from the Republicans. Democrats need a net profit of 23 seats.

A downstate seat remained undecided on Tuesday night. In Central Central Illinois, Taylorville's Republican American representative, Rodney Davis, held a narrow lead in Betsy Dirksen Londrigan's Democratic challenger in Springfield. But farther south, in the 12th District near St. Louis, Democratic American Vice President Mike Bost of Murphysboro defeated Democratic challenger Brendan Kelly of Swansea.

The Democrats who drafted the Illinois congressional regions in 2012 entered the election with an 11-7 acne in the US House Delegation to the state – an advantage that would rise to at least 13-5 in January. In the West and Northwest Suburban 6th Congressional Region, the six-member Roskam, a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, was lost to Democratic Sean Casten of Downers Grove. And in the far western suburban 14th District, four-year-old Hultgren lost to Democratic Lauren Underwood of Naperville.

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Illinois House President Michael Mandagan, who also chairs the State Democratic Party, punished the Republicans as he declared an overwhelming victory.

"Voters all over Illinois have rejected the policy of negativity, personal destruction and responsibility that the Republican Party has suffered and stood together to seek a new day in Illinois," Mandagan said in a statement. "Our Democratic Party is committed to responding to this appeal and to protect the values ​​under which voters put a record of Democrats tonight."

While the fate of the main US fights in the US was undecided at national level, the Democrats knew early in the afternoon that they had resumed full control of the state government. Pritzker, the heir of the property of the Hyatt Hotel, has provided part of the multibillion-dollar wealth to help not only himself but also the candidates throughout the ticket.

Pritzker played a major financial role in maintaining the Illinois general prosecutor's office, helping Democrat state senator Kwame Raoul against Republican Erika Harold in the single open tender competition.

Pritzker was also an important funding channel for state-run legislative campaigns under the vote. Madigan, Rauner's chief nemesis politician for the last four years, has sought to restore the majority he had lost two years ago when President Donald Trump was very well questioned in southern Illinois and cut off veteran Democrats. Democratic Senate President John Cullerton tried to extend his security margin to a veto in a series of competitions that focus on the DuPage province and the northwest suburbs.

The Democrats already control the Illinois Supreme Court and hold both US Senate seats in Illinois. All the journalists, the Republicans of Illinois, faced their biggest election after the 2006 elections. At that time, the party did not control state offices, and the Democratic Dennis Hastert, who was then the US House speaker, fell outside the power, as the Democrats then led rep. Ram Emmanuel took over the room.

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The extent of the Democratic wave in Illinois was so profound that the president of Republican Republican Reinar's party, Tim Schneider, of Bartlett, fell into his attempt to re-elected to County Council Cook to Democratic challenger Kevin Morrison of Elk Grove Horio.

An AP voter survey, as well as national exit polls conducted for major television networks, showed that healthcare had become a major concern for voters. Democrats have made it a top issue in Congressional campaigns, and the protection of health care and insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions has become the final issue for Pritzker and the state-run democratic ticket.

In the election headline, much of national attention focused on the fate of the US House. and not in the Senate under the control of the Republicans, where the Democrats needed a clear two-seat assumption. In contrast, defending 26 of the Senate's 35 seats, Democrats' long-standing chance to take control of the room was interrupted when Republican Mike Brown defeated Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly in neighboring Indiana. In Missouri, Democratic American Senator Claire McCaskill fell heavily on Democratic Josh Hawley.

The results in Illinois took place at the forefront of voters who had Trump much in mind in a situation that was lost by Hillary Clinton by 17 percentage points two years ago. The AP survey found that for about six out of ten Illinois voters, Trump and the way he held his presidency was a factor in how they voted.

Rauner, who initially refused to embrace Trump and his presidency, made a slow effort to show support to the administration as the governor sought to heal the plagues he had created among the main social conservatives in Illinois. But the president dismissed Rauner during a recent visit to southern Illinois, without offering any meeting, joint appearance or public reporting.

Reeder spoke of the political turmoil under Trump in his concession speech at the Drake Hotel in Chicago.

"We live in difficult times in our country – good government, common sense and decency often feel that they are at risk," said Rauner, a wealthy private equity investor. "Division and disagreement dominate our news."

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Pritzker, who won a Marriott Marquis Chicago near McCormick Place, has sought to actively link Rauner to Trump, although he spoke only to the chairman on Tuesday night.

"This time requires Americans to restore themselves not only to the rights and privileges of citizenship but to their responsibilities," Pritzker said. "And demands that we reject the slogans of the red hat and Twitter braces".

Elections often serve as a referendum for the holder of a post, regardless of whether they are in the vote, and Trump himself described the vote on Tuesday.

"Although I am not voting, I am in a way of voting," Trump said at an event in Cleveland on the eve of Election Day. "Whether we believe it or not, the press considers it a very referendum for me and us as a movement."

The democratic effort was also fueled by the renewal of empowerment among women, partly by the #MeToo movement to combat sexual harassment and assault, as well as controversial statements and actions by Trump to women.

A record number of women arrived in service in 2018, including 237 US candidates, 185 Democrats. 23 for the US Senate, 15 for the Democrats. and 3,390 women's nominee legislative candidates in 46 state competitions this year, including 2,388 Democrats, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

In Illinois, 92 women were in the vote for the State House and Senate – 67 Democrats and 25 Republicans. Of the total, 45 ran for an open seat or challenged a current holder – 32 Democrats and 13 Democrats.

Rutgers analysis also showed a record of 16 women across the country seeking governments, including twelve Democrats. In Michigan, Republican Gretchen Whitmer won an open competition for the governor's office that was Republican. In Iowa, Republican Commander Kim Reynolds and Democrat Fred Habell was a pouch and neck, as was the case with Governor Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican who was questioned by Republican Tony Evers.

It is at stake in many states that the governor's role in reconstituting the borders of Congress and the legislative regions after the federal census of 2020.

This is the case in Illinois, where Pritzker will now be able to sign Democrats' papers on the legislature as it did in 2012. This helped create democratic arrogance in the General Assembly for part of this decade. The reverse has occurred in many states under the Republican commanders, where the GOP controls the legislator.

In Illinois, just a few weeks after Pritzker's first victory, he announced the creation of Blue Wave Illinois – a plan to make money in provincial Democratic organizations across the state to host candidates, including himself.

Of the $ 176 million for the Pritzker campaign, including a record $ 171.5 million from his pocket, $ 21.7 million are being sent to other campaigns and organizations.

The transfers of $ 8.1 million were the Illinois Democratic Party and the Democratic Majority Fund, which were controlled by House President Michael Madigan and benefited heavily from Democratic candidates in this House. In total, $ 5 million was split between two funds to help Democratic candidates in the Senate.

In addition, $ 3.6 million went to the Rock Island County Democratic Organization. This team is chaired by Doug House, who is also head of County Illinois Chairmanship Union, who has made money in various prefectural Democratic organizations.

Symbolizing Pritzker's neoliberal wealth to Democrats, the Rock Island group provided nearly $ 13,000 to the Democratic organization of Crawford County, South East Illinois, where only 8,672 people voted in the presidential election in 2016, with 72.4 per cent supporting Trump.

Prior to Pritzker and his wealth, the Democratic Party's infrastructure and most of the candidates were on their own to raise funds, as Madigan devoted state resources to keeping the House under control.

In this election round, Rauner transferred $ 15.4 million to candidate and candidate organizations, including about $ 7.8 in the Republican Illinois Party to channel to various organizations and candidates another $ 6 million to his Democratic Organization Body,. The priorities giving money to Rauner reflected his continued desire to try to weaken Madigan.

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