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  • 8 takeaways from Rick Scott's win over Charlie Crist

    8 takeaways from Rick Scott's win over Charlie Crist
    Republicans are celebrating Gov. Rick Scott's narrow re-election victory, while Charlie Crist and the Democrats are left to dissect what went wrong. Whenever there's such a tight result — 48.2 percent for Scott, 47.0 for Crist — there's...
  • Emanuel praises benefits of working with Quinn, mum on Rauner

    Emanuel praises benefits of working with Quinn, mum on Rauner
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday declined to discuss what it might be like to work with Republican Bruce Rauner as governor, but he was quick to praise the benefits of working with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Emanuel met with reporters at City Hall...
  • Madigan, Cullerton and incumbent protection

    Madigan, Cullerton and incumbent protection
    The champagne corks that popped Tuesday night weren't limited to Bruce Rauner's campaign headquarters. The people who control the Illinois House and Senate made a fine showing. They casually swatted away Republicans who had hoped to cut into the...
  • By electing Rauner, Illinois grabs for growth and jobs

    By electing Rauner, Illinois grabs for growth and jobs
    Illinoisans awoke Wednesday to an oddity: azure Illinois raising to 10 the number of Midwest states turning to Republican governors for economic growth and job creation. We can't say with confidence how many Illinois Democrats marched behind enemy lines...
  • Some voters in Chicago wait 9 hours to vote: 'I just didn't want to be denied'

    Some voters in Chicago wait 9 hours to vote: 'I just didn't want to be denied'
    The speeches were long over and most of the races were called, but Decorda McGee still waited in line at a North Side polling place to cast his ballot. After nine hours, McGee finally voted around 3 a.m. Wednesday, the last person in a long, slow line...
  • More polls: Florida governor's race too close to call

    More polls: Florida governor's race too close to call
    TALLAHASSEE -- It wouldn't be a photo-finish gubernatorial contest without a rush of pollsters proclaiming at T-minus One Day that the race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist was too close to call. Thus, “...
  • In Scott vs. Crist, besieged voters had noses held

    In Scott vs. Crist, besieged voters had noses held
    Well, Charlie Crist is finally a true Florida Democrat. He earned his stripes by continuing the proud party tradition of losing. Charlie did something extra special, though. He lost to a guy who no one thought could win. To a guy with nicknames like...
  • Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate

    Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate
    Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration. After months of voter surveys suggested a close...
  • Quinn concedes defeat to Rauner in Illinois governor's race

    Quinn concedes defeat to Rauner in Illinois governor's race
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn conceded Wednesday afternoon to Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, a day after the most expensive and bitter contest for chief executive in Illinois history. "It's clear that we do not have enough votes to win the election,"...
  • Colorado's Democratic Gov. Hickenlooper wins; Republican foe concedes

    Colorado's Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper defied a Republican tide and won a second term as votes from liberal bastions of the state helped propel him over Republican challenger Bob Beauprez. Late votes tallied Wednesday in the Democratic strongholds...
  • Corbett sued over legislative spending cuts

    HARRISBURG — Hours before the polls closed Tuesday, state Senate leaders filed suit against Gov. Tom Corbett, claiming he had intruded on legislative authority by vetoing portions of the fiscal code, a bill that accompanies the state budget....