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Local Primary Roundup

By Kevin Robinson in News on Feb 6, 2008 10:00PM

It wasn't just Presidential candidates that were running for nominations in yesterday's vote. A handful of local Democrats and Republicans also ran for their party's spot on the November ballot as well.


  • Prosecutor Anita Alvarez won yesterday in a six-way Democratic primary for Cook County state‚Äôs attorney where no candidate had the edge going in. She'll face Tony Peraica, a Cook County commissioner from Riverside who ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

  • Eugene Moore will hold onto his personal fiefdom the Recorder of Deeds office, beating 28th Ward Alderman Ed Smith by well over 150,000 votes.

  • 3rd District Congressman Dan Lipinski will hold onto the seat his father bequeathed him, beating Chicagoist favorite Mark Pera by 27 points. Jim Capparelli played a role in that loss, siphoning off about 12,000 votes.

  • Democrat Dan Seals will face incumbent Mark Kirk in IL-10, handily beating Jay Footlik with over 80 percent of the vote. Democrat Jill Morgenthaler will face Peter Roskam in IL-6, a district that Tammy Duckworth lost two years ago after a bitterly fought campaign.

  • Jim Oberweis may finally get to be a real elected official, winning the hotly contested IL-14 GOP primary to fill the vacancy left by retired House Speaker Dennis Hastert. (Free ice cream for everyone!) The Democratic primary is still too close to call.

  • And Dick Durbin will be challenged by Republican Sauerberg for the senate seat he has held since 1996.

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