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VOTING PATTERNS

Three-quarters of millennials interviewed for a new research report say lack of information about candidates for local office is among the biggest reasons they chose not to vote in local elections. 40% of participants said there wasn’t enough news coverage of local elections.

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FOLLOWING POLITICS

Overall, 16% of registered voters follow candidates for office, political parties, or elected officials on a social networking site, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

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GOVERNOR’S RACE

The Chicago Sun-Times reports a new poll commissioned by the Democratic Governors Association shows Gov. Pat Quinn for the first time pulling ahead of his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner by three percentage points.

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WHO RUNS FOR OFFICE

– Pew Research has taken a look at the 2% of Americans who have ever run for any public office. Data shows that those who say they have sought office tend to be white, male and well-educated. In fact, while women account for half of the adult population, they are just a quarter of those… read more

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CANDIDATE FOLLOW-UP

Candidates for Governor and Senator appeared Wednesday before the Illinois Ag Legislative Roundtable. We have a story on the gubernatorial candidates on FarmWeekNow.com.  On Friday, check out our story about the Senate candidates.  

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CANDIDATE FORUM

 The Illinois Agricultural Legislative Roundtable is hosting a candidate forum Wednesday in Bloomington for governor and U.S. senator.  Check FarmWeekNow.com and your local RFD Radio affiliate for coverage.

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