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VOTERS BUMMED OUT

A Pew Research survey finds heading into next week’s election, Americans are still as bummed out as they were in 2012, 2010. Sixty-five percent of those surveyed are “dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country.”

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Congressman Schock Receives Friend of Agriculture Award

Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) last week announced Congressman Aaron Schock was named a ‘Friend of Agriculture’ and endorsed by Illinois Agricultural Association ACTIVATOR, IFB’s political involvement fund which seeks to help elect pro-farm candidates no matter party affiliation or office. The presentation was made Saturday, Oct. 25, at the farm of Jason Lay in Bloomington,… read more

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LATEST POLL

A new Chicago Tribune poll finds the race for Illinois governor is a dead heat as Republican challenger Bruce Rauner has made significant inroads among suburban voters, especially women.  The poll shows Rauner with a 45%-43% lead over Quinn, but it’s within the margin of error.

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Sen. Barickman Receives ACTIVATOR Friend of Ag Award

                          Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR is pleased to announce that State Senator Jason Barickman of the 53rd State Senate District has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture”. Local ACTIVATOR Trustees have designated Sen. Barickman a Friend of Agriculture based on his strong voting… read more

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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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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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GUV RACE

The Chicago Sun-Times reports their Early and Often poll finds Republican Bruce Rauner leading Gov. Pat Quinn by a 51%-38% margin in the race for governor. The poll found downstate voters surveyed favor Rauner by a 59%-29% margin.

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GUV RACE

Politico’s Crystal Ball blog says they now favor Bruce Rauner to win this fall’s gubernatorial race. They have changed their rating for Illinois from Toss-up to Leans Republican.

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CANTOR LOSS

Despite mainstream media reports about immigration reform being dead, a new poll says a sizable majority of voters in Cantor’s district support immigration reform. Politico reports that same survey says Cantor lost his primary election because voters disliked him and the Republican leadership.

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