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LT Govs Could Have Impact On Race

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 07:16:39 CST
By: AP

The six lieutenant governor candidates in Illinois' March 18 primary cover a wide spectrum of political and life experiences. Now such differences are in the spotlight more than ever. For the first time, the state's governor and lieutenant governor candidates are running together, and it's having an impact on the campaign trail. The pairs are splitting up to reach more voters with their message, talking about teamwork once in office and being more strategic about reaching a broader range of voters. But running together also has risks, like when candidates disagree on issues. Most of the candidates are relatively unknown statewide. However, the team approach could play a role in refashioning the role of the next understudy governor, who currently has few official duties beyond being the state's No. 2.

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