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nkpolitics1212

(8,617 posts)
Sat Mar 25, 2023, 07:09 PM Mar 2023

If Durbin(D-IL) decides not to seek re-election to the US Senate in 2026, Does Giannoulias run?

Giannoulias ran for Obama’s former IL US Senate seat in 2010 after serving 1 term as IL Treasurer. Giannoulias lost that race by a narrow margin to Mark Kirk-R. The reasons for Giannoulias defeat is Republican wave and Blagojevich.
12 years after Giannoulias 2010 US Senate defeat, Giannoulias was elected IL Secretary of State in 2022. Giannoulias won the 2022 IL Secretary of State Election by a 10.5 percent margin.
Does Giannoulias make a 2nd run for the US Senate in 2026 if Durbin does not seek re-election?
Does Giannoulias stand a chance of winning the 2026 IL US Senate Election? The Republicans don’t have a top tier moderate Republican in 2026 like they did in 2010.

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If Durbin(D-IL) decides not to seek re-election to the US Senate in 2026, Does Giannoulias run? (Original Post) nkpolitics1212 Mar 2023 OP
What about Pritzker? Larry_M Mar 2023 #1
Pritzker wants the Whitehouse, I'd vote for him. He's an FDR. Bluethroughu Mar 2023 #2
I hope Pritzker stays where he's at. He's doing great! But mucifer Mar 2023 #3
IL Treasurer Mike Frerichs is the only Democratic statewide elected official that grew up and lives nkpolitics1212 Mar 2023 #5
Pritzker is a shoe in for the 2026 IL US Senate Election if he decides to run but I am talking about nkpolitics1212 Mar 2023 #4
I feel bad for Lisa Madigan. LuvLoogie Mar 2023 #6
I still miss Paul Simon, too. LuvLoogie Mar 2023 #7

Larry_M

(8 posts)
1. What about Pritzker?
Sat Mar 25, 2023, 07:28 PM
Mar 2023

I really like him. He may be too much of an “action guy” and “doer” to go the Senate. But, I bet he could get it, if he wanted.

Bluethroughu

(5,262 posts)
2. Pritzker wants the Whitehouse, I'd vote for him. He's an FDR.
Sat Mar 25, 2023, 07:42 PM
Mar 2023

He's not afraid to challenge his peers.

I hope Durbin stays in office, right now Ginnoulous needs to hangout in Sec of State, for a couple election cycles. If we've learned anything from Repubs...Sec of State is a critical role.

mucifer

(23,736 posts)
3. I hope Pritzker stays where he's at. He's doing great! But
Sat Mar 25, 2023, 07:43 PM
Mar 2023

I wouldn’t be surprised if we end up with a repub senator after Durbin.

nkpolitics1212

(8,617 posts)
5. IL Treasurer Mike Frerichs is the only Democratic statewide elected official that grew up and lives
Sat Mar 25, 2023, 08:21 PM
Mar 2023

Champaign County IL, which is outside the Chicago Metro Area. Durbin like Frerichs is also from the central part of IL.
Frerichs has been Treasurer for 3 terms and previously served 8 years in the IL State Senate and 5 years as Champaign County Auditor.

nkpolitics1212

(8,617 posts)
4. Pritzker is a shoe in for the 2026 IL US Senate Election if he decides to run but I am talking about
Sat Mar 25, 2023, 07:52 PM
Mar 2023

Low level statewide elected officials like
Lt Governor Stratton
Attorney General Raoul
Comptroller Mendoza
Treasurer Frerichs
Secretary of State Giannoulias.

Any of these candidates are favored to win the November General Election if they win the Democratic Nomination.

LuvLoogie

(7,157 posts)
6. I feel bad for Lisa Madigan.
Sat Mar 25, 2023, 09:36 PM
Mar 2023

I though she was a solid office holder and could have made senator or governor had her dad not clinged to his power beyong his welcome. She saw the writing on the wall and moved on with her life.

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