WATCH: How Trump, his visit will impact the Illinois vote

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Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet talked with Sun-Times political reporter Tina Sfondeles as well as state Rep. Jeannie Ives and state Rep. Christian Mitchell, interim executive director of the Democratic Party of Illinois, about the mid-term elections Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Ives and Mitchell were asked about:

The Trump Factor

  • How his visit to southern Illinois will influence the governor’s race
  • Why Randy Hultgren took the stage at Trump’s southern Illinois rally.
  • What downstate counties may see a suppressed GOP vote because of Trump
  • Ives was asked which candidate for governor she is encouraging her supporters to back, after a bitter fight with Gov. Bruce Rauner in the March primary.
  • Both Ives and Mitchell predict on who will win the governor’s race. (Ives throws in a curve at the end.)

Watch the video above for that and more, plus learn about the candidate positions and races at the Sun-Times 2018 Illinois Voting Guide, where we will stream our political conversations live each weekday at noon between now and Nov. 6.

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