A Tight Congressional Race

By Jake Eisendrath

The status of the three Illinois congressional races I am covering is virtually unchanged. Throughout the campaign, the incumbent Democrats have been favored in both the 6th and 14th districts and that remains the case. In the 13th district, the rematch there has been seen as a tossup throughout the race and remains a tossup now.

Illinois 13

The toss-up district is the 13th where Republican incumbent Rodney Davis is facing Democratic challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan. This is a rematch between these two candidates.  In 2018, Davis eked out a win by just one point. 

If the Biden/Harris ticket scores an overwhelming victory in Illinois, it may be enough to help Londrigan win.  Right now, three political prediction sites- Real Clear Politics and Politico and Cook Political Report say the race is a tossup. 

One other site– 538– says the race leans Republican and says Davis has a 71% chance of winning.

It is going to be a close one with Londrigan pulling out a victory if she’s able to run up the score in the Democrat-leaning communities that are also home to several universities including the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

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