Illinois primary voting gets underway: watch 5 things that, in the elections

It is Primary day in Illinois – and some breeds have powered politicos inside and outside of the state.

From the governor’s race to local elections this year, the PV is a test, of sorts, can only differ on how far a candidate from his party, while still holding on to a seat.

For Illinois’s 3rd Congressional District, democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski faces a progressive challenger, as members of his party, exhausted seems to be due to its anti-abortion stance. And Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, is facing a conservative Challenger, who has accused him of, that they “betrayed our party and values.”

To read more for a look, to observe what is, how to make Illinois primaries on the way, and what is at stake.

Abortion and the democratic party

Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., Faces a primary Challenger as his attitude to abortion is under attack in the own party.

(Reuters/Kamil Krzacznski)

Rep. Dan Lipinski is not necessarily a conservative Democrat, but his stance on abortion has left him in conflict with some of the progressive voters in his party.

Lipinski, 51, took over his congressional seat in 2005, and is challenged by political newcomer Marie Newman the 3. District.

Newman, whose campaign website says she has “true Democratic principles,” is backed by progressive politicians and organizations, including Sen. Bernie Sanders and the planned Parenthood Action Fund. You Lipinski, a “full Republican called” a “far-right record.”

Lipinski, first of all, before the head pushed by his party’s own campaign arm, has garnered support from some conservatives, particularly those opposed to abortion.

Lipinski called Newman and her fellow “Tea y of the left.” He said that their intolerance of dissent within the party could end up hurting the Democrats.

To keep Rauner is the ability to have its seat

Conservative state Sen. Jeanne Ives (right) is the primary challenge incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner (left) in the Republican Governor’s elections.

(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Governor Rauner, a Republican, has been a conscious effort to distance themselves from you, from President Donald Trump, especially during the primary. He, too, is pushed through controversial laws – including an abortion bill, has drawn criticism from those in his party.

In the primary, Rauner, 61, faces challenger Jeanne Ives, a representative of the state, with a litany of fiscal and social conservative views. Ives, 53, has received endorsements from the conservative publication, National Review, and local elected officials.

More than Rauner, Ives, the President and referred to Rauner as “lyin’ eyes lyin’ mouth and hands” in the election campaign.

“He was very unreliable,” Ives told WGN-TV before the election. “He is our party betrayed the values. Outside of that he’s just not good policy. He has terrible decisions for this state.”

As for the democratic nomination, the area includes: businessman J. B. Pritzker, Chris Kennedy, the son of the late sen. Robert F. Kennedy; and state Sen. Daniel Bliss.

Battle of the billionaires

When J. B. Pritzker, wins the Democratic primary, it could be the Governor’s elections the most expensive in the history

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

If Pritzker will win the primaries, and Rauner wins his, the Governor’s elections the most expensive governors could race in history.

The Pritzker family, including J. B., Forbes’ 400 richest people in the United States list. The political candidate has the estimated value of $3.4 billion, according to Forbes.

For Rauner, he is not on the list, but its 2016 tax returns, he showed a $91 million Euro in the past year, WTTW-TV reported. In 2015, he is 188 million, took in$.

Rauner’s top outside contributor, Ken Griffin, has an estimated value of $8.5 billion, according to Forbes – which reported him the richest person in Illinois, WTTW.

Dr. Bruce Gaines, a political science professor at the University of Illinois, told Fox News that a Pritzker Rauner matchup is also a “negative campaign.”

“It’s a good experiment will go, how negative do you have to be before you the voters away from the polls,” he said.

Democrats ” enthusiasm is reflected in the turnout

As already demonstrated, in the special elections, such as Pennsylvania, Democrats’ enthusiasm in the second year of the trump of the term of office for the President is high.

“There is a real indication of where the enthusiasm lies, we see just in special elections since Trump won,” Gaines said. “Democrats mobilize and feel like you have to choose”.

For Example, In Marshall, Ill., about an hour South of Chicago, the Clark County Courthouse a record number of early voters saw, according to local media reports.

But don’t expect a high turnout necessarily remain staunch in the General elections, Gaines warned.

“The primary election is a good omen,” the Democrats, he said. “But it is too early to say that is what is going to happen in the General election.”

The AG race could be interesting

Erika Harold, the 2003 Miss America winner, is running for Illinois attorney general as a Republican.

(Reuters/Susan L. Gregg)

Erika Harold, a former Miss America title holder, is running said state attorney General as a Republican, and is exactly what the GOP needs, Gaines.

Harold is a minority female; a victory for you in the primary and General elections could not show that the Republican party is also on the national level, only a party of “old, white men,” Gaines said, the prediction that we will beat you, Gary Grasso, the other GOP candidate in the primary.

A Harvard Law School graduate, Harold serves on the board of Prison Fellowship, a Christian Ministry, provides assistance for those who are in prison. She found herself mired in controversy during the election after it was reported that she said she would prefer to give a foster child a known child molester on a same-sex couple, while in the competition for the Miss Illinois in 2000. Their campaign, said Harold could not remember such a comment.

On the Democrats’ side, the race is crowded, but it includes former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

A Harold vs. Quinn matchup in the General election, it could have said “an unusually high current and interesting race” is also on the national level, Gaines.

But in order to pass for this competition, Quinn seven other Democrats: state Sen. Kwame Raoul, state Rep. Scott Drury, Highland Park mayor Nancy red ring, the former Civilian Office of Police Accountability administrator Sharon Fairley, former Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Jesse Ruiz, MSNBC legal contribution Renato Mariotti and Aaron Goldstein, a member of the ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s defense team must hit.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.

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