Campaigns & Elections

NPR's Washington Desk Announces Staffing Updates

Jan 4, 2018

In a note to newsroom staff, Senior Washington Desk Editor Beth Donovan announced updates and additions to the team.

All – In preparation for the 2018 election, the Washington Desk will once again add to its staff, this time with two political reporters and an editor.

Raoul Campaigns in QC

Jan 4, 2018
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Two months before the primary, one of the democratic candidates for Illinois Attorney General is visiting the Quad Cities. 

Rauner to Face Primary Challenge

Dec 4, 2017
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A Republican state legislator is making a primary challenge against Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton says in remarks released early Monday by her campaign that she'll side with "taxpaying Illinois families" instead of the "political ruling class."

Muscatine residents showed their support last week for the mayor, in her long battle with the city council.

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Iowa voters went to the polls Tuesday to select mayors and aldermen in municipal elections.

On the first anniversary of President Trump’s election, NPR is looking back at his victory speech. 

On Midwest Week, to understand the 2016 election, look no further than Henry County, Illinois.

Residents of Davenport's 6th ward will begin the process of choosing a new alderman Tuesday. For the primary election, five candidates are on the ballot to replace Jeff Justin who resigned last summer to take a new job in Florida.

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After working for the Obama campaign and other democratic candidates, a Rock Falls man is knocking on doors to get his own name on the ballot. Sean Sanders is running for state representative in Illinois' 71st district.

WVIK's Michelle O'Neill reports Tuesday was the first day for candidates to circulate nominating petitions for the spring primary election.

Sanders decided to run for office last year, after former State Representative Mike Smiddy lost to republican Tony McCombie, and Donald Trump won the White House.

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Rock Island County Clerk, Karen Kinney, is waiting to find out what elected officials have learned about potential cyber-attacks on election systems in Illinois.