WASHINGTON DC - Roll Call says Illinois' gubernatorial race is leaning red now, mainly because incumbent Democrat Governor Pat Quinn is so disliked - especially outside Cook County. Quinn's numbers are so bad that congressional Democrats are growing concerned they could get swept up in an anti-Democrat election sweep.
There is some concern Quinn’s poor standing could hurt the re-election efforts of Democratic Reps. Brad Schneider, Bill Foster, Bill Enyart, and Cheri Bustos — all targets of national Republicans.
And watch for this strategy to hit airwaves, the Internet and mailboxes -
Democrats’ best strategy appears to be to turn GOP nominee Bruce Rauner, a wealthy businessman, into “Mitt Romney on steroids.” It could work, but to call this race a tossup right now would be understating Quinn’s standing in the race.
In the meantime, it appears right now that Illinois will be going red in November: