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Dick Durbin’s victory could lead to a promotion

Contributor: Clarence Page

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In a victory that was only slightly more hard-won than it was expected to be, which wasn’t much, Illinois voters have granted Sen. Dick Durbin his fifth consecutive term in the U.S. Senate.

According to projections by The Associated Press, Durbin fended off four long-shot candidates in a race that provided more of an amusement than a contest.

His strongest challenger was former Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran, a former Democrat turned Republican, who put up a vigorous but not victorious fight as “truly an independent.” An opponent of abortion and supporter of immigration rights, he failed to gain much traction with his outspoken rejection of state restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.

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