Illinois gubernatorial race too close to call

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Illinois gubernatorial race too close to call

At 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning the Illinois gubernatorial race as still in doubt.

With 93 percent of precincts reporting Pat Quinn (D) held a slim lead over Bill Brady (R). All results are unofficial

Brady won the majority of votes in Mercer County. Brady unofficially won all but four of the 102 counties in Illinois - Alexander, Jackson, St. Clair and Cook. But Cook with the majority of voters in the state  may be enough to carry the win for Quinn.

With 93 percent of the precincts reporting Quinn led by about 10,000 votes.

U.S. Senator

Mark Steven Kirk (R) was the projected winner over Alexander Giannolias (D). Kirk won Mercer County. The seat is being held by Roland Burris. The seat drew national attention as it was allegedly up for sale by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagovich. It is a seat formerly held by U.S. President Barack Obama.

Attorney General

Lisa Madigan (D) will remain the state's attorney general winning 64 percent of the vote to Steve Kim's 31 percent. Madigan won 56 percent of the vote in Mercer County defeating Kim 3,409-2,386

Secretary of State

Jesse White (D) retains the office of Secretary Of State defeating Robert Enriquez (R). White had about 69 percent of the vote.

Comptroller

Judy Baar Topinka (R) will return at the state's comptroller over David E. Miller (D) winning 53 percent of the vote.

Treasurer

Dan Retherford (R) won the election for treasurer defeating Robin Kelly (D)

Constitutional amendment

Votes in the state approved a constitutional amendment that will give the public limited power to recall governors by about a 2-1 margin.