Big John Howell Show Notes 3-16-16

Front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump dominated one of the biggest days of the 2016 presidential race so far. Trump overcame controversy about the violent clashes that have marked his rallies this week and Clinton muted the criticism over her history on trade deals with big wins in Ohio and Illinois over Bernie Sanders.

Josh Kraushaar, the Political Editor for National Journal, joined John with an in-depth discussion of the Republican GOP Candidates and John Kasich’s quick rise in the race. (Listen here)

Republican Senator Mark Kirk and Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth both won the primaries in Tuesday’s Illinois primary election. Lynn Sweet the Washington Bureau Chief for Chicago Sun-Times, joined the program to discuss Tuesday night’s primary. (Listen here)

With the third Super Tuesday behind us, WLS-AM Host and Executive Editor of Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan joins us to discuss last night’s winners in the GOP race as well as the Illinois Primary for US Senate. (Listen here)

Challenger Kim Foxx won the Democratic primary for Cook County state’s attorney Tuesday night over Anita Alvarez. She joined John to talk about her win and what voters can expect from her if she wins the general election in November against Christopher Pfannkuche. (Listen here)

Congressman Bob Dold from the 10th district joined John to talk about his general election race against Brad Schnieder. Dold also talks about how he as a candidate is handling the possibility that Donald Trump could be the Republican Presidential nominee. (Listen here)

It was a win for Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan in his proxy war with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Madigan-backed Juliana Stratton on Tuesday easily defeated Rauner ally Rep. Ken Dunkin for the Democratic nomination in the 5th House District. Chicago Tribune Columnist Eric Zorn joined the show with reaction. (Listen here)