Dem Straw Poll: Biss Leads In 2018

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM News

(CHICAGO) The Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association on Monday announced the results of their online straw poll asking who should run for governor and Lt. governor in 2018.

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) came in first in the gubernatorial straw poll with 25-percent of the vote.

Alderman Ameya Pawar came in second with 15-percent of the vote followed by Chris Kennedy, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline), and J.B. Pritzker rounds out the top five vote getters with 10% of the vote.

The poll was conducted from Monday January 23rd to midnight on Sunday January 29th. The results were tabulated from 5,352 responses.

Write in Candidates include Attorney General Lisa Madigan, former-Gov. Pat Quinn, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL).

It’s expected that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner will seek re-election in 2018.

Lt. Governor votes are still being tallied.

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