Illinois Primary Election preview: GOP race for Attorney General expected to be a nail-biter

Steve Kim
Steve Kim, GOP candidate for Illinois Attorney General Photo credit Steve Kim for Attorney General

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - Today is Primary Election day in Illinois, and voters will decide the preliminary rounds in several key races.

Incumbent Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is running for a second term in office. But he’s unopposed in today’s Democratic Primary.

On the Republican side, it’s a real race. Steve Kim, who ran for AG before, is among the candidates, but so is downstate attorney Thomas DeVore who filed lawsuits against Governor Pritzker’s COVID-19 Mitigations. Author David Shestokas, who’s argued against COVID  mandates and sought to overturn the 2020 Presidential election, is another candidate .

A recent Ogden and Fry poll suggested this race is a tossup with Kim and Shestokas in a statistical tie. Both have made issues of crime and gun violence central to their campaigns.

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