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Senate Tracker: A Tough Challenge And A Tightening Race In Illinois05:21
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Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) speaks to the media on April 14, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) speaks to the media on April 14, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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In Illinois, the presidential race is not very close. A recent Loras College poll showed Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump 43 to 30 percent.

But the Senate race is a different story.

Republican incumbent Sen. Mark Kirk is facing a tough challenge from Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth.

WBEZ's Tony Arnold tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson that the tone of the race has gone negative.

Guest

Tony Arnold, state politics reporter for WBEZ in Chicago. He tweets @tonyjarnold.

This segment aired on September 21, 2016.

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