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Thursday, Nov 26, 2015

"A bloodbath for Republicans" at the Illinois Statehouse as Dems gain veto-proof majorities

3 years ago by

Those stunning gains also figure to weaken Gov. Pat Quinn, who no longer will have the capability of singlehandedly blocking legislation with his veto

From suntimes.com:

Tuesday's election results represented what one GOP strategist late Tuesday soberly called "a bloodbath for Illinois Republicans" at the Statehouse.

With the defeat of four House Republican incumbents and a net gain of seven seats, House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) secured a 71-47 veto-proof majority in the Illinois House.

The results were similar -- and more historic -- in the Senate for Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), who picked up a net gain of five seats, giving him a 40-19 veto-proof majority.

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