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If you're the kind of person who uses Metacritic or Rotten Tomatoes before you go to the movies, this might help you decide on the Senate and gubernatorial elections (it's not comprehensive, but I think I got most of the papers). Three things I learned:

1) Judy Baar Topinka did well. Can't help but think there's some "sorry, we should have elected you that other time" there.

2) Maybe Alexi Giannoulias wasn't the best choice for Democrats. Just maybe.

3) Editorial-board endorsements usually get phoned in, but the Quincy Herald-Whig board actually used data and evidence to make arguments. Theirs are worth a read.

Senate

Alexi Giannoulias

Chicago Sun-Times

Decatur Herald-Review

Rockford Register-Star

Southern Illinoisan

State Journal-Register

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Mark Kirk

Belleville News-Democrat

Bloomington Pantagraph

Champaign News-Gazette

Chicago Tribune

Daily Herald

Kane County Chronicle

Lake County News-Sun

Moline Dispatch

Peoria Journal-Star

Pioneer Press

Quincy Herald-Whig

Southtown Star


Governor

Bill Brady

Belleville News-Democrat

Bloomington Pantagraph

Champaign News-Gazette

Chicago Tribune

Daily Herald

Decatur Herald-Review

Freeport Journal-Standard

Joliet Herald-News

Kane County Chronicle

Moline Dispatch

Peoria Journal-Star

Quincy Herald-Whig

Rockford Register-Star

State Journal-Register

Southern Illinoisan


Pat Quinn

Chicago Sun-Times

Lake County News-Sun

Pioneer Press

Southtown Star

St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Comptroller

Judy Baar Topinka

Belleville News-Democrat

Champaign News-Gazette

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Sun-Times

Daily Herald

Kane County Chronicle

Lake County News-Sun

Moline Dispatch

Peoria Journal-Star

Quincy Herald-Whig

Rockford Register-Star

State Journal-Register

St. Louis Post-Dispatch


David L. Miller

Bloomington Pantagraph

Southtown Star


Treasurer

Robin Kelly

Chicago Sun-Times

Lake County News-Sun

Rockford Register-Star

Southtown Star


Dan Rutherford

Belleville News-Democrat

Bloomington Pantagraph

Champaign News-Gazette

Chicago Tribune

Daily Herald

Kane County Chronicle

Moline Dispatch

Peoria Journal-Star

Quincy Herald-Whig

State Journal-Register

St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Attorney General, Secretary of State

If anyone didn't endorse Lisa Madigan and Jesse White, I forgot. People seem to like them just fine.

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