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Durbin’s race against Oberweis no runaway

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GOP Senate nominee Jim Oberweis news conference on June 5, 2014 was about Dick Durbin and sexual harassment and also covered a question about U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl who was released at the Afghan border | Al Podgorski / Sun-Times Media

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Updated: August 31, 2014 7:22PM

The race to defeat one of the most powerful Democrats in the nation is narrowing — with incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin just seven percentage points ahead of Republican challenger Jim Oberweis, according to a new Early & Often Poll. In a year that’s expected to tilt toward Republicans across the nation, Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. Senate, is leading Oberweis, who is making his third run for the Senate, 47.8 percent to 40.5 percent, the survey commissioned by the Sun-Times’ political portal shows.


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