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Election Failures Could Push Michael Madigan Closer to an Exit. Here's Why.

Arguably the most prevalent image in the just-concluded election was a photograph of House Speaker Michael Madigan.
From the statewide debate over the graduated income tax to local legislative races, Madigan's image once again was used to unite opposition to an issue or a candidate. To be associated with Madigan was reason to be rejected by voters.
It's a tactic that's been used for years by Republicans with limited success. Two years ago, the state Republican Party chair suggested that Madigan as a campaign issue may have run its course.
However, with Tuesday's election results, the questions resurfaced over whether Madigan has become a liability to Democratic candidates and issues.
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