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Erik Rankin

Shayna and Nikita hug
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It was said to be another Year of the Woman. Following Tuesday’s midterm election, that prediction came true as more women were elected to public office across the U.S. than ever before.

McLean County Board candidates at the forum
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The head of the McLean County Democratic Party says the party's get-out-the-vote effort in the days leading up to Tuesday's election is the largest it's ever been.

JB Pritzker speaks in Bloomington
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More and more money from outside McLean County—and even Illinois—is pouring into local campaigns with just weeks to go until the Nov. 6 midterm election.

Monday was the deadline for local, state, and federal candidates to report their third-quarter fundraising totals (for the period ending Sept. 30) with the Illinois State Board of Elections and Federal Election Commission. Here’s a closer look at the races GLT is watching:

Davis vs. Londrigan

McLean County Board
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UPDATED 11:10 a.m. | McLean County has paved the way for three new solar farms to be built.

I Voted stickers on a roll
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The clock is ticking to resolve a dispute over the signatures collected to put a referendum on November’s ballot to dissolve the Bloomington Election Commission.

Erik Rankin
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The chair of the McLean County Democrats said Monday that his party plans to file a formal challenge to the signatures collected to put a referendum on November’s ballot to dissolve the Bloomington Election Commission.

JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton speak to a crowd in Bloomington
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Democratic candidates from across the state will converge in Bloomington-Normal next week, an uncommon occurrence in red McLean County.

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The McLean County Democrats picked Erik Rankin as their next party chair on Wednesday night, hoping to ride his campaign experience to victory in November and beyond.

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The future of the McLean County Democratic Party began 14 months ago.

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Both of McLean County’s major political parties will have new top leaders later this year.

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Republicans and Democrats appear headed for a contested election for McLean County Board’s District 9 seat on Bloomington’s south side.

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Democrat Erik Rankin announced Tuesday he won't seek re-election to the McLean County Board in 2018.