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Election night unlikely to see big surprises locally

Here in deep blue Evanston, there’s unlikely to be much suspense about the outcome of key local political races Tuesday night.

But to give you a refresher on how the Democratic incumbents who are up for reelection to Congress and the state legislature this year did the last time they faced the voters, we’ve pulled together charts showing the results of their campaigns in 2018.

9th District U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky got nearly three votes to every one cast for her Republican opponent, John D. Elleson.

17th District State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz got 69% of the vote in defeating her Republican opponent, Peter Lee.

18th District State Rep. Robyn Gabel received 72% of the vote in defeating Republican Judy Cho.

This year Schakowsky faces Republican Sargis Sangari.

Gong-Gershowitz is up against two foes, Republican Yesoe Yoon and Green Party candidate Christopher Kruger.

Gabel faces independent candidate Sean Matlis.

As the results come in on Tuesday night, Evanston Now will let you know how the local candidates are doing this time out.

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