- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Democrats’ veto-proof supermajority in the Illinois House is on the line in the Nov. 4 election. Below are some of the contests that could decide if House Speaker Michael Madigan’s caucus maintains the 71 seats it needs in the 118-member chamber to maintain it.


115th House District, open seat

Where: Southern Illinois

Democrat Bill Kilquist

Republican Terri Bryant


71st House District:

Where: Quad Cities area

GOP challenger Jim Wozniak

Democratic Rep. Mike Smiddy


79th House District:

Where: Kankakee area

GOP challenger Glenn Nixon

Democratic Rep. Kate Cloonen


55th House District:

Where: Northwest suburbs

Democratic Rep. Marty Moylan

Republican Mel Thillens


112th House District:

Where: Metro East

GOP Rep. Dwight Kay

Democrat Cullen L. Cullen


96th House District:

Where: Central Illinois

Democratic Rep. Sue Scherer

Republican Mike Bell


59th House District:

Where: Northwest Suburbs

Democratic Rep. Carol Sente

Republican Leslie Munger


97th House District, open

Where: Plainfield area

Republican Mark Batinick

Democrat Moira Dunn

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