Robert Novak Article
Jim Edgar becomes governor, Dick Durbin loses his Senate seat? Whatever it takes:
"Beyond the governorship, Democrats see Edgar reviving Republicans for 2008 in the Chicago suburbs. Democratic suburban growth has paced the party's current domination of Illinois.
Edgar as governor, according to this theory, would not only put Illinois in play for the presidential election but also endanger 2008 re-election prospects for Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin."
Read Bob Novak's article.