Illinois Republican Rich Morthland said he knows it will be a tough fight for his party, but he is still hopeful.
"It has been a blood-bath for Republicans across this state. I think we are looking at a combination of factors that are making it difficult for any Republican tonight." stated Rep. Morthland. "We are still waiting for a few last precincts in our race and we can still pull it out but we are not ahead now."
In the race for the Illinois 71st District, Representative Rich Morthland was down by 6 percent, with a 75% of the precincts reporting.
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