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The AP has called the Illinois governors' race for incumbent Democrat Rod Blagojevich, making him a leading candidate for the Gray Davis Award for most wildly unpopular governor who gets reelected (note, however, that there's no recall law in Illinois). It's still earlier, but I have to wonder whether it could be a bad night for incumbents in federal elections and a great night for incumbent governors.
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