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Exclusive Reboot Illinois Poll: 2 Heavyweights Square Off in Comptroller Race. Who Holds the Early Lead?

The Illinois comptroller race is a matchup of candidates with long pedigrees. Who has the early lead between Judy Baar Topinka and Sheila Simon?

The contest for Illinois State Comptroller finds two candidates with long, deep party pedigrees facing off. One is the incumbent comptroller, the other has been the lieutenant governor for the past four years.

Incumbent Judy Baar Topinka has been a stalwart of the Illinois Republican Party since 1980, when she was elected to the Illinois House. 

Her Democratic challenger, Sheila Simon, is the daughter of legendary Illinois Democrat Paul Simon.

Despite Topinka’s Republican credentials, she has long enjoyed the support of Illinois’ public sector unions. In January, she secured the endorsement of the Illinois AFL-CIO and that support over Simon was reaffirmed for the fall campaign just last week.

Can Simon overcome that support that Topinka receives from the unions? Who's got the lead in the race between Judy Baar Topinka and Sheila Simon as of today?

Check out the results of the poll here.

While you're checking out results of the poll, make sure you also check out the results of our exclusive poll on the current landscape of the U.S. Senate race between Dick Durbin and Jim Oberweis.

This article appears on all Patch Chicago sites. The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not reflect those of Patch or its editors.

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alan donahue June 21, 2014 at 04:35 PM
These two women need to spend time with Dan Cox and Kevin Dutton. I think they can be saved.
Vicky Kujawa June 21, 2014 at 08:33 PM
Nice to see an election with two good people to choose from!
John Tips June 22, 2014 at 08:36 AM
Never much cared for Paul Simon when he represented Illinois! Just as George Bush - relatives should not be in politics! Judy has our votes again!
CHISEL June 22, 2014 at 04:09 PM
HELLO Wilbur!
Plainfield First June 24, 2014 at 03:46 PM
don't like either.

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