Assessing exactly why a candidate won or lost a race is a risky business. But what is life without risks? Therefore we offer these five reasons for State Sen. Jim Oberweis’ victory Tuesday in the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

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Here are our Top 5 reasons why Bruce Rauner won the Republican nomination for governor.

Bruce Rauner had a wild ride from unknown a year ago to victory in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Now it gets wilder.

Polls just days before the primary had Rauner ahead by nearly 20 points. His margin of victory was much smaller.

How do Bruce Rauner and Gov. Pat Quinn compare? Use our scorecard and find out for yourself.

Follow the governor’s race in cartoons in this gallery from Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis.