A side-by-side rundown of where the major candidates stand on our key challenges. Health care changes? Balancing the budget? Immigration? Who stands with you? Check out the Reboot Illinois one-stop, digital election scorecard for all the answers. Who wins your vote? Our scorecard will help you decide. Award-winning journalists Matt Dietrich & Madeleine Doubek offer up the cheat sheet to break down the issues for you.

Republican U.S. Senate Primary

1. Where are they on health care?

Doug Truax
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I will work tirelessly to do whatever it takes to get rid of Obamacare and replace it with health care reforms that are simple, market-driven, effective and compassionate.

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Supports repeal

 

2. What about a balanced budget?

Doug Truax
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Our ridiculously complex tax code serves as an impediment to our rebirth as a great country. We cannot continue to spend valuable time and resources complying with a massively duct-taped tax code that long since has ceased to be coherent and productive.

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3. What's their view on immigration?

Doug Truax
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I believe strongly as someone who grew up in a border state that we must solve the immigration problem by first securing the border and then providing a pathway for legal immigration that is business friendly and doesn’t disadvantage those already in line for citizenship. I am wary of comprehensive solutions that won’t solve the problem methodically in a logical way.

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View Other Elections

republican elephant
Jim Oberweis & Doug Truax
on taxes, health care and more
Illinois Treasurer
Tom Cross & Bob Grogan
on balancing the budget, pensions

Sources: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Springfield Journal-Register, Daily Herald, Crain’s Chicago Business.