Ratings Change: Illinois 12

Ratings Change: Illinois 12

Ratings Change: Illinois 12

Democrats have been trying to get St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly to run in Illinois’ 12th District for five years. He finally took the plunge this week and announced his challenge to GOP Rep. Mike Bost. 

One big question is whether Democrats missed their window of opportunity. Heading into 2012, Barack Obama’s 55-44 percent victory in 2008 was still fresh in Democrats’ minds. Now, Kelly jumps into the race after Donald Trump trounced Hillary Clinton 55-40 percent in the Downstate seat, according to Daily Kos Elections. 

From his initial candidacy to his time in Congress, Bost has been…

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