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  • What message did voters send this midterm election?

    Photo of Brian Gaines, a professor of political science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a senior scholar at the U. of I. System’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

    The message sent by voters this midterm election? Candidates matter, since most voters assess candidates in multiple ways, not only according to party label, says University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign political science professor Brian Gaines.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s note: To contact Brian Gaines, call 217-333-3340; email