Debate Tape The race to succeed Illinois Sen. Paul Simon presents voters with a clear ideological choice between Democratic House member Dick Durbin and Republican State Senator Al Salvi. Durbin campaigns on a wide range of federal initiatives, while Salvi focuses on tax and budget cuts. The two met in a classic Lincoln-Douglas style debate yesterday, and we have an excerpt.
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The race to succeed Illinois Sen. Paul Simon presents voters with a clear ideological choice between Democratic House member Dick Durbin and Republican State Senator Al Salvi. Durbin campaigns on a wide range of federal initiatives, while Salvi focuses on tax and budget cuts. The two met in a classic Lincoln-Douglas style debate yesterday, and we have an excerpt.