February 25, 2004
The status of the presidential primary race after next week will I think have a profound effect on turnout on March 16th here in Illinois. If Kerry more or less wraps up the nomination with a sweep on Super Tuesday turnout will certainly be down. That may work against Hull who because of his name recognition would benefit from the soft votes that a higher turnout would bring. Hynes and Obama have limited but ardent support bases that will turnout regardless of the presidential outcome. That's how I'm reading this. Any different interpretations out there?