COOK POLITICAL REPORT SHIFTS ILLINOIS SIXTH TO “LEAN DEMOCRAT”
Cook Updates Casten v. Roskam from Toss Up to Lean Democrat Following Poll Showing Casten Five Points Ahead
(Downers Grove, IL) October 12, 2018 – Today, the Cook Political Report updated their race rating for Illinois’ Sixth Congressional District from Toss-up to Lean Democrat. Sean Casten’s Campaign Manager, Greg Bales, released the following statement:
“Today’s Cook Political Report ratings change confirms what Sean Casten and this campaign have heard time and time again from Illinoisans: voters want someone who puts facts over politics, and will serve as an independent check on Donald Trump, not another rubber stamp for his tax raising and health care cutting agenda.”
Cook Political Report becomes the second key political prognosticator to list this race as Lean Dem, joining Inside Elections which lists the race as “Tilt” Dem. Election Projection, Politico, and Larry Sabato all list Casten vs. Roskam as a toss-up. A recent Casten campaign poll shows Casten with a five point lead, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.