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Illinois Democrats retain control of the state legislature in the November 1858 election

Illinois State House, Springfield, Illinois
11/02/1858
Abraham Lincoln’s defeat in his Senate bid was assured when Illinois Republicans failed to secure a majority in either the state house or senate.  (By Don Sailer)
Source Citation: 
Allen C. Guelzo, Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008), 281-284.
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