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IL-06, IL-13, IL-14, IL-17

Illinois' new map proves Dems can gerrymander with the best. Changes include a Democratic seat and a Republican seat merger which will create primary battles; two open seats that are safer for Democrats; and a new district that is very winnable for Democrats.

Incumbent vs incumbent:
* IL-06: Sean Casten (D)'s seat has been merged with that of Marie Newman (D), Casten has a larger war chest vs Newman, and both are running in the primary. There are also five Republicans running. The new district is rated Lean D
* IL-12: Mike Bost (R) and Mary Miller (R) will face off in a solid R district.

Open seats:
* IL-03 has no incumbent and is now rated D+19. Regardless of the Democratic primary winner, it will likely remain a Democratic seat.
* IL-13 has shifted from R+4 to D+4. The leading Democratic candidate is Nikki Budzinski. There is no clear Republican frontrunner.
* IL-17 is more Democratic at D+3. However, with Incumbent Cheri Bustos retiring, the race a tossup. Seven Democrats have declared. Esther Joy King (R) who challenged Bustos in 2020 is the de facto Republican nominee; she has raised well over $1M.

Democrat Holds: * IL-14  is safer for incumbent Lauren Underwood (D). However, it's still rated vulnerable at Lean D.  The Illinois primary is June 28th.

COMPETITIVE IL SEATS
DISTRICTINCUMBENTOLD PVINEW PVICOOK RATING
IL-06MERGED: Marie Newman (D) and Sean Casten (D)D+3D+5Lean D
IL-13NEW SEATR+4D+4Lean D
IL-14Lauren Underwood (D)R+2D+4Lean D
IL-17OPEN (Bustos) (D)R+2D+3Tossup

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