This is great news in a completely non-partisan way. Hochul and Whitmer are the Democrat version of the batty Michelle Bachmann. They should not be in office.
On the negative side, we are screwed in Illinois because our Republican challenger to the Governor JB Pritzker not only is barking mad, he’s not trying to win. There’s quite literally no campaign, no yard signs, no mailers, no effort to make his name at least a bit recognizable.
We are equally screwed in our Senate race where I’ll have to vote for the Democrat Tammy Duckworth because her Republican challenger is so cuckoo bananas that she makes my “Putin is an illegitimate son of the Rothschilds” look sane.
Both parties have an extremely active and aggressive nutty fringe that holds an enormous sway over the party and makes normal people give up on elections altogether.