The 21st Show

Campaigning In A Pandemic


Russ Walker

In 2020, shaking hands is out. And, if you’re following the rules in Illinois, so is holding events for more than 50 people. These measures aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus disease cut right into some of the most tried and true ways candidates for office seek to connect with voters.

The 21st explores what are candidates doing instead with just 125 days until the election.


Jeanne Ives, (R) nominee for 6th Congressional District (running against U.S. Rep. Sean Casten)

Chris Mooney, W. Russell Arrington Professor of State Politics from University of Illinois Chicago


Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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