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    Candidates for office line up outside the State Board of Elections office in Springfield last week. [Ben Szalinski/The Daily Line] 

    The General Assembly will see 35 primary match ups on March 19, barring any petition challenges, after candidates finished turning in petitions by Monday’s 5 p.m. filing deadline.  

    Candidates of all types are facing primaries this year, including incumbent Chicago Democrats, conservative downstate Republicans deemed not conservative enough by their opponents, and new candidates jockeying for positions after the incumbent announced they would not seek reelection.  

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