For most of Tuesday night, financial advisor Kelly Mazeski led environmental businessman Sean Casten by a relatively small margin through 84% of the 6th District Democratic primary vote count. But, throughout the night as the final ballots were counted, Mr. Casten reversed the pervasive trend and pulled out a 30-27% plurality win. Mr. Casten will now face veteran Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) in what will be a competitive general election campaign. Both Casten and Mazeski largely self-funded their own campaigns. Ms. Mazeski spent the most money early, but Mr. Casten kept his political powder dry for use in the final days before the election and clearly made the better-timed financial decisions.
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