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Kwame Raoul in line to win Illinois Attorney General after Erika Harold concedes

Attorney General candidate Kwame Raoul talks with the Northwest Herald editorial board on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 in Crystal Lake.
Attorney General candidate Kwame Raoul talks with the Northwest Herald editorial board on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 in Crystal Lake.

CHICAGO –áRepublican Erika Harold has conceded to Democrat Kwame Raoul in their battle for Illinois attorney general.

Raoul had garnered about 61 percent of the vote when Harold conceded. She said she will be rooting for him to do an exceptional job as attorney general.

Raoul touted his legal and policymaking experience. He was appointed to the General Assembly in 2004 to replace U.S. Senate-bound Barack Obama.

He outspent Harold and derided her lack of experience as a prosecutor. Harold was Miss America 2003 and used scholarship winnings to attend Harvard Law School.

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