Sen. Durbin charges to victory, will serve record 4th term
Chicago Tribune | Nov 4, 2014
Sen. Dick Durbin charged to victory Tuesday against Republican challenger Jim Oberweis, becoming the first Democrat in Illinois history to win a fourth term in the U.S. Senate.
Durbin claimed victory about 9:30 p.m., saying he had faced “the toughest political winds” of his career and was grateful to his supporters. He said he would return to Washington to help middle class voters and to try to work with Republicans, who took control of the Senate.