With Bruce Rauner's win, Illinois Republicans have something to celebrate. But they failed to make gains in the General Assembly, which could have big repercussions for Rauner down the line.
Two years ago, Illinois Democrats gained historic super-majorities in both chambers of the legislature.
There were more than enough Democrats in the Senate, and just enough (71) Democratic members of the House, to override a governor's veto.
Then, the governor was also a Democrat -- Pat Quinn.
Next year, Illinois Democrats will once again hold veto-proof majorities.