Illinois Resources

Population: 12,859,995 (2015)

Filing deadline: Dec. 4, 2017.

Primary: March 20, 2018.

Illinois (D+8) is a former swing state that has gone left on the Presidential level. Roughly, the state is divided between urban Democrats and rural Republicans. It is 67% White, 14% Black, 13% Hispanic and 5% Asian.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 20. Illi­nois is a Democratic state in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 1 Democrat, 1 Republican.

Dick Durbin

Senator class 2: Dick Durbin (D)
Committees: Appropriations, Judiciary, Rules.

Democratic nominee: Dick Durbin
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 17, 2016:
Lawyer and Chief Whip Dick Durbin (b.1944) served in the House from 1983 and was elected to the Senate in 1996. He won 53% in 2014.

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Tammy Duckworth

Senator class 3: Tammy Duck­worth (D)
Committees: Energy, Environment, Commerce, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: Tammy Duckworth
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
Veteran and Congresswoman Tammy Duck­worth (b.1968) defeated the incumbent Republican in 2016, with 54%.

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Representatives: 18 Representatives; 11 Democrats and 7 Republicans.

Bobby Rush

District 1
Representative: Bobby Rush (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: Bobby Rush
Republican nominee:  ?

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (D+28) covers southern areas of Chicago, stretching into the southern suburbs. It is 37% White, 52% Black and 7% Hispanic. Theologian, activist and Chicago Councilman Bobby Rush (b.1946) was first elected in 1992 and defeated then-State Senator Barack Obama in the 2000 primary. He won 73% in 2016.

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Robin Kelly

District 2
Representative: Robin Kelly (D)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Oversight.

Democratic nominee: Robin Kelly
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (D+29) contains southeastern parts of Chicago, stretching south along he Indiana border into the suburbs. It is 33% White, 54% Black and 11% Hispanic. State Representative Robin Kelly (b.1956) first won a special election in 2013 and won 80% in 2016.

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Dan Lipinski

District 3
Representative: Dan Lipinski (D)
Committees: Science, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: Dan Lipinski
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (D+5) covers south central parts of Chicago, with southeastern suburbs. It is 66% White and 24% Hispanic. Moderate Dan Lipinski (b.1966) worked in the staff of several Democratic politicians before taking over this seat from his father in 2004. He was unopposed in 2016.

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Luis Gutierrez

District 4
Representative: Luis Gutierrez (D)
Committees: Judiciary, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: Luis Guti­­errez
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (D+29) is one of the most blatant gerrymanders in the country, locally referred to as the earmuffs, due to its shape. It is 26% White and 66% Hispanic. Puerto Ricans dominate the northern part; Mexicans the southern. A thin strip of highway connects the two. Teacher and Chicago Councilman Luis Gutierrez (b.1953) was first elected in 1993 and was unopposed in 2016.

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Mike Quigley

District 5
Representative: Mike Quigley (D)
Committees: Appropriations, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: Mike Quigley
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (D+16) contains central parts of Chicago and is 73% White and 16% Hispanic. Lawyer and County Commissioner Mike Quigley (b.1958) was first elected in 2008 and won 68% in 2016.

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Peter Roskam

District 6
Representative: Peter Roskam (R)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Peter Roskam

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (R+4) cover western parts of Chicago and is 82% White. Lawyer and State Senator Peter Roskam (b.1961) was first elected in 2006 and won 60% in 2016.

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Danny Davis

District 7
Representative: Danny Davis (D)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: Danny Davis
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (D+30) contains southeastern and central parts of Chicago and is 30% White, 50% Black and 12% Hispanic. Teacher and County Commissioner Danny Davis (b.1941) was first elected in 1996 and was unopposed in 2016.

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Raja Krishnamoorti

District 8
Representative: Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)
Committees: Education, Oversight.

Democratic nominee: Raja Krishnamoorthi
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (D+8) covers central and western parts of Chicago with suburbs. It is 61% White, 22% Hispanic and 12% Asian. The Democrats held the seat with businessman Raja Krishnamoorthi (b.1973), who won 58% in 2016.

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Jan Schakowsky

District 9
Representative: Jan Schakowsky (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce, Budget.

Democratic nominee: Jan Scha­kowsky
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (D+15) covers northern and central parts of Chicago. It is 68% White, 10% Black, 10% Asian and 10% Hispanic. State Representative Jan Schakowsky (b.1944), was first elected in 1998 and won 66% in 2016.

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Brad Schneider

District 10
Representative: Brad Schneider (D)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Judiciary.

Democratic nominee: Brad Schneider
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely Dem.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (D+8) contains northern suburbs of Chicago and stretches all the way to the Wisconsin border. It is 65% White, 20% Latino and 10% Asian. Democratic engineer and businessman Brad Schneider (b.1961) won it for the second time with 53% in 2016.

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Bill Foster

District 11
Representative: Bill Foster (D)
Committees: Financial Services, Science.

Democratic nominee: Bill Foster
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (D+8) contains western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago. It is 60% White, 10% Black and 22% Hispanic. Businessman and physicist Bill Foster (b.1955) represented an older version of this seat from 2000 until 2011 and defeated an incumbent Republican in the heavily redrawn district in 2012. He won 60% in 2016.

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Mike Bost

District 12
Representative: Mike Bost (R)
Committees: Agriculture, Transportation, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mike Bost

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (D+0) covers southwestern parts of the state, stretching up to the suburbs of St. Louis. It is 80% White and 15% Black. Businessman and State Representative Mike Bost (b.1960) defeated an incumbent Democrat in 2014 and won 54% in 2016.

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Rodney Davis

District 13
Representative: Rodney Davis (R)
Committees: Agriculture, Administration, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Rodney Davis

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (R+0) contains southwestern and central parts and was drawn to be the most swingy district in the state. It is 84% White and 9% Black. The incumbent Republican decided not to run again after the primaries were over in 2012 and the GOP nominated Rodney Davis (b.1970), a political scientist and aide to Congressman John Shimkus. Davis had a very close battle in 2012, but won 60% in 2016.

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Randy Hultgren

District 14
Representative: Randy Hultgren (R)
Committees: Financial Services, Science.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Randy Hult­gren

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (R+5) covers areas west of Chicago, stretching from south of Joliet up to the Wisconsin border. It is 84% White and 9% Hispanic. Lawyer and State Representative Randy Hultgren (b.1966) was first elected in 2010 and won 60% in 2016.

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John Shimkus

District 15
Representative: John Shimkus (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: John Shimkus

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (R+14) contains the southeastern and central areas, but at one point stretches as far west as the St. Louis suburbs. It is 93% White. Teacher and County Treasurer John Shimkus (b.1958) was first elected in 1997 and was unopposed in 2016.

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Adam Kinzinger

District 16
Representative: Adam Kinzinger (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce, Foreign Affairs.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Adam Kin­zinger

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (R+4) covers central and northern parts of Illinois, to the west of Chicago. It is 88% White. County Commissioner and veteran Adam Kinzinger (b.1978) was first elected in 2010, but was drawn together with another GOP Congressman in 2012, who he then defeated in the primary. He was unopposed in 2016.

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Cheri Bustos

District 17
Representative: Cheri Bustos (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: Cheri Bustos
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely Dem.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (D+7) covers the northwestern parts of the state, including parts of Peoria. It is 82% White and 10% Black. Journalist Cheri Bustos (b.1961) took this redrawn seat from an incumbent Republican in 2012 and won 60% in 2014.

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Darin LaHood

District 18
Representative: Darin LaHood (R)
Committees: Natural Resources, Science

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Darin LaHood

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (R+11) contains central and western areas, including Springfield and parts of Peoria. It is 92% White. Lawyer, State Senator and son of a former Congressman, Darin LaHood (b.1968) held the seat for the GOP in a special election in 2015 and won 72% in 2016.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: The second Monday of January.

There are no term limits for any of the State Offices in Illinois.

Bruce Rauner

Governor: Bruce Rauner (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Bruce Rauner

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, May 17, 2016:
Businessman and billionaire Bruce Rauner (b.1957) defeated an unpopular incumbent Democrat in 2014 with 51%. He’ll have a hard time winning re-election in 2018.

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Evelyn Sanguinetti

Lieutenant Governor: Evelyn San­gui­netti (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Evelyn San­gui­netti

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, May 17, 2016:
The LG is chosen by the Party’s nominee for Governor and elected on the same ticket. Rauner picked lawyer Evelyn San­gui­netti (b.1970).

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Jesse White

Secretary of State: Jes­se White (D)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 17, 2016:
Teacher and State Representative Jes­se White (b.1934) was first elected in 1998 and took 65% in 2014. He is not seeking re-election.

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Mike Frerichs

Treasurer: Mike Frerichs (D)

Democratic nominee: Mike Frerichs
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 17, 2016:
County Commissioner and State Senator Mike Frerichs (b.1973) won in 2014 with 48% and a razor thin margin.

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Susana Mendoza

Comptroller: Susana Mendoza (D)

Democratic nominee: Susana Mendoza
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 17, 2016:
The Dems took this office in a special election in 2016 with Chicago City Clerk and State Representative Susana Mendoza (b.1972),  who won 49%.

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Lisa Madigan

Attorney General: Lisa Madigan (D)

Democratic nominee: Lisa Madigan
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 17, 2016:
Lawyer and State Senator Lisa Madigan (b.1966) was first elected in 2002 and took 59% in 2014. She is the daughter of longtime State House Speaker Mike Madigan.

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State Senate: 59 (37D / 22R). Term: 2 and 4 years. 1/3 elected in 2018.
State House: 118 (67D / 51R). Term 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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