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Barack Obama for US Senate - 1984

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Filing Deadline (Major Parties): December 4, 2017
Filing Deadline (Third Parties): June , 2018
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): September , 2018
Primary: March 20, 2018
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on April 24, 2018


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:`

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the election.)


Bruce Rauner (R)* - (Campaign Site)
& Evelyn Sanguinetti (R)* - (Campaign Site)

J.B. Pritzker (D) - Venture Capitalist, Philanthropist, Attorney & '98 US Rep. Candidate
& Juliana Stratton (D) - State Rep. & Attorney

Sam McCann (Conservative) - State Sen., Construction Company Owner & Republican
& Aaron Merreighn (Conservative) - HR Representative, USMC Veteran & '14 Candidate

William Kelly (Constitution) - TV Production Company Owner, Ex-Republican & Frequent Candidate
& Chad Koppie (Constitution) - Kane County School Board Member, Retired Pilot & Frequent Candidate

Grayson "Kash" Jackson (Libertarian) - Retired Navy NCO, College Student & Libertarian Activist
& Sanj Mohip (Libertarian) - Tech Executive

Dock Walls (Independent) - Businessman, Attorney, Ex-Chicago Mayoral Aide & Frequent Candidate
& Jim Tobin (Independent) - Economist, Anti-Tax Activist, '98 Gov Candidate & '02 Candidate

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

George Ryan

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
[ Lisa Madigan (D)* - Not seeking reelection in 2018. ]
Kwame Raoul (D) - State Sen. & Attorney
Erika Harold (R) - Attorney, "Miss America" 2003, GOP Activist & '14 US Rep Candidate
Bubba Harsy (Libertarian) - Attorney & '16 State Rep. Candidate

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Jesse White (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jason Helland (R) - Grundy County State's Attorney
Steve Dutner (Libertarian) - Sales Account Manager

Shilts - Libertarian

STATE COMPTROLLER:
Susana Mendoza (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Darlene Senger (R) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Naperville City Councilwoman & '14 US Rep Nominee
Claire Ball (Libertarian) - Accountant & '16 Nominee

STATE TREASURER:
Mike Frerichs (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Dodge (R) - Orland Park Village Trustee, National Guard Veteran & '10 State Comptroller Candidate
Mike Leheney (Libertarian) - Financial Analyst


GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

State House - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Dick Durbin (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020.

Reagan & O'Neal - 1980

Tammy Duckworth (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Bobby Rush (D)*
Jimmie Lee Tillman II (R) - Businessman & Frequent Candidate
Thomas Rudbeck (Independent) - Real Estate Developer

District 2:
Robin Kelly (D)* - (Campaign Site)
David Merkle (R) - Pet Portrait Photographer

Harold Washington for Chicago Mayor

District 3:
Dan Lipinski (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Art Jones (R) - Neo-Nazi Activist, Insurance Salesman, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Ed Rutledge (Libertarian) - '10 Lt Gov Candidate
Mat Tomkowiak (Independent) - College Professor & Community Organizer

District 4:
[ Luis Gutierrez (D)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (D) - Cook County Commissioner, Ex-State Sen. & Chicago Alderman
Mark Lorch (R) - Corporate Financial Advisor

District 5:
Mike Quigley (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tom Hanson (R) - Real Estate Broker & '08 Nominee

Dole-Kemp & Al Salvi

District 6:
Peter Roskam (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sean Casten (D) - Clean-Energy Executive & Biochemical Engineer

District 7:
Danny K. Davis (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Craig Cameron (R) - Telecommunications Project Manager

District 8:
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jitendra "JD" Diganvker (R) - Businessman
Andrew Straw (I) - Attorney, Disability Rights Activist, '16 US Sen Candidate & '12 Candidate

Rod Blagojevich for Congress

District 9:
Jan Schakowsky (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Elleson (R) - Pastor

District 10:
Brad Schneider (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Doug Bennett (R) - Computer Consultant & '12 Lake County Board Candidate

District 11:
Bill Foster (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Nick Stella (R) - Physician

Ed Derwinski for Congress

District 12:
Mike Bost (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Brendan Kelly (D) - St. Clair County State’s Attorney

Randy Auxier (Green) - College Professor & '16 Jackson County Board Candidate

District 13:
Rodney Davis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D) - Businesswoman, Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-Teacher

District 14:
Randy Hultgren (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Lauren Underwood (D) - Ex-US HHS Official, Policy Analyst & Nurse

District 15:
John Shimkus (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kevin Gaither (D) - Tutor

Pulley - Artz - Socialist Workers

District 16:
Adam Kinzinger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sara Dady (D) - Attorney
Kyle Owens (Independent)

District 17:
Cheri Bustos (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Bill Fawell (R) - Real Estate Broker, '14 Candidate & '92 State Rep. Candidate
Charles Helmick (Libertarian) - FedEx Employee, Ex-Correctional Officer & USMC Veteran

District 18:
Darin LaHood (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Junius Rodriguez (D) - College Professor & Community Activist


STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of Illinois
Democratic
Party of Illinois
Illinois Green Party
Libertarian Party of Illinois
Republican Party of Illinois
Illinois Socialist Party


Lynn Martin for US Senate

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

State Board of Elections


Paul Simon for US Senate

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Alton Telegraph
Arlington Heights Daily Herald
Aurora Beacon News
Belleville News-Democrat
Belvidere Daily Republican
Benton Evening News
Bloomington Pantagraph
Cambridge Chronicle
Canton Daily Ledger
CapitolFax.com (Politics)
Carbondale Southern Illinoisan
Carmi Times
Centralia Morning Sentinel
Champaign News-Gazette
Chicago Communicator (African-American)
Chicago Daily Southtown
Chicago Free Press (Gay)
Chicago Inside
Chicago Journal
Chicago Pioneer Press (49 Local Newspapers)
Chicago Star News (20 Local Newspapers)
Chicago Student Voices
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Windy City Times (Gay)

Dukakis - Sangmeister

Clay County Advocate-Press
Collective Interest Radio (Liberal)
Danville Commercial-News
Decatur Herald & Review
Du Quoin Evening Call
Edwardsville Intelligencer
Elgin Courier News
Galesburg Register-Mail
Harrisburg Daily Register
Illinois Campaign for Political Reform
- (Blog)
Illinois DemNet (Liberal)
Illinois Herald
Illinois Leader (Conservative)
Joliet Herald News
Kankakee Daily Journal
Kewanee Star Courier
Lincoln Courier
Lombard Lombardian
Macomb Journal
Mattoon Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
Monmouth Daily Review-Atlas
Naperville Sun
Pekin Daily Times
Peoria Journal Star
Polish News (Chicago - Polish-American)
Pontiac Daily Leader
Pure-News USA (African-American)
Quincy Herald-Whig
Rockford Register Star
Sauk Valley Newspapers (Dixon)
The Southern Illinoisan
Sparta News-Plaindealer
Springfield State Journal-Register
Streator Times-Press
SuburbanChicagoNews.com
Waukegan News Sun
West Frankfort Daily American

Chuck Percy - 1964

WBBM TV-2 (CBS - Chicago)
WBEZ 91.5 FM - Chicago Public Radio
WEEK TV-25 (NBC - Peoria) -
(Election News)
WLS TV-7 (ABC - Chicago)
WMAQ TV-5 (NBC - Chicago)

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