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Barack Obama for US Senate - 1984

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

This page was last updated on July 25, 2017


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Bruce Rauner (R)* - (Campaign Site)
William Kelly (R) - TV Producer & Media Strategist

Sam McCann (R) - State Sen. & Home Building Contractor

Daniel Biss (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Mathematician & Ex-College Professor
Bob Daiber (D) - Madison County Superintendent of Schools & Teacher
Scott Drury (D) - State Rep. & Attorney

Will Guzzardi (D) - State Rep. & Ex-Journalist
Robin Kelly (D) - Congresswoman, Ex-Cook County Chief Administrative Officer & Ex-State Rep.

Chris Kennedy (D) - Businessman, Ex-Univ. of Illinois Trustee & Son of US Sen. Robert F. Kennedy
Alex Paterakis (D) - Civil Engineer & Businessman
Ameya Pawar (D) - Chicago Alderman & Ex-University Official
J.B. Pritzker (D) - Venture Capitalist, Philanthropist, Attorney & '98 US Rep. Candidate

Heather Steans (D) - State Sen. & Ex-Strategic Planner

Randy Stufflebeam (Constitution) - State Party Chair, Retired USMC Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

George Ryan

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Evelyn Sanguinetti (R)*

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Lisa Madigan (D)* - (Campaign Site)

SECRETARY OF STATE:
[ Jesse White (D)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Luis Arroyo (D) - State Rep., Ex-Restaurant Owner & Retired Chicago Water Dept. Worker
John Bradley (D) - State Rep. & Attorney
John D'Amico (D) - State Rep. & Chicago Water Dept. Foreman
Dan Kotowski (D) - Ex-State Sen. & Non-Profit Group Executive
Brandon Phelps (D) - State Rep. & Labor Union Organizer
Kwame Raoul (D) - State Sen. & Attorney

Karen Yarbrough (D) -
Cook County Recorder of Deeds, Ex-State Rep. & Insurance Agency Owner

Shilts - Libertarian

STATE COMPTROLLER:
Susana Mendoza (D)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE TREASURER:
Mike Frerichs (D)* - (Campaign Site)


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)*
Demond Drummer (D) - Non-Profit Group Founder & Computer Coder

District 2:
Robin Kelly (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Harold Washington for Chicago Mayor

District 3:
Dan Lipinski (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Marie Newman (D) - Marketing Consultant & Democratic Activist
Mat Tomkowiak  (Independent) - College Professor & Community Organizer

District 4:
Luis Gutierrez (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 5:
Mike Quigley (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Benjamin Thomas Wolf (D) - College Professor, Ex-FBI Agent & Ex-US Diplomant

Dole-Kemp & Al Salvi

District 6:
Peter Roskam (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sean Casten (D) - Clean-Energy Executive & Biochemical Engineer
Carole Cheney (D) - Ex-Congressional Aide, Attorney & '12 State Rep. Candidate
Amanda Howland (D) - College of Lake County Trustee, Attorney, '16 Nominee & '12 State Sen. Nominee
Kelly Mazeski (D) - Financial Advisor, Barrington Hills Planning Commissioner & '16 State Sen Nominee
Geoffrey Petzel (D) - Realtor, Community Activist & '12 Candidate
Suzyn Price (D) - Ex-Naperville School Board Member & College Instructor
Austin Songer (D) - IT Professional, Software Engineer & Navy Veteran
Jennifer Zordani (D) - Attorney

District 7:
Danny K. Davis (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Anthony Clark (D) - Teacher & Community Organizer
Ahmed Salim (D) - Health Care Company Compliance Officer

District 8:
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jitendra "JD" Diganvker (R) - Businessman

Rod Blagojevich for Congress

District 9:
Jan Schakowsky (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Max Rice (R) - Event Coordinator & Creative Consultant

District 10:
Brad Schneider (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Doug Bennett (R) - Realtor
Jeremy Wynes (R) - Political Organizer, Attorney & GOP Activist

District 11:
Bill Foster (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kevin Coyne (R) - Naperville City Councilman & Attorney

Ed Derwinski for Congress

District 12:
Mike Bost (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Bequette (D) - Businessman, Non-Profit Group Founder & USMC Veteran
Nathan Colombo (D) - Marketing Executive & Comedian
Brendan Kelly (D) - St. Clair County State’s Attorney
Adam King (D) - Ex-Federal Employee
Pat McMahan (D) - Real Estate Agent
Chris Miller (D) - Non-Profit Groups Consultant, Teacher & Ex-Community Organizer
Dean Pruitt (D) - Businessman, Farmer, Mathematician & Ex-Museum Scientific Director

John Sholar (D) - Attorney

District 13:
Rodney Davis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Gill (D) - Physician & Frequent Candidate
Erik Jones (D) - Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D) - Businesswoman, Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-Teacher

Andy Manar (D) - State Sen., Ex-Macoupin County Board Member & Ex-Bunker Hill Mayor

Benjamin Webb (D) - Teacher
Mark Wicklund (D) - Ex-Macon County Board Member, Non-Profit Group Executive & '16 Nominee

District 14:
Randy Hultgren (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Matt Brolley (D) - Montgomery Village President & Civil Engineer
Victor Swanson (D) - Teacher & Navy Veteran
Jim Walz (D) - Warren Township School Board Member & Sales Representative
George Weber (D) - Retired Chemical Engineer

District 15:
John Shimkus (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kevin Gaither (D) - Tutor
Anthony March (D) - Teacher
Carl Spoerer (D) - Marketing Executive

Pulley - Artz - Socialist Workers

District 16:
Adam Kinzinger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Zane Marshall (R)
Nathan Arroyave (D) - Art Broker, Jewelry Salesman & Photographer
Chris Minelli (D) - Attorney
Neill Mohammad (D) - Health Care Consultant & Political Scientist

District 17:
Cheri Bustos (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Craig Cameron (R)
Jon Rodney Schuh Jr. (R) - Attorney

District 18:
Darin LaHood (R)* - (Campaign Site)


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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