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Barack Obama for US Senate - 1984

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Filing Deadline (Major Parties): December 2021
Filing Deadline (Third Parties): July 2022
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): September 2022
Primary: March 15, 2022
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on March 4, 2021


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
J.B. Pritzker (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Darren Bailey (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Ex-School Board Member & Farmer

Jason Barickman (R) - State Sen., Attorney & National Guard Veteran
Bill Brady (R) - Ex-State Senate Minority Leader, Ex-State Rep, & Frequent Gov Candidate
Tom Demmer (R) - State Rep., Ex-Lee County Board Member & Hospital Executive
Rodney Davis (R) - Congressman & Ex-State GOP Executive Director
Darin LaHood (R) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen. & Attorney
Erich “Mancow” Muller (R/I) - Ex-Radio Show Host & Restaurant Owner
Richard Porter (R) - RNC Member & Attorney

Gary Rabine (R) - Paving/Construction Company CEO
Paul Schimpf (R) - Ex-State Sen., Retired USMC Officer, Attorney & '14 Atty Gen Nominee

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

George Ryan

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Juliana Stratton (D)*

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Kwame Raoul (D)* - (Campaign Site)

SECRETARY OF STATE:
[ Jesse White (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Walter Burnett (D) - Chicago Alderman, Ex-County Recorder Official & Felon
Pat Dowell (D) - Chicago Alderman & Ex-City Planner

Alexi Giannoulias (D) - Ex-State Treasurer, Banker & '10 US Sen Nominee
Michael Hastings (D) - State Sen., Businessman & Iraq War Veteran
Anna Valencia (D) - Chicago City Clerk, Ex-Mayoral Aide & Ex-Political Consultant

Karen Yarbrough (D) -
Cook County Clerk, Ex-Cook County Recorder & Ex-State Rep.

Shilts - Libertarian

STATE COMPTROLLER:
Susana Mendoza (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Lauzen (R) - Kane County Board Chair, Ex-State Sen, Accountant & '98 Nominee

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


GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

State House - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Tammy Duckworth (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tom Demmer (R) - State Rep., Ex-Lee County Board Member & Hospital Executive

Allison Salinas (R) - Community Activist

Reagan & O'Neal - 1980

Dick Durbin (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2026.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Bobby Rush (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jahmal Cole (D) - Nonprofit Group Founder & Community Activist
Philanise White (R) - Cleaning Service Owner, GOP Activist & '20 Nominee
Glenda Wright-McCullum (I) - Cosmetics Saleswoman

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

Harold Washington for Chicago Mayor

District 3:
Marie Newman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Dan Lipinski (D) - Ex-Congressman & Ex-Congressional Aide

District 4:
Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 5:
Mike Quigley (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Raleigh Bowman (D) - Progressive Activist

Dole-Kemp & Al Salvi

District 6:
Sean Casten (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 7:
Danny K. Davis (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 8:
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Junaid Ahmed (D) - Technology Consultant

Rod Blagojevich for Congress

District 9:
Jan Schakowsky (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 10:
Brad Schneider (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kim Nowak (D) - Food Service Worker

District 11:
Bill Foster (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Ed Derwinski for Congress

District 12:
Mike Bost (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joel Funk (D) - Financial Consultant, Army Veteran & '20 Candidate

District 13:
Rodney Davis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Palmer (D)

District 14:
Lauren Underwood (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Oberweis (R) - State Sen., Dairy Owner & Frequent Federal Candidate

District 15:
Mary Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Pulley - Artz - Socialist Workers

District 16:
Adam Kinzinger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Catalina Lauf (R) - Community Affairs Consultant & '20 Candidate in CD-14
Jack Lombardi (R) - Internet Businessman & Trump Campaign Activist
Jim Marter (R) - Management Consultant & Frequent Candidate
Teresa Pfaff (R)
Marsha Williams (D)

District 17:
Cheri Bustos (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Corey Allen (R) - Businessman & Navy Veteran
Esther Joy King (R) - Attorney, Army Reserve Officer & '20 Nominee

District 18:
Darin LaHood (R)*- (Campaign Site)
Michael Swanson (D) - Retail Store Cashier



Dan Rostenkowski for Congress

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of Illinois (C)
Democratic
Party of Illinois (D)
Illinois Green Party (G)
Libertarian Party of Illinois (L)
Republican Party of Illinois (R)
Independent (I)
Write-In (WI)


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
Belleville News-Democrat
Benton Evening News
Bloomington Pantagraph
Cambridge Chronicle
Canton Daily Ledger
CapitolFax.com (Politics)
Carbondale Southern Illinoisan
Carmi Times
Champaign News-Gazette
Chicago Communicator (African-American)
Chicago Inside
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Windy City Times (LGBT)

Dukakis - Sangmeister

Clay County Advocate-Press
Danville Commercial-News
Decatur Herald & Review
Du Quoin Evening Call
Edwardsville Intelligencer
Elgin Courier
Galesburg Register-Mail
Harrisburg Daily Register
Joliet Herald News
Kankakee Daily Journal
Kewanee Star Courier
Lincoln Courier
Mattoon Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
McDonough County Voice
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)
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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