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Barack Obama for US Senate - 1984

Filing Filing Deadline (Major Parties): March 14, 2022
Filing Deadline (Third Parties): July 25, 2022
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): September 2022
Primary: June 28, 2022
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Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
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This page was last updated on June 28, 2022


(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets.)
J.B. Pritzker (D)* - (Campaign Site)
& Juliana Stratton (D)*
- (Campaign Site)

Darren Bailey (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Ex-School Board Member & Farmer
& Stephanie Trussell (R) - Ex-Radio Talk Show Host & Conservative Activist

Scott Schluter (L) - Diesel Technician, Iraq War Veteran & Libertarian Activist
& John Phillips (L) - Garage Owner, Libertarian Activist & '20 VP Candidate

Naomi Craine (SWP/WI) - Communist Political Organizer & Frequent Candidate
Runningmate Not Yet Named (SWP/WI)

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

George Ryan

Kwame Raoul (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tom DeVore (R) - Attorney
Steve Kim (R) - Attorney, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide, '14 Lt Gov Candidate & '10 Nominee
Dan Robin (L) - Retired Attorney

[ Jesse White (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Alexi Giannoulias (D) - Ex-State Treasurer, Banker & '10 US Sen Nominee
Dan Brady (R) - State Rep. & Ex-McLean County Coroner
Jesse White (L) - Tattoo Artist & Autoworker

Shilts - Libertarian

Susana Mendoza (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Shannon Teresi (R) - McHenry County Auditor & Accountant
Deirdre McCloskey (L) - Retired College Professor, Economist & '20 US Rep Candidate

Mike Frerichs (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tom Demmer (R) - State Rep., Ex-Lee County Board Member & Hospital Executive
Preston Nelson (L) - IT Professional, Libertarian Activist & '18/'20 US Rep Candidate


State House - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )


Tammy Duckworth (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Peggy Hubbard (R) - Ex-Police Officer, Navy Veteran & '20 Candidate
Kathy Salvi (R) - Attorney, Conservative Activist & '06 US Rep Candidate
Bill Redpath (L) - Ex-Libertarian National Chair, Accountant & Frequent Candidate
John Hawkins (SWP/WI) - Communist Political Organizer & Frequent Candidate
Bradley Hodges Jr. (WI)

Reagan & O'Neal - 1980

Dick Durbin (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2026.
Tim Arview (R) - Insurance Salesman & '20 State Rep Candidate


District 1:
[ Bobby Rush (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Pat Dowell (D) - Chicago Alderwoman & Ex-City Planner
Jonathan Jackson (D) - College Professor, Civil Rights Activist & Son of Rev Jesse Jackson
Karin Norrington-Reaves (D) - Ex-Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership CEO & Ex-Legislative Aide
Eric Carlson (R) - Nonprofit Veteran & Army Veteran
Jeff Regnier (R) - Gun Dealer & Firearms Instructor
Mitch Davilo (PP) - Pizza Restaurant Manager & Pirate Party Activist
Glenda Wright-McCullum (I) - Pastor, Cosmetics Saleswoman & Community Activist

District 2:
Robin Kelly (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Shane Cultra (R) - Onarga Mayor, Ex-State Rep. & Nursery Owner
Thomas Lynch (R) - State Meat Inspector & Iraq War Veteran
Ashley Ramos (R) - eCommerce Specialist & Pro-Police Activist

Harold Washington for Chicago Mayor

District 3:
[ Marie Newman (D)* - Lost Primary in CD-6 in 2022. ]
Delia Ramirez (D) - State Rep. & Ex-Social Services Director
Justin Burau (R) - Real Estate Broker & Nonprofit Group Founder

District 4:
Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Falakos (R) - HVAC Contractor
Ed Hershey (WCP) - Teacher, Militant Labor Activist & '15 Chicago Alderman Candidate

District 5:
Mike Quigley (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tom Hanson (R) - Real Estate Broker & Frequent Candidate
Jericho Cruz (I) - Marketing Research Consultant, Graduate Student & Army Veteran

Dole-Kemp & Al Salvi

District 6:
Sean Casten (D)* - Old CD-6 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)
[ Marie Newman (D)* - Old CD-3 Incumbent - Defeated in Primary. ]
Keith Pekau (R) - Orland Park Mayor, Management Consultant & USAF Veteran

District 7:
Danny K. Davis (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kina Collins (D) - Political Organizer, Gun Control Activist & '20 Candidate

District 8:
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Dargis (R) - Businessman & Retired Navy Officer

Rod Blagojevich for Congress

District 9:
Jan Schakowsky (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Max Rice (R) - Businessman & Podcast Host

District 10:
Brad Schneider (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Severino (R) - Businessman & Philanthropist

District 11:
Bill Foster (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Carroll (R) - North Aurora Village Trustee & Attorney
Jerry Evans (R) - Music School Founder & Music Teacher
Catalina Lauf (R) - Community Affairs Consultant & '20 Candidate

Ed Derwinski for Congress

District 12:
Mike Bost (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Homer "Chip" Markel (D) - Retired Correctional Officer & Navy Veteran
Joshua Qualls (D)

District 13:
** New District - No Incumbent **
Nikki Budzinski (D) - Ex-US OMB Official, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & Ex-Political Organizer
Regan Deering (R) - Educator & Community Activist
Jesse Reising (R) - Attorney & Nonprofit Group Co-Founder
John Keating (G) - Community Organizer, Progressive Activist & '20 St Rep Nominee

District 14:
Lauren Underwood (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Scott Gryder (R) - Kendall County Board Chair, Insurance Executive & Attorney
Jim Marter (R) - Management Consultant & Frequent Candidate
Barry Wilson (I) - Attorney, Consultant, Ex-Venture Capitalist & Ex-Autoworker

District 15:
[ Rodney Davis (R)* - Old CD-13 Incumbent - Lost in Primary. ]
Mary Miller (R)*
- Old CD-15 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)
Paul Lange (D)

District 16:
[ Adam Kinzinger (R)* - CD-16 Congressman - Not Seeking Reelection in 2022. ]
Darin LaHood (R)* - CD-18 Congressman - (Campaign Site)

District 17:
[ Cheri Bustos (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Eric Sorensen (D) - Ex-TV Meteorologist & LGBT Rights Activist
Litesa Wallace (D) - Ex-State Rep., Psychologist & '18 Lt Gov Candidate
Esther Joy King (R) - Attorney, Army Reserve Officer & '20 Nominee
Brad Ahrens (G) - Computer Consultant & '18 Kewanee Mayor Candidate

Dan Rostenkowski for Congress


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Lynn Martin for US Senate


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Paul Simon for US Senate


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