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ILLINOIS

Your complete directory of Illinois candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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Barack Obama for US Senate - 1984

CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Election Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

Filing Filing Deadline for Major Party Candidates: December 2015
Filing Deadline for Third Party Candidates: June 2016
Filing Deadline for Write-In Candidates: September 2016
Primary: March 2016

This page was last updated on June 16, 2015


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Bruce Rauner (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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)* - (Campaign Site)

Shilts - Libertarian

STATE COMPTROLLER:
Leslie Munger (R)* - (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:

Mark Kirk (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ron Wallace (R) - Investment Advisor, Conservative Activist & '12 Candidate

Joe Walsh (R) - Ex-Congressman, Radio Show Host & Ex-Teacher
Jacqueline Collins (D) - State Sen. & Ex-Congressional Aide

Tammy Duckworth (D) - Congresswoman, Ex-US Asst. Veterans Affairs Secy. & Disabled Iraq War Veteran

Napoleon Harris (D) - State Sen., Businessman, Ex-Pro Football Player & '13 US Rep. Candidate
Penny Pritzker (D) - US Commerce Secretary, Venture Capitalist, Hotel Chain Heir & Philanthropist

Andrea Zopp (D) - Chicago School Board Member, Chicago Urban League President, Attorney & Businesswoman

Reagan & O'Neal - 1980

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


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Bobby Rush (D)*
Tio Hardiman (D) - Community Organizer, Progressive Activist & '14 Gov. Candidate

District 2:
Robin Kelly (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Eric Wallace (R) - Businessman, Christian Education Consultant, '14 Nominee & '06 State Sen. Candidate

Harold Washington for Chicago Mayor

District 3:
Dan Lipinski (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Oren Jacobson (D) - Businessman
Ken McGraw (R) - Businessman

District 4:
Luis Gutierrez (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Hector Concepcion (R) - Educational Consultant, Stockbroker & '12/'14 Nominee

District 5:
Mike Quigley (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Dole-Kemp & Al Salvi

District 6:
Peter Roskam (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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

District 8:
[ Tammy Duckworth (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2016. ]
Tom Cullerton (D) - State Sen., Ex-Villa Park Village President & Army Veteran
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) - Businessman, Ex-Deputy State Treasurer, Attorney, '12 Candidate & '10 Comptroller Candidate
Mike Noland (D) - State Sen., Attorney & Navy Veteran

Larry Kaifesh (R) - Retired USMC Officer, Iraq/Afghan War Veteran & '14 Nominee

Andrew Straw (R) - Attorney

Rod Blagojevich for Congresso

District 9:
Jan Schakowsky (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Denis Detzel (R) - Non-Profit Group Consultant, Ex-Corporate Executive & '14 State Rep. Nominee
David Williams III (R) - Navy Veteran, Paul Campaign Activist & '14 Candidate

District 10:
Bob Dold (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Nancy Rodkin Rotering (D) - Highland Park Mayor, Ex-Highland Park City Councilman & Attorney
Brad Schneider (D) - Ex-Congressman & Ex-Tax Consultant

District 11:
Bill Foster (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tonia Khouri (R) - DuPage County Board Member & Businesswoman

Ed Derwinski for Congress

District 12:
Mike Bost (R)* - (Campaign Site)
C.J. Baricevic (D) - Attorney

Jerry Costello II (D) - State Rep. & Son of Ex-Congressman Jerry Costello
Jay Hoffman (D) - State Rep.
Brendan Kelly (D) - St. Clair County State’s Attorney

Edward Vowell (D) - International Aid Worker, Ex-US State Dept. Official & Army Veteran

Paula Bradshaw (Green) - Nurse, Progressive Activist & '12/'14 Nominee

District 13:
Rodney Davis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Andy Manar (D) - State Sen., Ex-Macoupin County Board Member & Ex-Bunker Hill Mayor

David Gill (Independent) - Physician, Ex-Democrat & Frequent Candidate

District 14:
Randy Hultgren (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 15:
John Shimkus (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Eric Thorsland (D) - Educator, Farmer & Frequent Candidate

Pulley - Artz - Socialist Workers

District 16:
Adam Kinzinger (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 17:
Cheri Bustos (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Bobby Schilling (R) - Ex-Congressman, Pizza Restaurant Owner & Ex-Factory Worker

District 18 - Special Election 2015:
FILING DEADLINE: April 20, 2015 - PRIMARY: July 7, 2015 - GENERAL: September 10, 2015
[ Aaron Schock (R)* - Resigned March 31, 2015. ]
Mike Flynn (R) - Political Consultant & Conservative Blogger
Darin LaHood (R) - State Sen., Attorney & Son of Ex-Congressman Ray LaHood
Don Rients (R) - Ex-Corrections Employee
Adam Lopez (D) - Springfield School Board Member & Insurance Agent
Rob Mellon (D) - Teacher, Army Reserve Officer & '14 Candidate


STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of Illinois
Democratic
Party of Illinois
Illinois Green Party
Libertarian Party of Illinois
Reform Party of Illinois
Republican Party of Illinois
Illinois Socialist Party
US Marijuana Party of Illinois


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
Modern Vertebrate (Chicago - Politics)
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 Leader (Conservative)
Joliet Herald News
Kankakee Daily Journal
Kewanee Star Courier
Lincoln Courier
Lombard Lombardian
Macomb Journal
Mattoon Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
Modern Vertebrate (Politics)
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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