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Barack Obama for US Senate - 1984

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Filing Deadline (Major Parties): March 14, 2022
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Independents): July 11, 2022
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): September 8, 2022
Primary: June 28, 2022
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on September 2, 2022


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
(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
No Runningmate Designated (SWP/WI)

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

George Ryan

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Kwame Raoul (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tom DeVore (R) - Attorney
Dan Robin (L) - Retired Attorney

SECRETARY OF STATE:
[ 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
Jon Stewart (L) - Auto Dealer, Ex-Pro Wrestler & Frequent Candidate

Shilts - Libertarian

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

STATE TREASURER:
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


GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

State House - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Tammy Duckworth (D)* - (Campaign Site)
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


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
[ Bobby Rush (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Jonathan Jackson (D) - College Professor, Civil Rights Activist & Son of Rev Jesse Jackson
Eric Carlson (R) - Nonprofit Group Manager & Army Veteran

District 2:
Robin Kelly (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Thomas Lynch (R) - Meat Inspector, Ex-Volunteer Firefighter & Iraq War Veteran

Harold Washington for Chicago Mayor

District 3:
[ Marie Newman (D)* - Lost Primary for Reelection 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)* - (Campaign Site)
Keith Pekau (R) - Orland Park Mayor, Management Consultant & USAF Veteran

District 7:
Danny K. Davis (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chad Koppie (R/WI) - Kane County School Board President, Retired Pilot, Veteran & Frequent 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
Matthew Forgath (C/WI) - Carpentry Contractor & Conservative Activist

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

District 11:
Bill Foster (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Catalina Lauf (R) - Community Affairs Consultant & '20 Candidate

Ed Derwinski for Congress

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

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
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

District 15:
[ Rodney Davis (R)* - Old CD-13 Incumbent - Lost in Primary. ]
Mary Miller (R)*
- Old CD-15 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)
Paul Lange (D) - Commodity Broker & '94/'96 St Rep Candidate

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

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



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)
Illinois Pirate Party (PP)
Republican Party of Illinois (R)
Working Class Party (WCP)
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
Block Club Chicago
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 Reader
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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