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Barack Obama for US Senate - 1984

Filing Filing Deadline (Major Parties): December 2, 2019
Filing Deadline (Third Parties): June , 2020
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): September , 2020
Primary: March 17, 2020
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This page was last updated on January 20, 2020


J.B. Pritzker (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

George Ryan

Juliana Stratton (D)*

Kwame Raoul (D)* - (Campaign Site)

[ Jesse White (D)* - Retiring in 2020. ]

Shilts - Libertarian

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

Mike Frerichs (D)* - (Campaign Site)


State House - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )


Dick Durbin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Casey Chlebek (R) - Businessman & Polish-American Community Activist
Mark Curran (R) - Ex-Lake County Sheriff & Attorney
Peggy Hubbard (R) - Ex-Police Officer, Navy Veteran & Conservative Activist
Robert Marshall (R) - Physician, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Tom Tarter (R) - Physician
Keith Richardson (IAP)
Patrick Feges (I) - Car Sales Manager
Willie Wilson (I) - Businessman, Philanthropist, Democrat & Frequent Candidate

Reagan & O'Neal - 1980

Tammy Duckworth (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.


District 1:
Bobby Rush (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Emmons Jr. (D) - Community Activist
Sarah Gad (D) - Law Student, Nonprofit Group Founder & Opioid Recovery Advocate
Ameena Matthews (D) - Community Anti-Violence Activist & Social Worker
Robert Palmer (D)
Lynn Franco (R) - Librarian, '14 St Rep Candidate & '15 Chicago Alderman Candidate
Jimmy Lee Tillman II (R) - Businessman & Frequent Candidate
John Wassenaar (R) - Economist & Business Forecasting Consultant
Philanise White (R) - Cleaning Service Owner & GOP Activist

District 2:
Robin Kelly (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Marcus Lewis (D) - Postal Worker & Frequent Candidate
John Morrow (D) - Sales Executive & Frequent Candidate
Theresa Raborn (R) - Full-Time Parent & Ex-Businesswoman

Harold Washington for Chicago Mayor

District 3:
Dan Lipinski (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rush Darwish (D) - Wedding Photographer & Muslim-American Community Activist
Charles Hughes (D) - City Employee & '15/'19 Chicago Alderman Candidate
Marie Newman (D) - Marketing Consultant, Democratic Activist & '18 Candidate
Mike Fricilone (R) - Will County Board Member & Businessman
Art Jones (R) - Nazi Activist, Insurance Agent, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Catherine O'Shea (R) - Real Estate Agent

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

District 5:
Mike Quigley (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Brian Burns (D) - Attorney
Tom Hanson (R) - Real Estate Broker & '08/'18 Nominee
Kimball Ladien (R) - Psychiatrist, Physician & '19 Chicago Alderman Candidate  

Dole-Kemp & Al Salvi

District 6:
Sean Casten (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeanne Ives (R) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Wheaton City Councilwoman, Army Veteran & '18 Gov Candidate
Gordon "Jay" Kinzler (R) - Surgeon, Army Reserve Officer, '16 Candidate & '18 St Rep Nominee

District 7:
Danny K. Davis (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Anthony Clark (D) - Teacher, Community Organizer & '18 Candidate
Kina Collins (D) - Political Organizer & Gun Control Activist
Kristine Schanbacher (D) - Attorney & Progressive Activist
Craig Cameron (R) - Telecommunications Project Manager & '18 Nominee
Tracy Jennings (I) - Ex-Public Service Administrator, Ex-Real Estate Appraiser & Army Veteran

District 8:
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mohammed Faheem (D) - Nonprofit Executive, Ex-Journalist & '19 Village Trustee Candidate
Inam Hussain (D) - Social Worker & Democratic Activist
William Olson (D) - Urban Planner & Project Manager

Rod Blagojevich for Congress

District 9:
Jan Schakowsky (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Andrew Tarnasiewicz-Heldut (D) - Attorney
Sargis Sangari (R) - Retired Army Officer, Iraq War Veteran & '18 Candidate

District 10:
Brad Schneider (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Adam Broad (D) - Vernon Township Trustee, Political Organizer & '18 Co Clerk Candidate
Val Mukherjee (R) - Venture Capitalist
Bradley Heinz (I) - Business Operations Manager

District 11:
Bill Foster (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rachel Ventura (D) - Will County Board Member, Business Manager & Ex-Actuary
Krishna Bansal (R) - Businessman, Community Activist & '14 St Rep Nominee
Rick Laib (R) - Police Officer, Army Veteran & '18 St Rep Nominee

Ed Derwinski for Congress

District 12:
Mike Bost (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joel Funk (D) - Financial Consultant & Army Veteran
Ray Lenzi (D) - Nonprofit Group Chair & Retired University Vice Chancellor

District 13:
Rodney Davis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D) - Businesswoman, Ex-Congressional Aide & '18 Nominee
Stefanie Smith (D) - Sex Worker, Ex-Restaurant Manager & Community Activist

District 14:
Lauren Underwood (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Anthony Catella (R) - Store Clerk, Army Veteran & GOP Activist
Jerry Evans (R) - Businessman
Ted Gradel (R) - Businessman & Ex-College Football Player
Catalina Lauf (R) - Community Affairs Consultant
Jim Marter (R) - Management Consultant, '16 US Senate Candidate & '18 Candidate
Jim Oberweis (R) - State Sen., Dairy Owner & Frequent Federal Candidate
Sue Rezin (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Real Estate Broker

District 15:
[ John Shimkus (R)* - Retiring in 2020. ]
Darren Duncan (R) - Vermilion County Treasurer, Ex-County Board Member & Farmer
Chuck Ellington (R) - Physician

Kent Gray (R) - Ex-Trump White House Aide, Ex-Trump State Director & '16 St Rep Candidate

Mary Miller (R) - Farmer & Rancher

Kimberly Wade (R) - Nonprofit Group Founder & Pediatric Cancer Cure Activist
Kerry Wolff (R) - Altamont School Board Member & Sales Consultant
Kevin Gaither (D) - Tutor & '18 Nominee
John Hursey (D) - Teacher, Actor & Democratic Activist
Craig Morton (D) - Salem City Councilman & Pharmacy Owner
Erika Weaver (D) - Mattoon School Board Member & Attorney

Pulley - Artz - Socialist Workers

District 16:
Adam Kinzinger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ben Baer (D) - Teacher
Dani Brzozowski (D) - La Salle County Democratic Chair & Children's Activist Center Owner

District 17:
Cheri Bustos (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Spanky Edwards (D) - Political Organizer
Eugene Farrell (R) - Army Veteran & GOP Activist
Bill Fawell (R) - Real Estate Broker, 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist & Frequent Candidate
Esther Joy King (R) - Attorney & Army Reserve Officer

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

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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Chuck Percy - 1964

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