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Barack Obama for US Senate - 1984

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

This page was last updated on October 20, 2019


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:`

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

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 2020. ]

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:

Dick Durbin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Marilyn Jordan Lawlor (D) - Realtor, Ex-Teacher & Progressive Activist
Burak Agun (R)
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
Preston Gabriel Nelson (R) - IT Technician, Libertarian Activist & '18 US Rep Candidate 
Tom Tarter (R) - Physician
Connor VlaKancic (R) - Businessman & Frequent Candidate
Keith Richardson (IAP)
Willie Wilson (I) - Businessman, Philanthropist, Democrat & Frequent Candidate

Reagan & O'Neal - 1980

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


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Bobby Rush (D)*
Robert Emmons Jr. (D) - Community Activist
Sarah Gad (D) - Law Student, Nonprofit Group Founder & Opioid Recovery Advocate
Darnell Leatherwood (D) - Graduate Student & Nonprofit Group Founder
Ameena Matthews (D) - Community Anti-Violence Activist & Social Worker
Jimmy Lee Tillman II (R) - Businessman & Frequent Candidate
Philanise White (R) - Cleaning Service Owner & GOP Activist

District 2:
Robin Kelly (D)* - (Campaign Site)
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
Abe Matthew (D) - Attorney
Marie Newman (D) - Marketing Consultant, Democratic Activist & '18 Candidate
Mike Fricilone (R) - Will County Board Member & Businessman

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

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

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
Andrea "Siri" Hibbler (D) - Businesswoman & '19 Chicago Alderman Candidate
Kristine Schanbacher (D) - Attorney & Progressive Activist
Tracy Jennings (I) - Ex-Public Service Administrator, Ex-Real Estate Appraiser & Army Veteran

District 8:
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ron Wallace (R) - Insurance Agent, Financial Advisor, Conservative Activist & Frequent Candidate

Rod Blagojevich for Congress

District 9:
Jan Schakowsky (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Andrew Heldut (D) - Attorney
Michael Sollich (R) - Consultant & Systems Engineer

District 10:
Brad Schneider (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Adam Broad (D) - Vernon Township Trustee, Political Organizer & '18 Co Clerk Candidate
Andrew Wang (D) - Progressive Activist
Val Mukherjee (R) - Venture Capitalist

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

Ed Derwinski for Congress

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

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
Danny Malouf (R) - HR Manager
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

Allen Skillicorn (R) - State Rep., Ex-East Dundee Trustee & GOP Activist

District 15:
[ John Shimkus (R)* - Retiring in 2020. ]
Sarah Frey (R) - Farmer & Businesswoman

Lori Fuller (R) - Christian School Teacher & Community Activist

Chris Guy (R) - Madison County Board Member, Ex-Maryville Trustee & Legislative Aide

Mary Miller (R)

Jason Plummer (R) - State Sen., Businessman, '12 Nominee & '10 Lt Gov Nominee
Kurt Prenzler (R) - Madison County Board Chair, Ex-Madison County Treasurer & Accountant

Chris Quick (R) - Ex-Wabash County State's Attorney
Alex Walker (R) - USAF Veteran & GOP Activist
Kevin Gaither (D) - Tutor & '18 Nominee
John Hursey (D) - Teacher, Actor & Democratic Activist

Pulley - Artz - Socialist Workers

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

District 17:
Cheri Bustos (D)* - (Campaign Site)
William Swisher (D) - Progressive Activist
Eugene Farrell (R) - Army Veteran & GOP Activist
Bill Fawell (R) - Real Estate Broker & Frequent Candidate
Charles Helmick (R)
Esther Joy King (R) - Attorney & Army Reserve Officer
Thomas Zastrow (R) - Newspaper Press Operator

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



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)
Illinois Socialist Party (SOC)


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