The Green Papers: Illinois 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 21 March 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:21(3.90% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:19(4.37% of 435)
2000 Census:12,439,042 (4.41% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):8,983,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):7,129,026
Capital:Springfield
Tuesday 21 March 2006 polling hours 6:00a CST (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CST (0100 UTC).
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 6:00a CST (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CST (0100 UTC).
 

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Illinois State and Local Government


Tuesday 21 March 2006

ILLINOIS PRIMARY results from a media source
ILLINOIS PRIMARY results from a media source
ILLINOIS PRIMARY results from a media source

NOTE: This Primary appears to be limited to Democrats and Republicans. The filing period for "major candidates" ended 19 December 2005 and the filing period for "new party candidates" is 19-26 June 2006 (SOURCE: http://www.elections.state.il.us/ElectionInformation/FilingDeadlines.aspx); thus, any "new party" candidates (a category which, evidently, does not include the Major Parties) could not possibly file for this Primary.

Contested STATEWIDE Primary Races

Primary races involving an Incumbent are in boldface followed by an asterisk (*)

  • for Governor:
    • Democrats* have renominated Rod Blagojevich
    • Republicans have nominated Judy Baar Topinka
  • for Lieutenant Governor:
    • Republicans have nominated Joe Birkett
  • for Treasurer:
    • Democrats have nominated Alexander Giannoulias

Contested U.S. HOUSE Primary Races

Primary races involving an Incumbent are in boldface followed by an asterisk (*)

  • in CD 1:
    • Democrats* have renominated Bobby Rush
  • in CD 2:
    • Republicans have nominated Robert Belin
  • in CD 3:
    • Democrats* have renominated Daniel Lipinski
    • Republicans have nominated Raymond Wardingley
  • in CD 5:
    • Democrats* have renominated Rahm Emanuel
  • in CD 6:
    • Democrats have nominated Tammy Duckworth
  • in CD 7:
    • Democrats* have renominated Danny Davis
  • in CD 8:
    • Republicans have nominated David McSweeney
  • in CD 9:
    • Republicans have nominated Michael Shannon
  • in CD 10:
    • Democrats have nominated Daniel Seals
  • in CD 12:
    • Democrats* have renominated Jerry Costello
  • in CD 13:
    • Democrats have nominated Joseph Shannon
    • Republicans* have renominated Judy Biggert
  • in CD 14:
    • Democrats
    • have nominated Jonathan Laesch
  • in CD 17:
    • Republicans have nominated Andrea Zinga
  • in CD 19:
    • Democrats have nominated Danny Stover
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator Richard J. Durbin
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Democratic Senator Barack Obama
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Rod R. Blagojevich
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Governor Rod R. Blagojevich
  Elected Democratic 1,736,219 49.80% Governor Rod R. Blagojevich
for Lt. Governor Pat Quinn
  Candidate Republican 1,368,682 39.25% Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka
for Lt. Governor Joe Birkett
  Candidate Green 361,163 10.36% Rich Whitney
for Lt. Governor Julie Samuels
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution) 19,272 0.55% Randall C. Stufflebeam
for Lt. Governor: Randy A. White.
Failed to submit the requisite number of petition signatures. Will run as a write-in. Vote total includes votes for Mr. Stufflebeam and Mr. White.
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 476 0.01% Mark Robert McCoy
  Candidate Write-in 249 0.01% Timothy Ross Nieukirk
For Lt. Governor: Garrett Casey "Casey" DeFauw.
Vote total includes votes for Mr. Nieukirk and Mr. DeFauw.
  Candidate Write-in 134 0.00% Angel L. Rivera
  Candidate Write-in 129 0.00% Albert "Barney" Sloan
  Candidate Write-in 98 0.00% Mike Shorten
  Candidate Write-in 81 0.00% Jack L. "Captain" Spani
  Candidate Write-in 76 0.00% Kevin J. Bognar
  Candidate Write-in 39 0.00% Marvin J. Koch, Jr.
  Candidate Write-in 29 0.00% Joseph S. Krug
  Candidate Write-in 16 0.00% David Louis The Christ Sito
  Candidate Write-in 6 0.00% Barry Newman
  Candidate Write-in 2 0.00% William Miller
Total 3,486,671 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

Seat up for election Democratic Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn
  Candidate Republican     Joseph E. "Joe" Birkett

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
10 Democratic (9 Renominated, 1 Open);
9 Republican (1 Open, 8 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Bobby Lee Rush
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Bobby Lee Rush
  Elected Democratic 141,618 84.38% Congressman Bobby Lee Rush
FEC: $575,304
  Candidate Republican 26,224 15.62% Jason E. Tabour
FEC finanical report not available
Total 167,842 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 12 December 1995 in Special Election re: resignation of Congressman Mel Reynolds, 1 October 1995
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
  Elected Democratic 138,792 84.98% Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
6 September 2006: Congressman Jackson formed an exploratory committee to run for Mayor of Chicago in 2007.

FEC: $1,084,135
  Candidate Republican 19,113 11.70% Robert Belin
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Libertarian 5,422 3.32% Anthony W. Williams
FEC finanical report not available
Total 163,327 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Daniel William Lipinski
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Daniel William Lipinski
  Elected Democratic 123,540 77.18% Congressman Daniel William Lipinski
FEC: $371,989
  Candidate Republican 36,523 22.82% Raymond G. Wardingley
FEC finanical report not available
Total 160,063 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez
  Elected Democratic 68,666 86.04% Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez
FEC: $161,593
  Candidate Republican 11,144 13.96% Ann Melichar
FEC finanical report not available
Total 79,810 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Rahm Emanuel
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Rahm Emanuel
  Elected Democratic 110,975 77.97% Congressman Rahm Emanuel
FEC: $1,287,804
  Candidate Republican 31,361 22.03% Kevin Edward White
FEC: $40,630
Total 142,336 100.00%  

CD 6
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Henry J. Hyde
First elected: 1974
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - 18 April 2005: Announced retirement at the end of the current term.
 Polls: Toss-up - Currently Republican. Democratic L. Tammy Duckworth vs. Republican Peter J. Roskam
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 90,208 51.37% Peter J. Roskam
FEC: $3,443,597
  Candidate Democratic 85,398 48.63% L. Tammy Duckworth
FEC: $4,563,409
Total 175,606 100.00%  

CD 7
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Danny K. Davis
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Danny K. Davis
  Elected Democratic 138,475 86.82% Congressman Danny K. Davis
FEC: $542,153
  Candidate Republican 21,017 13.18% Charles E. Hutchinson
FEC finanical report not available
Total 159,492 100.00%  

CD 8
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Melissa Luburich Bean
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Congressman Melissa Luburich Bean
  Elected Democratic 84,795 51.18% Congressman Melissa Luburich Bean
FEC: $4,337,073
  Candidate Republican 72,398 43.69% David McSweeney
FEC: $5,140,197
  Candidate Independent 8,502 5.13% Bill Scheurer
Moderate Party
Failed to submit the requesite 14,000 signatures to qualify for November ballot access. However, because no one objected to his petitions, Mr. Scheurer is on the ballot. Mr. Scheurer filed, but later dropped, suit claiming that a person associated with the Democratic Party agreed to collect signatures for him but failed to do so.

FEC: $47,429
Total 165,695 100.00%  

CD 9
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
  Elected Democratic 116,947 74.55% Congressman Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
FEC: $1,138,224
  Candidate Republican 39,916 25.45% Michael P. Shannon
FEC finanical report not available
Total 156,863 100.00%  

CD 10
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Mark Steven Kirk
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Congressman Mark Steven Kirk
  Elected Republican 97,249 53.47% Congressman Mark Steven Kirk
FEC: $3,168,367
  Candidate Democratic 84,625 46.53% Daniel Joseph "Dan" Seals
FEC: $1,918,167
Total 181,874 100.00%  

CD 11
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Gerald C. "Jerry" Weller
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Gerald C. "Jerry" Weller
  Elected Republican 108,375 55.14% Congressman Gerald C. "Jerry" Weller
FEC: $1,993,355
  Candidate Democratic 88,179 44.86% John Justin Pavich
FEC: $601,884
    Green     Jamie Mock - apparently not a candidate
Does not appear on any list recently provided by recognized election authorities.
Total 196,554 100.00%  

CD 12
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Jerry F. Costello
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: in Special Election, 9 August 1988, re: death of Congressman Melvin Price, 22 April 1988
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Jerry F. Costello
 ** Uncontested Race **
  Elected Democratic     Congressman Jerry F. Costello
FEC: $1,180,687

CD 13
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Judy Biggert
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Judy Biggert
  Elected Republican 119,236 58.36% Congressman Judy Biggert
FEC: $920,056
  Candidate Democratic 85,083 41.64% Joseph Shannon
FEC: $216,819
Total 204,319 100.00%  

CD 14
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman J. Dennis Hastert
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1986
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman J. Dennis Hastert
  Elected Republican 114,385 59.75% Congressman J. Dennis Hastert
FEC: $5,064,847
  Candidate Democratic 77,065 40.25% Jonathan "John" Laesch
FEC: $310,114
Total 191,450 100.00%  

CD 15
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Timothy V. "Tim" Johnson
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Timothy V. "Tim" Johnson
  Elected Republican 115,502 57.51% Congressman Timothy V. "Tim" Johnson
FEC: $342,316
  Candidate Democratic 85,343 42.49% David M. Gill
FEC: $235,909
Total 200,845 100.00%  

CD 16
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Donald A. Manzullo
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Donald A. Manzullo
  Elected Republican 121,331 66.51% Congressman Donald A. Manzullo
FEC: $1,173,279
  Candidate Democratic 61,105 33.49% Richard D. "Dick" Auman
FEC: $107,801
  Candidate Write-in     John Lorin Borling
FEC: $106,900
Total 182,436 100.00%  

CD 17
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Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Congressman Lane A. Evans
First elected: 1982
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - The Democratic Party selected Phil Hare as the replacement nominee for Congressman Evans on 6 June 2006. Due to illness, the Congressman withdrew from his re-election bid a week after having been renominated in the 21 March primary; Congressman Evans had previously endorsed Mr. Hare to be his replacement on the November General Election ballot.
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Philip G. "Phil" Hare
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 114,638 57.21% Philip G. "Phil" Hare
Replacement nominee

FEC: $865,114
  Candidate Republican 85,734 42.79% Andrea Lane Zinga
FEC: $427,875
Total 200,372 100.00%  

CD 18
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Ray LaHood
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Ray LaHood
  Elected Republican 147,108 67.41% Congressman Ray LaHood
FEC: $1,174,538
  Candidate Democratic 71,106 32.59% Steve Waterworth
FEC finanical report not available
Total 218,214 100.00%  

CD 19
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman John M. Shimkus
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman John M. Shimkus
  Elected Republican 142,603 60.65% Congressman John M. Shimkus
FEC: $1,212,017
  Candidate Democratic 92,503 39.35% Danny Leroy Stover
FEC: $171,504
Total 235,106 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Secretary of State Jesse White
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 2,204,154 62.82% Secretary of State Jesse White
  Candidate Republican 1,158,671 33.02% Dan Rutherford
  Candidate Green 145,672 4.15% Karen "Young" Peterson
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Alaka Waikar
Total 3,508,498 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 2,520,357 72.46% Attorney General Lisa Madigan
  Candidate Republican 843,352 24.24% Stewart Umholtz
  Candidate Green 114,761 3.30% David Black
Total 3,478,470 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Republican Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Candidate for Governor in 2006
  Elected Democratic 1,837,634 53.94% Alexander "Alexi" Giannoulias
  Candidate Republican 1,404,756 41.24% Christine Radogno
  Candidate Green 164,261 4.82% Dan Rodriguez-Schlorff
  Candidate Write-in 2 0.00% Alaka Waikar
Total 3,406,653 100.00%  

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Comptroller Daniel W. "Dan" Hynes
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 2,198,071 64.25% Comptroller Daniel W. "Dan" Hynes
  Candidate Republican 1,076,913 31.48% Carole Pankau
  Candidate Green 145,884 4.26% Alicia Snyder
Total 3,420,868 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 17 incumbents, 25 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 24 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 5 candidates
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 16 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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