The Green Papers: Illinois 2007 Off Year Election
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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
 

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Illinois State and Local Government

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 110th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator Richard J. "Dick" 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: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Rod R. Blagojevich
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

110th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 110th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
10 Democratic (10 Undetermined);
8 Republican (6 Undetermined, 2 Open);
1 Vacancy

CD 1
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Democratic Congressman Bobby Lee Rush
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 2
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Democratic Congressman Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr.
First elected: 12 December 1995 in Special Election re: resignation of Congressman Mel Reynolds, 1 October 1995
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 3
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Democratic Congressman Daniel William Lipinski
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 4
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Democratic Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
After announcing his retirement on 6 March 2007, Congressman Gutierrez decided to run for re-election on 16 August 2007.

CD 5
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Democratic Congressman Rahm Emanuel
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 6
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Republican Congressman Peter J. Roskam
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 7
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Democratic Congressman Danny K. Davis
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 8
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Democratic Congressman Melissa Luburich Bean
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 9
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Democratic Congressman Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 10
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Republican Congressman Mark Steven Kirk
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 11
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Republican Congressman Gerald C. "Jerry" Weller
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - 21 September 2007: Congressman Weller stated that he will not seek re-election.

CD 12
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Democratic Congressman Jerry F. Costello
First elected: in Special Election, 9 August 1988, re: death of Congressman Melvin Price, 22 April 1988
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 13
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Republican Congressman Judy Biggert
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 14
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Republican Congressman J. Dennis Hastert
First elected: 1986
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Vacant Office - Announced retirement on 17 August 2007 effective at the end of his current term. 18 October update: Congressman Hastert announced he would resign before the end of his current term but did not provide a date. 26 November 2007 update: Congressman J. Dennis Hastert resigned his seat today. Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich has 5 days to announce the date of a Special Election to fill the vacant seat. That day could be 5 February 2008.

CD 15
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Republican Congressman Timothy V. "Tim" Johnson
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 16
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Republican Congressman Donald A. Manzullo
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 17
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Democratic Congressman Philip G. "Phil" Hare
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 18
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Republican Congressman Ray LaHood
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - 27 July 2007: Announced he will not run for re-election in 2008.

CD 19
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Republican Congressman John M. Shimkus
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Democratic Secretary of State Jesse White
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Democratic Treasurer Alexander "Alexi" Giannoulias
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Democratic Comptroller Daniel W. "Dan" Hynes
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

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): 18 incumbents
  Republican: 9 incumbents
 
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 the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


  2007 Off Year Election Home  
 
  U.S. Senate Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
  U.S. House Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
2007 Election Dates:   Chronologically   --   Alphabetically  
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  Senators by 'Class'  
  Governors by election 'cycle'  
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  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance  
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  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
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  2007 Partisan Composition by State  
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  Political Parties  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Statewide Political Party Strength  


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