The Green Papers: Illinois 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 15 March 2016
✓ General Election and Special Election Comptroller: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 15 March 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-7:00p CDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election and Special Election Comptroller. Polling hours 6:00a-7:00p CST (1200-0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:12,864,380 (4.15% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:20(3.72% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:18(4.14% of 435)
Capital:Springfield
 

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Illinois State and Local Government

Illinois 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Candidate Filing for the 15 March 2016 primary from the Illinois State Board of Elections.

General Election from the Illinois State Board of Elections.


15 March 2016 Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.

November 8, 2016 Presidential Election Write-in Candidates from the Cook County Clerk.
Offices on the Ballots from the Chicago Election Board.
Candidate List from the DuPage Election Commission.
Declared Write‐In Candidates from the Lake County County Clerk.


8 November 2016 returns from the Illinois State Board of Elections.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 20 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (4, 28 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 3,090,729 55.83% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
(20 Electoral Votes)
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Republican 2,146,015 38.76% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Libertarian 209,596 3.79% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Green 76,802 1.39% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 11,655 0.21% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution) 1,138 0.02% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Write-in; (America's Party) 175 0.00% Thomas Conrad "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Steven Bernard "Steve" Schulin
FEC P20005260
  Candidate Write-in; (Kotlikoff for President) 82 0.00% Laurence J. "Larry" Kotlikoff
for Vice President: Edward Emery "Ed" Leamer
FEC P20004511
  Candidate Write-in 61 0.00% James Anderson
  Candidate Write-in 27 0.00% Phillip Seeberg
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 25 0.00% Marshall Roy Schoenke
for Vice President: James Creighton Mitchell, Jr
  Candidate Write-in 24 0.00% Kevin P. McKee
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 20 0.00% Joseph Allen "Joe Exotic" Maldonado
for Vice President: Douglas K. Terranova
FEC P60018249; 30 Sep 16; Tot $12,032; Dsb $4,926
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 12 0.00% JoAnn Breivogel
  Candidate Write-in 10 0.00% Laio Chantelle Morris
for Vice President: Keisha L. Merchant
FEC P60019114
  Candidate Write-in 10 0.00% David G. Stack
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 8 0.00% Matthew "None of the Above" Roberts
for Vice President: Charles "Charlie" Clauss
  Candidate Write-in 7 0.00% Jonathan Lee
for Vice President: Jeffrey Erskine
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 6 0.00% Benjamin "Ben" Hartnell
for Vice President: Dave Marshall
  Candidate Write-in 5 0.00% Author C. Brumfield
  Candidate Write-in 4 0.00% Duff Cooper "Coop" Smith
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 3 0.00% Cherunda Lynn Fox
for Vice President: Roger Matthew Kushner
FEC P60005303; 28 Oct 16; Tot $36,288; Dsb $36,288
  Candidate Write-in 3 0.00% Timothy B. Meluch
  Candidate Write-in 3 0.00% Roy Wayne Tyree
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Mark J. Harper
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Nathan Johnson
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% James T. Struck
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Demetra Jefferson Wysinger
for Vice President: Cedric D'Wayne Jefferson
FEC P60020484
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% Shelia Mariah Bolar
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Bennett James "Jim" Brown
FEC P60011996
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 0 0.00% David Formhals
  Candidate Write-in     Mary A. Vann
Total 5,536,424 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Richard J. "Dick" Durbin
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator Mark Steven Kirk
First elected in a special election to a partial term: 2 November 2010 (to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Barack Hussein Obama [Democrat] on 16 November 2008 in order to accede to the Presidency of the United States; he replaces Senator Roland W. Burris [Democrat] who had been appointed by the Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich [Democrat] to temporarily fill the vacancy). First elected to a full term: 2010.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4, 6 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 3,012,940 54.86% Congressman L. Tammy Duckworth
CD 8.
27 March 2015: Running for US Senate Class 3 Seat in 2016.

FEC S6IL00292; 28 Nov 16; Tot $16,309,304; Dsb $16,540,142
  Candidate Republican 2,184,692 39.78% Senator Mark Steven Kirk
FEC S0IL00261; 28 Nov 16; Tot $8,605,578; Dsb $10,295,111
  Candidate Libertarian 175,988 3.20% Kenton "Kent" McMillen
FEC S6IL00383
  Candidate Green 117,619 2.14% Scott K. Summers
FEC S4IL00388
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution) 408 0.01% Kane County Regional Board of School Trustee  Chad Koppie
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 106 0.00% James P. "Jim" Brown
FEC S6IL00318
  Candidate Write-in; (Veterans Party of America) 77 0.00% Christopher M. "Chris" Aguayo
  Candidate Write-in 42 0.00% Susana A. Sandoval
  Candidate Write-in 5 0.00% Eric Kufi James Stewart
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Patricia Elaine Beard
Total 5,491,878 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor Bruce Rauner
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
10 Democratic (9 Renominated, 1 Open);
8 Republican (8 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Bobby Lee Rush
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 234,037 74.09% Congressman Bobby Lee Rush
FEC H2IL01042; 28 Nov 16; Tot $589,580; Dsb $600,634
  Candidate Republican 81,817 25.90% August O'Neill Deuser
FEC H6IL01159; 30 Nov 16; Tot $20,656; Dsb $20,150
  Candidate Write-in 8 0.00% Tabitha Carson
Total 315,862 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Robin L. Kelly
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected in a special election: 9 April 2013 (re: resignation of Congressman Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr.)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 235,051 79.81% Congressman Robin L. Kelly
FEC H2IL02172; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,102,768; Dsb $806,010
  Candidate Republican 59,471 20.19% John F. Morrow
FEC H6IL02199
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% James Reynolds
Total 294,522 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Daniel William "Dan" Lipinski
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 225,320 99.96% Congressman  Daniel William "Dan" Lipinski
FEC H4IL03077; 28 Nov 16; Tot $881,350; Dsb $648,102
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 91 0.04% Diane M. Harris
Total 225,411 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Luis V. Gutierrez
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 171,297 100.00% Congressman  Luis V. Gutierrez
FEC H2IL08039; 28 Nov 16; Tot $525,080; Dsb $537,937
Total 171,297 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Mike Quigley
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 7 April 2009 in a special election to fill the seat of Congressman Rahm Emanuel who resigned to become President Obama's Chief of Staff.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 212,842 67.84% Congressman  Mike Quigley
FEC H0IL05096; 28 Nov 16; Tot $984,818; Dsb $808,748
  Candidate Republican 86,222 27.48% Vince Kolber
FEC H6IL05150; 28 Nov 16; Tot $55,223; Dsb $42,144
  Candidate Green 14,657 4.67% Robert "Rob" Sherman
FEC H6IL05176
  Candidate Write-in 3 0.00% Michael “MJ” Krynski
  Candidate Write-in     Michael Thomas Barz
FEC H6IL05192
Total 313,724 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Peter J. Roskam
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 208,555 59.22% Congressman  Peter J. Roskam
FEC H6IL06117; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,002,322; Dsb $3,238,499
  Candidate Democratic 143,591 40.78% College of Lake County Trustee Amanda D. Howland
FEC H6IL06166; 07 Dec 16; Tot $100,443; Dsb $104,679
Total 352,146 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Danny K. Davis
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 250,584 84.24% Congressman Danny K. Davis
FEC H4IL07037; 28 Nov 16; Tot $546,638; Dsb $501,371
  Candidate Republican 46,882 15.76% Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Leef
FEC H6IL07305
Total 297,466 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman L. Tammy Duckworth
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 27 March 2015: Running for US Senate Class 3 Seat in 2016.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 144,954 58.31% former Deputy Treasurer S. Raja Krishnamoorthi
FEC H6IL08147; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,551,425; Dsb $2,624,512
  Candidate Republican 103,617 41.69% County Commissioner  Peter "Pete" DiCianni
FEC H6IL08170; 28 Nov 16; Tot $314,874; Dsb $305,266
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Andrew U. D. Straw
12 May 2015: Filed with the FEC to run in CD 4.
25 May 2015: Filed with the FEC to run in CD 8.
7 January 2016: Removed.
Running as a write-in.

FEC H6IL04138; 31 Dec 15; Tot $4,067; Dsb $4,067
Total 248,571 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 217,306 66.47% Congressman  Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
FEC H8IL09067; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,373,145; Dsb $1,249,747
  Candidate Republican 109,550 33.51% Joan McCarthy Lasonde
FEC H6IL09145; 28 Nov 16; Tot $198,630; Dsb $188,057
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 79 0.02% David Earl Williams, III
FEC H4IL09074; 08 Nov 16; Tot $90,557; Dsb $81,298
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 13 0.00% Susanne Atanus
FEC H0IL09080
Total 326,948 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Robert James "Bob" Dold, Jr.
First elected: 2014.
Previously served in the U.S. House: 2011-2013.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 150,435 52.60% former Congressman  Bradley Scott "Brad" Schneider
First elected in November 2012 to the U.S. Congress, unsuccessful candidate for re-election in November 2014.

FEC H2IL10068; 28 Nov 16; Tot $5,048,801; Dsb $4,872,650
  Candidate Republican 135,535 47.39% Congressman  Robert James "Bob" Dold, Jr.
FEC H0IL10302; 28 Nov 16; Tot $5,480,077; Dsb $5,621,147
  Candidate Write-in 26 0.01% Joseph William "Joe" Kopsick
Absurdist Party

FEC H6IL10150
Total 285,996 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  G. William "Bill" Foster
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 166,578 60.45% Congressman  G. William "Bill" Foster
FEC H8IL14067; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,978,956; Dsb $1,657,897
  Candidate Republican 108,995 39.55% DuPage County Board Member  Tonia Khouri
FEC H6IL11117; 28 Nov 16; Tot $753,147; Dsb $743,074
Total 275,573 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Michael J. "Mike" Bost
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 169,976 54.31% Congressman  Michael J. "Mike" Bost
FEC H4IL12060; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,317,276; Dsb $2,321,540
  Candidate Democratic 124,246 39.69% Charles John "CJ" Baricevic
FEC H6IL12099; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,007,426; Dsb $990,403
  Candidate Green 18,780 6.00% Paula Bradshaw
FEC H2IL12130; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,964; Dsb $4,446
Total 313,002 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Rodney L. Davis
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 187,583 59.66% Congressman  Rodney L. Davis
FEC H2IL13120; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,608,717; Dsb $2,317,506
  Candidate Democratic 126,811 40.34% Macon County Commissioner  Mark David Wicklund
FEC H6IL13121; 28 Nov 16; Tot $26,683; Dsb $23,337
Total 314,394 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Randall M. "Randy" Hultgren
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 200,508 59.30% Congressman  Randall M. "Randy" Hultgren
FEC H0IL14080; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,180,643; Dsb $1,255,684
  Candidate Democratic 137,589 40.70% Jim Walz
FEC H6IL14129; 28 Nov 16; Tot $22,908; Dsb $22,715
Total 338,097 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John M. Shimkus
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 274,554 100.00% Congressman  John M. Shimkus
FEC H2IL20042; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,190,774; Dsb $3,334,481
Total 274,554 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Adam Kinzinger
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 259,722 99.95% Congressman  Adam Kinzinger
FEC H0IL11052; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,828,656; Dsb $974,805
  Candidate Write-in 131 0.05% John Burchardt
Total 259,853 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Cheri Bustos
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 173,125 60.31% Congressman  Cheri Bustos
FEC H2IL17071; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,551,161; Dsb $2,096,502
  Candidate Republican 113,943 39.69% Patrick Harlan
FEC H6IL17205
Total 287,068 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Darin McKay LaHood
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected in a Special Election: 10 September 2015 re: resignation of Congressman Aaron Jon Schock (Republican)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 250,506 72.13% Congressman Darin McKay LaHood
FEC H6IL18088; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,543,132; Dsb $2,156,098
  Candidate Democratic 96,770 27.86% Junius Rodriguez
FEC H6IL18161; 16 Dec 16; Tot $60,550; Dsb $61,943
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution) 7 0.00% Don Vance
Total 347,283 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Secretary of State Jesse White
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 20 August 2015: Not running for another term.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen A. Yarbrough
20 August 2015: Possible candidate.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Attorney General  Lisa Madigan
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Treasurer  Michael W. "Mike" Frerichs
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Republican Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
 10 January 2015: Outgoing Governor Patrick "Pat" Quinn (Democratic) signs HB 4576 which calls for a special November 2016 to fill this office (re: passing of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka [Republican]).
12 January 2015: Leslie Geissler Munger (Republican) is appointed by Governor Bruce Rauner (Republican) and sworn.
Next regular election: 6 November 2018.

Seat up for special election
Special Election
Republican
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Special Election
 Candidate list (4)
  Elected Democratic 2,676,244 49.45% Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza
  Candidate Republican 2,404,723 44.43% Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger
  Candidate Libertarian 187,017 3.46% Claire Ball
  Candidate Green 144,559 2.67% Tim Curtin
Total 5,412,543 100.00%  
 

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): 14 incumbents, 21 candidates
  Republican: 13 incumbents, 23 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Green (affiliates): 5 candidates
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America First
  America's Party: 1 candidate
  Kotlikoff for President: 1 candidate
  Marijuana
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
  Veterans Party of America: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 5 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 45 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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

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When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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  2016 Partisan Composition by State  
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  Statewide Political Party Strength going into the 2016 General Election  
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  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region going into the 2014 General Election  
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
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History
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  Complete Constitutional provisions for the election of the President and Vice-President  
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