The Green Papers: Illinois 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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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U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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 Democratic Senator  L. Tammy Duckworth
First elected: 2016. Previously served in the U.S. Congress (2013-2017).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  L. Tammy Duckworth
FEC S6IL00292; 30 Sep 17; Tot $835,704; Dsb $445,082

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
 Candidate list (14)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Daniel Biss
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Litesa E. Wallace

7 September 2017: Senator Biss droped Chicago Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa as his running mate.
  Candidate Democratic     flormer Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools  Robert A. "Bob" Daiber
for Lieutenant Governor: Jonathan W. Todd
  Candidate Democratic     Terry Getz
  Candidate Democratic     Tio Hardiman
for Lieutenant Governor: Patricia Avery
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Kennedy
for Lieutenant Governor: Ra Joy
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Marshall
for Lieutenant Governor: Dennis Cole
    Democratic     Alex Paterakis - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman

12 October 2017: "I don’t have the wealth or connections to keep going."
  Candidate Democratic     J.B. Pritzker
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Juliana Stratton
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Jeanne M. Ives
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Rich Morthland
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Bruce Rauner
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti
  Candidate Constitution     Randy Stufflebeam
  Candidate Libertarian     Grayson "Kash" Jackson
a.k.a. Benjamin Adam Winderweedle
  Candidate Libertarian     Matthew C. Scaro
  Candidate Libertarian     Jon Stewart
  Candidate Independent     William J. "Bill" Kelly
for Lieutenant Governor: Brian Leggero

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

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
11 Democratic (10 Undetermined, 1 Open);
7 Republican (7 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman Bobby Lee Rush
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Chicago Alderman  Howard B. Brookins, Jr.
    Democratic     Demond Drummer - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8IL01106; 30 Jun 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Bobby Lee Rush
FEC H2IL01042; 30 Sep 17; Tot $138,525; Dsb $58,153
  Candidate Republican     Jimmy Lee Tillman, II

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman Robin L. Kelly
First elected in a special election: 9 April 2013 (re: resignation of Congressman Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr.)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Robin L. Kelly
FEC H2IL02172; 30 Sep 17; Tot $347,941; Dsb $263,899
  Candidate Democratic     Marcus Lewis
  Candidate Republican     Patrick Harmon
  Candidate Republican     David Merkle
  Candidate Republican     John F. Morrow

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman  Daniel William "Dan" Lipinski
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Daniel William "Dan" Lipinski
FEC H4IL03077; 30 Sep 17; Tot $467,831; Dsb $219,017
  Candidate Democratic     Marie Newman
FEC H8IL03102; 30 Sep 17; Tot $271,403; Dsb $173,803
  Candidate Republican     Arthur J. "Art" Jones
  Candidate Independent     Mateusz "Mat" Tomkowiak
FEC H8IL03110; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman  Luis V. Gutierrez
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 28 November 2017: "Will not be seeking re-election...."
 Candidate list (10) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sol A. Flores
FEC H8IL04159
  Candidate Democratic     Cook County Commissioner  Jesus G. "Chuy" Garcia
FEC H8IL04134
  Candidate Democratic     Richard "Rich" Gonzalez
FEC H8IL04126
    Democratic     Congressman  Luis V. Gutierrez - apparently not a candidate
28 November 2017: "Will not be seeking re-election...."

FEC H2IL08039; 30 Sep 17; Tot $21,813; Dsb $100,031
  Candidate Democratic     Chicago Aldermen Raymond Anthony Lopez
FEC H8IL04167
  Candidate Democratic     Chicago Alderman  Proco "Joe" Moreno
  Candidate Democratic     Chicago Aldermen  Carlos Ramirez-Rosa
FEC H8IL04142
    Democratic     Neli Vazquez Rowland - apparently not a candidate
11 December 2017: Withdrew
    Democratic     Chicago Alderman  Gilbert Villegas - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Mark Wayne Lorch
  Candidate Republican     Ann Melichar
  Candidate Republican     Jay Reyes
  Candidate Republican     Ruben D. Sanchez, Jr.

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Congressman  Mike Quigley
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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sameena Mustafa
FEC H8IL05123; 30 Sep 17; Tot $44,517; Dsb $2,621
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Mike Quigley
FEC H0IL05096; 30 Sep 17; Tot $452,633; Dsb $254,641
  Candidate Democratic     Steven J. "Steve" Schwartzberg
FEC H8IL05131; 30 Sep 17; Tot $8,387; Dsb $1,675
  Candidate Democratic     Benjamin Thomas Wolf
FEC H8IL05115; 30 Sep 17; Tot $47,398; Dsb $45,782
  Candidate Republican     Tom Hanson

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman  Peter J. Roskam
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Naperville City Councilwoman  Becky Anderson Wilkins
FEC H8IL06154; 30 Sep 17; Tot $103,536; Dsb $39,060
  Candidate Democratic     Sean Casten
FEC H8IL06139; 30 Sep 17; Tot $277,839; Dsb $108,635
  Candidate Democratic     Carole Cheney
FEC H8IL06147; 30 Sep 17; Tot $125,454; Dsb $34,701
    Democratic     Grace Haaf - apparently not a candidate
30 November 2017: "I am sad to announce that as of today I am ending my campaign to represent the 6th Congressional District...."

FEC H8IL06170; 30 Sep 17; Tot $40,619; Dsb $6,831
  Candidate Democratic     Amanda Howland
FEC H6IL06166; 30 Sep 17; Tot $101,149; Dsb $50,718
  Candidate Democratic     Ryan Huffman
FEC H8IL06162; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,616; Dsb $2,076
  Candidate Democratic     Barrington Hills Planning Commissioner  Kelly Mazeski
FEC H8IL06121; 30 Sep 17; Tot $420,879; Dsb $78,123
    Democratic     Geoffrey Aisin Petzel - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8IL06089
    Democratic     former Naperville School Board Member Suzyn Price - apparently not a candidate
8 September 2017: "... it is with a heavy but confident heart that I am ending the campaign ..."

FEC H8IL06113; 30 Sep 17; Tot $40,141; Dsb $40,141
    Democratic     Austin Vern Songer - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8IL06097
  Candidate Democratic     Jennifer Zordani
FEC H8IL06105; 30 Sep 17; Tot $66,512; Dsb $37,647
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Peter J. Roskam
FEC H6IL06117; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,922,613; Dsb $685,193

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Congressman Danny K. Davis
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony V. Clark
FEC H8IL07103; 30 Sep 17; Tot $27,850; Dsb $23,179
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Danny K. Davis
FEC H4IL07037; 30 Sep 17; Tot $120,882; Dsb $154,900
    Democratic     Abigail Kennedy - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8IL07111
  Candidate Democratic     Ahmed Salim
FEC H8IL07095; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,937; Dsb $2,358
  Candidate Republican     Craig Cameron
FEC H8IL17045
  Candidate Republican     Jeffrey A. Leef

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8 Democratic Congressman  S. Raja Krishnamoorthi
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  S. Raja Krishnamoorthi
FEC H6IL08147; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,253,794; Dsb $323,772
  Candidate Republican     Jitendra "JD" Diganvker
  Candidate Republican     Vandana Jhingan

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9 Democratic Congressman  Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
FEC H8IL09067; 30 Sep 17; Tot $637,000; Dsb $547,536
  Candidate Republican     John D. Elleson
  Candidate Republican     Maxwell "Max" Rice
FEC H8IL09174
  Candidate Republican     Sargis Sangari
FEC H8IL09190
  Candidate Republican     Darryl Vincent Obsterga "D. Vincent" Thomas, Jr.
FEC H8IL09182

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10 Democratic Congressman  Bradley Scott "Brad" Schneider
First elected in November 2012 to the U.S. Congress, unsuccessful candidate for re-election in November 2014, re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Bradley Scott "Brad" Schneider
FEC H2IL10068; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,806,978; Dsb $524,745
  Candidate Republican     Douglas R. "Doug" Bennett
FEC H8IL10115; 30 Sep 17; Tot $125,010; Dsb $10,495
    Republican     Aloys Rutagwibira - apparently not a candidate
FEC H2IL10092; 30 Sep 17; Tot $320; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Sapan Shah
FEC H8IL10131; 30 Sep 17; Tot $309,779; Dsb $3,830
  Candidate Republican     Jeremy Wynes
FEC H8IL10123; 30 Sep 17; Tot $259,906; Dsb $39,078

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11 Democratic Congressman  G. William "Bill" Foster
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  G. William "Bill" Foster
FEC H8IL14067; 30 Sep 17; Tot $702,398; Dsb $561,532
  Candidate Republican     Dominick J. "Nick" Stella
FEC H6IL11133; 30 Sep 17; Tot $50,004; Dsb $20,204
  Candidate Republican     Constant G. "Connor" Vlakancic

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12 Republican Congressman  Michael J. "Mike" Bost
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David Allan Bequette
FEC H8IL12103; 30 Sep 17; Tot $6,655; Dsb $1,732
    Democratic     Nathan Colombo - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8IL12087
  Candidate Democratic     St. Clair County State's Attorney  Brendan Kelly
FEC H8IL12129; 30 Sep 17; Tot $356,672; Dsb $51,518
    Democratic     Adam Joshua King - apparently not a candidate
27 October 2017: "​I, Adam King, will be withdrawing my candidacy for the 12th Congressional district Democratic nomination effective immediately."

FEC H8IL12137
  Candidate Democratic     former Cairo Alderman Charles Koen
    Democratic     Mascoutah Councilman Pat McMahan - apparently not a candidate
31 October 2017: Suspended his campaign stating "It’s definitely been an interesting experience ... It certainly appears that Brendan Kelly has by far the best chance to unseat the incumbent Bost ..."

FEC H8IL12111; 30 Sep 17; Tot $575; Dsb $44
    Democratic     Chris Miller - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Charles Dean Pruitt - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8IL12095
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael J. "Mike" Bost
FEC H4IL12060; 30 Sep 17; Tot $713,161; Dsb $186,780
  Candidate Republican; (Libertarian)     Preston Nelson
  Candidate Green     Randy Auxier

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13 Republican Congressman  Rodney L. Davis
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
    Democratic     state Representative  Carol Ammons - apparently not a candidate
24 July 2017: Announced she would not run.
  Candidate Democratic     Jonathan Hans "Jon" Ebel
FEC H8IL13176; 30 Sep 17; Tot $97,436; Dsb $21,928
  Candidate Democratic     David Michael Gill
FEC H6IL13113; 30 Sep 17; Tot $47,072; Dsb $42,909
  Candidate Democratic     Erik C. Jones
FEC H8IL13168; 30 Sep 17; Tot $221,354; Dsb $26,741
  Candidate Democratic     Betsy Dirksen Londrigan
FEC H8IL13150; 30 Sep 17; Tot $184,651; Dsb $55,841
  Candidate Democratic     Angel Sides
    Democratic     Benjamin Adam "Ben" Webb - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8IL13143
    Democratic     former Macon County Board Member Mark Wicklund - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Rodney L. Davis
FEC H2IL13120; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,135,033; Dsb $509,554

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 14 Republican Congressman  Randall M. "Randy" Hultgren
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Montgomery Village President  Matthew "Matt" Brolley
FEC H8IL14166; 30 Sep 17; Tot $82,697; Dsb $31,720
  Candidate Democratic     John J. Hosta
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel Roldán-Johnson
  Candidate Democratic     Victor Swanson
FEC H8IL14141; 30 Sep 17; Tot $65,178; Dsb $37,140
  Candidate Democratic     Lauren A. Underwood
FEC H8IL14174; 30 Sep 17; Tot $75,379; Dsb $12,315
  Candidate Democratic     Jim Walz
FEC H6IL14129; 30 Sep 17; Tot $12,470; Dsb $11,586
  Candidate Democratic     George M. Weber
FEC H8IL14158; 30 Sep 17; Tot $5,825; Dsb $3,381
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Randall M. "Randy" Hultgren
FEC H0IL14080; 30 Sep 17; Tot $511,360; Dsb $248,727

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 15 Republican Congressman  John M. Shimkus
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kevin Gaither
FEC H8IL15072; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,483; Dsb $969
    Democratic     Anthony James March - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8IL15064; 30 Sep 17; Tot $337; Dsb $88
  Candidate Democratic     Carl Spoerer
FEC H8IL15056; 30 Sep 17; Tot $12,048; Dsb $10,817
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John M. Shimkus
FEC H2IL20042; 30 Sep 17; Tot $738,641; Dsb $486,221

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 16 Republican Congressman  Adam Kinzinger
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
    Democratic     Nathan Arroyave - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8IL16088; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,572; Dsb $551
  Candidate Democratic     Amy "Murri" Briel
FEC H8IL16146; 30 Sep 17; Tot $8,510; Dsb $8,215
  Candidate Democratic     Sara Dady
FEC H8IL16120; 30 Sep 17; Tot $60,274; Dsb $18,374
    Democratic     Christopher Ryan "Chris" Minelli - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8IL16104; 30 Sep 17; Tot $19,035; Dsb $2,860
  Candidate Democratic     Neill Mohammad
FEC H8IL16096; 30 Sep 17; Tot $100,997; Dsb $46,264
  Candidate Democratic     Beth Vercolio-Osmund
  Candidate Republican     Jaye R. DeBates
    Republican     Jason Rex Haskell - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8IL16138
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Adam Kinzinger
FEC H0IL11052; 30 Sep 17; Tot $725,599; Dsb $370,650
    Republican     Zane Edward Marshall - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8IL16112
  Candidate Republican     James Thomas "Jim" Marter
FEC H8IL16153

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 17 Democratic Congressman  Cheri Bustos
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Cheri Bustos
FEC H2IL17071; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,274,186; Dsb $446,925
  Candidate Republican     William W. "Bill" Fawell
  Candidate Republican     Mark A. Kleine
FEC H8IL17052; 30 Sep 17; Tot $508,150; Dsb $298
    Republican     Jon Rodney Schuh, Jr. - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8IL17037

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 18 Republican Congressman  Darin McKay LaHood
First elected in a Special Election: 10 September 2015 re: resignation of Congressman Aaron Jon Schock (Republican)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Brian J. Deters
FEC H8IL18092
  Candidate Democratic     Darrel Miller
  Candidate Democratic     Junius Rodriguez
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Darin McKay LaHood
FEC H6IL18088; 30 Sep 17; Tot $712,383; Dsb $294,793
  Candidate Republican     Donald Ray Rients

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.
27 November 2017: Filed for the 2018 election.
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Michael E. Hastings
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State  Jesse White
    Democratic     Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen A. Yarbrough - apparently not a candidate
20 August 2015: Possible candidate.
    Republican     Josh "J.C." Griffin - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Grundy County State's Attorney Jason Helland
  Candidate Libertarian     Steve Dutner

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
Open Seat - 15 September 2017: Not running for re-election.
 Candidate list (10)
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Scott Drury
19 September 2017: Switched from Governor or Attorney General.
  Candidate Democratic     Sharon Fairley
  Candidate Democratic     Chicago Ward Committeeman  Aaron Goldstein
  Candidate Democratic     Renato Mariotti
  Candidate Democratic     former Governor Patrick "Pat" Quinn
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kwame Raoul
  Candidate Democratic     Highland Park Mayor  Nancy Rodkin Rotering
  Candidate Democratic     Chicago Park District Commissioner  Jesse H. Ruiz
  Candidate Republican     DuPage County Board Member  Gary A. Grasso
  Candidate Republican     Erika Harold

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
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer  Michael W. "Mike" Frerichs
  Candidate Republican     Jim Dodge

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Comptroller  Susana A. Mendoza
First elected (in a Special Election [re: passing of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka [Republican]): 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Comptroller  Susana A. Mendoza
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Darlene Senger
  Candidate Libertarian     Claire Ball
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 17 incumbents, 75 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 43 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 6 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Marijuana
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 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.

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Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

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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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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
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History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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