Illinois' 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Illinois' 10th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 18, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Brad Schneider Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Toss Up[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Lean D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Likely D[3]

Illinois U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 10th Congressional District of Illinois will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
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The current incumbent is Brad Schneider (D), who was first elected in 2012. He will face off against the previous incumbent, Robert Dold. Both candidates ran unopposed in their primaries and face no third party candidates in the general election. Schneider is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[4]

Robert Dold was actively recruited by top Republican officials, including the National Republican Committee, to make a 2014 bid for Congress against Brad Schneider (D), who unseated him in 2012.[5] Dold represented the 10th District from 2011 to 2013. Financially, both candidates have access to large sums of cash on hand with Schneider having close to $2 million and Dold having close to $1.5 million.


Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 2, 2013
March 18, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Illinois is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party, but they do have to choose, publicly, which party's ballot they will vote on at the primary election.[6]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by February 18, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 7, 2014.[7]

See also: Illinois elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Brad Schneider (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Illinois' 10th Congressional District lies in the northeast corner of the state and mostly comprises northern suburbs of Chicago, taking up a majority of Lake county.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

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Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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Race background

Incumbent Brad Schneider (D) is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[4] Former Rep. Robert J. Dold was actively recruited by top Republican officials, including the National Republican Committee, to make a 2014 bid for Congress against Brad Schneider (D), who unseated him in 2012.[12]

Polls

General election polls

General election match-up
Poll Brad Schneider (D) Robert Dold (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
(September 3, 2014)
47%42%11%+/-4.6450
Harper Polling
(June 24-25, 2014)
39%44%17%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 43% 43% 14% +/-4.75 425
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Endorsements

Brad Schneider

  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, the political offshoots of Planned Parenthood, endorsed incumbent Brad Schneider (D) on March 26, 2014.[13]

Key votes

Below are important votes the current incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[14] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[15] Brad Schneider voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[17] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Brad Schneider voted for HR 2775.[18]

Campaign contributions

Brad Schneider

Brad Schenider (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2013$14,244.17$390,206.80$(147,467.66)$256,983.31
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$256,983.31$386,690.55$(112,507.70)$531,166.16
October Quarterly[21]October 13, 2013$531,166.16$367,532.33$(129,788.40)$768,910.09
Year-end[22]January 31, 2014$768,910$340,244$(107,415)$1,001,739
Pre-Primary[23]March 6, 2014$1,001,739$197,798$(129,405)$1,070,132
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2014$1,070,132$358,733$(77,839)$1,351,027
July Quarterly[25]July 15, 2014$1,351,027.00$800,665.00$(248,866.00)$1,903,729.00
October Quarterly[26]October 15, 2014$1,903,729$1,116,312$(2,040,463)$979,577
Running totals
$3,958,181.68$(2,993,751.76)

Robert Dold

Robert Dold (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[27]September 9, 2013$107,293.29$1,950.92$(6,783.41)$102,460.80
July Quarterly[28]October 22, 2013$102,460.80$546,187.88$(32,875.91)$615,772.77
October Quarterly[29]October 15, 2013$615,772.77$317,835.91$(114,455.45)$819,153.23
Year End[30]January 31, 2014$819,153$301,366$(112,826)$1,007,693
July Quarterly[31]July 15, 2014$1,285,122.00$607,173.00$(244,762.00)$1,652,608.00
Running totals
$1,774,513.71$(511,702.77)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Brad Schneider (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated incumbent Robert J. Dold in the general election.

U.S. House, Illinois District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Schneider 50.6% 133,890
     Republican Robert J. Dold Incumbent 49.4% 130,564
Total Votes 264,454
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Robert J. Dold won election to the United States House. He defeated Daniel J. Seals (D) and Author C. Brumfield (I) in the general election.[32]

U.S. House, Illinois District 10 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert J. Dold 51.1% 109,941
     Democratic Daniel J. Seals 48.9% 105,290
     Independent Author C. Brumfield 0% 1
Total Votes 215,232

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 5, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 5, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013
  5. Daily Herald, "Dold being recruited by top GOP to run again in 10th" Accessed May 2, 2013
  6. Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, "2014 Primary: Frequently Asked Questions," accessed January 2, 2014
  7. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Registering to Vote in Illinois," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. June 2011 Illinois Redistricting "Map" accessed July 23, 2012
  9. Daily Herald "Dold being recruited by top GOP to run again in 10th" accessed May 2, 2013
  10. Daily Kos "Comments--Dold" accessed May 9, 2013
  11. Illinois Election Division, "Arlene Hickory," accessed December 2, 2013
  12. Daily Herald, "Dold being recruited by top GOP to run again in 10th" accessed May 2, 2013
  13. Chicago Sun Times, "Planned Parenthood backs Schneider over Dold in Illinois 10," accessed March 29, 2014
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  18. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 11, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed April 23, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 14, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Year End," accessed February 26, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 14, 2014
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013