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Illinois' 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Illinois' 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 18, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Daniel Lipinski Democratic Party
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Illinois U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Illinois will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Daniel Lipinski (D), who was first elected in 2004. He won re-election in 2012 with almost 70% of the vote. He ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the primary.

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.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by February 18, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 7, 2014.[2]

See also: Illinois elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Daniel Lipinski (D), who was first elected in 2004.

Illinois' 3rd Congressional District includes west and southwest suburbs of Chicago as far as the DuPage County border, as well as a portion of the southwest side of the city of Chicago itself. The district covers 124.5 square miles, making it one of the 50 smallest districts in the U.S.


General election candidates

March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Election results

Primary results

U.S. House, Illinois District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Brannigan 62.7% 18,358
Diane Harris 37.3% 10,937
Total Votes 29,295
Source: Illinois State Board of Elections

Key votes

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

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[5] 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.[6] Daniel Lipinski voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[7]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally 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.[8] 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. Daniel Lipinski voted against HR 2775.[9]

Campaign contributions

Daniel Lipinski

Daniel Lipinski (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]June 26, 2013$791,533.40$93,347.25$(95,242.54)$789,638.11
July Quarterly[11]July 14, 2013$789,638.11$128,172.41$(45,027.78)$872,782.74
October Quarterly[12]October 13, 2013$872,782.74$71,688.37$(45,142.74)$899,328.37
Year-end[13]January 31, 2014$899,328$126,972$(46,142)$980,158
Pre-Primary[14]March 6, 2014$980,158$15,765$(51,078)$944,845
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$944,845$90,673$(27,989)$1,007,529
Running totals

District history

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The 3rd Congressional District of Illinois held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Daniel Lipinski won re-election in the district.[16]

U.S. House, Illinois District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Lipinski Incumbent 68.5% 168,738
     Republican Richard Grabowski 31.5% 77,653
Total Votes 246,391
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"


On November 2, 2010, Daniel Lipinski won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael A. Bendas (R) and Laurel Lambert Schmidt (G) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Illinois District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Lipinski incumbent 69.7% 116,120
     Republican Michael A. Bendas 24.3% 40,479
     Green Laurel Lambert Schmidt 6% 10,028
Total Votes 166,627

See also

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