Illinois' 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Illinois' 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 18, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Peter Roskam Republican Party
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Illinois U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th Congressional District of Illinois will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 2, 2013
March 18, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Illinois is one of 22 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 Peter Roskam (R), who was first elected in 2006.

Illinois' 6th Congressional District includes parts of DuPage, Kane, McHenry and Lake counties.[3]


General election candidates

March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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] Peter Roskam 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. Peter Roskam voted for HR 2775.[9]

Campaign contributions

Peter Roskam

Peter Roskam (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$1,043,239.33$267,048.94$(289,598.00)$1,020,690.27
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$10,020,690.27$477,855.16$(606,237.09)$892,308.34
October Quarterly[12]October 13, 2013$892,308.34$559,518.70$(305,617.68)$1,146,209.36
Year-end[13]January 31, 2014$1,146,209$457,953$(550,603)$1,053,558
Pre-Primary[14]March 6, 2014$1,053,558$112,285$(141,053)$1,024,791
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$1,024,791$339,188$(274,291)$1,089,688
Running totals

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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The 6th Congressional District of Illinois held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Peter Roskam was re-elected in the district.[16]

U.S. House, Illinois District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Leslie Coolidge 40.8% 132,991
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Roskam Incumbent 59.2% 193,138
Total Votes 326,129
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"


On November 2, 2010, Peter Roskam won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Benjamin S. Lowe (D) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Illinois District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Roskam incumbent 63.6% 114,456
     Democratic Benjamin S. Lowe 36.4% 65,379
Total Votes 179,835

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