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Illinois' 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Illinois' 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 18, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Danny K. Davis 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 7th 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 Danny K. Davis (D), who was first elected in 1996.

Illinois' 7th Congressional District includes part of Cook County. It covers the Near North Side and downtown Chicago as well as some of the west and south sides of city and some west suburban areas in Cook County.[3]

Candidates

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew prior to primary

Issues

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.[6] 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.[7] Danny K. Davis voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

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.[9] 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. Danny K. Davis voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Danny K. Davis

Danny K. Davis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]June 11, 2013$180,999.44$40,000.00$(31,895.36)$189,104.08
July Quarterly[12]July 12, 2013$189,104.08$89,365.69$(50,999.88)$227,469.89
October Quarterly[13]October 13, 2013$227,469.89$57,766.35$(37,338.83)$247,897.41
Year-end[14]January 31, 2014$273,679$74,326$(19,627)$328,378
Running totals
$261,458.04$(139,861.07)

District history

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2012

The 7th Congressional District of Illinois held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Danny K. Davis won re-election in the district.[15]

U.S. House, Illinois District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDanny K. Davis Incumbent 84.6% 242,439
     Republican Rita Zak 11% 31,466
     Independent John H. Monaghan 4.4% 12,523
Total Votes 286,428
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Danny K. Davis won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark M. Weiman (R) and Clarence Desmond Clemons (I) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Illinois District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDanny K. Davis incumbent 81.5% 149,846
     Republican Mark M. Weiman 16.1% 29,575
     Independent Clarence Desmond Clemons 2.4% 4,428
Total Votes 183,849

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