Pat Quinn to face Bruce Rauner in November: Illinois state executive primary elections review

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March 19, 2014

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*Illinois Governor
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*Illinois Comptroller

By Maresa Strano

The 2014 Illinois primary elections were held on March 18, 2014. Of the six state executive offices involved - Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, state treasurer and state comptroller - only three primary fields attracted enough candidates to merit a contest.

Below are the unofficial results of those primaries, with 100% precincts reporting, along with the names of uncontested and third party candidates who will be joining yesterday's winners on the November general election ballot.[1]


Illinois Governor/Lt. Governor
See also: Illinois Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014
Governor and Lt. Governor of Illinois, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Quinn & Paul Vallas Incumbent 71.9% 316,746
Tio Hardiman & Brunell Donald 28.1% 123,918
Total Votes 440,664
Election Results Via:The Associated Press. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Governor and Lt. Governor of Illinois, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Bill Brady & Maria Rodriguez 15.1% 123,109
Kirk Dillard & Jil Tracy 37.3% 304,094
Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Rauner & Evelyn Sanguinetti 40.1% 327,289
Dan Rutherford & Steve Kim 7.5% 61,609
Total Votes 816,101
Election Results Via:The Associated Press. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

The following gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial candidates are set to compete in the general election:



Illinois Attorney General
See also: Illinois attorney general election, 2014

Democratic incumbent Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Republican challenger Paul Schimpf were unopposed in their respective parties' primaries.

The following attorney general candidates are set to compete in the general election:



Illinois Secretary of State
See also: Illinois secretary of state election, 2014

Democratic incumbent Secretary of State Jesse White and Republican challenger Mike Webster were unopposed in their respective parties' primaries.

The following secretary of state candidates are set to compete in the general election:



Illinois down ballot offices
See also: Illinois down ballot state executive elections, 2014
  • Treasurer

This seat is open in 2014. Democrat Mike Frerichs was unopposed for his party's nomination, while Tom Cross overtook Bob Grogan in the March 18 GOP primary for the right to advance.

Illinois Treasurer, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Cross 57.3% 395,821
Bob Grogan 42.7% 294,504
Total Votes 690,325
Election Results Via:The Associated Press. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


The following treasurer candidates are set to compete in the general election:

  • Illinois Comptroller

Both Republican incumbent Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and her Democratic challenger, outgoing Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, were unopposed in their respective parties' primaries.

The following comptroller candidates are set to compete in the general election:

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