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Illinois' 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Illinois' 11th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 18, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Bill Foster 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 11th 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 has a mixed-hybrid primary system. Voters can change parties each year but must declare a party affiliation at the polls. Depending on which party is chosen, the voter will then be counted as registered for that party. Voters may change party affiliation at polls or caucus.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Illinois elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Bill Foster (D), who was first elected in 1992.

Illinois' 11th Congressional District includes the towns of Joliet, Bloomington, Normal, Kankakee, LaSalle, Ottawa and Streator. It also includes all or parts of Will, Kankakee, Grundy, LaSalle, Bureau, Woodford and McLean counties.[1]

Candidates

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March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew from race

Issues

Duck Dynasty

Ian Bayne expressed support for “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson on December 20, 2013, and compared the reality television personality to civil rights icon Rosa Parks.[6][7]

“In December 1955, Rosa Parks took a stand against an unjust societal persecution of black people, and in December 2013, Robertson took a stand against persecution of Christians,” Bayne wrote. “What Parks did was courageous. What Mr. Robertson did was courageous too.”[6]

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.[8] 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.[9] Bill Foster voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

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 funds 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.[11] 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. Bill Foster voted for HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

Bill Foster

Bill Foster (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$8,997.93$2,222,236.00$(41,696.13)$189,537.80
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$189,537.80$275,258.51$(92,525.48)$372,270.83
October Quarterly[15]October 13, 2013$372,270.83$311,346.20$(92,729.80)$590,887.23
Year-end[16]January 31, 2014$590,887$293,151$(64,809)$819,229
Running totals
$3,101,991.71$(291,760.41)

Ian Bayne

Ian Bayne (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$0.00$2,650$(2,650)$282
October Quarterly[18]October 18, 2013$282$5,917$(3,951)$2,747
Year End[19]January 31, 2014$2,247$4,940$(6,178)$989
Running totals
$13,507$(12,779)

Darlene Senger

Darlene Senger (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$0.00$82,456.00$(7,370.25)$75,085.75
October Quarterly[21]October 16, 2013$75,085.75$77,580.00$(56,914.47)$95,751.28
Year End[22]January 31, 2014$0$82,456$(7,370)$75,085
Running totals
$242,492$(71,654.72)

Chris Balkema

Chris Balkema (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[23]July 15, 2013$0.00$64,591.20$(19,928.85)$44,662.35
October Quarterly[24]October 15, 2013$44,662.35$24,794.82$(41,866.38)$27,590.79
Year End[25]January 31, 2014$27,590$32,603$(34,077)$26,117
Running totals
$121,989.02$(95,872.23)

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Bill Foster (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Judy Biggert and Diane Harris in the general election.

U.S. House, Illinois District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Foster 58.6% 148,928
     Republican Judy Biggert 41.4% 105,348
Total Votes 254,276
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Adam Kinzinger won election to the United States House. He defeated Deborah L. Halvorson (D) in the general election.[26]

U.S. House, Illinois District 11 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Kinzinger 57.3% 129,108
     Democratic Deborah L. Halvorson incumbent 42.7% 96,019
Total Votes 225,127

See also

External links

References

  1. June 2011 Illinois Redistricting "Map" accessed July 23, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Daily Herald "Senger meets with GOP officials about challenge to Foster" accessed April 17, 2013
  3. Sun Times "Aurora man exploring run for Congress in 11th District" accessed April 17, 2013
  4. Illinois Elections Division, "Bert Miller Candidate Detail," accessed November 27, 2013
  5. Illinois Elections Division, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 2, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 Politico, "Hill hopeful likens ‘Duck Dynasty,’ Rosa Parks," accessed December 21, 2013
  7. Huffington Post, "Ian Bayne, GOP Congressional Candidate: 'Duck Dynasty Star Is Rosa Parks Of Our Generation'," accessed December 23, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 11, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 30, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Year End," accessed February 26, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 30, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 26, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 30, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 26, 2014
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013