Illinois' 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Illinois' 12th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 18, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
William Enyart Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Toss Up[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Lean D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Toss Up[3]

Illinois U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 12th congressional district of Illinois will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

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.[4]

Heading into the election the incumbent is William Enyart (D), who was first elected in 1992.

Illinois' 12th Congressional District makes up the southern tip of the state. It includes the counties of Jefferson, Perry, Franklin, Williamson, Union, Alexander, Pulaski, Jackson, Randolph, Monroe, St. Claire and part of Madison County.[5]

Candidates

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March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Green Party Green Party Primary

Race background

Incumbent William Enyart (D) is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[8]

Campaign contributions

William Enyart

William Enyart (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]May 17, 2013$12,776.84$191,432.04$(60,507.57)$143,701.31
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$143,701.31$229,164.12$(181,884.60)$190,980.83
October Quarterly[11]October 13, 2013$190,980.83$167,467.45$(69,560.92)$288,887.36
Year-end[12]January 31, 2014$288,887.36$181,839$(61,607)$409,119
Pre-Primary[13]March 6, 2014$409,119$90,523$(48,408)$451,234
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$451,234$135,735$(31,941)$555,027
Running totals
$996,160.61$(453,909.09)

Mike Bost

Mike Bost (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[15]October 16, 2013$0.00$78,150.90$(34,483.05)$43,667.85
Year End[16]January 30, 2014$43,667.85$63,000$(63,119)$43,549
Pre-Primary[17]March 14, 2014$43,549$43,797$(39,407)$47,938
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$47,938$168,207$(15,527)$200,618
Running totals
$353,154.9$(152,536.05)

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, William Enyart (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jason Plummer and Paula Bradshaw in the general election.

U.S. House, Illinois District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Enyart 51.7% 157,000
     Republican Jason Plummer 42.7% 129,902
     Green Paula Bradshaw 5.6% 17,045
Total Votes 303,947
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jerry F. Costello won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Teri Newman (R) and Rodger Jennings (G) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 12th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerry F. Costello Incumbent 59.8% 121,272
     Republican Teri Newman 36.5% 74,046
     Green Rodger Jennings 3.6% 7,387
Total Votes 202,705

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 5, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 5, 2014
  4. Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, "2014 Primary: Frequently Asked Questions," accessed January 2, 2014
  5. June 2011 Illinois Redistricting "Map" accessed July 23, 2012
  6. The Southern Illinoisian "Bost to make 12th District run official Monday" accessed July 30, 2013
  7. WSIL TV, "Paula Bradshaw to Announce Congressional Campaign," accessed November 18, 2013
  8. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 3, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed April 23, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 3, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed May 14, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 12, 2014
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"