Illinois' 15th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Illinois' 15th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 18, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
John Shimkus Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
John Shimkus Republican Party
John Shimkus.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[3]

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

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The 15th 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 John Shimkus (R), who was first elected in 2002. Prior to redistricting due to the 2010 census, he served as the representative of Illinois' 19th congressional district.

Illinois' 15th Congressional District is located in eastern Illinois. It includes Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, White, Wayne, Edwards, Wabash, Marion, Washington, Clinton, Madison, Bond, Gayette, Clay, Effingham, Shelby, Jasper, Cumberland, Crawford, Lawrence, Richland, Clark, Coles, Edgar, Douglas, Moultrie, Vermillion, Champaign and Ford counties.[5]


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March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


The 15th congressional district of Illinois held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from District 19 John Shimkus won election in the district.[7]

U.S. House, Illinois District 15 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Shimkus Incumbent 68.6% 205,775
     Democratic Angela Michael 31.4% 94,162
Total Votes 299,937
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"


On November 2, 2010, Timothy V. Johnson won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated David Gill (D) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 15th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy V. Johnson Incumbent 100% 136,915
     Democratic David Gill 0% 0
Total Votes 136,915

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