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Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Cheri Bustos]] (D), who was first elected in 2012. She is a member of the [[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee#Frontline Program|Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program]].  The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.<ref name=frontline>[http://dccc.org/newsroom/entry/dccc_chairman_steve_israel_announces_2013-2014_frontline_members/ ''Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee'', "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013]</ref>
 
Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Cheri Bustos]] (D), who was first elected in 2012. She is a member of the [[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee#Frontline Program|Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program]].  The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.<ref name=frontline>[http://dccc.org/newsroom/entry/dccc_chairman_steve_israel_announces_2013-2014_frontline_members/ ''Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee'', "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013]</ref>
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She faces former [[U.S. House|Rep.]] [[Bobby Schilling]] in the general election. [[Cheri Bustos|Bustos]] ousted [[Bobby Schilling|Schilling]] [[Illinois'_17th_Congressional_District_elections,_2014#District_history|in 2012]].
  
 
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Revision as of 10:17, 3 July 2014

2012

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Illinois' 17th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 18, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Cheri Bustos Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Lean D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Likely D[3]

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

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The 17th Congressional District of Illinois will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
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Heading into the election the incumbent is Cheri Bustos (D), who was first elected in 2012. She 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.[4]

She faces former Rep. Bobby Schilling in the general election. Bustos ousted Schilling in 2012.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 2, 2013
March 18, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: 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.[5]

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.[6]

See also: Illinois elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Cheri Bustos (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Illinois' 17th Congressional District covers much of western Illinois and includes the counties of Winnebago, Stephenson, Jo Davies, Carroll, Whiteside, Henry, Rock Island, Knox, Warren, Mercer, Henderson, Fulton counties and parts of Tazewell and Peoria counties.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew from race

Key votes

Below are important votes the current incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

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.[10] 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.[11] Cheri Bustos voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[12]

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.[13] 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. Cheri Bustos voted for HR 2775.[14]

Campaign contributions

Cheri Bustos

Cheri Bustos (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2013$25,247.31$204,463.70$(17,846.19)$211,864.82
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2013$211,864.82$245,056.26$(75,505.90)$381,415.18
October Quarterly[17]October 13, 2013$381,415.18$304,730.77$(73,582.71)$612,563.24
Year-end[18]January 31, 2014$612,563$328,472$(114,969)$826,065
Pre-Primary[19]March 6, 2014$826,065$148,248$(66,173)$908,141
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$908,141$253,787$(40,853)$1,121,076
Running totals
$1,484,757.73$(388,929.8)

Bobby Schilling

Bobby Schilling (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 13, 2013$39,711.19$0.00$(19,039.96)$20,671.23
July Quarterly[22]July 14, 2013$20,671.23$0.00$(5,909.79)$14,761.44
October Quarterly[23]October 16, 2013$14,761.44$170,899.80$(22,345.38)$163,315.86
Year End[24]January 31, 2014$163,315$128,906$(21,184)$271,037
Pre-Primary[25]March 3, 2014$271,037$34,808$(35,994)$269,851
April Quarterly[26]April 15, 2014$269,851$90,348$(28,084)$332,115
Running totals
$424,961.8$(132,557.13)

Race background

Incumbent Cheri Bustos (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.[4]

Polls

Possible general election match-up
Poll Cheri Bustos (D) Bobby Schilling (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Capital Fax/We Ask America
September 17, 2013
45%44%11%+/-2.681,496
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 17th Congressional District of Illinois held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Democrat Cheri Bustos won the election, beating incumbent Bobby Schilling.[27]

U.S. House, Illinois District 17 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCheri Bustos 53.3% 153,519
     Republican Bobby Schilling Incumbent 46.7% 134,623
     Independent Eric Reyes 0% 10
Total Votes 288,152
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Bobby Schilling won election to the United States House. He defeated Phil Hare (D) and Roger K. Davis (G) in the general election.[28]

U.S. House, Illinois District 17 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert T. Schilling 52.6% 104,583
     Democratic Phil Hare incumbent 43% 85,454
     Green Party Roger K. Davis 4.5% 8,861
Total Votes 198,898

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. 4.0 4.1 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013
  5. Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, "2014 Primary: Frequently Asked Questions," accessed January 2, 2014
  6. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Registering to Vote in Illinois," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Illinois Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  8. QC Times "Schilling eyes 2014" accessed June 11, 2013
  9. QC Times, "Reyes withdraws from congressional primary," accessed January 14, 2014
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  14. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 11, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed April 23, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 30, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 30, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 3, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed May 14, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 14, 2014
  27. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013