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With the [[Redistricting in Illinois|2011 redistricting]], Illinois lost 1 of its current 19 House seats because the state's population failed to grow as fast as in other states.<ref name="redistricting"/> [[Illinois]] has had 11 [[Republican]] congressmen and 8 [[Democrats]] since the November 2010 election.<ref name="redistricting"/> The new map, designed by the dominant Democrats, could flip that advantage to as many as 12 Democrats and only six Republicans.<ref name="redistricting">[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-illinois-whos-your-congressman-20120220,0,3450485.story ''Chicago Tribune'' "Odd geography in new Illinois congressional map:Millions of constituents will find their representative has changed" Accessed February 22, 2012]</ref>
 
With the [[Redistricting in Illinois|2011 redistricting]], Illinois lost 1 of its current 19 House seats because the state's population failed to grow as fast as in other states.<ref name="redistricting"/> [[Illinois]] has had 11 [[Republican]] congressmen and 8 [[Democrats]] since the November 2010 election.<ref name="redistricting"/> The new map, designed by the dominant Democrats, could flip that advantage to as many as 12 Democrats and only six Republicans.<ref name="redistricting">[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-illinois-whos-your-congressman-20120220,0,3450485.story ''Chicago Tribune'' "Odd geography in new Illinois congressional map:Millions of constituents will find their representative has changed" Accessed February 22, 2012]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
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{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name =Cheri Bustos (2012)<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2IL17071 ''FEC Reports'' "Cheri Bustos Summary Reports" Accessed July 13, 2012]</ref>
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|Political Party =Democratic
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|Report 1 =Pre-Primary<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/808/12951481808/12951481808.pdf#navpanes=0 ''FEC Reports'' "Pre-Primary" Accessed July 13, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 1 =March 8, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 1 =279899.35
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|Total Contributions 1 =  301482.95
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|Expenditures 1=82560.08
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|Cash on Hand 1 =498822.22
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|Report 2 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/009/12951482009/12951482009.pdf#navpanes=0 ''FEC Reports'' "April Quarterly" Accessed July 13, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 2 =April 13, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 =498822.22
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|Total Contributions 2 =124746.99
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|Expenditures 2=153758.27
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|Cash on Hand 2 =469810.94
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According to a July 11, 2012 press release, Bustos raised $470,000 in the second quarter.<ref>[http://www.cheribustos.com/content/cheri-bustos-posts-record-quarter-tops-470000-grassroots-support-grows ''Cheri Bustos for Congress'' "Cheri Bustos Posts Record Quarter, Tops $470,000 as Grassroots Support Grows" Accessed July 13, 2012]</ref>
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{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name =Bobby Schilling (2012)<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H0IL17059 ''FEC Reports'' "Bobby Schilling Summary Reports" Accessed July 14, 2012]</ref>
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|Political Party =Republican
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|Report 1 =Pre-Primary<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/977/12970838977/12970838977.pdf#navpanes=0 ''FEC Reports'' "Pre-Primary" Accessed July 13, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 1 =March 8, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 1 =612022.97
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|Total Contributions 1 =  95185.00
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|Expenditures 1=47710.16
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|Cash on Hand 1 =659497.81
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|Report 2 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/118/12970949118/12970949118.pdf#navpanes=0 ''FEC Reports'' "April Quarterly" Accessed July 13, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 2 =April 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 =659497.81
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|Total Contributions 2 =218689.77
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|Expenditures 2=64886.36
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|Cash on Hand 2 =823300.72
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==District history==
 
==District history==

Revision as of 20:09, 13 July 2012

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CongressLogo.png

Illinois' 17th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
March 20, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Cheri Bustos Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Bobby Schilling Republican Party
Robert T. Schilling.jpg

Illinois U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18

2012 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 6, 2012.
This is the 17th congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.

Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of December 27, 2011. The primary elections were held on March 20, 2012.

Illinois' 17th congressional district covers much of west central Illinois, including the cities of Sterling, Rock Island, Moline, Kewanee, Galesburg, Canton, Macomb, Quincy, Springfield and Decatur, and areas in Henry, Whiteside, Rock Island, Mercer, Knox, Warren, Henderson, Fulton, McDonough, Hancock, Adams, Pike, Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Christian, Sangamon, Macon, Shelby, and Fayette counties.

Heading into the election the incumbent was Bobby Schilling (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Cheri BustosGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bobby Schilling
Independent Eric Reyes


March 20, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Independent party

Primary Results

Democratic Primary

U.S. House, Illinois' 17th Congressional District Democratic Primary Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCheri Bustos 54.4% 18,652
George Gaulrapp 25.8% 8,838
Greg Aguilar 19.8% 6,798
Total Votes 34,288

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Illinois

With the 2011 redistricting, Illinois lost 1 of its current 19 House seats because the state's population failed to grow as fast as in other states.[9] Illinois has had 11 Republican congressmen and 8 Democrats since the November 2010 election.[9] The new map, designed by the dominant Democrats, could flip that advantage to as many as 12 Democrats and only six Republicans.[9]

Campaign donors

2012

Cheri Bustos (2012)[10] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Primary[11]March 8, 2012$279,899.35$301,482.95$(82,560.08)$498,822.22
April Quarterly[12]April 13, 2012$498,822.22$124,746.99$(153,758.27)$469,810.94
Running totals
$426,229.94$(236,318.35)

According to a July 11, 2012 press release, Bustos raised $470,000 in the second quarter.[13]


Bobby Schilling (2012)[14] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Primary[15]March 8, 2012$612,022.97$95,185.00$(47,710.16)$659,497.81
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2012$659,497.81$218,689.77$(64,886.36)$823,300.72
Running totals
$313,874.77$(112,596.52)

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Bobby Schilling won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Phil Hare (D) and Roger K. Davis (G) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 17th Congressional District, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert T. Schilling 52.6% 104,583
     Democratic Phil Hare 43% 85,454
     Green Roger K. Davis 4.5% 8,861
Total Votes 198,898

See also


External links


References

  1. Quad-City Times "Augustana official joins 17th District race" accessed December 15, 2011
  2. ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" accessed March 20, 2012
  3. Quad-City Times "Illinois’ 17th District field taking shape" accessed December 15, 2011
  4. WIFR.com "Freeport Mayor Announces Run for Congress" accessed December 15, 2011
  5. Quad-City Times "Hare rules out another run for Congress" accessed December 15, 2011
  6. Quad-City Times "RI attorney announces congressional run" accessed December 15, 2011
  7. WIFR.com "Gaulrapp and Reyes Still in the Congressional Race" accessed March 15, 2012
  8. Eric Reyes for Congress "STATEMENT OF ERIC REYES ON ANSWERING THE CALL OF VOTERS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE" accessed March 15, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Chicago Tribune "Odd geography in new Illinois congressional map:Millions of constituents will find their representative has changed" Accessed February 22, 2012
  10. FEC Reports "Cheri Bustos Summary Reports" Accessed July 13, 2012
  11. FEC Reports "Pre-Primary" Accessed July 13, 2012
  12. FEC Reports "April Quarterly" Accessed July 13, 2012
  13. Cheri Bustos for Congress "Cheri Bustos Posts Record Quarter, Tops $470,000 as Grassroots Support Grows" Accessed July 13, 2012
  14. FEC Reports "Bobby Schilling Summary Reports" Accessed July 14, 2012
  15. FEC Reports "Pre-Primary" Accessed July 13, 2012
  16. FEC Reports "April Quarterly" Accessed July 13, 2012
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"