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Revision as of 10:16, 18 September 2013



Illinois' 17th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 18, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Cheri Bustos Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Cheri Bustos Democratic Party
Cheri Bustos.jpg

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.

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 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.[5]


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March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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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.[8]


Possible general election match-up
Poll Cheri Bustos (D) Bobby Schilling (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Capital Fax/We Ask America
September 17, 2013
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


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.[9]

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"


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.[10]

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

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