Illinois' 17th congressional district elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
Illinois has a mixed-hybrid primary system. Voters can change parties each year but must declare a party affiliation at the polls. Depending on which party is chosen, the voter will then be counted as registered for that party. Voters may change party affiliation at polls or caucus.
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.
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- Bobby Schilling: Former District 17 Representative
- Eric Reyes: 2012 Independent candidate for District 17
- Cheri Bustos: Incumbent
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.
|U.S. House, Illinois District 17 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bobby Schilling Incumbent||46.7%||134,623|
|Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 17th Congressional District, 2010|
|Republican||Robert T. Schilling||52.6%||104,583|
|Green||Roger K. Davis||4.5%||8,861|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
- ↑ Illinois Redistricting Map "Map" Accessed July 24, 2012
- ↑ QC Times "Schilling eyes 2014" Accessed June 11, 2013
- ↑ Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
- ↑ Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
- ↑ U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"