Illinois' 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Illinois' 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 18, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Bobby L. Rush Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Bobby L. Rush Democratic Party
Bobby Rush.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

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

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The 1st 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 Bobby L. Rush (D), who was first elected in 1992.

Illinois' 1st Congressional District is based in Cook County and includes much of the south side of Chicago, extending into the city's southwest suburbs until reaching the border of Will County. It covers 97.84 square miles, making it one of the 40 smallest districts in the U.S.


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March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


On November 6, 2012, Bobby L. Rush (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Donald Peloquin in the general election.

U.S. House, Illinois District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Rush Incumbent 73.8% 236,854
     Republican Donald Peloquin 26.2% 83,989
Total Votes 320,843
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"


On November 2, 2010, Bobby Rush won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Raymond G. Wardingley (R) and Jeff Adams (G) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 1st Congressional District, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBobby L. Rush Incumbent 80.4% 148,170
     Republican Raymond G. Wardingley 15.9% 29,253
     Green Jeff Adams 3.8% 6,963
Total Votes 184,386

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