Illinois' 1st Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
March 18, 2014
Bobby L. Rush
Cook Political Report: Solid D
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D
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.
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
|U.S. House, Illinois District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Bobby Rush Incumbent||73.8%||236,854|
|Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 1st Congressional District, 2010|
|Democratic||Bobby L. Rush Incumbent||80.4%||148,170|
|Republican||Raymond G. Wardingley||15.9%||29,253|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
- Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 5, 2014
- Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 5, 2014
- Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, "2014 Primary: Frequently Asked Questions," accessed January 2, 2014
- Illinois Election Division, "Jimmy Lee Tillman II," accessed December 2, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"