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Illinois' 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

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The 2nd congressional district of Illinois will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 2nd congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.

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

Illinois' 2nd congressional district is based in Cook and Will counties, and includes the south suburbs of Chicago, extending slightly into Will County, and also includes the city's far southeast side. It covers 184.64 square miles, making it one of the 70 smallest districts in the country and the seventh smallest in Illinois.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D), who was first elected in 1994.


Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

  • No candidates have declared an intent to run yet

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Illinois

District history


On November 2, 2010, Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Isaac C. Hayes (R) and Anthony W. Williams (G) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois's 2nd Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse L. Jackson, Jr. Incumbent 80.5% 150,666
     Republican Isaac C. Hayes 13.8% 25,883
     Green Anthony W. Williams 5.6% 10,564
Total Votes 187,113

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