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Illinois' 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 18, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Daniel Lipinski Democratic Party
Daniel Lipinski.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 3rd Congressional District of Illinois will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 2, 2013
March 18, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: 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.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Illinois elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Daniel Lipinski (D), who was first elected in 2004.

Illinois' 3rd Congressional District includes west and southwest suburbs of Chicago as far as the DuPage County border, as well as a portion of the southwest side of the city of Chicago itself. The district covers 124.5 square miles, making it one of the 50 smallest districts in the U.S.


General election candidates

March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[6] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[7] Daniel Lipinski voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[9] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Daniel Lipinski voted against HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Daniel Lipinski

Daniel Lipinski (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]June 26, 2013$791,533.40$93,347.25$(95,242.54)$789,638.11
July Quarterly[12]July 14, 2013$789,638.11$128,172.41$(45,027.78)$872,782.74
October Quarterly[13]October 13, 2013$872,782.74$71,688.37$(45,142.74)$899,328.37
Year-end[14]January 31, 2014$899,328$126,972$(46,142)$980,158
Pre-Primary[15]March 6, 2014$980,158$15,765$(51,078)$944,845
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$944,845$90,673$(27,989)$1,007,529
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2014$1,007,529.00$91,605.00$(72,437.00)$1,026,741.00
Running totals

District history


The 3rd Congressional District of Illinois held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Daniel Lipinski won re-election in the district.[18]

U.S. House, Illinois District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Lipinski Incumbent 68.5% 168,738
     Republican Richard Grabowski 31.5% 77,653
Total Votes 246,391
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"


On November 2, 2010, Daniel Lipinski won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael A. Bendas (R) and Laurel Lambert Schmidt (G) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Illinois District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Lipinski incumbent 69.7% 116,120
     Republican Michael A. Bendas 24.3% 40,479
     Green Laurel Lambert Schmidt 6% 10,028
Total Votes 166,627

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 5, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 5, 2014
  4. Harris for Congress "Home" Accesse dJuly 13, 2013
  5. Illinois Election Division, "Candidate detail: Sharon Brannigan," accessed November 27, 2013
  6. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  7. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  10. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 11, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed April 22, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," October 14, 2014
  18. Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013