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Illinois' 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Illinois' 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 18, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Tammy Duckworth Democratic Party
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Illinois U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 8th 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.[1]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Tammy Duckworth (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Illinois' 8th Congressional District covers the northern suburbs of Chicago, including portions of Kane, Dupage and Cook counties. The district includes most of Chicago's northwestern suburbs, such as Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Gurnee, Palatine, Mundelein, Zion, Barrington, the Cook County portion of Elgin, McHenry and Woodstock.[2]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 2, 2013
March 18, 2014
November 4, 2014

Candidates

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March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Issues

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.[5] 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.[6] Tammy Duckworth voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[7]

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.[8] 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. Tammy Duckworth voted for HR 2775.[9]

Campaign contributions

Tammy Duckworth

Tammy Duckworth (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$100,803.86$352,544.09$(169,490.43)$283,857.52
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$283,857.52$327,127.03$(97,009.73)$513,974.82
October Quarterly[12]October 13, 2013$513,974.82$252,905.04$(67,581.79)$699,298.07
Year-end[13]January 31, 2014$699,298$288,729$(83,330)$904,697
Pre-Primary[14]March 6, 2014$904,697$93,615$(86,700)$911,613
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$911,613$220,332$(43,693)$1,088,252
Running totals
$1,535,252.16$(547,804.95)

Manju Goel

Manju Goel (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[16]October 16, 2013$0.00$200,685.00$(55.82)$200,629.18
Year-End[17]January 31, 2014$200,629$25,204$(57,424)$168,408
Running totals
$225,889$(57,479.82)

District history

2012

The 8th Congressional District of Illinois held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Newcomer Tammy Duckworth beat incumbent Joe Walsh in the election.[18]

U.S. House, Illinois District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTammy Duckworth 54.7% 123,206
     Republican Joe Walsh Incumbent 45.3% 101,860
     Independent Robert Gregory Canfield 0% 0
Total Votes 225,066
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Joe Walsh won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Melissa L. Bean (D) and Bill Scheurer (G) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Illinois District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Walsh 48.5% 98,115
     Democratic Melissa L. Bean 48.3% 97,825
     Green Bill Scheurer 3.2% 6,495
Total Votes 202,435

See also

External links

References

  1. Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, "2014 Primary: Frequently Asked Questions," accessed January 2, 2014
  2. June 2011 Illinois Redistricting "Map" accessed July 23, 2012
  3. Daily Herald, "Goel announces 8th congressional candidacy," accessed October 7, 2013
  4. Federal Election Commission, "Lawrence Kaifesh," accessed October 30, 2013
  5. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  6. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  7. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  9. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 11, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed April 23, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 26, 2014
  18. Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"