Illinois' 8th Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
March 18, 2014
Cook Political Report: Likely 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 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.
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March 18, 2014, primary results
|U.S. House, Illinois District 8 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Joe Walsh Incumbent||45.3%||101,860|
|Independent||Robert Gregory Canfield||0%||0|
|Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 8th Congressional District, General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Melissa L. Bean||48.3%||97,825|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
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- Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 5, 2014
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- Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, "2014 Primary: Frequently Asked Questions," accessed January 2, 2014
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- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"