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

November 4 Election Winner:
Tammy Duckworth Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Tammy Duckworth Democratic Party
Tammy Duckworth.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Likely D[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]


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March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


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.[8]

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"


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.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 8th Congressional District, 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

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