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{{Ilelecbanner14}}{{IlUSsen2014toc}}{{tnr}}Voters in [[Illinois]] '''will elect one member to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate]]''' in the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|November 4, 2014 elections]].
  
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.
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The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by [[Richard Durbin]] (R). Durbin was first elected in 1996.
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The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by [[Richard Durbin]] (D). Durbin was first elected in 1996.
  
 
==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
 
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*{{reddot}} [[Doug Truax]]<ref>[http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/14/durbin-gets-a-republican-challenger-in-doug-truax/ ''Daily Caller'' "Durbin gets a Republican challenger in Doug Truax" Accessed July 15, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Chad Koppie]]<ref>[http://www.chadkoppieforillinois.com/ ''Chad Koppie for Illinois'' "Home" Accessed July 18, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.prairiestatereport.us/2013/04/15/an-interview-with-chad-koppie-running-for-u-s-senate-from-illinois/ ''Prairie State Report'' "An Interview with Chad Koppie for U.S. Senate from Illinois" Accessed July 18, 2013]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Dick Durbin]]: ''Incumbent''
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*{{yellowdot}} [[Sharon Hansen]]<ref>[http://www.sharonhansenforussenate.org/home ''Sharon Hansen for U.S. Senate,'' "Home," accessed September 27, 2013]</ref>
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===Potential candidates===
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*{{reddot}} [[Jim Oberweis]]: [[Illinois State Senate|State senator]]<ref>[http://capitolfax.com/2013/09/24/oberweis-considering-us-senate-bid-touts-poll-results/ ''Capitol Fax,'' "Oberweis considering US Senate bid, touts poll results," accessed September 26, 2013]</ref>
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==Race background==
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==Polls==
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{{Poll2
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|Title=Possible general election match-up
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|Poll1=[http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2013/09/poll-shows-durbin-vulnerable-oberweis-strongest-challenger.html We Ask America]
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|Response1=Dick Durbin
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|Response2=Jim Oberweis
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|Response3=Undecided
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|Numberpolled1=1434
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|Margin of error1 =2.86
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|Response1Poll1% = 50
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|Response2Poll1% = 39
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|Response3Poll1% = 11
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==Election history==
 
==Election history==

Revision as of 15:04, 1 October 2013



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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Illinois

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 18, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Pending
Incumbent prior to election:
Richard Durbin Democratic Party
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Race Rating
Pending

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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Illinois will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 4, 2014 elections.

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.

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Richard Durbin (D). Durbin was first elected in 1996.

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Potential candidates

Race background

Early assessments of Durbin's run for re-election predict that it is unlikely that he will face significant opposition.[6] However, Durbin, a three-term senator, had approximately $2.6 million cash-on-hand in February 2012.[6]

Because Durbin is a member of the Democratic Senate leadership, many expect that a good portion of that money will likely go to help other Senate candidates[6] Since 2008, Durbin has given $2,385,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to the Senate.[6]

Polls

Possible general election match-up
Poll Dick Durbin Jim OberweisUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
We Ask America
50%39%11%+/-2.861,434
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Election history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Mark Kirk won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Alexander "Alexi" Giannoulias (D), LeAlan M. Jones (G), Mike Labno (L), Robert L. "Bob" Zadek (I), Will Boyd (I), Corey Dabney (I), Susanne Atanus (I), Shon-Tiyon "Santiago" Horton (I), Avner Nager (I), Stan Jagla (I), Darren Raichart (I), and Lowell M. Seida (I) in the general election.[7]

U.S. Senate, Illinois General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Steve Kirk 48% 1,778,698
     Democratic Alexander "Alexi" Giannoulias 46.4% 1,719,478
     Green LeAlan M. Jones 3.2% 117,914
     Libertarian Mike Labno 2.4% 87,247
     Independent Robert L. "Bob" Zadek 0% 561
     Independent Will Boyd 0% 468
     Independent Corey Dabney 0% 33
     Independent Susanne Atanus 0% 19
     Independent Shon-Tiyon "Santiago" Horton 0% 16
     Independent Avner Nager 0% 15
     Independent Stan Jagla 0% 12
     Independent Darren Raichart 0% 9
     Independent Lowell M. Seida 0% 3
Total Votes 3,704,473

2008

On November 4, 2008, Dick Durbin won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Steve Sauerberg (R), Kathy Cummings (G), Larry A. Stafford (L), Chad N. Koppie (I), and Patricia Elaine Beard (I) in the general election.[8]

U.S. Senate, Illinois General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard J. Durbin Incumbent 67.8% 3,615,844
     Republican Steve Sauerberg 28.5% 1,520,621
     Green Kathy Cummings 2.2% 119,135
     Libertarian Larry A. Stafford 0.9% 50,224
     Constitution Party of Illinois Chad N. Koppie 0.5% 24,059
     Independent Patricia Elaine Beard 0% 1
Total Votes 5,329,884

See also

External links

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