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{{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]].
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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|election on November 4, 2014]].
  
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The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by [[Richard Durbin]] (D). Durbin was first elected in 1996. Early assessments of [[Dick Durbin|Durbin's]] run for re-election predict that it is unlikely that he will face significant opposition.<ref name="money">[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/senate-2014-money-fundraising_n_2678742.html#slide=2099699 ''Huffington Post'' "Senate 2014: How Much Money Do The Candidates Have?" accessed February 25, 2013]</ref>
  
The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by [[Richard Durbin]] (D). Durbin was first elected in 1996.
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Because [[Dick Durbin|Durbin]] is a member of the [[Democratic]] [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] leadership, many expect that a good portion of that money will likely go to help other Senate candidates<ref name="money"/> Since 2008, [[Dick Durbin|Durbin]] has given $2,385,000 to the [http://www.dscc.org/ Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee], which works to elect [[Democrats]] to the [[U.S. Senate|Senate]].
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{{Congintro2014
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|Filing deadline=December 2, 2013
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|Primary date=March 18, 2014
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|Voter registration={{Il voter registration}}
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|State=Illinois
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|Incumbent=The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by [[Richard Durbin]] (D). Durbin was first elected in 1996.
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==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
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==Primary results==
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{{IlsenGOPprimary2014}}
  
 
==Race background==
 
==Race background==
 
{{Ilsenbackground2014}}
 
{{Ilsenbackground2014}}
  
==Election history==
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==Key votes==
===2010===
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Below are important votes the current incumbent cast during the [[113th Congress]].
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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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{{Election box 2010
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===Government shutdown===
|Chamber= U.S. Senate, Illinois General Election
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
|party1=Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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{{Yea vote}} During the shutdown in October 2013, the [[United States Senate|Senate]] rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from [[Republican]] members. [[Dick Durbin]] voted with the [[Democratic Party]] for the bill.<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00219#top ''Senate.gov,'' "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
|party3= Green
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|party4=Libertarian
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==Polls==
|party5= Independent
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{{CongPoll
|party6= Independent
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|Title=General election match-up
|party7= Independent
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|Poll1=[http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2013/09/poll-shows-durbin-vulnerable-oberweis-strongest-challenger.html We Ask America]<br>September 24, 2013
|party8= Independent
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|Poll2=[http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2013/PPP_Release_IL_112613.pdf Public Policy Polling]<br>November 22-25, 2013
|party9= Independent
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|Poll3=[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2014/illinois/election_2014_illinois_senate Rasmussen Reports]<br>April 9-10, 2014
|party10= Independent
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|Poll4=[http://www.rebootillinois.com/2014/06/13/uncategorized/mattdietrich/reboot-illinois-poll-durbin-dominant-illinois-u-s-senate-race/10350/ We Ask America]<br>June 12, 2014
|party11= Independent
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|Poll5=[http://www.rebootillinois.com/2014/07/31/editors-picks/mattdietrich/reboot-illinois-poll-dick-durbin-maintains-big-lead-bid-third-u-s-senate-term/21721/ We Ask America]<br>July 30, 2014
|party12= Independent
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|Poll6=[http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/polls/chicago-tribune-20447 APC/Chicago Tribune]<br>September 3-12, 2014
|party13= Independent
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|Response1=Dick Durbin (D)
|winner1 = Mark Steve Kirk
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|Response2=Jim Oberweis (R)
|Inc1 =  
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|Response3=Undecided
|candidate2 = Alexander "Alexi" Giannoulias
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|Numberpolled1=1434
|candidate3= LeAlan M. Jones
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|Numberpolled2=557
|candidate4= Mike Labno
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|Numberpolled3=750
|candidate5= Robert L. "Bob" Zadek
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|Numberpolled4=1116
|candidate6= Will Boyd
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|Numberpolled5=1049
|candidate7= Corey Dabney
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|Numberpolled6=800
|candidate8= Susanne Atanus
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|Margin of error1 =2.86
|candidate9= Shon-Tiyon "Santiago" Horton
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|Margin of error2 = 4.2
|candidate10= Avner Nager
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|Margin of error3 = 4.0
|candidate11= Stan Jagla
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|Margin of error4 =2.93
|candidate12= Darren Raichart
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|Margin of error5 =3.04
|candidate13= Lowell M. Seida
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|Margin of error6 =3.5
|votes1 = 1778698
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|Response1Poll1% = 50
|votes2 = 1719478
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|Response2Poll1% = 39
|votes3= 117914
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|Response3Poll1% = 11
|votes4= 87247
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|Response1Poll2%=51
|votes5= 561
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|Response2Poll2%=36
|votes6= 468
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|Response3Poll2%=12
|votes7= 33
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|Response1Poll3%=51
|votes8= 19
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|Response2Poll3%=37
|votes9= 16
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|Response3Poll3%=10
|votes10= 15
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|Response1Poll4%=52
|votes11= 12
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|Response2Poll4%=39
|votes12= 9
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|Response3Poll4%=9
|votes13= 3
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|Response1Poll5%=53
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|Response2Poll5%=38
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|Response3Poll5%=9
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|Response1Poll6%=55
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|Response2Poll6%=32
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|Response3Poll6%=7
 
}}
 
}}
  
===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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2008/2008Stat.htm ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"]</ref>
 
  
{{Election box
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{{CongPoll
|Chamber= U.S. Senate, Illinois General Election
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|Title=Hypothetical general election match-up
|year = 2008
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|Poll1=[http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2013/PPP_Release_IL_112613.pdf Public Policy Polling]<br>November 22-25, 2013
|party1= Democratic
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|Response1=Dick Durbin (D)
|party2= Republican
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|Response2=Chad Koppie (R)
|party3= Green
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|Response3=Undecided
|party4= Libertarian
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|Numberpolled1=557
|party5= Constitution Party of Illinois
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|Margin of error1 =4.2
|party6= Independent
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|Response1Poll1% = 52
|winner1 = Richard J. Durbin
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|Response2Poll1% = 35
|Inc1 = Y
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|Response3Poll1% = 13
|candidate2 = Steve Sauerberg
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|candidate3=  Kathy Cummings
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|candidate4= Larry A. Stafford
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|candidate5= Chad N. Koppie
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|candidate6= Patricia Elaine Beard
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|votes1 = 3615844
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|votes2 = 1520621
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|votes3= 119135
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|votes4= 50224
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|votes5= 24059
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|votes6= 1
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}}
 
}}
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{{CongPoll
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|Title=Hypothetical general election match-up
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|Poll1=[http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2013/PPP_Release_IL_112613.pdf Public Policy Polling]<br>November 22-25, 2013
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|Response1=Dick Durbin (D)
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|Response2=Doug Truax (R)
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|Response3=Undecided
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|Numberpolled1=557
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|Margin of error1 =4.2
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|Response1Poll1% = 51
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|Response2Poll1% = 33
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|Response3Poll1% = 16
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}}
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==Campaign contributions==
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the 2014 elections season.
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{{Doug Truax 2014 FEC}}
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{{Jim Oberweis 2014 FEC}}
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{{Dick Durbin 2014 FEC}}
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==Election history==
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===2010===
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===2008===
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==See also==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_elections,_2014 United States Senate elections, 2014 on Wikipedia]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_elections,_2014 United States Senate elections, 2014 on Wikipedia]
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*[http://www.elections.il.gov/ Illinois State Board of Elections]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 07:12, 16 September 2014



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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
Richard Durbin.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


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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 election on November 4, 2014.

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Richard Durbin (D). Durbin was first elected in 1996. Early assessments of Durbin's run for re-election predict that it is unlikely that he will face significant opposition.[3]

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[3] Since 2008, Durbin has given $2,385,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to the Senate.

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

Primary: 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]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by February 18, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 7, 2014.[5]

See also: Illinois elections, 2014

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

Candidates

General election candidates

Note: All of the petitions submitted by third party candidates for the general election have challenges pending.[6][7]

March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party Candidates

Constitution Party Constitution Party Candidates

Green Party Green Party Candidates

Independent Independent Party Candidates

Removed from ballot

Failed to file

Primary results

U.S. Senate, Illinois Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Oberweis 56.1% 423,097
Doug Truax 43.9% 331,237
Sherry Procarione (Write-in) 0% 54
Total Votes 754,388
Source: Illinois State Board of Elections

Race background

Early assessments of Durbin's run for re-election predict that it is unlikely that he will face significant opposition.[3] However, Durbin, a three-term senator, had approximately $2.6 million cash-on-hand in February 2013.[3]

Since 2008, Durbin has given $2,385,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to the Senate.[3]

Key votes

Below are important votes the current incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded 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.[19] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Dick Durbin voted with the Democratic Party for the bill.[20]

Polls

General election match-up
Poll Dick Durbin (D) Jim Oberweis (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
APC/Chicago Tribune
September 3-12, 2014
55%32%7%+/-3.5800
We Ask America
July 30, 2014
53%38%9%+/-3.041,049
We Ask America
June 12, 2014
52%39%9%+/-2.931,116
Rasmussen Reports
April 9-10, 2014
51%37%10%+/-4.0750
Public Policy Polling
November 22-25, 2013
51%36%12%+/-4.2557
We Ask America
September 24, 2013
50%39%11%+/-2.861,434
AVERAGES 52% 36.83% 9.67% +/-3.42 951
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. 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


Hypothetical general election match-up
Poll Dick Durbin (D) Chad Koppie (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
November 22-25, 2013
52%35%13%+/-4.2557
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. 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


Hypothetical general election match-up
Poll Dick Durbin (D) Doug Truax (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
November 22-25, 2013
51%33%16%+/-4.2557
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. 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

Campaign contributions

Candidate ballot accecss
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season.

Doug Truax (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2013$0.00$132,657.59$(101,503.57)$31,154.02
Year End[22]January 31, 2014$31,154$106,768$(93,685)$44,236
Pre-Primary[23]April 2, 2014$44,236$77,859$(84,772)$37,323
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2014$37,323$115,559$(147,698)$5,183
Running totals
$432,843.59$(427,658.57)
Jim Oberweis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[25]January 31, 2014$0$605,090$(15,466)$589,623
Pre-Primary[26]March 7, 2014$589,623$103,539$(146,401)$546,760
April Quarterly[27]April 15, 2014$546,760$49,068$(122,748)$473,081
Running totals
$757,697$(284,615)
Dick Durbin (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[28]July 17, 2013$2,590,707.97$736,166.29$(98,773.76)$3,228,100.50
July Quarterly[29]July 18, 2013$3,228,100.50$1,276,377.58$(248,330.72)$4,256,147.36
October Quarterly[30]October 13, 2013$4,256,147.36$876,176.52$(269,967.15)$4,862,356.73
Year-end[31]January 31, 2014$4,862,356$967,454$(275,601)$5,554,209
April Quarterly[32]April 15, 2014$5,554,209$476,537$(90,878)$6,062,115
Running totals
$4,332,711.39$(983,550.63)

Election history

2010

On November 2, 2010, 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.[33]

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, 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.[34]


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

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 SENATE RACE RATINGS FOR JULY 18, 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 Senate Races," accessed August 5, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Huffington Post "Senate 2014: How Much Money Do The Candidates Have?" accessed February 25, 2013
  4. Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, "2014 Primary: Frequently Asked Questions," accessed January 2, 2014
  5. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Registering to Vote in Illinois," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. Illinois Elections Division, "List of candidates," accessed July 2, 2014
  7. Ballot Access News, "All Statewide Illinois General Election Petitions Challenged," accessed July 2, 2014
  8. Daily Caller "Durbin gets a Republican challenger in Doug Truax" accessed July 15, 2013
  9. Capitol Fax, "Oberweis considering US Senate bid, touts poll results," accessed September 26, 2013
  10. Chicago Tribune, "Oberweis' 2014 Senate bid against Durbin worries Republican leaders," accessed November 11, 2013
  11. Sharon Hansen for U.S. Senate, "Home," accessed September 27, 2013
  12. Illinois Elections, "General Primary Candidate Detail," accessed March 16, 2014
  13. Illinois Election Division, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 2, 2013
  14. Illinois Elections, "William Lee Candidate Detail," accessed March 16, 2014
  15. Illinois Election Division, "Primary Candidate List," accessed December 3, 2013
  16. Chad Koppie for Illinois "Home" accessed July 18, 2013
  17. Prairie State Report "An Interview with Chad Koppie for U.S. Senate from Illinois" accessed July 18, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Kent Fitzsimmons," accessed October 30, 2013
  19. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  20. Senate.gov, "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 12, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed May 14, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed May 14, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 14, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed May 14, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed May 14, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 14, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 26, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 26, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  32. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 19, 2014
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013