United States Senate elections in Illinois, 2014
November 4, 2014
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.
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Early assessments of Durbin's run for re-election predict that it is unlikely that he will face significant opposition. However, Durbin, a three-term senator, had approximately $2.6 million cash-on-hand in February 2012.
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 Since 2008, Durbin has given $2,385,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to the Senate.
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.
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.
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