Illinois's 2nd congressional district special election, 2013

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Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013
Illinois
2012 ←
April 9, 2013
→ 2014

  Robin Kelly, 113th Congress.png
Nominee Robin Kelly Paul McKinley
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 58,142[1] 18,072[1]
Percentage 70.8%[1] 22.0%[1]

U.S. Representative before election

Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Democratic

Elected U.S. Representative

Robin Kelly
Democratic

A special election for Illinois' 2nd congressional district was held on April 9, 2013, to fill a seat in the United States House of Representatives for Illinois's 2nd congressional district, after Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. resigned on November 21, 2012. The special election was required to be held within 115 days of Jackson's resignation.[2] It was won by Democratic candidate Robin Kelly, formerly the Chief Administrative Officer of Cook County.[3]

Pat Quinn, the Governor of Illinois, set the primary elections for February 26, coinciding with municipal primary elections, and initially set the general election for March 19. However, legislation was enacted at Quinn's request to allow the general election to coincide with municipal general elections held on April 9.[4]

The winner of the Democratic primary was Robin Kelly[5] and Paul McKinley won the Republican Primary.[6] The Green Party nominated 2010 U.S. Senate candidate LeAlan Jones.[7]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Declined[edit]

Did not file[edit]

  • James Hickey, President of the Orland Fire Protection District board and candidate for the 11th congressional district in 2012[19]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Anthony
Beale
Debbie
Halvorson
Napoleon
Harris
Toi
Hutchinson
Robin
Kelly
Mel
Reynolds
Joyce
Washington
Other Undecided
GBA Strategies^ February 4–5, 2013 400 ± 4.9% 10% 22% 20% 26% 5% 2% 15%
Normington, Petts & Associates+ January 8–10, 2013 400 ± 4.9% 5% 16% 7% 12% 8% 7% 5% 40%
GBA Strategies^ January 3–7, 2013 500 ± 4.4% 10% 25% 9% 16% 15% 8% 2% 15%
  • + Internal poll for Toi Hutchison Campaign
  • ^ Internal poll for Robin Kelly Campaign

Results[edit]

2013 Democratic Primary - Illinois's 2nd Congressional District Special Election[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Robin Kelly 30,872 51.8 N/A
Democratic Debbie Halvorson 14,533 24.4 N/A
Democratic Anthony Beale 6,421 10.8 N/A
Democratic Joyce W. Washington 2,550 4.4 N/A
Democratic Toi Hutchinson 1,598 2.7 N/A
Democratic Ernest B. Fenton 1,538 2.6 N/A
Democratic Anthony W. Williams 636 1.1 N/A
Democratic Mel Reynolds 454 0.8 N/A
Democratic Clifford Eagleton 204 0.3 N/A
Democratic Fatimah N. Muhammad 190 0.3 N/A
Democratic Gregory Haynes 142 0.2 N/A
Democratic Larry D. Pickens 126 0.2 N/A
Democratic John Blyt 103 0.2 N/A
Democratic Jonathan Victor 91 0.2 N/A
Democratic Charles Rayburn 74 0.1 N/A
Democratic Patrick O. Brutus 61 0.1 N/A

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

  • James Taylor, Sr., newspaper publisher and candidate for the 2nd congressional district in 2012[23][24]

Results[edit]

2013 Republican Primary - Illinois's 2nd Congressional District Special Election[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Paul McKinley 955 27.1 N/A
Republican Eric M. Wallace 932 26.4 N/A
Republican Lenny McAllister 859 24.3 N/A
Republican Beverly E. Reid 521 14.8 N/A
Republican James Taylor, Sr. 263 7.5 N/A

Green Party[edit]

The Green Party nominated 2010 U.S. Senate candidate and journalist LeAlan Jones to run on the Green Party ticket.[25]

Independent candidates[edit]

  • Curtiss Llong Bey[26]
  • Marcus Lewis, postal worker and candidate for the 2nd congressional district in 2012[27]
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Pahlke[26]

Did not file[edit]

Socialist Workers Party[edit]

  • John Hawkins, communist political organizer[28]

Results[edit]

Illinois's 2nd Congressional District Special Election, 2013[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Robin Kelly 58,142 70.8 N/A
Republican Paul McKinley 18,072 22.0 N/A
Independent Elizabeth "Liz" Pahlke 2,477 3.0 N/A
Green LeAlan Jones 1,505 1.8 N/A
Independent Marcus Lewis 1,345 1.6 N/A
Independent Curtiss Llong Bey 539 0.7 N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "2013 Illinois 2nd District Special Election Results". Politico. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns From Congress « CBS Chicago". Chicago.cbslocal.com. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Illinois Special Election Results". Politico. 
  4. ^ "Robin Kelly joins race for Jackson’s seat; Quinn sets April 9 for special election". Chicago Sun-Times. December 2, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ Seattle Post-Intelligencer http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/Ex-legislator-Robin-Kelly-wins-Democratic-race-4311041.php |url= missing title (help). 
  6. ^ http://www.politico.com/2013-election/results/house/illinois/
  7. ^ http://www.ballot-access.org/2012/12/27/illinois-green-party-files-lawsuit-against-procedures-for-getting-on-ballot-in-april-2013-special-u-s-house-election/
  8. ^ a b c d e "Jesse Jackson Jr.’s wife won’t run for his US House seat". The Philadelphia Sunday. Associated Press. December 17, 2012. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Latest Candidates Filed - SPECIAL PRIMARY - 2/26/2013 Illinois State Board of Elections. Accessed January 7, 2012
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ Keefe, Alex (November 28, 2012). "Admitting 'mistakes,' Reynolds bids for Jackson's congressional seat". WBEZ. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  12. ^ "State Sen. Donne Trotter dropping out of congressional race". Chicago Sun Times. December 28, 2012. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  13. ^ Toeplitz, Shira (January 30, 2013). "Illinois: Harris Drops Out, Backs Kelly in Special". Roll Call. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  14. ^ Sneed, Michael (February 17, 2013). "Hutchinson folds House bid urging supporters to "work hard" for Robin Kelly". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b Skiba, Katherine; Pearson, Rick (November 21, 2012). "Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress, acknowledges federal probe". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Will Burns will not seek 2nd District seat". Hyde Park Herald. November 30, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  17. ^ Joseph, Cameron (December 19, 2012). "Jackson Jr.'s brother won't run for his old House seat". The Hill. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  18. ^ Cox, Ted (November 26, 2012). "State Looks Into $500,000 That Disappeared from Todd Stroger Campaign Fund". DNAinfo.com Chicago. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  19. ^ Feldheim, Ben (December 1, 2012). "Jim Hickey Running for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Old Seat". Homewood-Flossmoor, IL Patch. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  20. ^ a b "2013 Illinois 2nd District Primaries Results". Politico. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  21. ^ Benscoter, Jana (December 5, 2012). "Lone Republican running for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s House seat: No to voter ID, yes to affirmative action". The Daily Caller. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  22. ^ http://www.politico.com/2013-election/results/house/illinois/
  23. ^ "James Taylor Sr. running for Jackson's seat". The Daily Journal. November 30, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  24. ^ "What time do polls close? 2013 Illinois 2nd District special election". Politico. February 26, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Illinois Green Party Files Lawsuit Against Procedures for Getting on Ballot in April 2013 Special U.S. House Election". Ballot Access News. December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  26. ^ a b Latest Candidates Filed SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION - 4/9/2013 Illinois State Board of Elections. Accessed March 2, 2013
  27. ^ "Who will replace Jesse Jackson Jr? Special election announced for congressional seat". The Grio. November 27, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Socialist Workers Party Nominates Candidate for Special U.S. House Election in Chicago". Ballot Access News. December 15, 2012. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 

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