United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2014

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All 18 Illinois seats to the United States House of Representatives

  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 12 6
Seats won 10 8
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2
Popular vote 1,822,779 1,721,865
Percentage 51.42% 48.58%

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois were held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the 18 U.S. Representatives from the state of Illinois, one from each of the state's 18 congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including Governor of Illinois and United States Senate.

District 1[edit]

The 1st district included a portion of Chicago as well as all or parts of the nearby suburbs of Alsip, Crestwood, Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Frankfort, Mokena and Elwood.[1] The incumbent is Democrat Bobby Rush, who had represented the district since 1993. He was re-elected with 74% of the vote in 2012 and the district had a PVI of D+28.

Jimmy Lee Tillman III, a son of former Chicago Alderman Dorothy Tillman, was the Republican nominee.[2]

Bobby Rush won re-election over Tillman in a landslide.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bobby Rush 47,627 100
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jimmy Lee Tillman III 17,188 100

General election[edit]

Rush was re-elected by 46 points.[4] His victory was expected, as the district is solidly Democratic.

Results[edit]

Illinois's 1st Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bobby Rush (Incumbent) 162,268 73.09
Republican Jimmy Lee Tillman 59,749 26.91
Total votes 222,017 100
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Robin Kelly, who had represented the district after being elected with 71% of the vote in a special election in April 2013. The district had a PVI of D+29.

Marcus Lewis, a postal worker who ran as an Independent candidate for the seat in 2012 and in the special election; and Charles Rayburn, who finished fifteenth in the Democratic primary for the seat in the special election, both challenged Kelly in the Democratic primary. Kelly won the primary.[5]

Eric Wallace, who finished second in the Republican primary for the seat in the special election, was the Republican nominee.[5][6] Wallace lost to Kelly in a landslide.[4]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robin Kelly 40,286 100
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eric Wallace 16,096 100

General election[edit]

Kelly was re-elected by 57 points.[4]

Results[edit]

Illinois's 2nd Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robin Kelly (Incumbent) 160,337 78.49
Republican Eric Wallace 43,799 21.44
Independent Marcus Lewis 130 0.06
Total votes 204,266 100
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Dan Lipinski, who has represented the district since 2005. He was re-elected with 69% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+5.

Sharon Brannigan, a Palos Township Trustee; and Diane Harris, a Will County Republican precinct committeewoman, sought the Republican nomination to challenge Lipinski.[7] Brannigan won the primary and became the Republican nominee.[8] Brannigan lost to Lipinski in the general election.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Lipinski 28,883 100
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sharon Brannigan 18,358 62.67
Republican Diane Harris 10,937 37.33
Total votes 29,295 100

General election[edit]

Lipinski was re-elected in a 29-point landslide.[4]

Results[edit]

Illinois's 3rd Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Lipinski (Incumbent) 116,764 64.56
Republican Sharon Brannigan 64,091 35.44
Total votes 180,855 100
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

The 4th district includes portions of Chicago as well as all or parts of the nearby suburbs of Cicero, Berwyn, Riverside, North Riverside, Brookfield, La Grange Park, Hillside, Berkeley, Stone Park and Melrose Park.[9] The incumbent is Democrat Luis Gutiérrez, who has represented the 2nd district since 1993. He was re-elected with 83% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+29.

Alexandra Eidenberg, a small business advocate, and Jorge Zavala, a diplomatic agent for the Consulate General of Mexico, challenged Gutiérrez in the Democratic primary. Gutiérrez won the primary.[10][11]

The district's Republican nominee was Hector Concepcion, the executive director for the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce.[6]

Concepcion lost to the incumbent Representative, Gutiérrez, in this solidly Democratic district.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Luis Gutiérrez 21,625 74.34
Democratic Alexandra Eidenberg 4,796 16.49
Democratic Jorge Zavala 2,670 9.18
Total votes 29,091 100
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hector Concepción 6,637 100

General election[edit]

Gutiérrez was re-elected by 56 points.[4]

Results[edit]

Illinois's 4th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Luis Gutiérrez (Incumbent) 79,666 78.15
Republican Hector Concepción 22,278 21.85
Total votes 101,944 100
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Mike Quigley, who has represented the district since 2009. He was re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+16.

Frederick White was seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Quigley.[7] On December 20, 2013, White withdrew from the race.[12]

Nancy Wade, a community activist and schoolteacher who ran as the Green Party nominee in 2012, is running again.[7] Republican businessman and major GOP donor, Vince Kolber filed to run for the general election.[13]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley 26,364 100
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frederick White 21 100
Green primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Nancy Wade 153 100

General election[edit]

Quigley won re-election against his Republican challenger, Vince Kolber, by 32 points.[4]

Results[edit]

Illinois's 5th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (Incumbent) 116,364 63.23
Republican Vince Kolber 56,350 30.62
Green Nancy Wade 11,305 6.14
Total votes 184,019 100
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Peter Roskam, who has represented the district since 2007. He was re-elected with 59% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+4.

Michael Mason, a retired postal manager, is the Democratic nominee.[14]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Roskam 65,332 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Mason 8,615 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Illinois's 6th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Roskam (Incumbent) 160,287 67.14
Democratic Michael Mason 78,465 32.86
Total votes 238,752 100
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

The 7th district includes portions of Chicago as well as all or parts of the nearby suburbs of Cicero, Berwyn, Riverside, North Riverside, Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Maywood, Broadview and Westchester.[15] The incumbent is Democrat Danny K. Davis, who has represented the district since 1997. He was re-elected with 85% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+36.

Dan Roche challenged Davis in the Democratic primary.[7]

Robert Bumpers is the Republican nominee.[7]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Danny K. Davis 43,061 100
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Bumpers 7,289 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Illinois's 7th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Danny K. Davis (Incumbent) 155,110 85.10
Republican Robert Bumpers 27,168 14.90
Total votes 182,278 100
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who has represented the district since 2013. She was elected with 55% of the vote in 2012, defeating Republican incumbent Joe Walsh. The district has a PVI of D+8.

Manju Goel, a healthcare consultant, and Larry Kaifesh, a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, sought the Republican nomination to challenge Duckworth. Kaifesh won the primary.[16][17]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tammy Duckworth 10,661 100
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Kaifesh 24,657 71.50
Republican Manju Goel 9,827 28.50
Total votes 34,484 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Illinois's 8th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tammy Duckworth (Incumbent) 84,178 55.73
Republican Larry Kaifesh 66,878 44.27
Total votes 151,056 100
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

The incumbent was Democrat Jan Schakowsky, who had represented the district since 1999. She was re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2012 and the district had a PVI of D+15.

Susanne Atanus and David Earl Williams III ran for the Republican nomination to challenge Schakowsky.[18] Atanus won the primary, with 15,412 (52.4%) votes.[19]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Schakowsky 31,576 100
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Susanne Atanus 15,575 52.40
Republican David Earl Williams III 14,148 47.60
Total votes 29,723 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Illinois's 9th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Schakowsky (Incumbent) 141,000 66.06
Republican Susanne Atanus 72,384 33.91
Independent Phil Collins 66 0.03
Total votes 213,450 100
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

The incumbent was Democrat Brad Schneider, who had represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 51% of the vote in 2012, defeating Republican incumbent Robert Dold. The district had a PVI of D+8.

Dold was the Republican nominee.[20]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Schneider 11,945 100
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Dold 32,124 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Brad
Schneider (D)
Bob
Dold (R)
Undecided
We Ask America October 21, 2014 ? ± ? 45.09% 47.16% 7.75%
Lester/GSG/DCCC October 4–6, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 48% 40% 11%
We Ask America September 30, 2014 919 ± 3.2% 46% 44% 9%
DCCC September 3, 2014 450 ± 4.6% 47% 42% 11%
Harper Polling* June 24–25, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 39% 42% 19%
  • * Poll conducted for Republican group American Action Network

Results[edit]

Illinois's 10th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Dold 95,992 51.30
Democratic Brad Schneider (Incumbent) 91,136 48.70
Total votes 187,128 100
Republican gain from Democratic

District 11[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Bill Foster, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 14th district from 2008 to 2011. He was elected with 59% of the vote in 2012, defeating Republican incumbent Judy Biggert. The district has a PVI of D+8.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Foster 12,461 100

Grundy County Board member Chris Balkema, radio talk show host Ian Bayne, businessman Bert Miller, Craig Robbins and State Representative Darlene Senger all sought the Republican nomination to challenge Foster.[21][22][23]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Darlene Senger 13,290 36.89
Republican Chris Balkema 12,024 33.37
Republican Bert Miller 9,460 25.26
Republican Ian Bayne 1,253 3.48
Total votes 36,027 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bill
Foster (D)
Darlene
Senger (R)
Undecided
We Ask America October 21, 2014 ? ± ? 51.64% 40.32% 8.04%
We Ask America September 30, 2014 918 ± 3.2% 47% 44% 10%
We Ask America* June 2014 842 ± ? 45.9% 40.65% 13.45%
  • * Internal poll for an unnamed Republican candidate (not Darlene Senger or Bruce Rauner)

Results[edit]

Illinois's 11th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Foster (Incumbent) 93,436 53.46
Republican Darlene Senger 81,335 46.54
Independent Connor Vlakancic 1 0.00
Total votes 174,772 100
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat William Enyart, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 52% of the vote in 2012, succeeding retiring Democratic incumbent Jerry Costello. The district has an even PVI.[24]

State Representative Mike Bost is the Republican nominee.[25]

Paula Bradshaw, a nurse and local radio talk show host who ran as the Green Party nominee in 2012, is running again.[26]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Enyart 31,015 100
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Bost 33,066 100
Green primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Paula Bradshaw 120 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
William
Enyart (D)
Mike
Bost (R)
Paula
Bradshaw (G)
Undecided
We Ask America October 21, 2014 ? ± ? 41.83% 43.5% 5.79% 8.89%
We Ask America October 1, 2014 909 ± 3.3% 40% 45% 6% 11%
Tarrance Group* April 21–23, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 37% 43% 9% 11%
  • * Internal poll for the Mike Bost campaign

Results[edit]

Illinois's 12th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Bost 110,038 52.46
Democratic William Enyart (Incumbent) 87,860 41.89
Green Paula Bradshaw 11,840 5.65
Total votes 209,738 100
Republican gain from Democratic

District 13[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Rodney L. Davis, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 47% of the vote in 2012, succeeding retiring Republican incumbent Tim Johnson. The district has an even PVI.

Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, identified this district as one of his top targets for 2014.

Republican primary[edit]

Michael Firsching, a veterinarian, and Erika Harold, an attorney who also served as Miss America 2003, challenged Davis in the Republican primary. Firsching ran in the Republican primary for the seat in 2012, losing to then-incumbent Tim Johnson. Harold attempted to replace Johnson on the general election ballot following his retirement announcement, but was passed over for Davis.[27][28]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Rodney
Davis
Erika
Harold
Undecided
Public Opinion Strategies^ November 19–21, 2013 400 ± 4.9% 63% 15% 22%
We Ask America October 10, 2013 859 ± 3.34% 63% 16% 21%
We Ask America June 10, 2013 1,178 ± 2.86% 54% 16% 30%
  • ^ Internal poll for Rodney Davis campaign

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rodney Davis 27,816 54.63
Republican Erika Harold 20,951 41.15
Republican Michael Firsching 2,147 4.22
Total votes 50,914 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Ann Callis, a former Madison County Chief Judge; George Gollin, a physicist at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; and David Green, a policy analyst at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, all sought the Democratic nomination. Callis won the primary.[29][30][31] Bill Byrnes, a school bus driver, had also planned to run but ultimately withdrawn from the race.[28] Champaign City Councilman Paul Faraci; State Senator Mike Frerichs; David Gill, a physician and four-time Democratic nominee; Chris Koos, the Mayor of Normal; and, Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz, declined to run.[32][33]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ann
Callis
George
Gollin
David
Green
Undecided
We Ask America March 2014 1,136 ± 2.91% 41% 25% 7% 27%

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ann Callis 17,322 54.65
Democratic George Gollin 9,935 31.35
Democratic David Green 4,438 14.00
Total votes 31,695 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Rodney
Davis (R)
Ann
Callis (D)
Undecided
We Ask America October 21, 2014 ? ± ? 52.83% 35.63% 11.53%
We Ask America October 1, 2014 932 ± 3.2% 51% 38% 11%
Public Opinion Strategies* September 17–18, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 55% 36% 7%
Public Policy Polling^ October 7–8, 2013 738 ± ? 40% 35% 25%
  • * Internal poll for the Rodney Davis campaign
  • ^ Internal poll for the George Gollin campaign

Results[edit]

Illinois's 13th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rodney Davis (Incumbent) 123,337 58.66
Democratic Ann Callis 86,935 41.34
Total votes 210,272 100
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Randy Hultgren, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 59% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+5.

Dennis Anderson, a public health researcher who unsuccessfully challenged Hultgren as the Democratic nominee in 2012, and John J. Hosta, a businessman, sought the Democratic nomination to challenge Hultgren.[34][35]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Hultgren 57,665 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Anderson 5,184 65.83
Democratic John J. Hosta 2,691 34.17
Total votes 7,875 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Illinois's 14th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Hultgren (Incumbent) 145,369 65.41
Democratic Dennis Anderson 76,861 34.59
Total votes 222,230 100
Republican hold

District 15[edit]

The incumbent is Republican John Shimkus, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 19th district from 2003 to 2013 and the 20th district from 1997 to 2003. He was re-elected with 69% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+14.[36]

Eric Thorsland, a farmer, is the Democratic nominee.[37]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Shimkus 66,453 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eric Thorsland 17,108 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Illinois's 15th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Shimkus (Incumbent) 166,274 74.92
Democratic Eric Thorsland 55,652 25.08
Total votes 221,926 100
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

The incumbent was Republican Adam Kinzinger, who had represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 11th district from 2011 to 2013. He was re-elected with 62% of the vote in 2012 and the district had a PVI of R+4.

David Hale, a nurse and founder of the Rockford Tea Party, challenged Kinzinger in the Republican primary.[38]

Randall Olsen, a retired X-ray technician and Air Force veteran, was the Democratic nominee.[39]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Kinzinger 56,593 78.44
Republican David Hale 15,558 21.56
Total votes 72,151 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Randall Olsen 12,077 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Illinois's 16th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Kinzinger (Incumbent) 153,388 70.62
Democratic Randall Olsen 63,810 29.38
Total votes 217,198 100
Republican hold

District 17[edit]

The incumbent was Democrat Cheri Bustos, who had represented the district since 2013. She was elected with 53% of the vote in 2012, defeating Republican incumbent Bobby Schilling. The district had a PVI of D+7.

Schilling was the Republican nominee.[40][41]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cheri Bustos 21,923 100
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bobby Schilling 41,063 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Cheri
Bustos (D)
Bobby
Schilling (R)
Undecided
We Ask America October 21, 2014 ? ± ? 54.98% 38.94% 6.08%
We Ask America September 29, 2014 953 ± 3.2% 50% 41% 9%
We Ask America September 2013 1,496 ± 2.7% 45% 44% 11%

Results[edit]

Illinois's 17th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cheri Bustos (Incumbent) 110,560 55.46
Republican Bobby Schilling 88,785 44.53
Independent Bill Fawell 16 0.01
Total votes 199,361 100
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

The incumbent was Republican Aaron Schock, who had represented the district since 2009. He was elected with 74% of the vote in 2012 and the district had a PVI of R+11.

Rob Mellon, a schoolteacher and Army veteran, and Darrel Miller, a farmer, sought the Democratic nomination to challenge Schock.[42][43]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Aaron Schock 82,412 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darrel Miller 6,763 54.30
Democratic Rob Mellon 5,692 45.70
Total votes 12,455 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Illinois's 18th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Aaron Schock (Incumbent) 184,363 74.72
Democratic Darrel Miller 62,377 25.28
Total votes 246,740 100
Republican hold

See also[edit]

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