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United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2016

United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2016

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All 18 Illinois seats to the United States House of Representatives

  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 10 8
Seats won 11 7
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 2,810,536 2,397,436
Percentage 53.62% 45.74%
Swing Increase2.20% Decrease2.86%

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois were held on November 8, 2016, 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 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

The filing deadline for candidates for major parties was November 30, 2015. The candidates listed below were the official filed candidates for the party primaries for each district, per the Illinois State Board of Elections.[1] Objections to a candidate's nomination papers needed to be filed by December 7, 2015.[2] The primaries were held on March 15.

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District 1Edit

The incumbent was Democrat Bobby Rush, who had represented the district since 1993. He was re-elected with 73% of the vote in 2014. The district had a PVI of D+28.

Democratic primaryEdit

On November 12, 2015, Chicago Alderman Howard Brookins Jr. was reported to be circulating petitions to run for Congress, leading to speculation that Rush might retire.[3] Brookins had previously circulated petitions in 2013, but declined to run at that time when Rush announced for re-election.[4] Brookins announced that this time he would run for the seat, regardless of Rush's decision.[5] In November 2015, Rush announced that he would run for re-election.[6][7]

Former Cure Violence director and 2014 gubernatorial candidate Tio Hardiman had announced he would challenge Rush for the Democratic nomination.[8] Hardiman withdrew in order to run for Cook County Clerk of Court.[9]

CandidatesEdit

Declared
Removed
  • Harold Bailey, City Parks District employee and candidate for this seat in 2010 and 2012
EndorsementsEdit
Bobby Rush
Howard Brookins, Jr.

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bobby Rush 128,402 71.44
Democratic Howard Brookins 34,645 19.27
Democratic Patrick Brutus 16,696 9.29
Total votes 179,743 100

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • August Deuser
  • Jimmy Lee Tillman

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican August Deuser 24,584 73.78
Republican Jimmy Lee Tillman 8,737 26.22
Total votes 33,321 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 1st Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bobby Rush (Incumbent) 234,037 74.10
Republican August Deuser 81,817 25.90
Tabitha Carson 8 0.00
Total votes 315,862 100
Democratic hold

District 2Edit

The incumbent was Democrat Robin Kelly, who had represented the district since 2013. She was re-elected with 78% of the vote in 2014. The district had a PVI of D+29.

Kelly considered running for the U.S. Senate, but decided to run for re-election instead.[14]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Robin Kelly, incumbent U.S. Representative
  • Marcus Lewis, postal worker, independent candidate in 2012 and 2013 and Democratic candidate in 2014
  • Dorian Myrickes
  • Charles Rayburn, candidate in 2013 and 2014
EndorsementsEdit
Robin Kelly

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robin Kelly 115,752 73.92
Democratic Marcus Lewis 25,280 16.14
Democratic Charles Rayburn 9,559 6.11
Democratic Dorian Myrickes 6,002 3.83
Total votes 156,593 100

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • John Morrow

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Morrow 27,303 100
Total votes 27,303 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 2nd Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robin Kelly (Incumbent) 235,051 79.81
Republican John Morrow 59,471 20.19
James Reynolds 0 0.00
Total votes 294,522 100
Democratic hold

District 3Edit

The incumbent was Democrat Dan Lipinski, who had represented the district since 2005. He was re-elected with 65% of the vote in 2014. The district had a PVI of D+5.

Democratic primaryEdit

Incumbent Dan Lipinski ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination. Oren Jacobson, a tech entrepreneur, had formed an exploratory committee in May 2015 to consider a primary challenge of Lipinski.[15] Jacobson terminated the committee in July 2015.[16]

CandidatesEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Lipinski 107,620 100
Total votes 107,620 100

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

Removed

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 3rd Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Lipinski (Incumbent) 225,320 99.96
Diane Harris 91 0.04
Total votes 225,411 100
Democratic hold

District 4Edit

The incumbent was Democrat Luis Gutiérrez, who had represented the district since 1993. He was re-elected with 78% of the vote in 2014. The district had a PVI of D+29.

Democratic primaryEdit

Javier Salas, a former journalist and former senior policy adviser to Governor Pat Quinn, challenged Gutiérrez for the Democratic nomination.[17][18] Salas cited Gutiérrez's support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel over challenger Chuy Garcia in the 2015 Chicago mayoral election as a reason for his primary challenge.[19]

CandidatesEdit

  • Luis Gutiérrez, incumbent U.S. Representative
  • Javier Salas, former journalist, radio host and senior policy adviser to Governor Pat Quinn
EndorsementsEdit
Louis V. Gutierrez

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Luis Gutiérrez 92,779 75.17
Democratic Javier Salas 30,640 24.83
Total votes 123,419 100

Republican primaryEdit

No candidates filed for the Republican primary for this seat.

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 4th Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Luis Gutiérrez (Incumbent) 171,297 100
Total votes 171,297 100
Democratic hold

District 5Edit

The incumbent was Democrat Mike Quigley, who had represented the district since 2009. He was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2014. The district had a PVI of D+16.

Democratic primaryEdit

Congressman Mike Quigley ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley 127,679 100
Total votes 127,679 100

Republican primaryEdit

No candidates filed for the Republican primary for this seat.

Green primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Warren "Grizz" Grimsley
  • Richard Mayers
  • Rob Sherman, atheist activist, businessman, and perennial candidate
EndorsementsEdit
Warren Grizz” Grimsley

Primary resultsEdit

Green primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Rob Sherman 157 57.93
Green Warren Grimsley 114 42.07
Green Richard Mayers 0 0.00
Total votes 271 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 5th Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (Incumbent) 212,842 67.84
Republican Vince Kolber 86,222 27.48
Green Rob Sherman 14,657 4.68
Michael Krynski 3 0.00
Total votes 313,724 100
Democratic hold

District 6Edit

The incumbent was Republican Peter Roskam, who had represented the district since 2007. He was re-elected with 67% of the vote in 2014. The district had a PVI of R+4. Glen Ellyn Park District commissioner Jay Kinzler opposed Roskam in the primary.[20] Kinzler ran to the political right of Roskam.[21]

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

Declared
  • Gordon "Jay" Kinzler, Glen Ellyn Park District commissioner[22]
  • Peter Roskam, incumbent U.S. Representative
Withdrawn
  • Gerald "Jerry" Drabik[23]
EndorsementsEdit
Peter Roskam

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Roskam 83,344 68.78
Republican Jay Kinzler 37,834 31.22
Total votes 121,178 100

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Amanda Howland, College of Lake County Trustee and 2012 State Senate candidate
  • Robert Marshall, radiologist and perennial candidate
EndorsementsEdit
Amanda Howland

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Amanda Howland 51,101 67.13
Democratic Robert Marshall 25,027 32.87
Total votes 76,128 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 6th Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Roskam (Incumbent) 208,555 59.22
Democratic Amanda Howland 143,591 40.78
Total votes 352,146 100
Republican hold

District 7Edit

The incumbent was Democrat Danny K. Davis, who had represented the district since 1997. He was re-elected with 85% of the vote in 2014. The district had a PVI of D+36.

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

Declared
Removed
  • Frederick Collins
EndorsementsEdit
Danny Davis

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Danny K. Davis 139,378 81.19
Democratic Thomas Day 32,261 18.80
Democratic Frederick Collins 25 0.01
Total votes 171,664 100

Republican primaryEdit

No candidates filed for the Republican primary for this seat.

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 7th Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Danny K. Davis (Incumbent) 250,584 84.24
Republican Jeffrey Leef 46,882 15.76
Total votes 297,466 100
Democratic hold

District 8Edit

The incumbent was Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who had represented the district since 2013, and who retired so she could run for the United States Senate in 2016 against Republican incumbent Mark Kirk. She was re-elected with 56% of the vote in 2014. The district had a PVI of D+8.

Democrats Raja Krishnamoorthi, a past candidate for the district, and State Senator Mike Noland declared they would run for the district.[26][27] Krishnamoorthi was endorsed by Representative Jan Schakowsky.[28]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

Declared
Withdrawn
Declined
  • Jenny Burke, legal analyst, Itasca School Board member and 2014 State House Candidate[29]
  • Tammy Duckworth, incumbent U.S. Representative (running for the U.S. Senate)
EndorsementsEdit
Tom Cullerton (Withdrawn)
Raja Krishnamoorthi
Michael Noland

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raja Krishnamoorthi 44,950 56.99
Democratic Michael Noland 22,925 29.06
Democratic Deborah Bullwinkel 11,005 13.95
Total votes 78,880 100

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

Declared
  • Pete DiCianni, DuPage County Commissioner and former Mayor of Elmhurst[43]
Removed
Declined
EndorsementsEdit
Andrew Straw (removed)

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete DiCianni 51,047 99.97
Republican Andrew Staw 13 00.03
Total votes 51,060 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 8th Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raja Krishnamoorthi 144,954 58.3
Republican Pete DiCianni 103,617 41.7
Total votes 248,571 100
Democratic hold

District 9Edit

The incumbent was Democrat Jan Schakowsky, who had represented the district since 1999. She was re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2014. The district had a PVI of D+15.

Democratic primaryEdit

Jan Schakowsky ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Schakowsky 134,961 100
Total votes 134,961 100

Republican primaryEdit

Joan McCarthy Lasonde of Wilmette filed for the Republican nomination on November 23, 2015. She was the only Republican on the ballot in the primary election.

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joan McCarthy Lasonde 47,948 100
Total votes 47,948 100

General electionEdit

EndorsementsEdit

Joan McCarthy Lasonde
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
Statewide officials
Individuals
  • Dan Proft, Radio host and 2010 Illinois gubernatorial canndaite[50]
Newspapers

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 9th Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Schakowsky (Incumbent) 217,306 66.47
Republican Joan McCarthy Lasonde 109,550 33.51
David Earl Williams III 79 0.02
Susanne Atanus 13 0.00
Total votes 326,948 100
Democratic hold

District 10Edit

The incumbent was Republican Robert Dold, who had represented the district since 2015 and previously from 2011 to 2013. He was elected with 51% of the vote in 2014, defeating Democratic incumbent Brad Schneider. The district had a PVI of D+8, which made the 10th congressional district the most Democratic district in the country represented by a Republican. As such, Dold was a top Democratic target.[54]

Republican primaryEdit

Incumbent Robert Dold ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

CandidatesEdit

EndorsementsEdit
Bob Dold
Governors
Individuals
Newspapers
Organizations

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Dold 61,968 100
Total votes 61,968 100

Democratic primaryEdit

Schneider announced on April 2, 2015, that he would again run for the 10th district against Dold.[64][65][66]

CandidatesEdit

EndorsementsEdit
Nancy Rotering
Brad Schneider

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Schneider 50,916 53.73
Democratic Nancy Rotering 43,842 46.27
Total votes 94,758 100

General electionEdit

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bob
Dold (R)
Brad
Schneider (D)
Other Undecided
North Star Opinion Research October 8–11, 2016 400 ? 50% 43%

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 10th Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Schneider 150,435 52.60
Republican Bob Dold (Incumbent) 135,535 47.39
Joseph William Kopsick 26 0.01
Total votes 285,996 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

District 11Edit

The incumbent was Democrat Bill Foster, who had represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 14th district from 2008 to 2011. He was re-elected with 53% of the vote in 2014. The district had a PVI of D+8.

Foster considered running for the U.S. Senate, but decided to run for re-election instead.[77][78]

Democratic primaryEdit

Incumbent Bill Foster ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Foster 82,984 100
Total votes 82,984 100

Republican primaryEdit

DuPage County Board member Tonia Khouri, cardiologist Dominick Stella, and scientist Herman White ran for the Republican nomination.[79][80]

CandidatesEdit

  • Tonia Khouri
  • Nick Stella
  • Herman White
EndorsementsEdit
Tonia Khouri
Nick Stella
Herman White

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tonia Khouri 22,859 36.94
Republican Nick Stella 22,489 36.34
Republican Herman White 16,536 26.72
Total votes 61,884 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 11th Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Foster (Incumbent) 166,578 60.4
Republican Tonia Khouri 108,995 39.6
Total votes 275,573 100.00
Democratic hold

District 12Edit

The incumbent was Republican Mike Bost, who had represented the district since 2015. He was elected with 52% of the vote in 2014, defeating Democratic incumbent William Enyart. The district had an even PVI.

Republican primaryEdit

Congressman Mike Bost ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[88]

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Bost 74,454 100
Total votes 74,454 100

Democratic primaryEdit

Attorney C.J. Baricevic won the Democratic nomination.[89] Prior to the Democratic primary, international aid worker Edward Vowell had formed an exploratory committee.[89] Other potential Democratic candidates included State Representative Jerry Costello II, State Representative Jay Hoffman and St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly, and former Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon.[90]

FEC complaintEdit

On June 28, 2016, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission alleging that partners and employees at the law firm of attorney Tom Keefe Jr. illegally contributed to Baricevic’s campaign. The complaint alleged that six employees gave the maximum contribution limit ($2,700) to Baricevic’s campaign, and then were reimbursed by the law firm. The complaint argued that “regulations prohibit making a contribution in the name of one who is not the true contributor,” according to the Madison - St. Clair Record.[91][92] The complaint argued that the contributions came from “from low-level office workers who couldn’t afford the 27-hundred-dollar donations listed in their names,” according to WMIX-94.[93]

In the FEC complaint, the foundation’s executive director Matthew Whitaker stated that the legal community contributed more than $246,000 to the campaign, “with nearly all of them [the contributors] having appeared in cases before Judge John C. Baricevic, C. J. Baricevic’s father.[94]

CandidatesEdit

Declared
  • C.J. Baricevic, attorney[89]
Declined

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic C.J. Baricevic 70,580 100
Total votes 70,580 100

Green primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Paula Bradshaw
  • Sadona Folkner

Primary resultsEdit

Green primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Paula Bradshaw 117 80.14
Green Sadona Folkner 29 19.86
Total votes 146 100

General electionEdit

Bost defeated Baricevic and Bradshaw in the general election on November 8, 2016, winning 54% of the vote.[98]

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 12th Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Bost 169,976 54.31
Democratic C.J. Baricevic 124,246 39.69
Green Paula Bradshaw 18,780 6.00
Total votes 313,002 100.00
Republican hold

District 13Edit

The incumbent was Republican Rodney L. Davis, who had represented the district since 2013. He was re-elected with 59% of the vote in 2014. The district had an even PVI. Davis ran for re-election.[99]

Republican primaryEdit

Pharmacist Ethan Vandersand filed to challenge Congressman Rodney Davis for the Republican nomination.[100][101]

CandidatesEdit

EndorsementsEdit
Rodney Davis

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rodney L. Davis 71,447 76.95
Republican Ethan Vandersand 21,401 23.05
Total votes 92,848 100

Democratic primaryEdit

Mark Wicklund ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

CandidatesEdit

Declared
  • Mark Wicklund, President of the Decatur-Macon County Opportunities Corporation and former Macon County Board member[102]
Declined

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Wicklund 71,430 100
Total votes 71,430 100

IndependentsEdit

Physician David Gill, the Democratic nominee for this district in 2004, 2006, 2010, and 2012 announced that he would make a fifth run, but as an independent this time. In order to qualify for the general election ballot, Gill needed to file nomination papers by June 27, 2016.[2]

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 13th Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rodney L. Davis (Incumbent) 187,583 59.7
Democratic Mark Wicklund 126,811 40.3
Total votes 314,394 100.00
Republican hold

District 14Edit

The incumbent was Republican Randy Hultgren, who had represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 65% of the vote in 2014. The district had a PVI of R+5.

Republican primaryEdit

Joe Walsh, former Republican Representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district from 2011-2013 and radio talk show host on 560 AM considered a primary bid against Hultgren.[108] Walsh did not file to run, leaving Hultgren unopposed for the Republican nomination.

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Hultgren 101,299 100
Total votes 101,299 100

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • John Hosta
  • Jesse Maggitt
  • Jim Walz
EndorsementsEdit
Jim Walz

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Walz 27,706 42.70
Democratic John Hosta 24,866 38.33
Democratic Jesse Maggitt 12,311 18.97
Total votes 64,883 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 14th Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Hultgren (Incumbent) 200,508 59.3
Democratic Jim Walz 137,589 40.7
Total votes 338,097 100.00
Republican hold

District 15Edit

The incumbent was Republican John Shimkus, who had 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 74% of the vote in 2014. The district had a PVI of R+14. Shimkus ran for re-election.[99]

Republican primaryEdit

State Senator Kyle McCarter unsuccessfully challenged Shimkus for the Republican nomination.[109] McCarter ran to the right of Shimkus.[88][109]

CandidatesEdit

  • Kyle McCarter, State Senator[88]
  • John Shimkus, incumbent U.S. Representative[88]
EndorsementsEdit
John Shimkus
Kyle McCarter

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Shimkus 76,547 60.37
Republican Kyle McCarter 50,245 39.63
Total votes 126,792 100

Democratic primaryEdit

No candidates filed for the Democratic primary for this seat.

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 15th Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Shimkus (Incumbent) 274,554 100
Total votes 274,554 100.00
Republican hold

District 16Edit

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 71% of the vote in 2014. The district had a PVI of R+4.

Republican primaryEdit

Congressman Adam Kinzinger was considered a possible candidate for the U.S. Senate if Republican Senator Mark Kirk had decided not to run again.[112] However, Senator Kirk ended up filing for re-election and Kinzinger remained running for re-election.[113]

Colin McGroarty announced on July 16, 2015 at a meeting of the Northern Illinois Tea Party that he would challenge Kinzinger for the Republican nomination.[114]

CandidatesEdit

Declared
  • Adam Kinzinger, incumbent U.S. Representative
Removed
  • Colin McGroarty, technology consultant and Tea Party activist

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Kinzinger 101,421 100.00
Republican Colin McGroarty 2 00.00
Total votes 101,423 100

Democratic primaryEdit

No candidates filed for the Democratic primary for this seat.

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 16th Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Kinzinger (Incumbent) 259,722 99.95
John Burchardt 131 0.05
Total votes 259,853 100.00
Republican hold

District 17Edit

The incumbent was Democrat Cheri Bustos, who had represented the district since 2013. She was re-elected with 55% of the vote in 2014. The district had a PVI of D+7.

Bustos considered running for the U.S. Senate, but decided to run for re-election instead.[115][116]

Democratic primaryEdit

Incumbent Cheri Bustos ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cheri Bustos 70,319 100.00
Total votes 70,319 100

Republican primaryEdit

Patrick Harlan, a fuel truck driver and President of the Knox County Tea Party, announced in September that he was running for the Republican nomination.[117] Jack Boccarossa, owner of a Christmas tree farm, also filed for the Republican primary.[118]

CandidatesEdit

  • Jack Boccarossa, retired engineer and tree farm owner
  • Patrick Harlan, fuel truck driver and President of the Knox County Tea Party[117]
EndorsementsEdit
Jack Boccarossa

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patrick Harlan 52,405 75.72
Republican Jack Boccarossa 16,805 24.28
Total votes 69,210 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 17th Congressional District, 2016[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cheri Bustos (Incumbent) 173,125 60.31
Republican Patrick Harlan 113,943 39.69
Total votes 287,068 100.00
Democratic hold

District 18Edit

The incumbent was Republican Darin LaHood, who had represented the district since 2015. He was elected with 69% of the vote in the September 10, 2015 special election to fill the remainder of the term of former Congressman Aaron Schock. Aaron Schock, who had represented the district since 2009 resigned March 31, 2015 due to controversy over his spending. The district had a PVI of R+11.

Republican primaryEdit

Mark Zalcman, a Normal, Illinois attorney, planned to challenge Schock in the Republican primary election in March 2016. Zalcman promoted a platform based on his Christian Gospel-centered faith and values.[119] Zalcman declined to run in the special election due to a shortened period to obtain the necessary signatures to qualify for the ballot.[120] Zalcman announced that he would focus on the 2016 primary instead.[120] Zalcman did not file for this seat, leaving LaHood unopposed for the Republican nomination.

CandidatesEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Darin LaHood 130,419 100.00
Total votes 130,419 100

Democratic primaryEdit

No candidates filed for the Democratic primary for this seat.

Write-In

Darrel Miller

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darrel Miller (Write-In) 148 100.00
Total votes 148 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois's 18th Congressional District, 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Darin LaHood (Incumbent) 250,506 72.13
Democratic Junius Rodriguez 96,770 27.87
Don Vance 7 0.00
Total votes 347,283 100.00
Republican hold

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