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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois were held on November 6, 2018, to elect U.S. Representatives, one from each of the state's eighteen congressional districts.

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois

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Illinois's 18 seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 11 7
Seats won 13 5
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 2
Popular vote 2,744,727 1,754,449
Percentage 60.46% 38.65%
Swing Increase 6.84% Decrease 7.09%

2018 U.S. House elections in Illinois.svg
  Democratic hold
  Republican hold
  Democratic gain

The primaries for all parties were held on March 20, 2018.[1][2] The state congressional delegation changed from a 11–7 Democratic majority to a 13–5 Democratic majority, the most seats the Democrats have held since the 1990 election.

Contents

StatewideEdit

Popular vote
Democratic
60.46%
Republican
38.65%
Other
0.89%
House seats
Democratic
72.22%
Republican
27.78%

By districtEdit

Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois by district:[3]

District Republican Democratic Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 50,960 19.76% 189,560 73.51% 17,365 6.73% 257,885 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 2 44,567 18.94% 190,684 81.06% 0 0.00% 235,251 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 3 57,885 25.92% 163,053 73.01% 2,396 1.07% 223,334 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 4 22,294 13.41% 143,895 86.59% 0 0.00% 166,189 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 5 65,134 23.34% 213,992 76.66% 5 0.00% 279,131 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 6 146,445 46.42% 169,001 53.58% 0 0.00% 315,446 100.0% Democratic Gain
District 7 30,497 12.38% 215,746 87.62% 0 0.00% 246,243 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 8 67,073 34.03% 130,054 65.97% 0 0.00% 197,127 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 9 76,983 26.51% 213,368 73.49% 0 0.00% 290,351 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 10 82,124 34.41% 156,540 65.59% 0 0.00% 238,664 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 11 82,358 36.16% 145,407 63.84% 0 0.00% 227,765 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 12 134,884 51.57% 118,724 45.39% 7,935 3.03% 261,543 100.0% Republican Hold
District 13 136,516 50.38% 134,458 49.62% 7 0.00% 270,981 100.0% Republican Hold
District 14 141,164 47.50% 156,035 52.50% 0 0.00% 297,199 100.0% Democratic Gain
District 15 181,294 70.93% 74,309 29.07% 5 0.00% 255,608 100.0% Republican Hold
District 16 151,254 59.12% 104,569 40.88% 2 0.00% 255,825 100.0% Republican Hold
District 17 87,090 37.91% 142,659 62.09% 0 0.00% 229,749 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 18 195,927 67.23% 95,486 32.77% 0 0.00% 291,413 100.0% Republican Hold
Total 1,754,449 38.65% 2,757,540 60.74% 27,715 0.61% 4,539,704 100.0%

District 1Edit

Democratic incumbent Bobby Rush has represented the district since 1992. In 2016, he was reelected with 74.10% of the vote.[4]

Democratic primaryEdit

Withdrawn

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bobby Rush (incumbent) 104,114 100
Total votes 104,114 100

Republican primaryEdit

  • Jimmy Lee Tillman, II, 2014 Republican candidate in the 1st and son of former Alderman Dorothy Tillman[6]

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jimmy Lee Tillman, II 15,389 100
Total votes 15,389 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bobby Rush (incumbent) 189,560 73.5
Republican Jimmy Lee Tillman, II 50,960 19.8
Independent Thomas Rudbeck 17,365 6.7
Total votes 257,885 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2Edit

Democratic incumbent Robin Kelly has represented the district since 2013. In 2016, she was reelected with 79.81% of the vote.[4]

Democratic primaryEdit

  • Robin Kelly, incumbent
  • Marcus Lewis, postal worker, independent candidate in 2012 and 2013 and Democratic primary candidate in 2014 & 2016

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robin Kelly (incumbent) 80,659 82.1
Democratic Marcus Lewis 17,640 17.9
Total votes 98,299 100

Republican primaryEdit

  • Patrick Harmon
  • David Merkle
  • John Morrow, Republican candidate in 2016

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Merkle 4,963 36.6
Republican Patrick Harmon 4,810 35.5
Republican John Morrow 3,790 27.9
Total votes 13,563 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robin Kelly (incumbent) 190,684 81.1
Republican David Merkle 44,567 18.9
Total votes 235,251 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3Edit

Democratic incumbent Dan Lipinski has represented the district since 2004. In 2016, he was reelected against nominal write-in opposition.[4]

Democratic primaryEdit

Declared

  • Dan Lipinski, incumbent representative for the 3rd congressional district
  • Marie K. Newman, businesswoman and activist

EndorsementsEdit

Dan Lipinski
U.S. Senators
State legislators
County officials
Local officials[8]
Newsapapers
Organizations
Marie Newman
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
State legislators
State Representatives
Local officials
Individuals
  • Stephanie Coleman, 16th Ward Democratic Committeewoman[21]
  • Lucy Moog, 43rd Ward Democratic Committeewoman[21]
  • Gloria Steinem, feminist activist[23]
Organizations

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Dan
Lipinski (D)
Marie
Newman (D)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling (D) February 27–28, 2018 648 ± 3.9% 43% 41% 15%
Normington, Petts & Associates (D) October 16–19, 2017 400 ± 4.9% 49% 18% 33%

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Lipinski (incumbent) 48,675 51.1
Democratic Marie Newman 46,530 48.9
Total votes 95,205 100

Republican primaryEdit

Declared

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur Jones 20,681 100
Total votes 20,681 100

Other candidatesEdit

Write-inEdit

Declared
  • Justin Hanson, of LaGrange, lawyer and Republican former congressional staffer, running as "an independent, moderate rightist"[34][35][36]
  • Kenneth Yerkes, of Oak Lawn, dentist[35][36]
Potential

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Lipinski (incumbent) 163,053 73.0
Republican Arthur Jones 57,885 25.9
Independent Justin Hanson (write-in) 1,353 0.6
Independent Kenneth Yerkes (write-in) 1,039 0.5
Independent Richard Mayers (write-in) 4 0.0
Total votes 223,334 100.0
Democratic hold

District 4Edit

Democratic incumbent Luis Gutiérrez has represented the district since 1993. He was reelected with 79.81% of the vote in 2016.[4]

 
Jesús "Chuy" García at a congressional campaign rally in South Lawndale, Chicago, February 2018

A day after filing petitions to run for reelection, Gutierrez announced he would not seek re-election in 2018 and retire at the end of his current term.[37][38][39]

Democratic primaryEdit

Gutierrez's announcement has led multiple Democrats to begin circulating petitions. Jesús "Chuy" García, a member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, and Proco Joe Moreno, both members of the Chicago City Council, circulated petitions for the nomination.[40] Ramirez-Rosa and Moreno withdrew.[citation needed] Gutiérrez endorsed García.[40]

On November 28, 2017, Richard Gonzalez filed to run for the Democratic nomination.[37]

CandidatesEdit

Declared
Withdrew

EndorsementsEdit

Sol Flores
Organizations
Elected officials
Newspapers
Jesús "Chuy" García
Organizations
Elected officials
Individuals
Newspapers

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jesus
"Chuy" García (D)
Joe
Moreno (D)
Sol
Flores (D)
Carlos
Ramirez-Rosa (D)
Other Undecided
Garin Hart Yang Research Group (D) January 18–21, 2018 400 ± 5.0% 59% 8% 6% 8% 19%
Public Policy Polling (D) December 13–14, 2017 412 ± 4.8% 53% 7% 20%

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jesús "Chuy" García 49,631 66.4
Democratic Sol Flores 16,398 21.6
Democratic Richard Gonzalez 8,921 12.0
Total votes 74,950 100

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

Declared
  • Mark Lorch

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Lorch 5,805 100
Total votes 5,805 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 4th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jesús "Chuy" García 143,895 86.6
Republican Mark Lorch 22,294 13.4
Total votes 166,189 100.0
Democratic hold

District 5Edit

Democratic incumbent Mike Quigley has represented the district since 2009. He was reelected with 67.84% of the vote in 2016.[4] Per the Illinois Board of Elections, four Democrats and one Republican filed to run in the 5th congressional district.[54]

Democratic primaryEdit

Ben Wolf announced his intention to challenge Quigley in the Democratic primary.[55]

Declared
  • Sameena Mustafa
  • Mike Quigley, incumbent
  • Steven J. Schwartzberg
  • Ben Wolf

EndorsementsEdit

Sameena Mustafa
Organizations

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 66,254 62.5
Democratic Sameena Mustafa 25,591 24.1
Democratic Ben Wolf 10,032 9.5
Democratic Steven Schwartzberg 4,196 4.0
Total votes 106,073 100

Republican primaryEdit

  • Tom Hanson

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Hanson 18,837 100
Total votes 18,837 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 5th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 213,992 76.7
Republican Tom Hanson 65,134 23.3
Independent Frank Rowder (write-in) 5 0.0
Total votes 279,131 100.0
Democratic hold

District 6Edit

Republican incumbent Peter Roskam represented the district since 2007. He was reelected with 59.22% of the vote in 2016 while Democrat Hillary Clinton defeated Republican Donald Trump in the presidential election by a seven-point margin in that district.[56][4]

Democratic primaryEdit

Clinton's victory in the historically Republican district has led to a large amount of Democratic interest. On January 30, 2017, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced the 6th as one of three Illinois targets.[57]

CandidatesEdit

Filed[58]
  • Becky Anderson Wilkins, Naperville city councilwoman[59]
  • Sean Casten, former energy business owner[60][61]
  • Carole Cheney, former chief of staff to Congressman Bill Foster and state house candidate in 2012[62]
  • Amanda Howland, College of Lake County trustee, nominee for this seat in 2016, state senate candidate in 2012 and state house candidate in 2006 and 2008[63]
  • Ryan Huffman, data analyst[64]
  • Kelly Mazeski, Barrington Hills planning commissioner and state senate candidate in 2016[65]
  • Jennifer Zordani, regulatory attorney, former non-profit president[66]
Did Not File
  • Geoffrey Petzel, candidate for this seat in 2012[67]
  • Jason Snelson, restaurant operations manager[67]
  • Austin Songer, navy veteran[67]
Withdrew

EndorsementsEdit

Carole Cheney
Elected officials
Kelly Mazeski
Elected officials
Organizations
Newspapers

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sean Casten 19,774 29.5
Democratic Kelly Mazeski 17,984 26.8
Democratic Carole Cheney 11,663 17.4
Democratic Amanda Howland 8,483 12.7
Democratic Becky Anderson Wilkins 4,001 6.0
Democratic Jennifer Zordani 2,743 4.1
Democratic Ryan Huffman 2,365 3.5
Total votes 67,013 100

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Peter Roskam, incumbent

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Roskam (incumbent) 56,544 100
Total votes 56,544 100

General electionEdit

DebatesEdit

EndorsementsEdit

Sean Casten (D)
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Peter
Roskam (R)
Sean
Casten (D)
Undecided
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 20–26, 2018 497 ± 4.7% 44% 46% 10%
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group (D-Casten) September 29 – October 1, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 44% 49% 7%
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group (D-Casten) September 8–10, 2018 402 ± 4.9% 44% 47% 9%
NYT Upshot/Siena College September 4–6, 2018 512 ± 4.7% 45% 44% 11%
Victory Research (R) July 23–25, 2018 600 ± 4.0% 44% 37% 19%
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group (D-Casten) April 21–23, 2018 401 ± 4.9% 45% 44%

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 6th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sean Casten 169,001 53.6
Republican Peter Roskam (incumbent) 146,445 46.4
Total votes 315,446 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 7Edit

Democratic incumbent Danny K. Davis has represented the district since 1997. He was reelected with 84.24% of the vote in 2016.[4]

Democratic primaryEdit

Davis is being challenged in the Democratic primary by Anthony Clark, a teacher at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Clark has been endorsed by Brand New Congress and the Justice Democrats.[77][78]

DeclaredEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Danny K. Davis (incumbent) 81,570 73.9
Democratic Anthony Clark 28,867 26.1
Total votes 110,437 100

Republican PrimaryEdit

DeclaredEdit

  • Craig Cameron
  • Jeffrey Leef

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Craig Cameron 3,706 56.3
Republican Jeffrey Leef 2,873 43.7
Total votes 6,579 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 7th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Danny K. Davis (incumbent) 215,746 87.6
Republican Craig Cameron 30,497 12.4
Total votes 246,243 100.0
Democratic hold

District 8Edit

Democratic incumbent Raja Krishnamoorthi has represented the district since 2017. In 2016, he was elected with 58.3% of the vote.[4] Krishnamoorthi won the Democratic primary, uncontested.

Democratic PriamryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raja Krishnamoorthi (incumbent) 44,042 100
Total votes 44,042 100

Republican primaryEdit

Filed[79]
  • Jitendra "JD" Diganvker, entrepreneur[80]

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jitendra "JD" Diganvker 25,448 100
Total votes 25,448 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 8th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raja Krishnamoorthi (incumbent) 130,054 66.0
Republican Jitendra "JD" Diganvker 67,073 34.0
Total votes 197,127 100.0
Democratic hold

District 9Edit

Democratic incumbent Jan Schakowsky has represented the district since 1999. In 2016, she was reelected with 66.47% of the vote.[4]

Democratic primaryEdit

 
Schakowsky was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Schakowsky (incumbent) 108,417 100
Total votes 108,417 100

Republican primaryEdit

Declared[81][82]Edit

  • Sargis Sangari, U.S. Army veteran
  • John D. Elleson, pastor
  • Maxwell Rice
  • D. Vincent Thomas, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard veteran

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Elleson 10,476 40.4
Republican Sargis Sangari 7,954 30.7
Republican D. Vincent Thomas 4,886 18.8
Republican Maxwell Rice 2,634 10.2
Total votes 25,950 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 9th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Schakowsky (incumbent) 213,368 73.5
Republican John Elleson 76,983 26.5
Total votes 290,351 100.0
Democratic hold

District 10Edit

Democratic incumbent Brad Schneider has represented the district since 2017; he previously served one term from 2013 to 2015. In 2016, he was elected with 53.73% of the vote.[4]

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Schneider (incumbent) 58,195 100
Total votes 58,195 100

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Douglas Bennett 11,026 36.2
Republican Jeremy Wynes 10,556 34.7
Republican Sapan Shah 8,841 29.1
Total votes 30,423 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 10th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Schneider (incumbent) 156,540 65.6
Republican Douglas Bennett 82,124 34.4
Total votes 238,664 100.0
Democratic hold

District 11Edit

Democratic incumbent Bill Foster has represented the district since 2013. He previously served from 2008 to 2011 representing Illinois's 14th congressional district. In 2016, he was reelected with 60.40% of the vote.[4] Foster filed to run for reelection.

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Foster (incumbent) 49,762 100
Total votes 49,762 100

Republican primaryEdit

  • Nick Stella
  • Connor Vlakancic

Primary resultsEdit

Republican Primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nick Stella 23,992 79.3
Republican Connor Vlakancic 6,253 20.7
Total votes 30,245 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 11th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Foster (incumbent) 145,407 63.8
Republican Nick Stella 82,358 36.2
Total votes 227,765 100.0
Democratic hold

District 12Edit

Republican incumbent Mike Bost has represented the district since 2015. In 2016, he was reelected with 54.31% of the vote.[4]

Democratic primaryEdit

On May 22, 2017, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced the 12th as a target on the list of expanded targets.[85]

CandidatesEdit

Declared
Did Not File
Declined
  • Nathan Colombo, marketing executive[93][94]

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brendan Kelly 40,555 81.0
Democratic David Bequette 9,526 19.0
Total votes 50,081 100

Republican primaryEdit

Declared

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Bost (incumbent) 31,658 83.5
Republican Preston Nelson 6,258 16.5
Total votes 37,916 100

Green primaryEdit

Declared

General electionEdit

DebatesEdit

EndorsementsEdit

Mike Bost (R)
U.S. Executive Branch officials
Brendan Kelly (D)
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Mike
Bost (R)
Brendan
Kelly (D)
Randall
Auxier (G)
Undecided
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 18–22, 2018 502 ± 4.7% 48% 39% 2% 11%
Global Strategy Group (D) October 3–7, 2018 404 ± 4.9% 46% 45%
DCCC (D) September 26–27, 2018 574 ± 4.2% 42% 41% 8% 8%
NYT Upshot/Siena College September 4–6, 2018 533 ± 4.6% 44% 43% 13%
Public Policy Polling (D) April 16–17, 2018 622 ± 3.9% 44% 39% 15%

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 12th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Bost (incumbent) 134,884 51.6
Democratic Brendan Kelly 118,724 45.4
Green Randall Auxier 7,935 3.0
Total votes 261,543 100.0
Republican hold

District 13Edit

Republican incumbent Rodney Davis has represented the district since 2013. In 2016, he was reelected with 59.70% of the vote.[4]

Democratic primaryEdit

On January 30, 2017, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced the 13th as one of three Illinois targets.

CandidatesEdit

Declared
Withdrew
Declined

EndorsementsEdit

Betsy Dirksen Londrigan
David Gill
Organizations

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Betsy Dirksen Londrigan 24,515 45.7
Democratic Erik Jones 12,024 22.4
Democratic David Gill 7,757 14.4
Democratic Jon Ebel 7,167 13.3
Democratic Angel Sides 2,237 4.2
Total votes 53,700 100

Republican primaryEdit

Declared
  • Rodney Davis, incumbent[112]

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rodney Davis (incumbent) 44,512 100
Total votes 44,512 100

General electionEdit

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Rodney
Davis (R)
Betsy Dirksen
Londrigan (D)
Undecided
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 21–25, 2018 501 ± 4.6% 46% 41% 13%
GBA Strategies (D-Londrigan) October 1–4, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 49% 48%
American Viewpoint (R-CLF) September 29 – October 1, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 50% 37% 9%
Public Policy Polling (D) April 16–17, 2018 726 ± 3.6% 45% 42% 13%

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 13th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rodney Davis (incumbent) 136,516 50.4
Democratic Betsy Dirksen Londrigan 134,458 49.6
Independent Thomas J. Kuna (write-in) 7 0.0
Total votes 270,981 100.0
Republican hold

District 14Edit

Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren has represented the district since 2011. In 2016, he was reelected with 59.30% of the vote.[4] Hultgren won the Republican primary, uncontested.

Democratic primaryEdit

On January 30, 2017, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced the 14th as one of three Illinois targets.[57]

CandidatesEdit

Declared

EndorsementsEdit

Matt Brolley
Organizations
  • AFL-CIO
  • Citizen Action Illinois
  • Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association
  • Illinois Federation of Teachers
  • Sierra Club
Elected officials
  • Bill Foster, U.S. Representative from Illinois’s 11th congressional district (and former Representative from Illinois’s 14th congressional district)
  • Mark Pietrowski, DeKalb County Chair
  • Jan Schakowsky, U.S. Representative from Illinois’s 9th congressional district
  • Tom Weisner, former Mayor of Aurora, Illinois
Newspapers

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lauren Underwood 29,391 57.3
Democratic Matthew Brolley 6,845 13.4
Democratic Jim Walz 5,100 10.0
Democratic Victor Swanson 3,597 7.0
Democratic John Hosta 2,578 5.0
Democratic George Weber 2,570 5.0
Democratic Daniel Roldan-Johnson 1,170 2.3
Total votes 51,251 100

Republican primaryEdit

Declared

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Hultgren (incumbent) 51,672 100
Total votes 51,672 100

General electionEdit

In the March 20, 2018, primary, Lauren Underwood won the Democratic nomination with 57.35% of the vote.[117] She runs against incumbent Hultgren in the November 2018 midterm elections.

EndorsementsEdit

Randy Hultgren (R)
U.S. Executive Branch officials
Lauren Underwood (D)
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials
Newspapers

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Randy
Hultgren (R)
Lauren
Underwood (D)
Undecided
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 31 – November 4, 2018 428 ± 5.0% 43% 49% 8%
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 3–8, 2018 501 ± 4.6% 47% 43% 10%
Public Policy Polling (D) April 16–17, 2018 682 ± 3.8% 45% 41% 14%

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 14th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lauren Underwood 156,035 52.5
Republican Randy Hultgren (incumbent) 141,164 47.5
Total votes 297,199 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 15Edit

Republican incumbent John Shimkus has served in Congress since 1997. In 2016, he ran unopposed.[4] He ran unopposed for Republican nomination. The Democratic nomination went to Kevin Gaither, a local school teacher and former Obama campaign worker.

Democratic primaryEdit

Declared

Withdrew

  • Anthony March[124] (citation needed to show withdrawal - candidate received no votes and was not listed in results)

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kevin Gaither 17,300 62.1
Democratic Carl Spoerer 10,573 37.9
Total votes 27,873 100

Republican primaryEdit

Declared

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Shimkus (incumbent) 73,825 100
Total votes 73,825 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 15th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Shimkus (incumbent) 181,294 70.9
Democratic Kevin Gaither 74,309 29.1
Independent Tim E. Buckner (write-in) 5 0.0
Total votes 255,608 100.0
Republican hold

District 16Edit

Republican incumbent Adam Kinzinger has served in Congress since 2011. In 2016, he was reelected with nominal write-in opposition.[4]

Democratic primaryEdit

Withdrew

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sara Dady 17,713 40.3
Democratic Neill Mohammad 11,599 27.2
Democratic Amy Briel 8,291 19.5
Democratic Beth Vercolio-Osmund 5,526 13.0
Total votes 43,129 100

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Kinzinger (incumbent) 44,878 67.9
Republican Jim Marter 21,242 32.1
Total votes 66,120 100

General electionEdit

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Adam
Kinzinger (R)
Sara
Dady (D)
Undecided
Change Research (D) October 27–29, 2018 554 55% 41%

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 16th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Kinzinger (incumbent) 151,254 59.1
Democratic Sara Dady 104,569 40.9
Independent John M. Stassi (write-in) 2 0.0
Total votes 255,825 100.0
Republican hold

District 17Edit

Democratic incumbent Cheri Bustos has represented the district since 2013. After exploring a run for Governor of Illinois, Busto opted to run for reelection in 2018.[128] She was reelected with 60.31% of the vote in 2016 while Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election by less than a one-point margin in the district.[56]

Democratic primaryEdit

Declared
Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cheri Bustos (incumbent) 42,964 100
Total votes 42,964 100

Republican primaryEdit

On February 8, 2017, the National Republican Congressional Committee announced the 17th as one of its initial targets.[129]

Declared
  • Bill Fawell, real estate broker
Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Fawell 38,411 100
Total votes 38,411 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 17th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cheri Bustos (incumbent) 142,659 62.1
Republican Bill Fawell 87,090 37.9
Total votes 229,749 100.0
Democratic hold

District 18Edit

Republican incumbent Darin LaHood has represented the district since 2015. In 2016, he was reelected with 72.13% of the vote.[4]

Democratic primaryEdit

Declared

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Junius Rodriguez 14,990 41.7
Democratic Brian Deters 14,189 39.5
Democratic Darrel Miller 6,757 18.8
Total votes 35,936 100

Republican primaryEdit

Declared

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Darin LaHood (incumbent) 61,722 78.9
Republican Donald Rients 16,535 21.1
Total votes 78,257 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Illinois' 18th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Darin LaHood (incumbent) 195,927 67.2
Democratic Junius Rodriguez 95,486 32.8
Total votes 291,413 100.0
Republican hold

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