United States Senate election in Illinois, 2008
The 2008 United States Senate election in Illinois was held on November 4, 2008. Incumbent Democratic United States Senator Dick Durbin, seeking a third term in the United States Senate, faced minimal opposition from physician Steve Sauerberg. As expected, Durbin overwhelmingly won re-election and defeated Sauerberg in a landslide.
40-50% 50–60% 60–70% 70–80% 80–90%
|Democratic||Dick Durbin (Incumbent)||1,653,833||100.00%|
- Steve Sauerberg, physician
- Andy Martin, perennial candidate
- Mike Psak, trucker and perennial candidate
Durbin won re-election with the best margin of his career. Durbin won all but four of the states counties.
|Democratic||Dick Durbin (Incumbent)||3,615,844||67.84%||+7.51%|
|Libertarian||Larry A. Stafford||50,224||0.94%||-0.70%|
|Constitution||Chad N. Koppie||24,059||0.45%||0.00%|
- "Ballots Cast". Elections.il.gov. February 5, 2008. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
- "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 4, 2008" (PDF). Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
- Illinois State Board of Elections
- U.S. Congress candidates for Illinois at Project Vote Smart
- Illinois, U.S. Senate from CQ Politics
- Illinois U.S. Senate from OurCampaigns.com
- Illinois U.S. Senate race from 2008 Race Tracker
- Campaign contributions for Illinois congressional races from OpenSecrets.org
- Official campaign websites