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2010 Illinois Congressional and Statewide Races New Party Deadline: 11/2/09, Filing Deadline: 11/23/09, Primary Withdrawal Deadline: 12/3/09, Write-in Deadline: 12/3/09, Primary: 2/2/10, Last Day to fill Party Nomination Vacancy: 4/5/10, Alternative Party / Independent Filing Deadline: 6/21/10, State Convention Deadline: 8/2/10, Last Day to fill Statewide Party Nomination Vacancy: 8/26/10, Write-in Deadline: 10/3/10, General Election 11/2/10,
Last Updated: November 3, 2010
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Governor, 49.8% in '06, 2nd term, Rod R. Blagojevich (D) indicted, impeached and removed from office on 1/29/09, 1st term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Chris Cillizza: One of the Most Likely Governor to Switch Party, Hotline's Competitive Governor Race, Rasmussen Reports' Gubernatorial Scorecard: Lean Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
Pat Quinn (D) 46.5%, St. Sen. Bill Brady (R) 46.2%, '10 Lieutenant Governor primary winner / pawnbroker Scott Lee Cohen (I) 3.6%,
Rick Whitney (G) 2.7%,
auto work Lex Green (L) 0.9%,
John Hawkins (SW/WI),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 49.8% in '06, 2nd term, Pat Quinn (D) became governor upon the removal of Blagojevich next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-prosecutor Sheila Simon (D) 46.5%, businessman Jason Plummer (R) 46.2%, Baxter B. Swilley (I) 3.6%,
Don W. Crawford (G) 2.7%,
Edward "Ed" Rutledge (L) 0.9%,
Attorney General, 72.4% in '06, 2nd term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Lisa Madigan (D) 64.5%, ex-Northfield Township trustee Steve Kim (R) 31.8%, David F. Black (G) 2.2%,
William "Bill" Malan (L) 1.5%,
Secretary of State, 62.6% in '06, 3rd term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Jesse White (D) 69.7%, education manager Robert Enriquez (R) 27.2%, project coordinator Josh Hanson (L) 3.1%,
Treasurer, 53.8% in '06, 1st term, Alexandra Giannoulias (D) running for Senate, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Chief of Staff Robin Kelly (D) 44.9%, St. Sen. Dan Rutherford (R) 50.0%, '08 congressional nominee Scott K. Summers (G) 3.2%,
James Pauly (L) 1.9%,
Comptroller, 64.1% in '06, 3rd term, Daniel W. Hynes (D) ran for Governor, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Rep. David E. Miller (D) 40.6%, '06 Gov. nominee / ex-St. Treas. Judy Baar Topinka (R) 52.9%, account Julie Fox (L) 3.3%,
R. Erika Schafer (G) 3.2%,
Senator, 70.0% in '04, Barack H. Obama (D) elected President during 1st term, Roland W. Burris (D) not seeking re-election, Next electon in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Chris Cillizza: One of the Most Likely Senate Seats to Switch Party, Hotline's Competitive Senate Race, Rasmussen Reports' Balance of Power: Toss-Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Republican, Ken Rubin: Tossup, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Toss-up,
St. Treas. Alexander "Alexi" Giannoulias (D) 48.4%, U.S. Rep. Mark S. Kirk (R) 46.1%, writer LeAlan M. Jones (G) 3.2%,
engineer Michael "Mike" Labno (L) 2.4%,
Alyson Kennedy (SW/WI),
Senator, 63.1% in '08, 3rd term, next election is 2014, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Richard J. "Dick" Durbin (D),
1st Congressional District, 85.7% in '08, 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Bobby L. Rush (D) 82.0%, '04 & '06 congressional nominee / Professional Clown / USAF Veteran Raymond G. "Ray" Wardingly (R) 16.2%, Jeff Adams (G) 3.8%,
Laura Anderson (SW/WI),
2nd Congressional District, 89.3% in '08, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D) 80.5, Isaac C. Hayes (R) 13.9%, '04 Democratic candidate / '06 Libertarian nominee / '08 Republican nominee / Pastor Anthony W. Williams (G) 5.6%,
3rd Congressional District, 73.2% in '08, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Daniel W. "Dan" Lipinski (D) 69.6%, Michael A. Bendas (R) 24.4%, Laurel Lambert Schmidt (G) 6.0%,
4th Congressional District, 80.6% in '08, 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Luis V. Gutierrez (D) 77.3%, Israel C. Vasquez (R) 14.4%, Robert J. Burns (G) 8.3%,
5th Congressional District, 73.4% in '09, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Mike Quigley (D) 70.6%, developer David Ratowitz (R) 25.4%, '09 nominee / peace activist Matthew Reichel (G) 4.0%,
6th Congressional District, 57.6% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
environmentalist Benjamin S. Lowe (D) 36.3%, Peter J. Roskam (R) 63.7%,
7th Congressional District, 84.9% in '08, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Danny K. Davis (D) 81.4%, Mark M. Weiman (R) 16.2%, Clarence Desmond Clemons (I) 2.4%,
8th Congressional District, 59.9% in '08, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic, The Hill's Race Ratings: Likely Democratic,
Melissa Bean (D) 48.2%, venture capitalist Joe Walsh (R) 48.6%, '04 & '06 candidate Bill Scheurer (G) 3.2%,
9th Congressional District, 74.6% in '08, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (D) 65.9%, attorney Joel Barry Pollak (R) 31.5%, Simon Ribeiro (G) 2.5%,
10th Congressional District, 54.5% in '08, 5th term, Mark Steven Kirk (R) running for U.S. Senate, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: one of the most likely seats to switch parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Hotline's Competitive House Race, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Toss-up,
'06 & '08 nominee / marketing dir. & ex-Sen. aide Daniel J. "Dan" Seals (D) 48.8%, businessman Bob Dold (R) 51.2%,
11th Congressional District, 58.4% in '08, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: one of the most likely seats to switch parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Lean Republican,
Debbie D. Halvorson (D) 42.5%, ex-McLean Co. Comm'r. Adam Kinzinger (R) 57.5%,
12th Congressional District, 71.6% in '08, 12th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Jerry F. Costello (D) 59.6%, wedding planner Teri Newman (R) 36.7%, Rodger W. Jennings (G) 3.7%,
13th Congressional District, 53.6% in '08, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Worth Watching,
'08 nominee / businessman Scott Harper (D) 36.0%, Judy Biggert (R) 64.0%,
14th Congressional District, 57.4% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: one of the most likely seats to switch parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Toss-Up,
Bill Foster (D) 45.0%, St. Sen. Randall M. "Randy" Hultgren (R) 51.4%, Daniel J. Kairis (G) 3.6%,
Doug Marks (L/WI),
15th Congressional District 64.2% in '08, 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
'04 & '06 nominee / Dr. David Gill (D) 35.7%, Timothy V. "Tim" Johnson (R) 64.3%,
16th Congressional District, 60.9% in '08, 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
Mayor George W. Gaulrapp (D) 31.0%, Donald A. Manzullo (R) 65.0%, Terry G. Campbell (G) 4.0%,
17th Congressional District, unopposed in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
Philip G. "Phil" Hare (D) 42.3%, restaurateur Bobby Schilling (R) 53.1%, Roger K. Davis (G) 4.5%,
18th Congressional District, 58.9% in '08, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican,
St. Enviro. Regulatory Group exec. dir. Deirdre "DK" Hirner (D) 25.8%, Aaron Schock (R) 69.1%, '08 candidate Sheldon Schafer (G) 5.1%,
19th Congressional District, 64.4% in '08, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
Tim Bagwell (D) 28.8%, John M. Shimkus (R) 71.2%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Illinois Political Parties:
(AR) = American Reform Party
(Com) = Communist Party
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Ind) = Independence Party
(IA) = Independent American Party
(Labor) = Labor Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(M) = Marijuana Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WW) = Workers World Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. Illinois Media Links:
Alton Telegraph
Arlington Heights Daily Herald
Belleville News-Democrat
Belvidere Daily Republican
Benton Evening News
Bloomington Pantagraph
Capital Fax
Carbondale Southern Illinoisan
Carmi Times
Centralia Morning Sentinel
Champaign News-Gazette
Chicago Communicator
Chicago Daily Southtown
Chicago Free Press
Chicago Inside
Chicago New City
Chicago Pioneer Press
Chicago Reader
Chicago Star News
Chicago Student Voices
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Clay County Advocate-Press
Danville Commercial-News
Decatur Herald & Review
Des Plaines Journal & Topics Newspapers
Du Quoin Evening Call
East St. Louis Journal
Edwardsville Intelligencer
The Elburn Herald
Galesburg Zephyr
Harrisburg Daily Register
Illinois Campaign for Reform
Illinois Leader
Kankakee Daily Journal
Kewanee Star Courier
Lombard Lombardian
Macomb Journal
This Week in Marissa
Mattoon Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
Moline Dispatch
NewsLink.org: Illinois
Oak Park Wednesday Journal
Pekin Daily Times
Peoria Journal Star
Polish News
Pontiac Daily Leader
Pure-News USA
Quincy Herald-Whig
Rockford Register Star
Sauk Valley Newspapers
Springfield's Illinois Times
State Journal-Register
Streator Times-Press
WEEK TV-25
WMAQ TV-5
West Frankfort Daily American
Woodstock Independent


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