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1996 Illinois Congressional and Statewide Races
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
President, 48.6% in '92
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Democrat
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (D) 54.32% ex-U.S. Senator Robert J. Dole (R) 36.81% businessman H. Ross Perot (Rfm) 8.03%, consumer attorney / Green Party nominee Ralph Nader (WI) 0.03%, businessman Harry Browne (L) 0.52%, Conservative Caucus founder Howard Phillips (T) 0.18%, Dr. John S. Hagelin (NL) 0.11%, Prohibition Party nominee Earl F. Dodge (WI) 0.00%, William P. Marshall (WI) 0.00%, Johan K. Rust (WI) 0.00%, Jennifer Kay "Jenny" Kosharsky (WI) 0.00%, Willie Felix Carter (WI) 0.00%, Randy Sutherland (WI) 0.00%,
Senator Paul Simon (D) retiring, 65.1% in '90
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Democrat, Cook Report: Leans Democrat, Roll Call: Leans Democrat, Rothernberg Report: Likely Incumbent party, Campaign & Elections: 7:5 Democrat, Politics Now: Leans Democrat,
U.S. Rep. Richard J. Durbin (D) 55.8% St. Rep. Al Salvi (R) 41% Steven H. Perry (Rfm) 1.4%, businesswoman Robin J. Miller (L) 1%, Chad Koppie (T) 0.4%, James E. Davis (NL) 0.3%,
1st Cong. District, 76.7% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat
Bobby L. Rush (D) 85.1% Noel Naughton (R) 13.1% Tim M. Griffin (L) 1.7%
2nd Cong. District, Mel Reynolds (D) resigned, 98.1% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 50:1 Democrat, Politics Now: Safe Democrat
Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D) 94% attorney Tom J. Somer (R) dropped out Frank H. Stratman (L) 6%, Ronald Bartos (Sol) 0%,
3rd Cong. District, 54.2% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 64% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:3 Democrat, Politics Now: Likely Democrat,
William O. "Bill" Lipinski (D) 65.2% '94 nominee / businessman Jim Nalepa (R) 32.1% George Skaritka (Rfm) 1.7%, Robert R. Prazak (L) 0.9%,
4th Cong. District, 75.2% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:1 Democrat
Luis V. Gutierrez (D) 93.6% Tomas Mendoza Jr. (R) dropped out William Passmore (L) 6.4%
5th Cong. District, 54.4% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Democrat, Politics Now: Likely Democrat, Hotline: Hot Seat,
St. Rep. Rod R. Blagojevich (D) 64.1% Michael Patrick Flanagan (R) 35.9%
6th Cong. District, 73.5% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Republican
Stephen de la Rosa (D) 33.4% Henry J. Hyde (R) 64.3% George Meyers (L) 2.3%
7th Cong. District, Cardiss Collins (D) retiring, 79.5% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat, Politics Now: Safe Democrat,
Cook Co. Commissioner Danny K. Davis (D) 82.3% Randy Borow (R) 15.3% Chauncey L. Stroud (I) 1.1%, Toietta Dixon (L) 0.9%, Charles A. Winter (NL) 0.4%,
8th Cong. District, 64.9% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Republican
Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Hull (D) 36.1% Philip M. Crane (R) 62.2% H. Daniel "Dan" Druck (L) 1.7%
9th Cong. District, 66.1% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat, Politics Now: Safe Democrat,
Sidney R. Yates (D) 63.3% Joseph Walsh, 36.7%
10th Cong. District, 75.1% in '94,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Republican,
Philip R. Torf (D) 30.9% John Edward Porter (R) 69.1%
11th Cong. District, 60.6% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 64% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Republican, Politics Now: Likely Republican,
ex-St. Rep. Clem Balanoff (D) 48.3% Gerald C. "Jerry" Weller (R) 51.7%
12th Cong. District, 65.9% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat
Jerry F. Costello (D) 71.6% Shapley R. Hunter (R) 26.6% Geoffrey S. Nathan (L) 1.8%
13th Cong. District, 73.1% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican
businesswoman Susan W. Hynes (D) 40.1% Harris W. Fawell (R) 59.9%
14th Cong. District, 76.5% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican
Orthopedist Doug Mains (D) 35.6% J. Dennis Hastert (R) 64.4%
15th Cong. District, 68.2% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Republican
ex-St. Rep. Laurel Lunt Prussing (D) 42.7% Thomas W. Ewing (R) 57.3% Walter Rose (NL)
16th Cong. District, 70.6% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican
Catherine M. Lee (D) 39.7% Donald A. Manzullo (R) 60.3%
17th Cong. District, 54.5% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 63% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:2 Democrat, Politics Now: Likely Democrat,
Lane A. Evans (D) 51.9% TV newscaster Mark Baker (R) 47.3% William J. Hermann (L) 0.8%, Steve Briggs (NL) 0%,
18th Cong. District, 60.2% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Politics Now: Safe Republican,
ex- St. Rep. Mike Curran (D) 40.7% Ray Lahood (R) 59.3%
19th Cong. District, 58.4% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat
Glenn Poshard (D) 66.7% '94 nominee Brent Winters (R) 31.8% James R. Lacher (L) 0.5%, Patricia Riker (NL) 1%,
20th Cong. District, Richard Durbin (D) running for U.S. Senate, 54.8% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 64% Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:7 Democrat, Politics Now: Toss Up, Hotline: Hot Seat,
St. Rep. Jay Hoffman (D) 49.7% Madison Co. Treasurer / '92 nominee John M. Shimkus (R) 50.3% (R),

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(Com) = Communist Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(N) = New Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(Sol) = Solidarity Party
(T) = Taxpayers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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