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Illinois State Board of Elections
1998 Illinois Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Filing Deadline: December 15, 1997, Primary: March 17, 1998
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Governor, 64% in '94, Jim Edgar (R) retiring after 2nd term
Charles Cook's prediction: Toss Up, Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 3:4, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
U.S. Rep. Glen W. Poshard (D), Larry Burgess (D), Jim Burns (D), ex-St. Att. Gen. Roland W. Burris (D), Maurice Horton (D), ex-U.S. Attorney George H. Ryan (D), Sec/St George H. Ryan (R), Cchad Koppie (R), Attorney Lawrence Redmond (Rfm), Economics Professor Jim Tobin (L), Paul Lindstrom (T),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., Bob Kustra (R) retiring,
Kane County Coroner Mary Lou Kearns (D), ex-St. Treasurer Pat Quinn (D), St. Rep. Corinne G. Wood (R) Philomena "Phyllis" Nirchi (Rfm/AR), Kathryn Payne (Rfm), accountant Chuck Sila (L), Philip Bennett (T),
Attorney General
Chicago City Treasurer Miriam Santos (D), Mister Kawa (D/WI), Jim Ryan (R) ex-banker / farmer Jesse M. Dowell Jr. (Rfm/AR), Daniel J. Kairis (Rfm), attorney / '86 Governor nominee Gary Shilts (L), John Betz (T),
Secretary of State, George Ryan (R) running for Governor
Cook Co. Recorder / ex-St. Rep. Jesse White (D), ex-secret service agent Tim McCarthy (D), ex-St. Rep./'96 Sen. nominee Al Salvi (R), Robert W. Churchill (R), businesswoman Sandra Millatti (Rfm/AR), Maryam Omar (Rfm), '96 U.S. Senate nomiee / program control analyst Robin Miller (L), Therese Battaglia (T),
Treasurer
Orland Park Mayor Daniel J. McLaughlin (D), Jerry Genova (D), Judy Baar Topinka (R) activist Valorie Bain (Rfm), William P. Rakes (Rfm/AR), construction project manager Kevin Kozlowski (L), Mark Mastrogiovanni (T),
Comptroller, Loleta D. Didrickson (R) defeated in Senate primary
attorney Daniel W. Hynes (D) St. Sen. Chris Lauzen (R), Harry Seigle (R), activist Houstoun McIntosh Sadler II (Rfm), internet manager Woody Windischman III (L), Peter Rubel (T),
Senator, 53.3% in '92, 1st term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Toss Up, Charles Cook's prediction: Toss Up, Roll Call's prediction: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 7:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Republican
Carol Moseley-Braun (D), St. Sen. Peter G. Fitzgerald (R), Loleta Didrickson (R), ex-state director of United We Stand America Don A. Torgersen (Rfm/AR), Steve Denari (Rfm), accountant Rhys Read (L), Raymond W. Stalker (T), Jim Davis (NL/WI),
1st Cong. District, 85.1% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:25, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Bobby L. Rush (D), Caleb A. Davis, Jr. (D), Marlene White Ahimaz (R), Maggie Kohls (L),
2nd Cong. District, 94.0% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:25, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Jesse Jackson Jr. (D), Robert Gordon III (R), securities trader Matthew Joseph Beauchamp (L), woodrow W. Windischman, III (L),
3rd Cong. District, 65.2% in '96, 8th term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
William O. Lipinski (D), cardiologist / '90 Governor candidate Robert Marshall (R), Karl Groth (R), Arthur J. Jones (R), '96 nominee Robert R. Prazak (L),
4th Cong. District, 93.6% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:25, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Luis V. Gutierrez (D), GOP / libertarian activist John Birch (R), '96 nominee William Passmore (L), Pemberton H. Shober, Jr. (L),
5th Cong. District, 64.1% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:10, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Rod R. Blagojevich (R), attorney Alan Spitz (R), Peter Adams (L),
6th Cong. District, 64.3% in '96, 12th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:25, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
Thomas Cramer (D), Henry J. Hyde (R), George Meyers (L),
7th Cong. District, 82.3% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Democrat
Danny K. Davis (D), Wilner J. Jackson (D), No Republican Dorn E. VanCleve III (L),
8th Cong. District, 62.2% in '96, 15th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:25, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
ex-deputy sheriff Mike Rothman (D), Philip M. Crane (R), S. David McSweeney (R),
9th Cong. District, Sidney Yates (D) retiring after 24th term, Robert P. Huntington (R) withdrew, 63.3% in '96
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:5, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
St. Rep. Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (D), Howard W. Carroll (D), Jay "J.B." Pritzker (D), physician / attorney / '92 nominee Herb Sohn (R), Frederick L. Oesau (R/WI), Leonard "Len" Reinbach (R/WI), Government Agency Clerk Michael D. "Mike" Ray (L),
10th Cong. District, 69.1% in '96, 10th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
No Democrat John Edward Porter (R),
11th Cong. District, 51.7% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
attorney Gary S. Mueller (D), Steve M. Barach (D), Gerald C. "Jerry" Weller (R),
12th Cong. District, 71.6% in '96, 6th term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 2:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Jerry F. Costello (D), Steven L. Anna (D/WI), Dr. William Melvin Price (R), Gail Kohlmeier (R),
13th Cong. District, Harris Fawell (R) retiring after 7th term, 59.9% in '96
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 2:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Republican
'96 nominee / businesswoman Susan W. Hynes (D), St. Rep. Judy Biggert (R), Andrew J. Clark (R), Michael J. Krzyston (R), Walter Marksym (R), Peter Roskam (R), Daivd J. Shestokas (R),
14th Cong. District, 64.4% in '96, 6th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:10, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
Computer Programmer Robert A. Cozzi Jr. (D), J. Dennis Hastert (R),
15th Cong. District, 57.3% in '96, 4th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Charles Cook's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:4, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
'96 nominee / St. Rep. Laurel Lunt Prussing (D), Thomas W. Ewing (R),
16th Cong. District, 60.3% in '96, 3rd Term
Charles Cook's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
Donald J. Gaines (D) Donald A. Manzullo (R),
17th Cong. District, 51.9% in '96, 8th term
Charles Cook's prediction: Toss Up, Roll Call's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 11:12, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Democrat
Lane A. Evans (D), '96 nominee / TV newscaster Mark Baker (R),
18th Cong. District, 59.3% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat Ray Lahood (R),
19th Cong. District, 66.7% in '96, Glenn Poshard (D) retiring after 4th term running for Gov.
Charles Cook's prediction: Lean Democrat, Roll Call's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 7:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Democrat
St. Rep. / gospel singer David D. Phelps (D), Jerry Eckl (D), '94 / '96 nominee /farmer Brent Winters (R), James E. Eatherly (R), Jerry Berg (R),
20th Cong. District, 50.3% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Republican
attorney Rick Verticchio (D/WI), John M. Shimkus (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.
(AR) = American Reform Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(T) = U.S. Taxpayers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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