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Illinois State Board of Elections
2000 Illinois Presidential and Congressional Results
Filing Deadline for major parties: 12/20/99, Filing Deadline for 3rd parties: 6/26/00, Primary: 3/21/00
Last Updated: December 14, 2000
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
President, William J. Clinton (D) barred from 3rd term, 54.3% in 1996
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 63% Democrat, Others' Predictions,
Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr. (D) 54.6% George W. "Dubya" Bush (R) 42.58% Ralph Nader (G) 2.19%, Patrick J. 'Pat' Buchanan (I) 0.34%, Harry Browne (L) 0.24%, John S. Hagelin (Rfm, NL) 0.04%, Howard Phillips (WI) 0.00%, David Ernest McReynolds (WI) 0.00%,
1st Congressional District, 87.1% in '98, 4rd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Bobby L. Rush (D) 87.8% clown / '95 Chicago Mayor nominee Raymond G. "Ray" Wardingly (R) 12.2%
2nd Congressional District, 89.4% in '98, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D) 89.8% medical rehabilitation assistant / '98 nominee Robert Gordon III (R) 10.2%
3rd Congressional District, 72.5% in '98, 9th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
William O. "Bill" Lipinski (D) 75.4% businessman Karl Groth (R) 24.6%
4th Congressional District, 81.7% in '98, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Luis V. Gutierrez (D) 88.7% No Republican artist Stephanie Sailor (L) 11.3%, airline machinist Elizabeth Stone (SW, WI)
5th Congressional District, 74.0% in '98, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Rod R. Blagojevich (D) 87.3% No Republican '98 nominee Matt Beauchamp (L) 12.7%, garment worker Lisa Potash (SW, WI),
6th Congressional District, 67.3% in '98, 13th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
attorney Brent Christensen (D) 41.0% Henry J. Hyde (R) 59.0%
7th Congressional District, 92.9% in '98, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Danny K. Davis (D) 85.9% political consultant Robert Dallas (R) 14.1%
8th Congressional District, 68.6% in '98, 16th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
anti-government waste activist Lance Pressl (D) 39.0% Philip M. Crane (R) 61.0%
9th Congressional District, 74.6% in '98, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat, Hotline Scoop's Tier Three Freshmen,
Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (D) 76.3% businessman Dennis J. Driscoll (R) 23.7%
10th Congressional District, unopposed in '98, John Edward Porter (R) retiring after 11th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:5 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: No Clear Favorite, Stuart Rothenberg: Most Vulnerable, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss up, identified by The Associated Press as a Key House Race, one of Hotline Scoop's 25 Hottest Races / Tier One Open Seat, Washington Post's Races to Watch List, National Republican Congressional Committee: Very Competitive, identified by the Wall Street Journal as one of the decisive dozen, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Democrat, Ron Gunzburger: Republican, Ken Rubin: Democrat,
St. Rep. Lauren Beth Gash (D) 48.8% attorney / ex-congressional aide Mark Steven Kirk (R) 51.2%
11th Congressional District, 58.8% in '98, 3nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican, Hotline Scoop's Tier Four Veteran,
attorney James P. Stevenson (D) 43.6% Gerald C. "Jerry" Weller (R) 56.4%
12th Congressional District, 60.4% in '98, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Jerry F. Costello (D) 100% No Republican
13th Congressional District, 61.0% in '98, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican, Hotline Scoop's Tier Three Freshmen,
mortgage broker Thomas Mason (D) 33.8% Judy Biggert (R) 66.2%
14th Congressional District, 69.8% in '98, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
Vern Deljonson (D) 26.0% J. Dennis Hastert (R) 74.0%
15th Congressional District, 61.6% in '98, Thomas W. Ewing (R) retiring after 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:3 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Republican, Hotline Scoop's Tier Two Open Seat, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Republican, Ron Gunzburger: Republican,
college instructor F. Michael "Mike" Kelleher Jr. (D) 46.8% St. Rep. Tim Johnson (R) 53.2%
16th Congressional District, unopposed in '98, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
teacher Charles W. Hendrickson (D) 33.3% Donald A. Manzullo (R) 66.7% writer Martin V. Hippie (G, WI)
17th Congressional District, 51.6% in '98, 9th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 63% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:3 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Leans Democrat, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Democrat, Hotline Scoop's Tier Two Veteran, identified by Washington Post as one of the Hottest Races, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Democrat, Ron Gunzburger: Democrat,
Lane A. Evans (D) 54.9% '96/'98 nominee / ex-TV newscaster/government employee Mark Baker (R) 45.1% Frank Ceja (Rfm)?
18th Congressional District, unopposed in '98, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
'94 write-in candidate / Planned Parenthood Heart of IL dir Joyce Harant (D) 33.3% Ray Lahood (R) 66.7%
19th Congressional District, 58.3% in '98, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat, Hotline Scoop's Tier Three Freshmen,
David D. Phelps (D) 64.6% James "Jim" Eatherly (R) 35.4%
20th Congressional District, 61.3% in '98, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:3 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican, Hotline Scoop's Tier Three Veteran, Ron Gunzburger: Republican,
attorney Jeffrey S. "Jeff" Cooper (D) 36.9% John M. Shimkus (R) 63.1%

1. Link to Predictions: (D.C.'s Political Report no longer assures that these links are active)
ABC News,
Associated Press,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
Congressional Quarterly,
The Cook Political Report,
D.C.'s Political Report,
Ron Gunzburger,
The National Journal's and The Hotline's Hotline Scoop.com,
Peter J. M. Orvetti
,
Roll Call,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Ken Rubin,
Washington Post,
Wall Street Journal,

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

3. Key to Party Identification.
(C) = Constitution Party - formerly known as the Taxpayers Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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