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Illinois State Board of Elections
2002 Illinois Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline for major parties: 12/17/01, Filing Deadline for 3rd parties: 6/24/02, Primary: 3/19/02,
Last Updated: November 7, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 51% in '98, George H. Ryan (R) retiring after 1st term, Pre-election Poll Numbers,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Cook Political Report's overview: Lean Democrat, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:7 Democrat, Stu Rothenberg: Tossup, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democrat,
U.S. Rep. Rod R. Blagojevich (D) 52.2%, St. Att. Gen. Jim Ryan (R) 45.1%, ex-St. Rep. Cal Skinner (L) 2.1%,
Marisellis Brown (I) 0.7%,
Kraus (WI) 0.0%, jailer Shannon Renken (WI), Joel Britton (SW/WI),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., Corinne G. Wood (R) defeat in Governor Primary,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up,
ex-St. Treasurer Pat Quinn (D) 52.2%, St. Sen. Carl E. Hawkinson (R) 45.1%, '98 nominee / econ. prof. James L. "Jim" Tobin (L) 2.1%,
Chessie Molano (SW/WI),
Attorney General, Jim Ryan (R) ran for Governor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Sen. Lisa Madigan (D) 50.4%, DuPage Co. St. Att. Joseph Birkett (R) 47.1%, attorney / '86 Governor nominee / '98 nominee Gary L. Shilts (L) 2.5%,
Secretary of State,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Jesse White (D) 67.9%, Winnebago Co. Board chair Kristine O'Rourke "Kris" Cohn (R) 29.9%, securities trader / '98 & '00 Congressional nominee Matthew Joseph Beauchamp (L) 2.2%,
Treasurer,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Rep. Thomas J. "Tom" Dart (D) 43.3%, Judy Baar Topinka (R) 54.8%, accountant / '98 Senate nominee Rhys Read (L) 1.9%,
Comptroller,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Daniel W. Hynes (D) 63.2%, attorney Thomas Jefferson Ramsdell (R) 32.6%, accountant Julie Fox (L) 4.2%,
Senator, 55.8% in '96, 1st term, Pre-election Poll Numbers,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report's overview: Safe Democrat, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, Hotline Scoop's 18th Most Vulnerable Seat and not in play, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Democrat,
Richard J. "Dick" Durbin (D) 60.3%, St. Rep. James B. Durkin (R) 38.0%, author Steven Burgauer (L) 1.6%,
Illinois Lost a Congressional District due to Reapportionment
Reps. David Phelps (D) and John Shimkus (R) will be in the same district,
1st Congressional District, 87.8% in '00, 5th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Bobby L. Rush (D) 81.2%, clown / '95 Chicago Mayor nominee / '00 nominee Raymond G. "Ray" Wardingley (R) 16.2%, massage therapist Dorothy G. Tsatsos (L) 2.6%,
2nd Congressional District, 89.8% in '00, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D) 82.3%, Cook Co. GOP committeeman Doug Nelson (R) 17.7%,
3rd Congressional District, 75.4% in '00, 10th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
William O. "Bill" Lipinski (D) 100%, No Republican
4th Congressional District, 88.7% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Luis V. Gutierrez (D) 79.7%, Anthony J. "Tony" Lopez-Cisneros (R) 15.1%, construction manager / '98 1st District nominee Maggie Kohls (L) 5.2%,
5th Congressional District, 87.3% in '00, Rod R. Blagojevich (D) elected Governor after 3rd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
ex-White House aid Rahm Emanuel (D) 66.8%, JP Morgan exec. Mark A. Augusti (R) 28.9%, airline employee Frank Gonzalez (L) 4.3%,
6th Congressional District, 59.0% in '00, 14th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
'94 nominee / railroad worker Tom Berry (D) 34.9%, Henry J. Hyde (R) 65.1%,
7th Congressional District, 85.9% in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Danny K. Davis (D) 83.2%, marketing executive Mark Tunney (R) 15.3%, businessman Martin Pankau (L) 1.5%,
8th Congressional District, 61.0% in '00, 17th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
business consultant Melissa Bean (D) 42.6%, Philip M. Crane (R) 57.4%, realtor / insurance agent / engineer Chuck Kelecic (L/WI) 0.01%,
9th Congressional District, 76.3% in '00, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (D) 70.3%, attorney Nicholas M. Duric (R) 26.8%, artist / '00 nominee Stephanie "Vs. the Machine" Sailor (L) 2.9%,
10th Congressional District, 51.2% in '00, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:7 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Republican Favored,
law school dean Henry H. "Hank" Perritt, Jr. (D) 31.2%, Mark Steven Kirk (R) 68.8%,
11th Congressional District, 56.4% in '00, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
attorney Keith S. Van Duyne (D) 35.7%, Gerald C. "Jerry" Weller (R) 64.3%,
12th Congressional District, unopposed in '00, 8th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Jerry F. Costello (D) 69.2%, computer consultant David Sadler (R) 30.8%,
13th Congressional District, 66.2% in '00, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
bank manager Thomas "Tom" Mason (D) 29.7%, Judy Biggert (R) 70.3%,
14th Congressional District, 74.0% in '00, 8th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
college professor Laurence J. Quick (D) 25.9%, J. Dennis Hastert (R) 74.1%,
15th Congressional District, 53.2% in '00, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
research programmer Joshua T. Hartke (D) 31.0%, Timothy V. "Tim" Johnson (R) 65.2%, industrial designer / prof. Carl Estabrook (G) 3.8%,
16th Congressional District, 66.7% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
industrial designer John Kutsch (D) 29.4%, Donald A. Manzullo (R) 70.6%,
17th Congressional District, 54.9% in '00, 10th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:2 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Lane A. Evans (D) 62.4%, self-employed sales rep. Peter Calderone (R) 37.6%,
18th Congressional District, 66.7% in '00, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Ray Lahood (R) 100%,
19th Congressional District, 64.6% in '00 and 2nd term for Phelps, 63.1% in '00 and 3rd term for Shimkus
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:7 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Republican, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, U.S.A. Today: Races to Watch, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Hazy,
David D. Phelps (D) 45.2%, John M. Shimkus (R) 54.8%,

1. Link to Predictions:
Campaign & Election Magazine,
The Cook Political Report,
Congressional Quarterly,
D.C.'s Political Report,
Hotline Scoop,
Larry Sabato,
National Journal,
Peter Orvetti,
Roll Call,
Stu Rothenberg,
U.S.A. Today,

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:
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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