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Primary Filing Deadline: 12/19/05, Primary: 3/21/06, Filing Deadline for 3rd parties: 6/26/06, General Election 11/7/06,
Last Updated: March 22, 2006
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Governor, 52.2% in '02, 1st term,
Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Elections' Odds: 8:7 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leaning Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-up, Chuck Todd: 16th Most Vulnerable Governor, Tim Saler: Weak Republican Advantage,
Rod R. Blagojevich (D) 70%, ex-Chicago Alderman Edwin Eisendrath (D) 30%, St. Treas. Judy BaarTopinka (R) 38%, '02 & '04 Senate candidate businessman James D. "Jim" Oberweis (R) 32%, St. Sen. / '00 Congressional candidate William E. "Bill" Brady (R) 19%, ex-Board of Ed. Chair Ron Gidwitz (R) 10%, perennial candidate Andy Martin (R) 0.8%, retired USMC vet. Randy Stufflebeam (C),
attorney Rich Whitney (G),
2004 Libertarian Party St. Rep. candidate Jeffrey L. Trigg (I),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 52.2% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Pat Quinn (D), St. Att. / '02 Att. Gen. nominee Joseph E. "Joe" Birkett (R) 51%, '04 Senate candidate St. Sen. Steven J. Rauschenberger (R) 30%, Kane Co. Recorder Sandy Wegman (R) 13%, Attorney / Motel Owner / Army Veteran Lawrence L. Bruckner (R) 6%, activist Julie Samuels (G),
Attorney General, 50.4% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Lisa Madigan (D), Taxewell County St. Attorney Stewart "Stu" Umholtz (R), attorney David Black (G),
Secretary of State, 67.9% in '02, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Jesse White (D), St. Sen. Dan Rutherford (R), market researcher Karen Young (G),
Treasurer, 54.8% in '02, Judy Baar Topinka (R) running for Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
CFO Broadway Bank Alexander Giannoulias (D) 61%, Knox County State's Atty. Paul L. Mangieri (D) 39%, St. Sen. Christine Radogno (R), minister Dan Rodriguez-Schlorff (G),
Comptroller, 63.2% in '02, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Daniel W. Hynes (D), St. Sen. Carole Pankau (R), Alicia Snyder (G),
1st Congressional District, 84.9% in '04, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Bobby L. Rush (D) 81%, ex-city Housing Authority CEO Phillip Jackson (D) 19%, 2004 St. Rep. candidate / businessman Jason E. Tabour (R),
2nd Congressional District, 88.5% in '04, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D), Robert Belin (R) 58%, library trustee Howard Schug (R) 41%, '02 Democratic candidate / pastor Anthony W. William (L),
3rd Congressional District, 72.6% in '04, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Daniel W. "Dan" Lipinski (D) 55%, financial planner / '04 GOP candidate John T. Kelly (D) 25%, Assistant Cook County State's Attorney / Ex-Congressional Aide John P. Sullivan (D) 20%, Professional Clown / USAF Veteran / '04 1st District nominee Ray Wardingly (R) 71%, '98 candidate / Neo-Nazi activist / insurance salesman / Vietnam Vet Arthur J. Jones (R) 29%,
4th Congressional District, 83.7% in '04, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Luis V. Gutierrez (D), attorney Ann Melichar (R),
5th Congressional District, 76.2% in '04, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Rahm Emanuel (D) 83%, '04 nominee / salesman Mark Arnold Frederickson (D) 9%, journalist John "Johnny Hap" Haptonstall (D) 8%, Kevin E. White (R),
6th Congressional District, 55.8% in '04, Henry J. Hyde (R) retiring after 16th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Competitive Race, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, Chuck Todd: 21st Most Vulnerable House Seat,
Iraqi war vet / triple amuptee Ladda "Tammy" Duckworth (D) 44%, investment exec. / '04 nominee Christine Cegelis (D) 40%, prof. Lindy Scott (D) 16%, St. Sen. / '98 candidate Peter J. Roskam (R), libertarian activist Brian M. Costin (I),
7th Congressional District, 86.1% in '04, 5rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Danny K. Davis (D) 88%, Jim Ascot (D) 9%, political consultant / '00 GOP nominee / '02 GOP candidate / '04 Democratic candidate Robert Dallas (D) 3%, Charles Hutchinson (R),
8th Congressional District, 51.7% in '04, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 9th Most Likely Seat to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leaning Democratic, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Roll Call Analysis: Toss Up, Stuart Rothenberg's top ten endangered incumbents, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss Up, Chuck Todd: 15th Most Vulnerable House Seat,
Melissa Bean (D), 1998 candidate / investment banker S. David McSweeney (R) 43%, attorney Kathy Salvi (R) 33%, St. Rep. Robert W. "Bob" Churchill (R) 16%, veteran Aaron B. Lincoln (R) 5%, activist Ken Arnold (R) 2%, Ex-Lake County Board member James Creighton Mitchell, Jr. (R) 1%, attorney / '04 candidate Bill Scheurer (I)?,
9th Congressional District, 75.7% in '04, 4rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (D), Michael P. Shannon (R) 85%, Simon M. Ribeiro (R) 15%,
10th Congressional District, 64.1% in '04, 3nd term, Polls,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
Marketing dir. / ex-Sen. aide Dan Seals (D) 70%, Attorney Zane Smith (D) 30%, Mark Steven Kirk (R),
11th Congressional District, 58.7% in '04, 6th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
ex-CIA agent John Pavich (D), Gerald C. "Jerry" Weller (R), veteran / house painter Jamie Mock (G),
12th Congressional District, 69.5% in '04, 10th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Jerry F. Costello (D) 90%, contractor / '04 candidate Kenneth C. Wiezer (D) 10%, No Republican
13th Congressional District, 65.1% in '04, 4rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
Joseph Shannon (D) 56%, businessman / ex-pastor / ex-teacher Bill Reedy (D) 44%, Judy Biggert (R) 80%, '04 candidate Bob Hart (R) 20%,
14th Congressional District, 68.6% in '04, 10th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
navy vet Jonathan "John" Laesch (D) 65.8%, '04 nominee Ruben Kanhai-Zamora (D) 34.2%, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R),
15th Congressional District, 61.1% in '04, 3nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
'04 nominee Dr. David Gill (D), Timothy V. "Tim" Johnson (R),
16th Congressional District, 69.1% in '04, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
ex-mayor Richard D. Auman (D), Donald A. Manzullo (R),
17th Congressional District, 60.7% in '04, 12th term, Lane A. Evans (D) announced his retirement after the primary
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
congressional aide Philip G. "Phil" Hare (D) 63.90%, St. Sen. John M. Sullivan(D) 28.28%, Mayor Mark W. Schwiebert (D) 5.15%, St. Rep. Mike Boland (D) 2.30%, teacher Rob Mellon (D) 0.37%, '04 nominee ex-news anchor Andrea Lane Zinga (R) 42.1%, Real estate developer Jim Mowen (R) 41.2%, Businessman Brian S. "Gilligan" Gilliland (R) 16.7%,
17th Congressional District, 60.7% in '04, Lane A. Evans (D) retiring after 12th term, term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
congressional aide Phil Hare (D) 63.90%, St. Sen. John M. Sullivan(D) 28.28%, Mayor Mark W. Schwiebert (D) 5.15%, St. Rep. Mike Boland (D) 2.30%, teacher Rob Mellon (D) 0.37%, '04 nominee ex-news anchor Andrea Lane Zinga (R) 42.1%,
18th Congressional District, 70.2% in '04, 6th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
Steve Waterworth (D), Ray Lahood (R), Richard Rawlings (M),
19th Congressional District, 69.4% in '04, 5th term, will retire in 2008,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
City Councilman / prof. Danny L. "Dan" Stover (D) 61%, '02 candidate Victor Roberts (D) 39%, John M. Shimkus (R), John Hartman (I),

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,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,
Roll Call Analysis,
National Journal's Chuck Todd,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Tim Saler,

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:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Ind) = Independence Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(M) = Marijuana Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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