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ELECTION 98 MAIN | | REMOTE NAVIGATOR

ILLINOIS

Race Summary

Governor    (11390 of 11550 precincts reporting)
Poshard (D) 48%     Ryan (R) * 52%    
Senate    (11379 of 11550 precincts reporting)
Moseley-Braun (D) 47%     Fitzgerald (R) * 51%    
House 01    (561 of 616 precincts reporting)
Rush (D) * 87%     Ahimaz (R) 12%    
House 02    (570 of 592 precincts reporting)
Jackson Jr. (D) * 90%     Gordon (R) 10%    
House 03    (652 of 666 precincts reporting)
Lipinski (D) * 72%     Marshall (R) 28%    
House 04    (379 of 396 precincts reporting)
Gutierrez (D) * 82%     Birch (R) 16%    
House 05    (539 of 562 precincts reporting)
Blagojevich (D) * 74%     Spitz (R) 26%    
House 06    (553 of 555 precincts reporting)
Cramer (D) 31%     Hyde (R) * 68%    
House 07    (605 of 636 precincts reporting)
Davis (D) * 93%     Van Cleave (I) 7%    
House 08    (511 of 513 precincts reporting)
Rothman (D) 32%     Crane (R) * 68%    
House 09    (552 of 565 precincts reporting)
Schakowsky (D) * 75%     Sohn (R) 24%    
House 10    (0 of 0 precincts reporting)
Porter (R) * 0%    
House 11    (561 of 567 precincts reporting)
Mueller (D) 41%     Weller (R) * 59%    
House 12    (551 of 551 precincts reporting)
Costello (D) * 60%     Price (R) 40%    
House 13    (543 of 545 precincts reporting)
Hynes (D) 39%     Biggert (R) * 61%    
House 14    (528 of 528 precincts reporting)
Cozzi (D) 30%     Hastert (R) * 70%    
House 15    (557 of 557 precincts reporting)
Prussing (D) 38%     Ewing (R) * 62%    
House 16    (0 of 0 precincts reporting)
Manzullo (R) * 0%    
House 17    (642 of 642 precincts reporting)
Evans (D) * 52%     Baker (R) 48%    
House 18    (0 of 0 precincts reporting)
Lahood (R) * 0%    
House 19    (687 of 687 precincts reporting)
Phelps (D) * 58%     Winters (R) 42%    
House 20    (713 of 713 precincts reporting)
Verticchio (D) 39%     Shimkus (R) * 61%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:39 P.M. EST

TOP RACES

GOVERNOR: (OPEN) Gov. Jim Edgar (R), first elected in 1990, is retiring. U.S. Rep. Glenn W. Poshard (D) will face Secretary of State George Ryan (R) for the governor's seat.
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance

SENATE: Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun (D), first elected in 1992, is seeking a second term. She faces Attorney Peter G. Fitzgerald (R).
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance


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1998 POLLS

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POLL HOURS

7 a.m. ET (6 a.m. CT) to 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT)


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SENATOR AND GOVERNOR NOT UP IN 1998

Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D); first elected to the House in 1982 and then to the Senate in 1996; next election in 2002.


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VACANCIES

1998 vacancies list


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HOUSE DISTRICTS

  • CD1 (Chicago: South, Southwest sides):
    Bobby L. Rush (inc.) (D); Marlene White Ahimaz (R)
  • CD2 (Chicago: Far south side; south suburbs; Chicago Heights):
    Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (inc.) (D); Robert Gordon III (R);
  • CD3 (Chicago: Southwest side; south, west suburbs):
    William O. Lipinski (inc.) (D); Robert Marshall (R)
  • CD4 (Chicago: Parts of north side, southwest side):
    Luis V. Gutierrez (inc.) (D); John Birch (R);
  • CD5 (Chicago: North side):
    Rod R. Blagojevich (inc.) (D); Alan Spitz (R)
  • CD6 (Northwest, west Chicago suburbs):
    Thomas A. Cramer (D) Henry J. Hyde (inc.) (R);
  • CD7 (Chicago: Downtown; west side):
    Danny K. Davis (inc.) (D); No Republican candidate.
  • CD8 (Northwest Cook County; Schaumburg; Palatine):
    Mike Rothman (D); Philip M. Crane (inc.)(R)
  • CD9 (Chicago: North side lakefront, suburbs; Evanston):
    Janice D. (Jan) Schakowsky (D); Herbert Sohn (R)
  • CD10 (North, northwest Chicago suburbs; Waukegan):
    No Democratic candidate; John E. Porter (inc.) (R)
  • CD11 (South Chicago suburbs, exurbs; Joliet):
    Gary S. Mueller (D); Jerry Weller (inc.) (R)
  • CD12 (Southwest; Carbondale; East St. Louis):
    Jerry F. Costello (inc.)(D); William Melvin Price (R)
  • CD13 (Southwest Chicago suburbs; Naperville):
    Susan W. Hynes (D); Judy Biggert (R)
  • CD14 (North Central; Aurora; Elgin; De Kalb):
    Robert A. Cozzi Jr. (D); J. Dennis Hastert (inc.) (R)
  • CD15 (East Central; Champaign; Kankakee):
    Laurel Lunt Prussing (D); Thomas W. Ewing (inc.) (R)
  • CD16 (Northwest; Rockford):
    Donald J. Gaines (D); Donald Manzullo (inc.) (R)
  • CD17 (West; Rock Island; Moline):
    Lane A. Evans (inc.) (D); Mark Baker (R)
  • CD18 (Central: Peoria; part of Springfield):
    No Democratic candidate; Ray LaHood (inc.) (R)
  • CD19 (Rural: Southern counties; Decatur):
    David D. Phelps (D); Brent Winters (R)
  • CD20 (West central: Part of Springfield; Collinsville):
    Rick Verticchio (D); John M. Shimkus (inc.) (R)

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    PRIMARY DATE

    March 17

    Primary results

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    FILING DEADLINE

    December 15, 1997


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    STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

    Total Number: 1


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    PARTY CONTROL

    Governor: Republican
    U.S. Senate: 2 Democrats
    U.S. House of Representatives: 10 Democrats, 10 Republicans
    State Senate: 28 Democrats, 31 Republicans
    State House of Representatives: 60 Democrats, 58 Republicans


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    STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

    Senate: 41 seats up
    House: All 118 seats up


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    PARTY REGISTRATION

    None

    State Projected Voting Age Population: 8,754,000 (1996)
    Registered Voters: 6,749,501 (5/98)


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    ELECTORAL VOTES

    22


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

    Clinton won in 1996; Clinton in 1992; Bush in 1988; Reagan in 1984; Reagan in 1980; Ford in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Nixon in 1968; Johnson in 1964; Kennedy in 1960.

    LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1996

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

    Clinton 54%
    Dole 37%
    Perot 8%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

    Clinton 49%
    Bush 34%
    Perot 17%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

    Bush 51%
    Dukakis 49%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

    Reagan 56%
    Mondale 43%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

    Reagan 50%
    Carter 42%
    Anderson 7%


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    PAST EXIT POLLS

    1992:


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    TURNOUT

    Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1996-1960


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    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Population: 11,847,000 (1996)
    (% of voting age population)

    White: 80.5%
    African American: 13.4%
    Asian: 0.7%
    Native American: 0.2%
    Other/Declared: 0.6%

    Persons of Hispanic origin account for 1.5% of the voting population (from 1990 Census)


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    STATE TIDBITS

    State Capital: Springfield
    State Nickname: Land of Lincoln

    A mix of Democratic and Republican representatives testifies to the state's moderate place in American politics. Except for Jimmy Carter in 1976 and Woodrow Wilson in 1916, Illinois voters have supported every presidential winner for 100 years. The Republican Party has controlled Illinois' governor's mansion for the past 16 years. Illinois was mostly Republican in the Reagan years, but elected two Democratic senators in the 1990s and voted for Clinton in 1992 and 1996. Chicago is staunchly Democrat, but voters in the state are split between upstate (Democratic) and downstate (Republican). Moseley-Braun is one of the three Democratic women elected in 1992, the "year of the woman," who are up for re-election in 1998.


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    RELATED SITES

    NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

    Government:

    Illinois Secretary of State
    http://www.sos.state.il.us/
    Illinois State Board of Elections
    http://www.state.il.us/election/
    Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar's Home Page
    http://www.state.il.us/gov/
    Illinois State Senate
    http://www.state.il.us/legis/senate.htm
    Illinois State House of Representatives
    http://www.state.il.us/legis/house.htm

    News Media:

    CNN Affiliates

    WAND (Champaign/Springfield/Decatur)
    http://www.wandtv.com/
    WGN-TV (Chicago)
    http://www.wgntv.com/

    State Newspapers

    Chicago Sun-Times Online
    http://www.suntimes.com
    Chicago Tribune
    http://www.chicago.tribune.com
    Daily Herald - Arlington Heights
    http://www.dailyherald.com
    The State Journal Register
    http://www.sj-r.com
    Bloomington Pantagraph
    http://www.pantagraph.com

    General Interest:

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
    The House of Representatives
    http://www.house.gov/
    The Senate
    http://www.senate.gov/
    Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
    Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
    http://voter.cq.com/
    Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
    http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    http://thomas.loc.gov/
    Federal Election Commission
    http://www.fec.gov/
    Democratic National Committee
    http://www.democrats.org/
    Republican National Committee
    http://www.rnc.org/
    Project Vote Smart
    http://www.vote-smart.org
    Policy.com
    http://www.policy.com/


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    Updated: October 25, 1998



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