IL-Senate Class III Seat

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RaceTracker 2012 Congressional Election Dashboard
2012 House report  ยท 2012 Senate report
House: 435 seats Senate: 33 seats
GOP Dems Total GOP Dems Total
Confirmed primary challenges 5 2 7 5 5 10
Possible primary challenges 0 0 0 0 0 0
Open seats* 16 21 41 3 6 102
1. Includes Joe Lieberman, who is retiring from his Conn. senate seat.
This profile of Illinois's Class III U.S. Senate seat, currently filled by Mark Kirk, is part of the RaceTracker project.


Next election: 2016

Race status [edit race status]

Incumbent: Mark Kirk
Incumbent running? Maybe
Primary challenge? No primary challenge if incumbent runs.

Candidates [edit candidate list]
Links to names in blue have existing profiles, red links need someone to start one.

Name Party Status Reference URL Reference date Reference note
Mark Kirk Republican Potential candidate Source August 10, 2009 Announced that he won't seek a full term, but claims to be reconsidering the decision.
Alexi Giannoulias Democratic Confirmed candidate Source July 27, 2009 State Treasurer
Roland Burris Democratic Out of race (source needed) July 20, 2009
Chris Kennedy Democratic Source May 11, 2009
William Daley Democratic Source April 24, 2009
Danny K. Davis Democratic Source July 20, 2009
Jan Schakowsky Democratic Source June 8, 2009 Announced June 8 that she would run for re-election in the House instead.
Peter Roskam Republican Source May 11, 2009 Told interviewer that "it's increasingly less likely" that he'll run.
Lisa Madigan Democratic Source July 8, 2009 Announced July 8 that she would run for re-election as state Attorney General instead.
David Hoffman Democratic Confirmed candidate Source August 26, 2009 Chicago's Inspector General; resigned on 26 August 2008 to enter Senate primary.
Cheryle Jackson Democratic Confirmed candidate Source August 10, 2009 Chicago Urban League President

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Results [edit election results]

2012 primary winners 2012 general election winner
Alexi Giannoulias, Mark Kirk TBD

Last election: 2004

Incumbent: Peter Fitzgerald


Name Party Status Reference URL Reference date Reference note
Barack Obama Democratic Confirmed candidate (source needed)
Alan Keyes Republican Confirmed candidate (source needed)

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Primary winners: Barack Obama, Alan Keyes
General election winner: Barack Obama

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External articles

Elections.DailyKos posts tagged "IL-Sen" (link)

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On Feb. 2, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias won the Democratic primary for the Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama and Rep. Mark Kirk [R, I-10] won the Republican primary. The two will face each other on Nov. 2 in the general election.