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2006 Illinois Congressional and Statewide Races
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: December 2, 2006
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Governor, 52.2% in '02, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democrat, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Clear Advantage Democrat, Chuck Todd: 16th Most Vulnerable Governor,
Rod R. Blagojevich (D) 49.8%, St. Treas. Judy BaarTopinka (R) 39.8%, attorney Rich Whitney (G) 10.4%,
retired USMC vet. Randall C. "Randy" Stufflebeam (C/WI), environmental consultant Nita Shinn (Ind/WI),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 52.2% in '02, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Pat Quinn (D) 49.8%, St. Att. / '02 Att. Gen. nominee Joseph E. "Joe" Birkett (R) 39.8%, activist Julie Samuels (G) 10.4%,
Bradley Carter (C/WI), James L. Bayne (Ind/WI),
Attorney General, 50.4% in '02, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Lisa Madigan (D) 72.4%, Taxewell County St. Attorney Stewart "Stu" Umholtz (R) 24.3%, attorney David Black (G) 3.3%,
Viola Musgrave (C/WI), Deborah L. Hernandez (Ind/WI),
Secretary of State, 67.9% in '02, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Jesse White (D) 62.6%, St. Sen. Dan Rutherford (R) 33.2%, market researcher Karen Young Peterson (G) 4.2%,
Theodore Stufflebeam (C/WI), James L. Dusing (Ind/WI),
Treasurer, 54.8% in '02, Judy Baar Topinka (R) running for Governor, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
CFO Broadway Bank Alexander Giannoulias (D) 53.8%, St. Sen. Christine Radogno (R) 41.4%, minister Dan Rodriguez-Schlorff (G) 4.8%,
Bryan Evans (C/WI), Betty Jean Schueneman (Ind/WI),
Comptroller, 63.2% in '02, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Daniel W. Hynes (D) 64.1%, St. Sen. Carole Pankau (R) 31.6%, Alicia Snyder (G) 4.3%,
radio station program director Timothy Ylinen (C/WI), Jeffrey Walsma (Ind/WI),
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, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Bobby L. Rush (D) 84.5%, 2004 St. Rep. candidate / businessman Jason E. Tabour (R) 15.5%,
2nd Congressional District, 88.5% in '04, 6th term, might run for Mayor of Chicago in 2007,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D) 85.0%, Robert Belin (R) 11.6%, '02 Democratic candidate / pastor Anthony W. William (L) 3.3%,
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, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Daniel W. "Dan" Lipinski (D) 77.4%, Professional Clown / USAF Veteran / '04 1st District nominee Ray Wardingly (R) 22.6%,
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, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Luis V. Gutierrez (D) 86.0%, attorney Ann Melichar (R) 14.0%,
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, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Rahm Emanuel (D) 78.0%, Kevin E. White (R) 22.0%,
6th Congressional District, 55.8% in '04, Henry J. Hyde (R) retiring after 16th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Leans Republican, New York Times Ratings: Toss Up, Roll Call Analysis: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up, Chuck Todd: 23rd Most Vulnerable House Seat, Washington Post's Countdown: Tossup,
Iraqi war vet / double amuptee Ladda "Tammy" Duckworth (D) 48.7%, St. Sen. / '98 candidate Peter J. Roskam (R) 51.3%,
7th Congressional District, 86.1% in '04, 5rd term, might run for Cook County Board President,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Danny K. Davis (D) 86.7%, Charles Hutchinson (R) 13.3%,
8th Congressional District, 51.7% in '04, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 25th Most Likely Seat to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Leans Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Leans Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss Up / Tilt Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, Chuck Todd: 41st Most Vulnerable House Seat, Washington Post's Countdown: Leans Democrat,
Melissa Bean (D) 51.1%, 1998 candidate / investment banker S. David McSweeney (R) 43.8%, attorney / '04 candidate Bill Scheurer (I) 5.1%,
9th Congressional District, 75.7% in '04, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (D) 74.6%, Michael P. Shannon (R) 25.4%,
10th Congressional District, 64.1% in '04, 3rd term, Polls,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
Marketing dir. / ex-Sen. aide Dan Seals (D) 46.5%, Mark Steven Kirk (R) 53.5%,
11th Congressional District, 58.7% in '04, 6th term, Polls,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Safe Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
ex-CIA agent John Pavich (D) 44.9%, Gerald C. "Jerry" Weller (R) 55.1%,
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, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Jerry F. Costello (D), No Republican
13th Congressional District, 65.1% in '04, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
Joseph Shannon (D) 41.6%, Judy Biggert (R) 58.4%,
14th Congressional District, 68.6% in '04, 10th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
navy vet Jonathan "John" Laesch (D) 40.3%, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R) 59.7%,
15th Congressional District, 61.1% in '04, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
'04 nominee Dr. David Gill (D) 42.5%, Timothy V. "Tim" Johnson (R) 57.5%,
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, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
ex-mayor Richard D. Auman (D) 33.5%, Donald A. Manzullo (R) 66.5%,
17th Congressional District, 60.7% in '04, Lane A. Evans (D) retiring after 12th term, Polls,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Democrat Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Likely Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Democratic,
congressional aide Philip G. "Phil" Hare (D) 57.2%, '04 nominee ex-news anchor Andrea Lane Zinga (R) 42.8%,
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, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
Steve Waterworth (D) 32.6%, Ray Lahood (R) 67.4%,
19th Congressional District, 69.4% in '04, 5th term, will retire in 2008, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
City Councilman / prof. Danny L. "Dan" Stover (D) 39.3%, John M. Shimkus (R) 60.7%,

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,

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
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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