The Election File: Your Guide to the November Ballot

August 30, 2010

We finally have a ballot. On Friday, the Illinois State Board of Elections decided the Libertarian slate had made the grade, but the Constitution Party had not. They also voted to remove Senate hopefuls Corey Dabney and Andy Martin. The decisions cleared up the final objections to independent and third-party candidate petitions. Appeals could cause hiccups down the road, but these rulings will allow local election officials to get the ballot-printing process underway. So here we go: your guide to some of the hottest races in the 2010 general election. We know there will be other hot races, but - for now - we'll focus on these: * denotes the incumbent (note that many of the top races in Illinois this year are incumbent-free) U.S. Senate - Illinois
CandidatePartyWho's that?Who gave the cash?What about the issues?
Alexi GiannouliasDemocraticIllinois Treasurer, former bankerAnswers from the FECFrom the campaign website
LeAlan JonesGreenFreelance journalist, speakerAnswers from the FECFrom the campaign website
Mark KirkRepublicanCongressman, Navy reservistAnswers from the FECFrom the campaign website
Mike LabnoLibertarianProject manager in electrical constructionNo filings with the FECFrom the campaign website
U.S. Senate - Indiana
CandidatePartyWho's that?Who gave the cash?What about the issues?
Dan CoatsRepublicanFormer lobbyist, ambassador and U.S. senatorAnswers from the FECFrom the campaign website
Brad EllsworthDemocraticCongressman, former sheriffAnswers from the FECFrom the campaign website
Rebecca Sink-BurrisLibertarianFamily business ownerNo filings with the FECFrom the campaign website
Illinois' 10th Congressional
CandidatePartyWho's that?Who gave the cash?What about the issues?
Robert DoldRepublicanOwner of pest control business, former U.S. House stafferAnswers from the FECFrom the campaign website
Dan SealsDemocraticBusiness consultant, '08 and '06 candidateAnswers from the FECFrom the campaign website
Illinois' 11th Congressional
CandidatePartyWho's that?Who gave the cash?What about the issues?
Debbie Halvorson*DemocraticCongresswoman, former state legislatorAnswers from the FECFrom the campaign website
Adam KinzingerRepublicanCaptain in Air National Guard, former McLean County Board memberAnswers from the FECFrom the campaign website
Illinois' 14th Congressional
CandidatePartyWho's that?Who gave the cash?What about the issues?
Bill Foster*DemocraticCongressman, former scientist, business ownerAnswers from the FECFrom the campaign website
Randy HultgrenRepublicanState legislator, investment advisorAnswers from the FECFrom the campaign website
Dan KairisGreenSubstitute teacher, small business ownerNo filings with the FECFrom the campaign website
Illinois Governor and Lieutenant Governor
CandidatePartyWho's that?Who gave the cash?What about the issues?
Bill Brady & Jason PlummerRepublicanState senator and business owner (Brady), lumber company executive (Plummer)Answers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
Scott Lee Cohen & Baxter Swilley(Independent)Pawn shop owner (Cohen), campaign staff member (Swilley)Answers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
Lex Green & Ed RutledgeLibertarianTechnical maintenance Mitsubishi factory (Green), financial industry (Rutledge)Answers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
Pat Quinn* & Sheila SimonDemocratic Incumbent governor (Quinn), law professor (Simon)Answers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
Rich Whitney & Don CrawfordGreenLawyer (Whitney), teacher and guidance counselor (Crawford)Answers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
Illinois Comptroller
CandidatePartyWho's that?Who gave them cash?What about the issues?
Julie FoxLibertarianComptroller for Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.Answers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
David MillerDemocraticState legislator, dentistAnswers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
Erika SchaferGreenFinancial services director at Center for American ProgressNo filings with the SBEFocus on fiscal oversight, and tax and budget reform
Judy Baar TopinkaRepublicanFormer state treasurer, state legislatorAnswers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
Illinois Treasurer
CandidatePartyWho's that?Who gave the cash?What about the issues?
Robin KellyDemocraticChief of staff in treasurer's office, former state legislatorAnswers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
James PaulyLibertarianAttorneyNo filings with the SBEFrom the campaign website
Dan RutherfordRepublicanState legislator, Servicemaster employeeAnswers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
Scott SummersGreenAttorneyAnswers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
Cook County Board President
CandidatePartyMost recent job or officeWho gave the cash?What about the issues?
Roger KeatsRepublicanFormer state senator, works in financial securities industryAnswers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
Toni PreckwinkleDemocraticChicago aldermanAnswers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
Tom TresserGreenCommunity organizer, arts activistAnswers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
Cook County Assessor
CandidatePartyWho's that?Who gave the cash?What about the issues?
Joseph BerriosDemocraticCook County Board of Review commissioner, lobbyistAnswers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
Forrest Claypool(Independent)Cook County commissioner, business ownerAnswers from the SBEFrom the campaign website
Robert GrotaGreenEmployee in Cook County Assessor's officeNo filings with the SBEFrom the campaign website
Sharon Strobeck-EckersallRepublicanFormer Evanston Township assessorNo filings with the SBEFrom the campaign website
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