US Senate Election in Illinois 2014

2010 US Senate Election in Illinois Dick Durbin
Nominee Dick Durbin
Party Democratic

2010 US Senate Election in Illinois

2010 US Senate Election in Illinois
Nominee Alexi Giannoulias LeAlan Jones Mark Kirk Mike Labno
Party Democratic Green Republican Libertarian

Previous Senator
Roland Burris
Democratic

      Senator-elect
TBD

It is on November 2nd that the United States Senate election in Illinois is going to be held. The elections will be held concurrent to 33 other elections for the United States Senate and United States House of representatives.

The position is now held by Ronald Burris of the Democratic Party. His term is going to end on January 3rd, 2011. That is the day when the newly elected Senator will be taking the charge of his office.
U.S. Congressman Mark Kirk was nominated as the Republican candidate while Football coach LeAlan Jones has been the Green nominee; State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias was the Democratic nominee however.

The last date of submission of nominating signatures for the primary ballot being November 2, 2009, the primary was held on February 2, 2010.

The primary candidates were:

Democratic
  1. Alexi Giannoulis, the current Illinois State Treasurer.
  2. David Hoffman
  3. Cheryle Jackson
  4.  
Republican
  1. John Arrington
  2. Patrick Hughes
  3. Mark Kirk
  4. Tom Kuna 
  5. Donald Lowery
  6. Kathleen Thomas
  7. Ed Varga
  8. Robert Zadek

Candidates of US Senate Election in Illinois

  • John Arrington, former city alderman
  • Patrick Hughes, Chairman of Sensible Taxpayers Opposed to Increased Taxes
  • Mark Kirk, U.S. Representative for Illinois's 10th district
  • Donald Lowery, former Pope County Judge
  • Andy Martin, perennial candidate
  • Kathleen Thomas, professor

Polling of US Senate Election in Illinois

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
Error
Alexi Giannoulias (D) LeAlan Jones (G) Mark Kirk (R) Mike Labno (L) Other Undecided
Research 2000 January 26-28, 2009 600 ± 4.0% 38% 30% 32%
Rasmussen Reports August 11, 2009 500 ± 4.5% 38% 41% 4% 17%
Magellan Data October 9, 2009 ± 3.1% 35% 42% 23%
Rasmussen Reports October 14, 2009 500 ± 4.5% 41% 41% 4% 13%
Rasmussen Reports December 9, 2009 500 ± 4.5% 42% 39% 3% 15%
Public Policy Polling January 22-25, 2010 1,062 ± 3.0% 42% 34% 24%
Rasmussen Reports February 3, 2010 500 ± 4.5 % 40% 46% 4% 10%
Research 2000  February 22-24, 2010 600 ± 4.0% 43% 36% 2% 19%
Rasmussen Reports March 8, 2010 500 ± 4.5 % 44% 41% 5% 10%
Public Policy Polling April 1-5, 2010 591 ± 4.0% 33% 37% 30%
Rasmussen Reports April 5, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 37% 41% 8% 13%
Rasmussen Reports April 28, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 38% 46% 5% 12%
We Ask America May 2, 2010 500 ± 2.97% 32% 45% 5% 17%
Research 2000  May 3-5, 2010 600 ± 4.0% 38% 41% 21%
Rasmussen Reports  June 7, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 39% 42% 7% 12%
Public Policy Polling  June 12-13, 2010 552 ± 4.2% 31% 30% 14% 24%
Rasmussen Reports  July 7, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 40% 39% 9% 12%
Rasmussen Reports  July 28, 2010 750 ± 4.0% 43% 41% 6% 10%
We Ask America August 4, 2010 576 ± 4.1% 33% 39% 28%
Rasmussen Reports  August 11, 2010 750 ± 4.0% 40% 40% 8% 12%
Public Policy Polling  August 14-15, 2010 576 ± 4.1% 37% 35% 9% 19%
Rasmussen Reports  August 23, 2010 750 ± 4.0% 42% 40% 6% 12%
Chicago Tribune  September 2, 2010 600 ± 4.0% 34% 34% 6% 3% 22%
Rasmussen Reports  September 7, 2010 750 ± 4.0% 37% 41% 9% 5% 9%
We Ask America September 13, 2010 576 ± 4.1% 36% 39% 2% 4% 19%
Rasmussen Reports September 21, 2010 750 ± 4.0% 41% 44% 4% 4% 8%
Public Polling Policy September 23-26, 2010 470 ± 4.5% 36% 40% 8% 3% 13%
Chicago Tribune September 24-28, 2010 600 ± 4.0% 38% 36% 5% 3% 17%
Suffolk University September 30- October 3, 2010 500 ± 4.0% 41% 42% 4% 3% 10%
Rasmussen Reports October 4, 2010 750 ± 4.0% 41% 45% 4% 5% 6%
The Simon Poll/SIU September 30-October 10, 2010 1,000 ± 3.5% 37% 37% 3% 2% 2% 18%
Rasmussen Reports October 11, 2010 750 ± 4.0% 44% 43% 4% 7% 2%
Public Policy Polling October 14-16, 2010 557 ± 4.2% 40% 42% 4% 3% 10%
Mason-Dixon October 18-20, 2010 625 ± 4.0% 41% 43% 16%
Chicago Tribune/WGN October 18-22, 2010 700 ± 4.0% 41% 44% 5% 4% 7%
Fox News/Pulse Opinion Research October 23, 2010 1,000 ± 3.0% 41% 43% 7% 2% 7%
Rasmussen Reports October 26, 2010 750 ± 4.0% 42% 46% 5% 5% 2%
Public Policy Polling October 30-31, 2010 814 ± 3.4% 42% 46% 5% 3% 3% 7%
Rasmussen Reports October 18, 2010 750 ± 4.0% 41% 44% 4% 8% 5%

Fundraising of US Senate Election in Illinois

Candidate (Party) Receipts Disbursements Cash On Hand Debt
Mark Kirk (R) $8,983,266 $5,116,607 $3,946,527 $0
Alexi Giannoulias (D) $5,684,101 $4,587,067 $1,025,056 $208,438

Results of US Senate Election in Illinois

General Election Results
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
  Republican Mark Kirk 1,710,564 48.4%
  Democratic Alexi Giannoulias 1,622,551 46%
  Green LeAlan Jones 113,397 3.2%
  Libertarian Michael Labno 83,886 2.4%
Totals 3,530,398 100%

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