Who Won Illinois' Congressional Races?

Find coverage of the various congressional matchups throughout the Patch network.

While many of northern Illinois' congressional races left little in the way of doubt, a few provided down-to-the-wire drama and competitiveness. Judy Biggert and Bill Foster were in a dead heat as Election Day approached, with Foster emerging victorious, according to unofficial totals. And Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth engaged in a bitter mudfest, with Walsh being tossed out by voters.

Jesse Jackson Jr. didn't campaign at all, citing health issues, yet won-reelection, and Adam Kinzinger, Dan Lipinski, Danny Davis and Peter Roskam didn't feel they had to.

Coverage of the various congressional races can be viewed throughout the Patch network.

Ron Brzoska November 07, 2012 at 04:41 AM
There is a typo, but more of a Freudian slip. Bob Dold is not a Democrat...technically, but he doesn't like calling himself a Republican either.
Don Edwards November 07, 2012 at 05:41 AM
Interesting results. Looks like all 4 Illinois R tea party candidates/lawmakers elected in 2010 were defeated in this election. Illinois remains a moderate state not too far left or right but in the middle or moderate fiscal and social policy. Next step is to clean up the budget deficits in a reasonable manor and move on for the benefit of middle class not just a few of either the far right or left so we all benefit together. Come-0n people it's time to grow-up and be responsile citizens.
Patti Klesh November 07, 2012 at 02:05 PM
True, but what about Randy Hultgren? While not a Tea Party candidate per se, his voting record and constituent letters pandered so heavily to the Tea Party crowd, it is hard not to consider him as such. For instance, his suggestion that we privatize the public roadways!
Despiser of Obama November 07, 2012 at 03:34 PM
It looks like the Democrats got their way by changing the district zones in their favor.
Joel Craig November 07, 2012 at 05:12 PM
One has to remember that the districts were all redrawn to (heavily) favor the Dems, so really no surprise on the congressional races. One has to shake their head, however when one who was booted out by his peers was voted back in, and another who has been absent for months was also re-elected. Put a corpse on the ballot with a -D next to his name and some will automatically vote for the corpse.


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