2016 US Senate Race


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Six years ago moderate Republican Mark Kirk won this Senate seat by a point and a half over Alexi Giannoulias and the Democrats have had this election circled ever since. 2010 was an off-year and a Republican wave election, 2016 is a presidential election year and will not likely be as favorable for the Republicans but Kirk does have the advantage of incumbency.

This cycle he will face Iraq war veteran and two term congresswoman Tammy Duckworth. Both had primary challengers but both emerged with relative ease. A number of national outlets cover these federal races closely and rather than try to recreate the wheel here are a few links to some additional resources you may find helpful.


Illinois Senate Polling Averages
US Senate Race Rankings and Trackers

 

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Candidates' Financial Position
TYPE(D) Tammy Duckworth(G) Scott Summers(L) Kenton McMillen(R) Mark Kirk (i)
Most Recent Cash on Hand$137,402.61$0.00$0.00$220,848.14
Current Cash Available$137,402.61$0.00$0.00$220,848.14
     
Already Spent$16,761,924.33$0.00$0.00$10,391,171.52
Candidate Cycle Spending Power$16,899,326.94$0.00$0.00$10,612,019.66
     
Independent Expenditures Supporting$713,172.76$0.00$0.00$710,173.48
Independent Expenditures Opposing$1,901,651.89$0.00$0.00$91,957.99
 Total Funds for This Race:  $30,928,302.72



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Here is the historical general election performance for statewide candidates by region. Check out the FAQ for an explation on the difference between traditional collars and expanded collars.

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Here is the historical general election performance for statewide candidates by media market.

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Here is the historical general election performance for statewide candidates by county.

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Here is the historical general election performance for statewide candidates by Chicago ward.

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Here is the historical general election performance for statewide candidates by Cook County Township.

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