Election 2010 – Illinois 10th District – Republican Incumbent
(D) Dan Seals – 25,275 (48%)
Julie Hamos – 24,292 (46%)
Elliot Richardson – 2,811 (5%)
(R) Robert Dold -19,472 (38%)
Elizabeth Coulson – 15,969 (31%)
Dick Green – 7,537 (15%)
Arie Friedman – 7,207 (14%)
Paul Hamman – 1.069 (2%)
Congressman Mark Kirk is the Republican nominee for US Senate and this has opened the most even district in the state of Illinois. Republicans will try desperately to hold onto the seat while Democrats would love nothing more than to win this seat for their side. Republicans nominated Bob Dold in their primary while Democrats selected Dan Seals.
Entering politics for the first time, Bob Dold had to know that his name would be misread for the Presidential candidate from 1996. However, this small-business owner is serious about his entry into the world of politics and is looking to make a name for himself. Dold worked for Dan Quayle before starting his successful pest-control business that serves much of the district. To learn more, click here.
Known well to voters as the Democratic nominee in the past two eelections, Dan Seals is a marketing executive. In both elections, 2006 and 2008, he ultimately lost to Kirk by a 53% to 47% margin. This year, Seals hopes it will be different. Currently working for GE Capital, he also worked in the Senate on economic development and budget issues. To learn more, click here.