Posted by: jamesvw | February 3, 2010

February 2 Preliminary Illinois Results

Feb. 2 Preliminary Illinois Primary Results

The morning after, the result in only one race is truly unknown – though two campaigns have still not conceded in other races. It looks like Pat Quinn has held on for the victory in the Democratic gubernatorial race and David Miller has edged into the Democratic nomination for Comptroller.

7 Precincts still have yet to report – all from Cook County (Chicago area) and there are probably still absentee ballots and provisional ballots left to be counted

Here are the numbers from yesterday: Turnout was around 25% and 35% in the city of Chicago, close to an all-time low

Results: US Senate

Democratic

Alexi Giannoulias – 345,265 (39%)
David Hoffman -298,845 (34%)
Cheryl Robinson Jackson – 174,433 (20%)
Robert Marshall -50,725 (6%)
Jacob Meister – 16,000 (2%)

Republican

Mark Kirk – 416,853 (57%)
Patrick Hughes 141,751 (19%)
Don Lowery 65,771 (9%)
Kathleen Thomas 53,673 (7%)
Andy Martin 37,201 (5%)
John Arrington 20,888 (3%)

Results: Governor

Democratic – Wow, what a close race – but ultimately the difference was all in Cook County and Hynes couldn’t make up for it with a strong showing downstate.

Pat Quinn – 451,863 (50.39
Dan Hynes – 444,776 (49.61)

Republican – Still too close to call – what a race! Dillard and Brady played on their strengths, one as a moderate, one from Downstate to emerge from the pack and upset the two frontrunners McKenna and Ryan

Bill Brady – 155,091 (20.3%)
Kirk Dillard – 154,340 (20.2%)
Andy McKenna – 146,687 (19.2%)
Jim Ryan – 129,740 (17.0%)
Adam Andrzejewski – 110,314 (14.5%)
Dan Proft – 58,881 (8.4%)
Bob Schillerstrom (dropped out) 7,349 (1.4%)

Results: Lieutenant Governor – Moral of the story is never predict in this race again. Two candidates came out of nowhere to win these races

Democratic

Scott Lee Cohen – 209,508 (26%)
Arthur Turner – 178,339 (22%)
Rickey Hendon – 110,276 (14%)
Mike Boland – 104,242 (13%)
Thomas Castillo – 103,480 (13%)
Terry Link – 98,773 (12%)

Republican

Jason Plummer – 237,036 (34%)
Matt Murphy – 231,601 (33%)
Don Tracy – 79,614 (11%)
Brad Cole – 61,036 (9%)
Dennis Cook – 54,945 (8%)
Randy White – 32,073 (5%)

Results: Treasurer

Democratic

Robin Kelly – 461,907 (58%)
Justin Oberman – 336,401 (42%)

Results: Comptroller

Democratic – I wonder how much last names had to do with this tiny victory.

David Miller – 384,115 (47%)
Raja Krishnamoorthi – 377,839 (46%)
Clint Krislov – 62,759 (8%)

Republican

Judy Barr Topinka – 428,038 (59%)
William Kelly – 156,883 (22%)
Jim Dodge – 138,357 (19%)

Results: IL-8

Republican – Great call by blog reader “fact checker” in predicting this outcome correctly!

Joe Walsh – 16,015 (34%)
Dirk Beveridge – 11,577 (25%)
Maria Rodriguez – 9,719 (21%)
Christopher Geissler – 4,232 (9%)
John Dawson – 3,887 (8%)
Gregory Jacobs – 1,437 (3%)

Results: IL-10

Democratic – I underestimated Seals in my prediction – is this the year he finally goes to Washington?

Dan Seals – 25,275 (48%)
Julie Hamos – 24,292 (46%)
Elliot Richardson – 2,811 (5%)

Republican – Cue Bob Dold jokes for the rest of the season. He ran a heck of a campaign though…

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%)

Results: IL-14

Republican
Randy Hultgren – 34,735 (55%)
Ethan Hastert – 28,745 (45%)

Results: Cook County Board President

Democratic – A blowout here – and a devastating last-place finish for the incumbent, Stroger

Toni Preckwinkle – 273,776 (49.2%)
Terrence O’Brien – 127,784 (22.9%)
Dorothy Brown – 79,797 (14.3%)
Todd Stroger – 75,626 (13.6%)

Republican – This race proves yet again that if you are part of the establishment, the wave will take you pretty far towards victory.

Roger Keats – 92,320 (68.7%)
John Garrido – 42,055 (31.3%)

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Responses

  1. Thanks for the shout-out! Following the facts, and not the spin helps :-). It is an impressive win since Joe Walsh did not get the endorsements of the mainstream media and GOP members. I bet he has their attention now.

    • My readers on the ground are always more accurate than me 🙂 So what do you think was the deciding factor (or factors) in this race?

      And I hope you will keep coming back to tell all of us what you are seeing in the 8th district


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