Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Randy Hultgren coasts to an easy win over Democrat Dennis Anderson—the first incumbent to win 14th District re-election since Dennis Hastert.
In the days when House Speaker Dennis Hastert roamed the Earth, Illinois' 14th Congressional District was a guaranteed red-state Republican romp. The Grand Old Party had gone unbeaten, untied and unscored-upon in this conservative Chicago collar-county district since 1939, and when the former Yorkville High School wrestling coach rose to the lofty post of House speaker, it seemed there would be no end to the 14th District Republican dynasty. Then came Hastert's curious midterm retirement. And a nationwide Democratic insurgence. And Bill Foster’s 2008 win over Hastert’s hand-picked successor, Jim Oberweis. Randy Hultgren righted the 14th District ship for his political party with a close win over Foster in 2010 and sealed the deal Tuesday …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Democratic nominee Dennis Anderson will take on uncontested Republican in November.
Dennis Anderson appears to be the Democratic nominee for the 14th Congressional District after leading the race with 74 percent of the vote. Anderson slugged it out with his opponent, Democrat Jonathan Farnick, and will now take on the uncontested U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren in November. The 14th Congressional District takes in parts of seven northern Illinois counties, including Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will. These results are the total of all currently reporting counties plus the Aurora Election Commission. Anderson is easily leading after 98 percent of total precincts reporting. Click here, for information on the candidates.
Two Democrats are vying for the nomination in the 14th Congressional District. Check here for updated results.
UPDATE 8:55 p.m. This update includes totals for 92 percent of Lake County precincts reporting, 85 percent of DeKalb, 55 percent of McHenry, 65 percent of Kendall, 50 percent of DuPage, 73 percent of Will and 45 percent of the City of Aurora. *** UPDATE: 8:27 p.m. This update includes totals for 92 percent of Lake County precincts reporting, 41 percent of DeKalb, 18 percent of McHenry, 21 percent of Will and 1 percent of the City of Aurora. *** UPDATE: 7:46 p.m. This update includes totals for 71 percent of Lake County precincts reporting Dennis Anderson leading with 74.85 percent and Jonathan Farnick with 25.15 percent. *** U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren is running uncontested, but Democrats Jonathan Farnick and Dennis Anderson are slugging it …