Illinois

20 seats: 10R, 10D D 55

Open seats and a well-financed challenge against Lane Evans were the only events to make 1998 an interesting year for U.S. House races in Illinois. Most districts will be won easily again in 2000, as only four incumbents are potentially vulnerable and four are uncontested by a major party opponent. There are two open seats to watch: Tom Ewing's open seat leans Republican, but John Porter's open seat leans Democratic..
 
  1. Bobby Rush (D), 1992 Landslide
  '98: 87 '96: 86 '94: 76 '92: 83   D 86
 
  2. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D), 1995 Uncontested
  '98: 89 '96: 94 U ['94: D 98 '92: D 78]   D 86
 
  3. William Lipinski (D), 1982 Landslide
  '98: 73 '96: 65 '94: 54 '92: 64 D 54
 
  4. Luis Gutierrez (D), 1992 Landslide
  '98: 82 '96: 94 U '94: 75 '92: 78 D 81
 
  5. Rod Blagojevich (D), 1996 Uncontested
  '98: 74 '96: 64 ['94: R 54 '92: D 57] D 64
 
  6. Henry Hyde (R), 1974 Landslide
  '98: 67 '96: 64 '94: 73 '92: 66 R 57
 
  7. Danny Davis (D), 1996 Landslide
  '98: 93 U '96: 83 ['94: D 80 '92: D 81]   D 83
 
  8. Philip Crane (R), 1969 Landslide
  '98: 69 '96: 62 '94: 65 '92: 56 R 58
 
  9. Janice Schakowsky (D), 1998 Landslide
  '98: 75 ['96: D 63 '94: D 66 '92: D 68]   D 70
 
  10. OPEN [John Porter, R, 1979] Vulnerable
  ['98: 100 '96: 69 '94: 75 '92: 65] D 51
 
  11. Jerry Weller (R), 1994 Vulnerable
  '98: 59 '96: 52 '94: 61 ['92: D 56]   D 52
 
  12. Jerry Costello (D), 1988 Uncontested
  '98: 60 '96: 72 '94: 66 '92: 71 D 57
 
  13. Judy Biggert (R), 1998 Uncontested
  '98: 61 ['96: R 60 '94: R 73 '92: R 68] R 58
 
  14. Dennis Hastert (R), 1986 Landslide
  '98: 70 '96: 64 '94: 76 '92: 67   R 58
 
  15. OPEN [Thomas Ewing, R, 1991] Vulnerable
  ['98: 62 '96: 57 '94: 68 '92: 59] R 54
 
  16. Donald Manzullo (R), 1992 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 60 '94: 71 '92: 56   R 57
 
  17. Lane Evans (D), 1982 Vulnerable
  '98: 52 '96: 52 '94: 55 '92: 60   D 52
 
  18. Ray LaHood (R), 1994 Landslide
  '98: 73 '96: 59 '94: 60 ['92: R 58] R 55
 
  19. David Phelps (D), 1998 Vulnerable
  '98: 58 ['96: D 67 '94: D 58 '92: D 69] R 52
 
  20. John Shimkus (R), 1996 Vulnerable
  '98: 61 '96: 50 ['94: D 55 '92: D 57] R 52


Illinois's results 1982 to 1998
Facts in Focus for Illinois 1982 to 1998
 


 
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