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Parents > United States > Illinois > Senate Class III
OfficeSenate
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 2004 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 02, 2004 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 02, 2004 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 2005 - 12:00pm
Term End November 16, 2008 - 12:00pm
Turnout 41.70% Total Population
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedRBH October 15, 2018 11:02pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description Term end due to resignation.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/03/1998
NamePeter G. Fitzgerald Votes1,709,041 (50.35%)
Term01/03/1999 - 01/03/2005 Margin98,545 (+2.90%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won01/12/2009
NameRoland Burris Votes1 (100.00%)
Term01/15/2009 - 11/29/2010 Margin1 (+100.00%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Mar 16, 2004 IL US Senate - D Primary
Barack Obama
D 1,242,996
Mar 16, 2004 IL US Senate - R Primary
Jack Ryan
R 661,804
Aug 04, 2004 IL US Senate - R Primary Replacement
Alan L. Keyes
R 1
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
01/20/2003 11/02/2004
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Barack Obama 10 15 15 66
Jack Ryan 1 1 1 --
Leaning Call: Barack Obama (98.31%)
Weighted Call: Barack Obama (100.00%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph

03/25/2004 10/29/2004

CANDIDATES
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Name St. Sen. Barack Obama Assistant Secretary Alan L. Keyes Albert J. Franzen Jerry Kohn (W) Mark Kuhnke (W) Scott Doody (W) Donald McArthur-Self
PartyDemocratic Republican Independent Libertarian Independent Republican Independent Independent
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Certified Votes3,597,456 (69.97%) 1,390,690 (27.05%) 81,164 (1.58%) 69,253 (1.35%) 2,268 (0.04%) 339 (0.01%) 134 (0.00%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -2,206,766 (-42.92%) -3,516,292 (-68.39%) -3,528,203 (-68.62%) -3,595,188 (-69.92%) -3,597,117 (-69.96%) -3,597,322 (-69.97%)
Predict Avg.62.63% 26.52% 0.44% 1.48% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand 6/30 $3,163,111.00 $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]
Entry Date 00/00/2004 00/00/2004 00/00/2004 00/00/2004 00/00/0001 -- 00/00/2004
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MATCHUP POLLS (16 from 8 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg66.27%-- 23.13%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Survey USA 
10/27/04-10/29/04
66.00% 2.0 27.00% 4.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Research 2000 
10/27/04-10/28/04
67.00% 2.0 25.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Richard Day Research 
10/20/04-10/21/04
70.00% -- 20.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Market Shares Corp 
10/16/04-10/19/04
66.00% -- 19.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Survey USA 
10/04/04-10/06/04
68.00% 3.0 23.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Research 2000 
10/03/04-10/05/04
69.00% 1.0 24.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
R Imperator
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MORE CANDIDATES
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Name (W) Kathy Campbell (W) Shaun Bill (W) Marcus Hester (W) Thomas R. Carlson (W) Orlando McDowell (W) Arthur C. Brumfield (W) Lowell M. Seida
PartyIndependent Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent
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Certified Votes129 (0.00%) 37 (0.00%) 23 (0.00%) 20 (0.00%) 5 (0.00%) 1 (0.00%) 1 (0.00%)
Margin-3,597,327 (-69.97%) -3,597,419 (-69.97%) -3,597,433 (-69.97%) -3,597,436 (-69.97%) -3,597,451 (-69.97%) -3,597,455 (-69.97%) -3,597,455 (-69.97%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
Website [Website]
Entry Date -- -- -- -- -- -- --
MATCHUP POLLS (16 from 8 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Survey USA 
10/27/04-10/29/04
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Research 2000 
10/27/04-10/28/04
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Richard Day Research 
10/20/04-10/21/04
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Market Shares Corp 
10/16/04-10/19/04
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Survey USA 
10/04/04-10/06/04
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Research 2000 
10/03/04-10/05/04
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements

DROPPED OUT
Jack Ryan (R)
 00, 2004 - Jun 25, 2004

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 26, 2005 10:00am News Obama's Stand Against Patriot Act Cheered  Article The Sunset Provision 
Nov 16, 2004 12:00am Amusing How and why Dr. Keyes won in Illinois  Article Servo 
Nov 05, 2004 12:00am News Keyes blames Republicans, media for his defeat  Article Servo 
Nov 02, 2004 12:00am News Keyes Says Supporting Obama Akin to Mortal Sin  Article Servo 
Oct 29, 2004 12:00am News Obama sweeps newspaper endorsements in Senate race  Article None Entered 
Oct 24, 2004 12:00am Editorial About those Republicans . . .  Article COSDem 
Oct 22, 2004 12:00am Election Guide Thank Jesus for Easy Politics  Article None Entered 
Oct 21, 2004 12:00am News [Illinois] State GOP Mailers Go Out -- Without Their Senate Candidate  Article Servo 
Oct 20, 2004 12:00am News Keyes predicts Nov. 2 victory  Article Servo 
Oct 19, 2004 12:00am Humor Keyes closing in on Obama  Article RP 
Oct 17, 2004 12:00am News Keyes says incest awaits kids of gays  Article Wabash 
Oct 16, 2004 12:00am Commentary Keyes Funds Shock Critics  Article Gerald Farinas 
Oct 15, 2004 12:00am Endorsement Reagan's UN Ambassador Endorses Dr. Alan Keyes  Article Gerald Farinas 
Oct 12, 2004 12:00am News Poll suggests Keyes failing at painting Obama as extreme  Article Servo 
Oct 12, 2004 12:00am News Keyes, Obama trade charges in first debate  Article Gerald Farinas 
Sep 21, 2004 12:00am Idiocy Keyes slams 'phony' polls  Article Servo 
Sep 20, 2004 12:00am Poll Obama leading Keyes by 45 points in Senate race  Article Servo 
Sep 14, 2004 12:00am Idiocy Keyes says game plan is controversy  Article RP 
Sep 14, 2004 12:00am Idiocy Keyes blasts Daley 'machine'  Article RP 
Sep 07, 2004 12:00am News Keyes Says Christ Would Not Vote For Obama  Article Wabash 
Sep 07, 2004 12:00am General Obama offers health plan for small firms  Article RP 
Sep 01, 2004 12:00am Amusing Keyes: 'Media wants to attack' GOP  Article COSDem 
Aug 30, 2004 12:00am Amusing Keyes - Dems are "desperately afraid"  Article Servo 
Aug 30, 2004 12:00am Amusing Keyes loses temper on Fox News  Article COSDem 
Aug 26, 2004 12:00am Endorsement Keyes against the machine  Article None Entered 
Aug 26, 2004 12:00am General Brady blasts Keyes' stand on gun control  Article COSDem 
Aug 22, 2004 12:00am Commentary Black like Obama  Article None Entered 
Aug 22, 2004 12:00am Poll Voters rush past Keyes, favor Obama  Article None Entered 
Aug 20, 2004 12:00am General GOP conservatives rally behind Keyes at State Fair  Article COSDem 
Aug 17, 2004 12:00am General Keyes has plan for reparations - He would exempt blacks from taxes  Article RP 
Aug 13, 2004 12:00am Commentary A real choice in Illinois: Keyes vs. Obama  Article Gerald Farinas 
Aug 12, 2004 12:00am News Thompson says he may not vote for Keyes  Article Servo 
Aug 11, 2004 12:00am Amusing Alan Keyes Performs 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'  Article RP 
Aug 11, 2004 12:00am Editorial The Unsuitable Mr. Keyes  Article RP 
Aug 11, 2004 12:00am Contest The First Loop Carpetbagger Deflection Contest  Article RP 
Aug 11, 2004 12:00am General Former Gov. Thompson 'sad' GOP went out of state for Senate candidate  Article None Entered 
Aug 11, 2004 12:00am Amusing Keyes Mailbag  Article RP 
Aug 11, 2004 12:00am Editorial The Unsuitable Mr. Keyes  Article None Entered 
Aug 10, 2004 12:00am News Keyes says Obama afraid to face him  Article Servo 
Aug 09, 2004 12:00am News Keyes Rips Obama's Views on Abortion  Article Servo 
Aug 09, 2004 12:00am Poll Keyes Lags Behind Obama In CBS Poll  Article Servo 
Aug 09, 2004 12:00am Commentary Keyes to a Fiasco  Article RP 
Aug 06, 2004 12:00am News Keyes promises Republicans he'll run  Article New York Democrat 
Aug 06, 2004 12:00am Idiocy Historic Campaign Demands Illinoisans' Attention  Article None Entered 
Aug 04, 2004 12:00am News Obama just can't help but shine  Article Gerald Farinas 
Aug 03, 2004 12:00am News Third Party Illinois US Senate Hopefuls Want to Be Heard  Article Gerald Farinas 
Jul 22, 2004 12:00am Commentary What the U.S. Senate Race Is Really About  Article None Entered 
Jul 14, 2004 12:00am General Ditka storms out before meeting  Article COSDem 
Jul 13, 2004 12:00am Profile Running as if he's got a rival  Article RP 
Jul 12, 2004 12:00am News Mike Ditka won't rule out U.S. Senate run  Article RP 
Jun 26, 2004 12:00am News Ill. GOP Scrambles for Senate Candidate  Article None Entered 
Jun 24, 2004 12:00am Advertisement Ryan should quit Senate race that he lost long ago  Article None Entered 
Jun 24, 2004 12:00am Perspective Lyin' Ryan  Article None Entered 
Jun 24, 2004 12:00am Speculative Ryan Pressured to Drop Out of Senate Race  Article None Entered 
Jun 23, 2004 12:00am Commentary Is the Fork in Jack Ryan  Article Chase McFadden 
Jun 22, 2004 12:00am Scandal Ex-wife says Ryan pushed sex clubs  Article None Entered 
Jun 22, 2004 12:00am Commentary Jack Ryan's Star Trek Sex Scandal Puts Obama In The House  Article None Entered 
Jun 21, 2004 12:00am News Ryan papers contain charges he pressured wife for public sex  Article RP 
Apr 08, 2004 12:00am News Senate Candidate Ryan Wont Take Gay Backers [IL]  Article COSDem 
Apr 07, 2004 12:00am News Obama pledges support for gay marriage  Article None Entered 
Mar 29, 2004 12:00am News Ruling on Senate Candidate Jack Ryan's Divorce Papers Delayed  Article Gerald Farinas 
Mar 26, 2004 12:00am News US Senate Candidate Jack Ryan Wants No Divorce Questions  Article Gerald Farinas 
Mar 20, 2004 12:00am Analysis Obama - Avoiding Dean's Mistakes  Article Gerald Farinas 
Mar 19, 2004 12:00am News IL US Senate candidate has Hawai'i roots  Article Gerald Farinas 
Mar 19, 2004 12:00am News Daley warns "Let's not delve into candidate divorce records"  Article Gerald Farinas 
Mar 18, 2004 12:00am News Ryan, Obama enter new ring  Article COSDem 
Mar 18, 2004 12:00am News Hynes' loss puts Chicago machine in doubt  Article Gerald Farinas 
Mar 18, 2004 12:00am News Obama's appeal spans racial lines  Article Gerald Farinas 
Mar 18, 2004 12:00am News Bested in crowded race, Hynes to back Obama  Article Gerald Farinas 
Mar 18, 2004 12:00am News Illinois GOP aims to unite party, but divorce issue refuses to fade  Article Gerald Farinas 
Mar 05, 2004 12:00am Analysis Obama-Ryan match a GQ race to watch  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 24, 2004 12:00am News TV spots pay off in Ryan, Hull Senate bids  Article Gerald Farinas 
Feb 22, 2004 12:00am Poll Wealthy hopefuls lead Senate race  Article None Entered 
Feb 19, 2004 12:00am Election Guide Senate candidates toe party line  Article None Entered 
Jan 27, 2004 12:00am Analysis Do you know these people?  Article None Entered 
Jan 26, 2004 12:00am News Debate draws aspiring senators to Champaign  Article None Entered 
May 14, 2003 03:28pm News Jim Ryan latest to reject GOP Senate bid  Article Not in Public Domain 
Apr 15, 2003 09:14pm General Update: It's official. Fitzgerald is out.  Article COSDem 
Apr 15, 2003 10:39am News Fitzgerald not going to pursue re-election  Article Ced 
Apr 09, 2003 07:52pm Analysis Primary could be hurdle for beleaguered Fitzgerald  Article COSDem 
Jan 20, 2003 09:39pm General Democratic Poll shows challengers trailing Fitzgerald  Article Mr. Ice Cream 

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