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2018 General Election: US House of Representatives

New to our voters’ guide? Learn what it is and how it works. The candidates below appear in ballot order. 

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Democratic Candidate, 1st District

Bobby Rush: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Republican Candidate, 1st District

Jimmy Lee Tillman, II“The citizens of the first congressional district demand a representative that will meet with the president and share with him their concerns.” Learn more about this candidate.


Independent Candidate, 1st District

Thomas Rudbeck“We need solutions, not more politicians who think these are lifetime jobs.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 2nd District

Robin Kelly: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Republican Candidate, 2nd District

David Merkle: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Democratic Candidate, 3rd District

Dan Lipinski“I’m fed up with the status quo and politicians who divide us, promise us simple solutions, and deliver nothing.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 3rd District

Arthur J. Jones: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Democratic Candidate, 4th District

Jesús “Chuy” García: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Republican Candidate, 4th District

Mark Wayne Lorch: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Democratic Candidate, 5th District

Mike Quigley: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Republican Candidate, 5th District

Tom Hanson“I am your voice of reason in this world of chaos.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 6th District

Sean Casten“I’ll be an independent voice for our district – not a rubber stamp for any party or president.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 6th District

Peter Roskam“I’ve worked with my party when it’s appropriate and I’ve stood up to my party when necessary to represent the district and our community values.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 7th District

Danny K. Davis: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Republican Candidate, 7th District

Craig Cameron: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Democratic Candidate, 8th District

Raja Krishnamoorthi: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Republican Candidate, 8th District

Jitendra “JD” Diganvker“The American dream is available to everyone. But it doesn’t come without hardship and sacrifice.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 9th District

Jan Schakowsky“As much as Trump may want to redefine our country, we ARE a country of immigrants, and that’s what makes America great.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 9th District

John Elleson“No party, politician, family, or corporation, should have a lock on America.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 10th District

Brad Schneider“You can count on me to continue fighting for an economy that works for all of us, not just those at the top.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 10th District

Doug Bennett“Our representatives seem to spend more time fighting with each other than listening to us.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 11th District

Bill Foster“One of my top priorities in Congress has been to expand the economic recovery to all hardworking Americans.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 11th District

Nick Stella: “It’s about time that the people of the 11th district have a congressman who knows the meaning of the word representative.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 14th District

Lauren Underwood“I believe that representatives should be transparent and honest about their votes.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 14th District

Randy Hultgren: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


About Candidate Free Time

WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the Nov. 6 election.

Candidates were given two minutes to tell voters where they stand on the issues, why they feel they are best qualified and what they intend to do if elected or re-elected. The messages were recorded at the WTTW studios at no cost to the candidates.

The Voters’ Guide is an online version of Candidate Free Time, pioneered by WTTW in the 1992 race for U.S. Senate. This year’s Candidate Free Time is produced with and underwritten in part by the League of Women Voters of Cook County.

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