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Illinois 11th District

Open Seat (R)


Debbie Halvorson

Debbie Halvorson (D)

Bio | Campaign Site

Martin Ozinga

Martin Ozinga (R)

Bio | Campaign Site

Illinois Snapshot

RCP Senate Ranking: Toss Up

Senate Race: Durbin (D)* vs. Sauerberg (R)
Presidential Race:
Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
Competitive House Races: IL-10
| IL-11

Key 2006 State Races: Governor | IL-6 | IL-8

2004 President: Kerry (D) vs. Bush (R)

Polling Data

PollDateSampleHalvorson (D)Ozinga (R)Spread
SurveyUSA10/20 - 10/21623 LV5037Halvorson +13

Race Summary

Rep. Jerry Weller, a member of the GOP class of 1994, is retiring, and it never helps when the winner of the GOP primary drops out. The replacement candidate, concrete company general manager Martin Ozinga (R), has proven a remarkable fundraiser, which he’ll need to be against state Senate Majority Leader Debbie Halvorson (D), a top Democratic recruit with more than $900,000 in the bank by the end of June. Halvorson is favored, but Ozinga has impressed so far.

Previous Election Results

2006: Weller (R) 55, Pavich (D) 45
2004: Weller (R) 59, Renner (D) 41
2002: Weller (R) 64, Van Duyne (D) 36

2004: Bush (R) 53, Kerry (D) 46
2000: Bush (R) 50, Gore (D) 48

All Commentary & News Stories

- Ozinga Explains Donation to Blagojevich - Chicago Tribune

- Candidates Talk Priority No. 1: The economy - Bloomington Pantagraph

- Race to Replace Weller Has Stark Contrasts - Chicago Sun-Times