Your soul will have an eternal destination,” he wrote on his official campaign Facebook page after learning that his son’s fall high school football season had been postponed. The majority of his finances have come from large individual donations, and $20k from the candidate himself. Durbin is a member in good standing of the party of death, the baby killing Democrats. Wilson is the unknown factor in the race. Most them, not all of them, but most of them, so I take him seriously.”. First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Senator Dick Durbin is favored to keep his seat as he faces Republican Mark Curran… He’s also got the backing of three city aldermen: Anthony Napolitano (41st), Nick Sposato (38th),and Chris Taliaferro (29th). Durbin is still viewed as the favorite in this election, with a large campaign bankroll of $4.5 million as of Oct. 1. I don’t fit neatly into the Republican agenda. Latest Polls. 20 02. D +25. Curran’s expenses included $9,264 paid to his son for “strategy consulting." Durbin faced Republican Mark Curran, Green Party candidate David F. Black, Libertarian Danny Malouf and Willie Wilson, who is running under the Willie Wilson Party banner. He also ran for president in 2016. Prior to his run for US Senate, Curran was sheriff of Lake County, Illinois. Governor Race. He was the only candidate that did not say pre-existing conditions should be covered under all insurance plans. I didn’t know Black people lived down here but I’m down here now to look at them and I see it with my own eyes,” Wilson told supporters, wearing a mask but no gloves, as he handed the gift cards to drivers outside the Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Danville. The Republicans nominated Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran, who used to be a Democrat. Who Poll Dates Curran Durbin; Research Co: Oct 31-Nov 01: 30: 52: AVERAGE: DEM Hold: 30: 52: KS - Roger Marshall vs Barbara Bollier. Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mark Curran, from left, incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and independent challenger Willie Wilson. Mark Curran. Curran also has been an outspoken opponent of abortion — to the point that just two days after the death of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, he contended the Black congressman, widely regarded as an icon of the civil rights movement, was “not much of a civil rights leader” given his support of abortion rights. How much more of his childhood are we going to steal? The Affordable Care Act is failing Americans and Illinois residents due to flaws that were written into the system and Republican efforts to undermine it, Black said, calling for "improved Medicare for all.". Wilson also aligned himself with one-term Republican Gov. Death will eventually come for everyone. Return to Patch for results as they come in: Subscribe to free News Alerts for election results. We’re still waiting for more votes to be counted in 63 counties. As the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, Dick Durbin has been consistently re-elected by his constituents, and threats to his seat have been minor. "Here’s the truth: The president caused this. MARK CURRAN. With no TV advertising budget, Curran has largely employed social media to promote his campaign. This article was updated at 11:24 a.m. Wednesday. Mark Curran. With more than 5.2 million votes counted, Durbin had picked up 52.3 percent of the vote, while Curran had 40.9 percent, according to unofficial election results. All Latest Polls; 2020 Election Polls; 2020 Presidential Polls; 2020 Senate Polls; 2020 House Polls; 2020 Governor Polls; Presidential Approval Polls; Generic Congressional Polls; 2020 Elections. Go to ElectCurran.com I know we face real challenges and I hope to be able to help here in Washington,” said Durbin who also is a member of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. Durbin backs a new large-scale round of COVID-19 economic relief, including direct cash benefits for families and supplemental unemployment assistance as well as aid to state and local governments. Curran, 57, the former three-term sheriff of Lake County, won a six-way contest for the Republican nomination in March, getting 41.5% of the vote. Does he own you? Wilson had 3.9 percent, Malouf had 1.9 percent and Black had 0.9 percent and Malouf has 0.8 percent of the vote. “These are people who traditionally would support me, I believe. D +11. But the GOP isn’t returning the favor. He has said Barrett's confirmation jeopardizes the Affordable Care Act, which he has called "one of the most important votes" of his career. He will come out with his guns a blazin', but it won't matter. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. This is again the case in 2020, with opponents Republican Mark Curran and Independent Willie Wilson making an opposition push against Durbin, but the polling remains in Durbin’s favor. Durbin has called his vote in support of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, one of the most important he has cast during his time in the Senate. Rod Blagojevich, who has labeled himself a “Trumpocrat.”. During a recent NBC 5 candidate forum, Black said he believes "we need to get away from private insurance," particularly after millions of people lost their health coverage over the past seven months as they were laid off from their jobs. 20 08. With 97% of precincts reporting, Curran wound up … What I like is Curran is a REAL Catholic and not the C.I.N.O (Catholic in name only) Durbin has proven to be over the years. Free access to breaking news is sponsored by, Sen. Dick Durbin faces opponents who stress religious faith, WHITE, Barbara Mar 28, 1934 - Jan 3, 2021, RUSSELL, Korey Jun 29, 1971 - Jan 5, 2021, St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital welcomed area's first 2021 baby on Saturday, Unit 40 clamping down on struggling remote learners, Effingham says yes to QuikTrip gas station, New Year's Baby: Haevyn Dale Gillman born early Saturday, Effingham County Health Department explains Phase 1A of COVID-19 vaccination plan, 1 Illinois county allows indoor dining to governor's chagrin, U.S. Rep. Mary Miller to join GOP colleagues objecting to Biden electoral win, Signs of post-Christmas COVID spike in Effingham County, Altamont man injured in I-70 crash on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Mary Miller: 'Hitler was right on one thing'. The dates given are when the poll started and ended. As the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, Dick Durbin has been consistently re-elected by his constituents, and threats to his seat have been minor. The Economist is analysing polling, economic and demographic data to predict America’s elections in 2020 Read more of our election coverage US 2020 results Charts, maps and analysis of the presidential and congressional races in one place ", "You're gonna meet God really soon, buddy," Curran said to Durbin in his short concession speech. Campaign finance records show Durbin significantly outraised and outspent his four opponents. For this seat. Durbin also has been a longtime supporter of tougher gun control laws and efforts to halt the flow of illegal guns from out of state into Chicago. The stakes of the race: Durbin was first elected to the body in 1996 and is seeking a … Wilson released a short statement Wednesday morning on Facebook thanking his supporters for helping him earn "more votes than any independent U.S. Senate candidate in Illinois history. Low 28F. Calls For Trump's Removal As 'Unfit' Ramp Up After Capitol Seige, 'The President Is Unfit:' Kinzinger Calls For 25th Amendment, Biden Election Certified After A Day Of Violence On Capitol Hill, Trump Mob Attacks Capitol; 4 Deaths; 69 Arrests; FBI Seeks Tips, Chaos, Violence, Mockery As Pro-Trump Mob Occupies Congress, 'A Friend To All': Sandy Hook First Responder Dies Of Coronavirus. Black's platform also supported a $20 federal minimum wage, affordable housing for all, 75 percent spending cuts for the military and a variety of green-infrastructure initiatives, including electric mass transit, environmentally beneficial buildings and a ban on fracking. Curran has struggled financially - the incumbent Senator, Richard Durbin, has so far outraised him by a 50:1 margin. Hell is the mayor’s office. RCP Senate Map | Senate Polls | RCP House Map | Generic Vote | RCP Governor Map | Governor Polls | All 2020 Polls Durbin said the law was an attempt to curb a spiraling crack cocaine problem but “that experiment failed.” He pointed to criminal justice and sentencing reforms he sponsored that were signed into law by both Obama and Trump. PRESIDENT TRUMP 260 -46 BIDEN 278 +46. We endorsed Curran, who strikes … Hell is in Springfield. “Politically it motivated me more than anything because I’ve seen so much damage done to this country in the last four years and I have great faith in Joe Biden to turn this around and I want to be part of it,” Durbin said in an interview. Mark Curran, who served as Lake County sheriff for a dozen years, said he would give Trump a B- grade for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, putting much of the responsibility on long-serving members of the U.S. House and Senate. The Chicago Tribune editorial board endorsed the former sheriff, saying he would be a senator who is "Illinois-centric, not Washington-centric.". Do you think there’s accidents in the world? He also said he wants to enact tort reform, saying it's the only way to address health care costs. Durbin has most recently used Trump to try to motivate support in a TV spot that calls the president “a big bully,” and says Durbin has “brought him down to size.” It shows Trump shrinking to fit into the size of the senator’s palm, where he disposes of the president with a wrist flip. 20 16. ILLINOIS — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Springfield) earned a fifth term in office after seeing off four challengers Tuesday night for his seat. Republican Mark Curran is challenging longtime Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin for US Senate in Illinois. Six years ago, he won reelection with his smallest percentage victory in any of his statewide races, 53.5%, against Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove who is now making a bid for the U.S. House. Unlike his competitors, Malouf said he did not see an issue with the U.S. Supreme Court taking another look at the ruling in the landmark Roe v. Wade case that protects a woman's right to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restrictions. "What we need to understand is the government is not the solution to our problems; the government is the problem," Malouf said during the NBC 5 forum, calling for governments to "localize decision-making and spending as close to the individual as possible.". Campaigning in the wake of mass protests across the U.S. in response to the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other Black citizens, Durbin has pointed to his work on criminal justice reform. Illinois Senate - Curran vs. Durbin 2014: Durbin (D) +10.0 RCP Senate Map | Senate Polls | RCP House Map | Generic Vote | RCP Governor Map | Governor Polls | All 2020 Polls Willie Wilson, who recently got the endorsement of former Illinois Gov. ... IL - Mark Curran vs Dick Durbin. Competitive House Races. D +39. Durbin thanked his supporters in a statement after he was declared the race's winner. For this seat. Curran, a longtime Democrat turned Republican, is hoping to pull off the upset and believes Wilson will draw votes from Durbin. States are awarded based on average of last three polls. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Wilson has been critical of Gov. D +17. Current Candidate of N/A. Curran said he does not support a nationwide mask mandate, as he believes each state has the constitutional right to forge its own response to the pandemic. Summary of each race with links to polls and commentary. “It’s really a battle of good versus evil. Wilson said during the NBC 5 forum that he has handed out 27 million masks so far. Rod Blagojevich, ran as a third-party candidate to replace Durbin. A wealthy food and medical glove distributor who also distributes his own gospel recordings, Wilson paid the fines for a few churches that violated pandemic gathering orders. Track the 2020 Senate Elections here. On Oct. 8, Wilson said he had begun a quarantine after announcing that he had tested positive for COVID-19, along with five people who traveled with him five days earlier to a Danville church. Illinois Senate - Curran vs. Durbin 2014: Durbin (D) +10.0 RCP Senate Map | Senate Polls | RCP House Map | Generic Vote | RCP Governor Map | Governor Polls | All 2020 Polls HEALTH CARE I believe patients and doctors, certainly not government bureaucrats, should be in charge of health care decisions. Durbin's fifth term is already in the bag. Durbin, the second-highest-ranking Senate Democrat, is overwhelmingly favored to win his bid for a fifth term in deep-blue Illinois. With 97% of precincts reporting, Curran wound up with 42% of the vote over four other competitors. “The devil is about fear and isolation. The Republicans nominated Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran, who used to be a Democrat. We’re going to storm the gates of hell. Malouf said he supports ending all government-mandated shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. Illinois Senate - Curran vs. Durbin. Mark Curran Vs Dick Durbin Daily Herald Debate September 18, 2020 This debate was hosted by the Daily Herald Editorial Board Political Party and Jurisdiction. Notes Polls: Dick Durbin (D) Mark Curran (R) Dick Durbin is minority whip, the second most powerful position in the Senate Democratic caucus. Here is how the two candidates stand on ag issues. “His votes are my votes,” Durbin said of Wilson. Libertyville, IL... restaurants are staying open and trying to survive. He also has reached into some of Durbin’s voting history, including support as a congressman of the 1994 crime bill that was enacted by Democrats under President Bill Clinton but which is now widely criticized for unfairly penalizing African Americans.