A quick look at the first day of petition filing
Monday, Nov 27, 2017
* Republican Erika Harold and these five Democrats filed petitions for attorney general today…
That doesn’t mean all those candidates have enough valid signatures, it just means that they filed their petitions this morning.
Democrats Jesse Ruiz, Sharon Fairley and Aaron Goldstein did not file today. Not a good reflection on them, but they have until December 4th to get their signatures to the Board of Elections.
Info on gubernatorial filings is here.
* Nobody in either party filed to run for comptroller or treasurer today. Officials with the two incumbent Democrats, Susana Mendoza and Michael Frerichs, say they have enough signatures on hand now, but will wait to file until the last day to give Team Rauner less time to examine their sheets. However, they insist their petitions are “pristine.”
The two Republican candidates, Darlene Senger (comptroller) and Jim Dodge (treasurer), were still gathering signatures as of yesterday, according to Erika Harold.
Democrat Jesse White was the only candidate in either party to file for secretary of state today.
House Republican Leader Jim Durkin filed his petitions today, but his primary opponent did not.
More Cook County filings are here.
* US Rep. Dan Lipinksi’s Democratic challenger Marie Newman did not file petitions today.
Five Democrats filed petitions to run against Republican US Rep. Peter Roskam (click here).
Democratic US Rep. Cheri Bustos did not file her petitions this morning, but two Republicans did.
Five Democrats filed to run in the uphill battle against GOP Congressman Randy Hultgren (click here).
Three Democrats filed to run against Republican incumbent Rodney Davis (click here).
And three Republicans filed to run against Democratic incumbent Brad Schneider (click here).
* There are a couple of interesting matchups in Democratic state central committeeperson races. For instance, Chicago Ald. Carrie Austin is up against US Rep. Robin Kelly. Sen. Don Harmon is running against US Rep. Danny Davis. More here.