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Candidate Free Time is underwritten in part by the League of Women Voters of Cook County and the City Club of Chicago.Candidate Free Time is underwritten in part by the League of Women Voters of Cook County and the City Club of Chicago.

WTTW’s 2016 Voters’ Guide to the General Election is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election. Learn more.

The candidates below appear in ballot order.

Republican Candidate, 1st District

August (O'Neill) Deuser: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Democratic Candidate, 1st District

Bobby RushDid not participate in Candidate Free Time


Republican Candidate, 2nd District

John Morrow

“To create jobs, I will pass the infrastructure bill, lower regulations and reduce taxes on corporate America.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 2nd District

Robin KellyDid not participate in Candidate Free Time


Democratic Candidate, 3rd District

Dan Lipinski

“Today many are understandably concerned about the future and frustrated with the status quo. So am I. Washington is not working for the middle class. But I am.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 3rd District

No candidate


Democratic Candidate, 4th District

Luis V. GutierrezDid not participate in Candidate Free Time


Republican Candidate, 4th District

No candidate


Republican Candidate, 5th District

Vince Kolber

“Identifying problems and implementing solutions before they become calamities is what I do.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 5th District

Mike QuigleyDid not participate in Candidate Free Time


Green Candidate, 5th District

Rob Sherman

“What America really needs is environmentally responsible capitalism, which rewards you for being successful rather than taking away from you what you create.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 6th District

Peter J. Roskam

“I have challenged private institutions to use their tax privileges to lower tuition costs for students, instead of funding sky-high administrator salaries.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 6th District

Amanda Howland

“I’ve worked all my life to help people reach their full potential.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 7th District

Jeffrey A. Leef

“We need a strong national defense, both abroad and within our communities, so that we may enjoy the blessings of liberty in peace and security.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 7th District

Danny K. Davis

“Our country is at a serious crossroads, and I believe that we can go forward or we can go backwards.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 8th District

Peter 'Pete' DiCianni

“My decades of hands-on experience have equipped me with the proper mindset for addressing our nation’s most critical issues.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 8th District

Raja KrishnamoorthiDid not participate in Candidate Free Time


Republican Candidate, 9th District

Joan McCarthy Lasonde

“Our district is socially moderate and fiscally responsible, and it deserves a rep who reflects these values.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 9th District

Janice D. Schakowsky

“I believe that politics and government shouldn't be about money and power, but about making life better for people.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 10th District

Robert Dold

“I am focused on advancing bipartisan solutions that are needed to help move our country forward. Our community deserves a thoughtful leader that is dedicated to bringing people together.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 10th District

Brad Schneider

“I firmly believe our best days as a nation are still ahead of us. But only if we join together and find a way to put people first and build the future our children deserve.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 11th District

Bill Foster

“I have been a strong advocate for marriage equality, equal pay for equal work, a woman’s right to choose and access to birth control – all of which are important issues in this election.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 11th District

Tonia Khouri

“In addition to focusing on growing our economy and ensuring our national security, I am focusing on helping Americans break free from poverty.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 14th District

Jim WalzDid not participate in Candidate Free Time


Republican Candidate, 14th District

Randy Hultgren

“My top priority has been to remove burdens so my constituents can live a higher quality of life with a solid financial footing.” Learn more about this candidate.

About Candidate Free Time

WTTW’s 2016 Voters’ Guide to the General Election is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 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 underwritten in part by the League of Women Voters of Cook County and the City Club of Chicago.

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