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March 15, 2016 — Illinois Primary Election
Ballot and voting information for Kane County.
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March 15, 2016Illinois Primary Election

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Delegates Appear on the Ballot

Democratic primary voters vote not only for their presidential preference, but also for delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

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The president oversees the federal executive branch, approves new laws, submits a budget each year to Congress, leads U.S. foreign policy, and is the commander in chief of the armed forces.
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Larry (Lawrence) Cohen

Democratic
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Democratic
Elected Official
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Profession:Elected Official
Senator, U.S. Senate — Elected position (2007current)
Member, U.S. House of Representatives — Elected position (19912007)
Mayor, City of Burlington — Elected position (19811989)
Director, American People's Historical Society (19791981)
Carpenter / documentary filmmaker / researcher, Self-employed (19641971)
University of Chicago B.A., political science (1964)
Total money raised: $233,320,630

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
United States Department of Defense
$427,031
2
Google
$406,109
3
Microsoft
$183,511
4
Kaiser Permanente
$181,410
5
Apple
$153,398

By State:

California 22.11%
New York 9.07%
Washington 6.15%
Massachusetts 5.17%
Other 57.50%
22.11%9.07%57.50%

By Size:

Large contributions (42.28%)
Small contributions (57.72%)
42.28%57.72%

By Type:

From organizations (0.08%)
From individuals (99.92%)
99.92%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Democratic
Businessperson
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Profession:Businessperson
Total money raised: $8,075,960

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Roque De La Fuente
$8,058,838
2
National Enterprises Inc
$2,700
3
Volkswagon of Oakland
$2,000
4
Suncoast Financial
$1,000
5
Rising Beyond, Inc.
$450

By State:

California 99.97%
Florida 0.01%
Illinois 0.01%
Pennsylvania 0.01%
Other 0.00%
99.97%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.95%)
Small contributions (0.05%)
99.95%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Democratic
Businessperson
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Profession:Businessperson
Founder, Willie Wilson Productions (1987current)
Founder, Chairman, CEO, Omar Medical Supplies (1997current)
Founder, Chairman, CEO, Gemini Electronics (19972003)
Total money raised: $1,090,490

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Willie Wilson
$1,055,100
2
McDonald's
$3,700
3
Omar Medical Supplies
$2,988
4
Holy Temple Cathedral
$2,075
5
Greater Tebernacle Mb Church
$1,350

By State:

Illinois 99.67%
Indiana 0.11%
Texas 0.09%
Wisconsin 0.09%
Other 0.04%
99.67%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.39%)
Small contributions (0.61%)
99.39%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Democratic
Attorney & Government Official
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Profession:Attorney & Government Official
Secretary of State, United States of America — Appointed position (20092013)
Senator, U.S. Senate — Elected position (20012009)
Attorney, Rose Law Firm (19771992)
Lecturer, University of Arkansas School of Law (19791980)
Assistant professor and director of legal aid clinic, University of Arkansas School of Law (19741977)
Impeachment Inquiry Staff, U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee (19741974)
Staffer, Children's Defense Fund (19731974)
Yale Law School J.D. (1973)
Wellesley College B.A., political science (1969)
Total money raised: $569,688,246

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Google
$1,499,373
2
United States Department of Defense
$890,009
3
U.S. Government
$845,880
4
Harvard University
$780,161
5
Microsoft
$758,396

By State:

California 21.44%
New York 15.19%
Texas 5.13%
Florida 4.96%
Other 53.28%
21.44%15.19%53.28%

By Size:

Large contributions (81.47%)
Small contributions (18.53%)
81.47%18.53%

By Type:

From organizations (0.53%)
From individuals (99.47%)
99.47%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Additional Info

Delegates Appear on the Ballot

Democratic primary voters vote not only for their presidential preference, but also for delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

Delegates do not appear on Voter’s Edge, but they will appear on the Democratic primary ballot. Delegates state on the ballot which candidate they support, but they are not bound to that candidate. Instead, they are awarded to candidates proportionally based on the results of the presidential preference vote; presidential candidates must earn at least 15% of the preference vote to be awarded any delegates. Voters elect 102 of Illinois's 181 Democratic delegates.

The remainder of Illinois's Democratic delegates are apportioned as follows: 20 are pledged party leaders and elected officials selected by the state delegation, 34 are pledged at-large delegates (as well as 13 at-large alternates) also selected by the state delegation, and 25 are unpledged party leaders and elected officials.

Candidates Who Have Suspended Their Campaigns

The following candidates have suspended their campaigns and do not appear on Voter's Edge, but will still be on the Illinois Democratic primary ballot:

Martin J. O'Malley

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