Schakowsky Wins 9th Congressional Over Wolfe

Republican Challenger Tim Wolfe made a strong showing in the race for the 9th Congressional district, but Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky beat it back.


See Election Night updates below

Longtime Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky faces a challenge from Republican Tim Wolfe in the 9th Congressional District.

Learn about the candidates and the race on Patch's Ninth Congressional District Election Central page. 

 Patch will be updating election results on this page throughout the evening.

Candidate Percentage Total Vote Precincts Reporting Tim Wolfe (R) 40.58 77,192 331 of 336 Jan Schakowsky(D) 59.42 113,008 331 of 336

Update 9:13 p.m. - This one seems to be over and it looks like Schakowksy will continute to represent the 9th District. She has about a 30,000 vote lead with 306 of 336 precincts reporting. 

Schakowsky previously served in the Illinois State Legislature, and identifies herself as a champion of consumers, seniors and the middle class. Her answers to Patch's candidate questionnaire can be seen here.

Wolfe has a tax and accounting practice in Mount Prospect and has not previously run for or held elected or appointed office. He describes himself as a public-spirited citizen. His answers to Patch candidate questionnaire can be seen here.  



CK November 10, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Schanowsky wins and so we lose.
Jennifer Harrison November 10, 2012 at 05:58 AM
Schakowsky is only in office for herself and her little Kabbalistic group of supporters with money. Every time I wrote to her regarding some legislation that was clearly bad for the people of this district, she wrote back stating that she personally did not support that opinion. She does not care about the will of the constituents and is a Socialist. She should be removed from office.
nomonon November 10, 2012 at 12:49 PM
It's amazing that so many folks don't know the difference between communism and socialism.
Jim November 10, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Schakowsky just wants to stay in office. The poor wman can't do anything else and it makes her feel good to believe that she is the protector of her minions. The people who vote for her get to feel good thinking that they are on the side of truth justice and the American way. She and they haven't a clue or a care about the long term effects of their social and fiscal beliefs. Historically, there has always been an ebb and flow between socialism and capitalism. Unfortunately we are on the socialistic part of the curve. Of course the socialists think that it will lastr forever. It won't. Read Shelley's poem below: I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed. And on the pedestal these words appear: `My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!' Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away
Jim November 10, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Socialism and communism. A difference without a distinction, one a more severe form of the other. Neither has worked in the past. Both destroy freedom and incentive and often kill large numbers of people , Hitler, Stalin and pol Pot being recent examples. Both lead back round to capitalism after years of misery. People never seem to learn how to hold the middle road. Right now, it would appear that the folks want socialism. That is great by me. I won't have to work anymore.


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