2018 House Race: Illinois District: IL-12 ( Brendan Kelly v Mike Bost )

CURRENT STATUS: Complete

Race Status

RESULT: Mike Bost (Rep)


Strong Rep
INCUMBENT PARTY: Rep last updated: 10-15-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 12/04/2017
Primaries: 03/20/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Candidate

Brendan Kelly
BALLOTPEDIA Profile

WINNER: Brendan Kelly (Share of Vote: 80.9% )
REGISTERED CANDIDATES
David Bequette (Share of Vote: 19.1% )


Incumbent

Rep Incumbent

Republican Candidate
WINNER: Mike Bost (Share of Vote: 83.5% )
REGISTERED CANDIDATES
Preston Nelson (Share of Vote: 16.5%)


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Current House Scoreboard
Bottom Line

This district voted twice for Barack Obama before handing President Trump a 15-point margin. Representative Mike Bost was one of 45 Republican incumbents who raised less money than their challengers during the fourth quarter of 2017. However, he had a significant cash advantage by the end of June.  But St. Clair County prosecutor Brendan Kelly is looking like a serious challenger. 

2018 District IL-12 Data Card
IL-12 Demographics
Demographic District State Nation
Gender 51% Female 49.1% Male
50.9% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity 76% White
17% African American
3% Hispanic
61.7% White/Caucasian
15.5% White/Hispanic
14.7% Black/African American
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home 4.2% 22.7% 21.1%
High School Grad Rate 89.9% 88.9% 87.5%
College Grad Rate 24.0% 34.0% 31.3%
Per Capita Income $26,882 $32,849 $31,128
Median Age 39.1 37.9 37.9
Population 693,736 12801539 325.7 mil
Square Miles 5,008.30 55519.5 3,796,742
Population per SqMi 1138.50 1230.6 185.8
People per Household 2.5 2.6 2.7
Foreign Born 2.7% 13.9% 13.5%
Veteran 10.3% 5.9% 7.4%
Geographic Mobility 14.0% 13.1% 14.6%
Note: All area related stats do NOT include bodies of water.

Data Credits
District/State/National: www.censusreporter.org
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile
IL-12 Voting History
Presidential Voting Percentages
Year Clinton Trump Margin
2016 40.2 55.0 -14.8
Year Obama Romney Margin
2012 49.7 48.1 +1.6
Year Obama McCain Margin
2008 54.7 43.6 +11.1

House Voting Percentages
Year DEM REP Margin
2016 39.7 54.3 -14.6
2014 41.9 52.5 -10.6
2012 54.7 45.3 +9.4

Show National Voting Statistics

National Presidential Voting Percentages
Year Clinton Trump Margin
2016 48.4 46.3 +2.1
Year Obama Romney Margin
2012 51.1 47.3 +3.8
Year Obama McCain Margin
2008 53 45.7 +7.3

National House Voting Percentages
Year DEM REP Margin
2016 48 49.1 -1.1
2014 45.7 51.4 -5.7
2012 50.6 49.4 +1.2