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2020 United States Senate election in Illinois

← 2014 November 3, 2020 2026 →
Turnout 71.36%
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Nominee Dick Durbin Mark Curran
Party Democrat Republican
Popular vote 3,278,930 2,319,870
Percentage 54.93% 38.87%

2020 United States Senate election in Illinois results map by county.svg
County results
Durbin:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Curran:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80-90%

U.S. Senator before election

Dick Durbin
Democrat

Elected U.S. Senator

Dick Durbin
Democrat

An election happened on November 3, 2020 to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of Illinois. The main two people in the election were Dick Durbin (Democratic Party) and Mark Curran (Republican Party). Durbin won the election and stayed as Senator.

Primary elections happened on March 17, 2020. There was only one person in the Democratic Party primary, Dick Durbin, so he won. There were many people in the Republican Party primary, and Mark Curran won. The Libertarian Party chose Danny Malouf for the election. The Green Party chose David F. Black. Willie Wilson was also in the election from his party, the Willie Wilson Party.

Democratic Party primary

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Dick Durbin (incumbent) 1,446,118 100.00%
Total votes 1,446,118 100.00%

Republican Party primary

Illinois Senate Republican primary, 2020
Results by county
Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Curran 205,747 41.55%
Republican Peggy Hubbard 113,189 22.86%
Republican Robert Marshall 75,561 15.26%
Republican Tom Tarter 73,009 14.74%
Republican Casey Chlebek 27,655 5.58%
Republican Richard Mayers (write-in) 7 0.00%
Total votes 495,168 100.00%

Results

United States Senate election in Illinois, 2020
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democrat Dick Durbin (incumbent) 3,278,930 54.93% +1.38%
Republican Mark Curran 2,319,870 38.87% -3.82%
Willie Wilson Party Willie Wilson 237,699 3.98% N/A
Libertarian Danny Malouf 75,673 1.27% -2.49%
Green David Black 55,711 0.95% N/A
Write-in 18 0.00% N/A
Total votes 5,968,901 100.0%
Democrat hold
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