U.S. Senate Race

State Workers' Suit Against Duckworth Spills Into Senate BidA civil lawsuit alleging ethics violations nearly a decade ago has become an issue in a Democratic congresswoman's bid to unseat first-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in what is expected to be one of the country's most competitive 2016 Senate races.
Durbin: Voters Want Congress To Be More ProductiveA day after he sailed to his record fourth term in the Senate, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was out thanking voters for their support, and urging the rest of Congress to come together to end the gridlock in Washington.
Former President Clinton Stumps For Quinn, DurbinFormer President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care.
Oberweis Opens South Side Campaign OfficeRepublican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis opened a new campaign office Tuesday in the Woodlawn neighborhood, and said for too long, Republicans have ignored the African American community.
Kirk Reverses Course, Endorses Oberweis Against DurbinSeeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Durbin in November, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis on Thursday welcomed the belated support of Durbin’s GOP colleague on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.
Oberweis Pitches His Own Minimum Wage PlanState Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove), who is challenging U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in the November election, has reversed his stance on the minimum wage, and unveiled his own plan to raise it to $10 per hour over three years for adult workers.
Giannoulias Slams Kirk Over 'Beijing Fundraiser'Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias is accusing Republican opponent Mark Kirk of "economic treason" as the two sides skirmish over a small fundraiser in the race for President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.