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

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Delegates and Alternate Delegates Appear on the Ballot

Republican primary voters vote not only for their presidential preference, but also for delegates and alternate delegates to the Republican 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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Who’s Running?

You can vote for 1 candidate of 4 total candidates.
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Republican
Banker & Elected Official
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Profession:Banker & Elected Official
Governor, State of Ohio — Elected position (2011current)
Managing director, Lehman Brothers (20012008)
Host, From the Heartland with John Kasich, Fox News (20012007)
Member, U.S. House of Representatives — Elected position (19832001)
Senator, Ohio Senate — Elected position (19791983)
Legislative assistant, Office of Ohio State Senator Donald Lukens (19751978)
Ohio State University B.A., political science (1974)
Total money raised: $19,329,487

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

1
F.E. Moran
$52,900
2
Dinsmore & Shohl
$41,600
3
Medical Mutual of Ohio
$41,550
4
Huntington Bancshares
$37,050
5
Jones Day
$31,900

By State:

Ohio 31.11%
California 10.64%
New York 6.03%
Florida 5.36%
Other 46.87%
31.11%10.64%46.87%

By Size:

Large contributions (77.76%)
Small contributions (22.24%)
77.76%22.24%

By Type:

From organizations (1.59%)
From individuals (98.41%)
98.41%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Republican
Attorney & Elected Official
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Profession:Attorney & Elected Official
Senior fellow, Florida International University (2011current)
Senator, U.S. Senate — Elected position (2011current)
President, Rubio Consulting (20082011)
President, Rubio PA (20082011)
Visiting professor, Florida International University (20082010)
Counsel, Broad & Cassel (20042008)
Speaker, Florida House of Representatives — Elected position (20062008)
Member, Florida House of Representatives — Elected position (20002008)
Commissioner, City of West Miami — Elected position (19982000)
University of Miami School of Law J.D. (1996)
University of Florida B.A., political science (1993)
Total money raised: $46,480,815

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

1
Goldman Sachs
$172,800
2
Elliott Management
$91,570
3
Blackstone
$66,352
4
Alliant Insurance Services
$58,350
5
Steward Health Care
$53,339

By State:

Florida 17.69%
California 15.69%
Texas 9.16%
New York 7.63%
Other 49.83%
17.69%15.69%9.16%49.83%

By Size:

Large contributions (76.92%)
Small contributions (23.08%)
76.92%23.08%

By Type:

From organizations (1.28%)
From individuals (98.72%)
98.72%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Republican
Businessperson
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Profession:Businessperson
Chairman and CEO, The Trump Organization (1971current)
Host, The Celebrity Apprentice (20042015)
Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania B.S. (1968)
Total money raised: $334,526,616

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

1
Donald Trump
$66,141,660
2
United States Department of Defense
$284,248
3
Boch Automotive
$86,936
4
U.S. Government
$78,411
5
Wells Fargo
$65,261

By State:

New York 42.23%
Texas 7.85%
California 6.75%
Florida 6.23%
Other 36.94%
42.23%36.94%

By Size:

Large contributions (74.07%)
Small contributions (25.93%)
74.07%25.93%

By Type:

From organizations (0.24%)
From individuals (99.76%)
99.76%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Republican
Attorney & Elected Official
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Profession:Attorney & Elected Official
Senator, U.S. Senate — Elected position (2013current)
Partner, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP (20082013)
Adjunct professor, University of Texas School of Law (20042009)
Solicitor general, State of Texas — Appointed position (20032008)
Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission (20012003)
Coordinator, Department of Justice, Bush-Cheney Transition Team (20002001)
Associate deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice (20012001)
Harvard Law School J.D. (1995)
Princeton University B.A., Public Policy (1992)
Total money raised: $92,387,360

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

1
United States Department of Defense
$197,698
2
Woodforest National Bank
$83,501
3
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
$73,075
4
United States Postal Service
$73,039
5
Morgan Lewis and Bockius LLP
$57,212

By State:

Texas 36.49%
California 10.04%
Florida 5.05%
New York 2.92%
Other 45.49%
36.49%10.04%45.49%

By Size:

Large contributions (61.65%)
Small contributions (38.35%)
61.65%38.35%

By Type:

From organizations (0.21%)
From individuals (99.79%)
99.79%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Additional Info

Delegates and Alternate Delegates Appear on the Ballot

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

Delegates and alternate delegates do not appear on Voter’s Edge, but they will appear on the Republican primary ballot. Each voter may vote for up to three delegates and three alternate delegates. Delegates and alternate delegates state on the ballot which candidate they support and they are bound to that candidate. The winner of the statewide presidential preference vote is awarded Illinois’s 12 at-large delegates.

Candidates Who Have Suspended Their Campaigns

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

Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum

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