Election 2012: Did Suburban Cook and Will Counties Choose Peloquin or Rush?
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush hung on to his 1st Congressional District seat for another two years, but did his new constituents south and southwest of city get behind him in the election?
Democrat Bobby Rush will continue to serve as the 1st Congressional Representative, even after redistricting included more municipalities further from Chicago.
But most of the townships where his new constituents live did not vote for him.
Don Peloquin, the mayor of Blue Island who ran against Rush as a Republican, won all but two of the suburban Cook County and Will County townships, including many of the new areas now included in the 1st District. Only Calumet and Thornton townships placed more votes for Rush in suburban Cook County and Will County.
Chicago precincts were a different story, with Rush receiving 181,032 votes compared to 6,574 votes for Peloquin.
Here are the vote counts from suburban Cook and Will counties, and by townships.
|County||Bobby Rush (D)||Don Peloquin (R)|
|Township||Bobby Rush (D)||Don Peloquin (R)|
Sources: Cook and Will county clerks' offices
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