|Illinois's 8th congressional district|
|Area||206 sq mi (530 km2)|
The congressional district covers parts of Cook County, DuPage County and Kane County, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 United States Census. All or parts of Addison, Barrington Hills, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, East Dundee, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Lombard, Palatine, Roselle, Schaumburg, South Elgin, Streamwood, Villa Park and Wood Dale are included. These boundaries became effective on January 3, 2013.
Incumbent Representative Joe Walsh was drawn out of the district for 2012 by 2011 redistricting, although a candidate is not required to live in the district to be eligible to run for a seat in Congress. Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi of Hoffman Estates announced his candidacy for the seat in late May 2011. In July 2011, Democrat Tammy Duckworth also announced plans to run for the seat. Duckworth won the Democratic nomination on March 20, 2012. Duckworth defeated Walsh in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Republican||Joe Walsh (incumbent)||101,860||45.3|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Democratic||Tammy Duckworth (incumbent)||84,178||55.7|
|Democratic||Raja Krishnamoorthi (incumbent)||130,054||66.0|
|Republican||Jitendra "JD" Diganvker||67,073||34.0|
|Democratic||Raja Krishnamoorthi (incumbent)||186,251||73.16||+7.19%|
|Libertarian||Preston Gabriel Nelson||68,327||26.84||N/A|
|Election results from presidential races|
|2020||President||Biden 59 - 39%|
|2016||President||Clinton 58 - 36%|
|2012||President||Obama 58 - 41%|
|2008||President||Obama 62 - 37%|
|2004||President||Bush 55 - 44%|
|2000||President||Bush 55 - 42%|
List of members representing the district
Historical district boundaries
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- Illinois Congressional District 8, Illinois Board of Elections
- US Constitution, Article One, Section Two, Clause Two: Qualifications of Members of the House of Representatives Article One of the United States Constitution#Clause 2: Qualifications of Members
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- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
- Washington Post page on the 8th District of Illinois
- U.S. Census Bureau - 8th District Fact Sheet
- OpenSecrets.org political contributions and spending
- CBS county-by-county return of 2006 votes