Election 2020 Senate Illinois

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois has been re-elected to a fifth term, handily winning over four lesser-known challengers.

The 75-year-old Durbin is the Senate’s second-highest ranking Democrat. He was first elected in 1996 and has been Democratic whip since 2005.

The candidates vying to replace him in Illinois’ only statewide race included Republican former Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran and Chicago businessman Willie Wilson, who ran under his own party.