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Illinois 6th District House election preview: Sean Casten vs. Jeanne Ives

  • First-term Rep. Sean Casten will face Republican Jeanne Ives in Illinois’ 6th Congressional District.
  • The district is located in northeastern Illinois and is home to parts of Lake, McHenry, Cook, DuPage, and Kane counties.
  • With $3 million in cash on hand, Casten has over six times more capital to spend approaching the election.
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First-term Rep. Sean Casten is looking to defend his freshly-won House seat against Republican Jeanne Ives in Illinois’ 6th Congressional District this fall. 

The candidates

Before going into politics, Casten primarily worked with companies associated with clean energy. He served as the president and CEO of Turbosteam Corporation, a company that works to lower greenhouse gas emissions by generating power from wasted electricity. He is the founder and former CEO of Recycled Energy Development, which attempted to find a profitable solution to wasted heat capture technologies.

In 2018, Casten defeated

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