Brian Walsh
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Following the GOP loss of this seat in the Democrat wave year of 2008, Illinois’s 14th Congressional District will be an ideological battle ground this November.  The upcoming election gives voters a clear choice for the future of America, pitting Pelosi Puppet Bill Foster against Republican State Senator and businessman Randy Hultgren

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The 14th district begins in the suburbs of Chicago and stretches West towards the Iowa border. This is the seat of former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and includes the townships of Aurora, Batavia, De Kalb, and Ronald Reagan’s boyhood home of Dixon.  Situated in President Barack Obama’s backyard, he won the district with 55% of the vote in 2008. However, having been held by Republicans from 1939-2008, this R+1 district was won by President Bush in both 2000 and 2004 and is a prime pickup opportunity this fall.

 

Although only serving in his first full term, Bill Foster has quickly jumped on the Pelosi bandwagon, voting for her agenda 92.1% of the time.  In just over two years he has provided plenty of evidence that he cares little about the best interests of his constituents.  Foster cast supporting votes for Pelosi’s budget, stimulus, and government takeover of healthcare, and is also a co-sponsor for the House version of Card Check.  One contributing factor to Foster’s 2008 victory in both the special and general election was his propensity to piggy-backing off of Obama’s “hope and change” message - but lacking those considerable coattails, he’ll have a much tougher re-election contest this fall. 

 

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Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh is the Political Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee.