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by Steven Ross Johnson
1:38pm
Wed Nov 7, 2012

Mr. Foster Goes Back To Washington (VIDEO)

Democratic challenger for the 11th Congressional District, Bill Foster is heading back to Washington after defeating Republican incumbent U.S Rep. Judy Biggert, 58 percent to 42 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

Foster, who was first elected to office in 2008 in the 14th Congressional District, lost his seat to Tea Party-backed Republican Randy Hultgren in the 2010 mid-term election.

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by Matthew Blake
1:29pm
Tue Mar 6, 2012

Halvorson’s Voting Record Recent Focus Of 2nd District Race (UPDATED)

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. enjoys a 54 percent to 32 percent lead against challenger Debbie Halvorson in Illinois’ 2nd District Congressional race, according to the latest poll by We Asked America.

Jackson has the endorsements of key Democratic Party leaders, from Barack Obama to Rahm Emanuel. The latest to endorse the 17-year congressman is House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

The Jackson campaign has shaped discussion of the race lately by focusing on times in Congress when he voted differently than Halvorson, who served Illinois’ 11th District between January 2009 and January 2011.

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