The National Republican Campaign Committee announced plans to put their weight behind State Rep. Darlene Senger (R-Naperville) and former U.S. congressman Bobby Schilling in their respective House races.
As voters in Illinois’ 11th Congressional decide the fate of one of
the closest, most hotly-contested races of this election season,
Democratic challenger Bill Foster said he felt confident a high turnout
in Democratic strongholds was key for his path to victory over longtime
incumbent, U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert.
Foster, who won the 14th Congressional District seat in 2008, but lost his re-election bid in
2010, said he was encouraged by Democratic turnout thus far in areas
such as Joliet, which he felt could rival numbers seen in 2008.
just got back from the Route 66 Diner in downtown Joliet where the
place was actually full of people and most of them had just come from
voting,” Foster said. “They said things were busier in downtown Joliet
than they were in 2008, which you know, high turnout is great for
Democrats, and I was very encouraged by this.”
If tomorrow’s six extremely close (see recent polls here and our voter guide here) Illinois congressional races were
solely determined by outside spending, that is money poured into the
races that the candidates themselves did not raise, the Republican
candidates would win by a landslide.
In the 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 17th district Congressional races, Republicans are getting millions of
dollars more from Super Political Action Committees and “dark money”