Wednesday, March 16, 2005


The Tribune reports on the IL-GOP's search for a replacement for Henry Hyde:
Although veteran U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde promises he has not made a decision about retiring after this term, Illinois Republicans are planning their next race around him while senior aides on Capitol Hill say his departure is a certainty. ***

[S]tate GOP officials are eager for his announcement because retaining his 6th District seat is a top priority for the struggling party.
So who are IL-GOPers looking to?

Peter "Just Disgusting" Roskam.
State Sen. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton), who has indicated interest in running for Hyde's seat if the veteran retires, was in Washington Tuesday meeting with the congressman and holding talks with officials of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
On the Democratic side, Christine Cegelis is raising cash and working to build on her 44% showing in the last race for the 6th District seat, regardless of her opponent.
"I've been gearing up my campaign as if I'll be running against a Republican replacement," she said.
And, as you know, early money will be very important in this race...

I'm just sayin'...

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