Sweet also takes a look at the upcoming race for the 6th District seat:
Hyde won the 2004 election with 55.8 percent of the vote against Democrat Christine Cegelis of Rolling Meadows, who is campaigning full time and raising money for a 2006 contest. Democrats believe Hyde is vulnerable.Archpundit -- who posts that Christine "ran a hell of a campaign and the groundwork was top notch" -- notes that support from Emanuel and a clear position on social security
While Hyde's district is reliably Republican, Democrats have made some inroads in recent years and the new Democratic Congressional Committee chairman, Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), sees the district as competitive for Democrats.
Well, that and money...
So here's the plug for today's Cegelis fundraiser:
"Going for the Green"
Fundraiser for Cegelis for Congress
Date: TODAY, Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Location: Cactus Bar and Grill, 404 S. Wells, Chicago
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Includes: two hours open bar plus nacho/taco buffet
Special Guest: Candidate Christine Cegelis
Suggested Donation: $50
AP says that Christine's 44% in the last election "on a relatively low budget" was "amazing." Help Christine's campaign do even more amazing things by