I won’t get another chance to vote against ...
… disgrace former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.
CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery reports exclusively sources say that they expect Hastert to announce he will not seek re-election next year.The 14th Congressional District of Illinois is still a very Republican district, but it is still a winnable seat The Illinois Republican party is at a weaken state and I doubt 2008 Republican Presidential candidate will have any coattails in Illinois. Congressional Republicans lackluster campaign war chest is going to force them to play defense rather than helping Republicans running in open seats. There main concern is going to be defending their incumbents from well-funded Democratic challengers.
On the Democratic side, the disarray in the state Democratic Party will not affect Congressional races. The top of the Democratic ticket is going to be strong with Senator Durbin running for re-election and possibility of Senator Obama leading the ticket as the Democratic nominee for President.
I’m looking forward for a strongly contested Democratic primary.