Democrat Bill Foster won today’s special election to serve out the remainder of this term representing Illinois’ 14th Congressional district:
Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert resigned from the seat, forcing the special election.
The NRCC spent more than $1 million, about 20 percent of its cash on hand, to defend this red district, and still lost the seat.
Keep in mind that more than two dozen Republicans in the U.S. House are retiring this year, forcing the GOP to defend a lot of open seats. The DCCC’s fundraising is strong, putting Democrats in a good position to expand their majority in the House.
Anyone still worried that Republicans will be able to mount an effective challenge for Iowa’s third district in case Ed Fallon defeats Leonard Boswell in the primary?