Thursday, September 20, 2007

IL-11: Weller Retiring

The third Illinois Republican House member to announce his retirement this year.

Weller's district is very competitive and was held by a Democrat, George Sangmeister, for for six years before he won in 1994.

Bush won 53% in the district, but Obama won it in a landslide and last year, Governor Rod Blagojevich won the district narrowly despite loosing it four years earlier.

Weller won reelection last year by only 10%. The district is expected to be really competitive and Democrats would have a strong candidate in Illinois Senate Majority Leader Debbie Halvorson.

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