Code blue in Hastert’s district, part 2

Bill Kristol reads the entrails of the special election results in Illinois’s 14th congressional district on Saturday. Dennis Hastert represented the district for twenty years until his retirement this past November. Democrat Bill Foster has now picked up Hastert’s seat. President Bush carried the district with 55 percent of the vote against John Kerry in 2004; Hastert carried the district with 60 percent of the vote against his opponent in the difficult off-year 2006 election. Foster carried the district on Saturday with 52.5 percent of the vote. Listen up:

This Democratic pickup suggests that, for now, we


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