Illinois Primary: Iraq Vet Likely Dem. Nominee in 6th District
Rahm Emanuel, the House Democrats' campaign chief, must be happy this morning. With 98-plus percent of the vote counted, it appears that his hand-picked candidate -- Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth -- has narrowly won the Democratic primary in the 6th District, the seat being vacated by Rep. Henry Hyde (R). Duckworth defeated 2004 nominee Christine Cegelis and will face state Sen. Peter Roskam (R) in the fall general election. Here's The Post's latest file on the primary.
Over in the 8th District, Republicans picked David McSweeney to challenge first-term Rep. Melissa Bean (D). The GOP believes this seat is a prime pick-up opportunity in a year when Democrats appear to have the edge nationally.
March 22, 2006; 8:49 AM ET
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