In a special election to fill former Speaker Dennis Hastert's seat (he resigned) voters in Illinois elected a Democrat to fill the position in Congress long held by Republicans. Is this a harbinger of fall? Bill Foster won 53% of the vote over Jim Oberweis.
"Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen said Foster's win is a rebuke of the Bush administration and of the GOP's apparent presidential nominee, John McCain, who helped raise money for Oberweis." He also said "This is going to send a political shockwave across the country in this election year."