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Introducing Hastert's opponent: John Laesch

Mother Jones has a good profile of Democratic Congressional candidate John Laesch. He is running against House Speaker Dennis Hastert in Illinois' 14th Congressional district. The only incumbent speaker who has lost re-election was Democrat Tom Foley who was defeated in the 1994 Republican landslide. Also, Hastert has never been reelected with less than 64% of the vote.

Since last week, with the Speaker under fire, Laesch has suddenly gotten national attention and is being taken more seriously. Laesch's campaign site is here. Here's one ad supporters began running via YouTube in September:


At 5/27/2007 08:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the allegations true that John Laesch was involved with the beating of a Stripper outside of a Peoria adult entertainment club?


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