The eleventh Congressional district will be sending a new leader to Washington. After serving the people of the thirteenth district since 1999, Judy Biggert lost the race to represent the newly drawn eleventh district to Bill Foster.
The Biggert campaign awaited the results at the Hilton in Lisle. It was there that she informed her supporters that she had conceded the race. She blamed part of the loss on redistricting saying, “for some reason they thought I would turn away from a race in a district that was tailor made for my opponent, and they were wrong.”
Bill Foster took 51% of the vote compared to Biggert’s 47%. Congressman Bill Foster celebrated his win at the Holiday Inn in Bolingbrook where he defended his win. “I don’t believe in partisan redistricting, but I think I could have run this race in a variety of shaped districts. But, I think this needs to be addressed in Illinois again,” he says.
Both candidates hope for a less partisan environment in Washington so Congress can get back to work for the American people.
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