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75 House races to watch: IL-14


The Democratic nominee is incumbent Bill Foster (who is currently serving his first full term). The GOP nominee is state Sen. Randy Hultgren. In 2008, Obama won 55% in this district, and Bush won an equal percentage in '04.

Foster voted yes on the stimulus and health care, but no on cap-and-trade.

The Cook Political Report rates the race as Toss Up, while the Rothenberg Political Report has it Lean Democrat.

Note: We accidentally forgot to include this in our First Thoughts section today.