Skip to comments.Hastert's son may be eyeing dad's old seat
Posted on 04/18/2009 11:23:17 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Could another Hastert be in line for a run at the 14th Congressional District seat?
Ethan Hastert, the 31-year-old son of former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, confirmed Friday that he has started meeting local leaders and introducing himself as a potential candidate. He said he has made no decisions yet.
Hastert's father held the far west suburban seat for nearly 21 years, serving as speaker from 1999 to 2007.
Ethan Hastert is an associate at Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago. He worked for more than a year in then-Vice President Dick Cheney's office.
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If he’s the only credible Republican who’s interested, I suppose. But we shouldn’t be getting into these political dynasties.
There’s only one person who has EARNED the right to that seat, and that’s Chris Lauzen.
You are so right. I hope that Lauzen hasn’t lost interest.
that he has started meeting local leaders and introducing himself as a potential candidate. He said he has made no decisions yet.
I made a suggestion in a thread last week with respect to the IL Governor’s race that he’d make an excellent candidate for that in ‘10 (especially since there has been squabbling over which candidate seemed sufficiently Conservative and reform-minded). Nobody complained.
The jokes write themselves...
Do not forget Denny's “road to no where” or I guess you could really call it “road to my land that will be worth a fortune if I build a road”!
Ick. His daddy helped put us in the minority.
Hastert is a typical IL politican. Denny and Ethan want to do want what the Dems do all the time.
Mike Madigan strong armed donors into supporting his step duaghter for AG. William Lipinski resigned from the House after winning the primary to install his son. Emil Jones did the same trash. Ditto for John Stroger. This has got to stop.
Mark Kirk is leaning toward a run for Governor. If he does run for Governor, say goodbye to another House seat.
Lauzen couldn't even beat Oberweiss.
“Mark Kirk is leaning toward a run for Governor.”
RINO governors often backfire. If Kirk decides to leave the House, he should run for the Senate, where our situation is dire. As for his House seat, the GOP has some state legislators who could run strong races.
That sounds kinda perverted.
Being an 10 year House Republican, Kirk might demand a little fairer lines in redistricting in IL.
Lisa isn’t Madigan’s real daughter?
Kirk’s seat was made more Republican in 2002 then it had been. It would be difficult making it more so. Although a good chunk of the 3rd (rat) district is Republican and could be used to rejigger things a little.
Of course unless there is a Republican Governor the rats will control redistricting and will go nuts. Only retarded Republican mappers give safer seats to powerful rats (see 2002 John Murtha) who they could hurt.
Lauzen was the victim of a smear campaign (which included disparities on his ethnic heritage), was opposed by the RINORat Combine (including Hastert), and massively outspent. He was also the only one of the two that could’ve handily won that Congressional seat.
Adoptive, as per Wikipedia. Apparently she REALLY learned from Mike.
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