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  • Congress Unplugged: Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) says Lois Lerner Committed Felonies

    04/10/2014 9:15:23 AM PDT · by revdavis · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/10/14 | TellDC
    Rep. Roskam (R-IL) answered the following question to TellDC: What is going on to happen with potential contempt charges today against Lois Lerner in your House Ways and Means committee? (02:42)
  • Roskam: IRS Credit Card Excesses A ‘Pathetic Joke’

    06/25/2013 8:36:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    free bacon ^ | 6/25/13 | staff
    Rep. Peter Roskam (R., Ill.) called news of Internal Revenue Service workers being allowed to use agency credit cards to buy such things as wine, pornography and diet pills a “pathetic joke” on Fox News Tuesday: GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: This may seem like a small number, but even like a $50 bottle of wine, that’s a couple weeks of student lunches for some families. Why are these people just stealing? Are you going to refer this to the Justice Department to tell Eric Holder, open a criminal investigation and let’s stop looking the other way? ROSKAM: Without question, the work...
  • Roskam: Why Did You Tell the ABA About IRS Scandal Before Congress?

    05/17/2013 8:45:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/17/13 | Joel B. Pollack
    Former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Acting Commissioner Steven Miller, who only took over in November and resigned this week at President Barack Obama's behest, will testify before the House Ways and Means Committee Friday on his role in targeting Tea Party and conservative groups for audit or excessive review. Miller was the first senior IRS official to be disciplined in the scandal, though the problems began before he took over the IRS, and other senior officials were aware of the problem and appear to have misled Congress. Though Miller's resignation was reported as a decisive step by the president, his...
  • Weekly Republican Address: 9/17/11 by Peter Roskam of Illinois (Boeing & Gibson Mentioned!)

    09/18/2011 10:07:30 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/17/11 | P Roskam
    Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL) delivers this week's address, highlighting some of our federal government's many burdensome regulations that hurt small businesses. The private sector will grow if government just gets out of the way. Job creation can only come from businesses with confidence and reducing regulations will give them the confidence to grow jobs in America. Visit http://jobs.gop.gov to see what we're doing to help.
  • A Thanksgiving Message From Congressman Peter Roskam (R, IL)

    11/25/2010 6:59:31 PM PST · by shibumi · 6 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | November 25, 2010 | Rep. Peter Roskam
    -By Peter Roskam, Representative from the Illinois 6th District As we enjoy this Thanksgiving Day, we have much to be thankful for. This holiday is an opportunity to enjoy time with friends and family, and to reflect on the many accomplishments and challenges the past year has brought. One of the challenges most on the minds of families and individuals throughout Illinois is the looming federal income tax hike set to take effect in just five short weeks. As I have traveled across the Sixth Congressional District, speaking to small business owners and local residents, I have heard an outpouring...
  • Rep. Roskam on The 'Pledge To America' (Answers to Earmarks Question)

    09/28/2010 9:55:31 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/28/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Last week the House Republicans issued their update of the 1994 "Contract With America." They have labeled it the "Pledge To America," and it was launched to a standing ovation from House Republicans. On Friday I spoke to Representative Peter Roskam (R, Ill.) and asked a few questions about this new effort. Roskam said that the preamble of the pledge, "which is really, I think, moving," was met with a standing ovation when it was presented to all the Hose Republicans and the representative was pleased that the National Review said that the new pledge was bolder than the original...
  • Roskam on Stunning Admission That White House is Reconsidering Moving Guantanamo to Illinois

    02/02/2010 2:09:24 PM PST · by bigbob · 9 replies · 462+ views
    Congressman Roskam's website ^ | 2-2-2010 | Congressman Peter Roskam
    Statement from Congressman Peter Roskam after Majority Leader Hoyer’s stunning admission that moving Guantanamo to Illinois is a mistake and the White House is re-thinking this flawed strategy: “I'm pleased to see that both Leader Hoyer and the White House are recognizing that moving Guantanamo is a mistake and are subsequently reconsidering their flawed plan. The opposition to this controversial move has been widespread, broad based and well reasoned. While they have ignored good reason for months now, this presents Democrats in Illinois and around the country a new opportunity to listen to common sense and oppose this controversial move...
  • U.S. Rep. Roskam in Honduras on fact-finding mission

    10/02/2009 2:54:31 PM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies · 537+ views
    Miami Daily Herald ^ | October 2, 2009 | Joseph Ryan
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam was in Honduras Friday to meet with the torn nation's interim president as part of a Republican fact-finding mission that flew in the face of current U.S. foreign policy. Roskam, as part of a contingent headed by South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, met with interim President Roberto Micheletti. But President Barack Obama's administration is seeking to isolate Micheletti and other architects of the military coup that ousted the nation's president for allegedly trying to defy term limits. The U.S. and European Union, among many nations around the world, have condemned the ouster of Honduras President Manuel...
  • Roskam expects crowded (2010) Senate race, may run

    01/22/2009 3:35:55 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 35 replies · 1,272+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2008 | Aaron Blake
    Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) said Monday that he expects a crowded field to pursue the Senate seat of Roland Burris (D) and that it might include him. “I do think that Roland Burris is going to be political sorbet,” Roskam said of embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s (D) appointee. He added: “I think you’ll see a whole host of folks coming forward.” In an interview with The Hill, Roskam promoted his Illinois GOP colleague, Rep. Mark Kirk, saying he would be “a very, very strong candidate.” But Roskam also said he would consider the race.
  • Roskam on Fox Business (Opposes Auto Bailouta asks Auto Execs if they will work for a $1)

    12/13/2008 10:05:23 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 2 replies · 328+ views
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | November 19, 2008 | www.youtube.com
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm-QfAHSbNw
  • Roskam, Morgenthaler face off in election (Roskam may run for Obama's Senate Seat)

    12/13/2008 9:33:46 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 421+ views
    http://www.roskamforcongress.com/ ^ | 10-23-2008 | by Josh Singer, Pioneer Press
    For the second consecutive race, Congressman Peter Roskam, R-6th, is campaigning against a Democratic Iraq war veteran, but economic turmoil has changed this campaign's tone from the one in 2006. Roskam, 47, an attorney andstate legislator for 13 years from Wheaton, won re-election two years ago by edging out wounded war veteran Tammy Duckworth with 51 percent of the vote. Although his current challenger, Army Col. Jill Morgenthaler, is also an Iraq war vet, economic issues are far more prevalent on the campaign trail this year. Iraq war "Nobody's really talking about Iraq because it's going well," Roskam said at...
  • Roskam Ad (If there is a special election in Illinois he may run for Obama's seat)

    12/13/2008 9:23:27 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 2 replies · 265+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | September 23, 2006 | www.youtube.com
    Here is an old Roskam ad when he was running against Duckworth. This guy understands how to defeat liberal challengers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTghfJUv38I
  • Scandal, appointments give GOP hope (Conservative Rep. Peter J. Roskam considering run)

    12/13/2008 8:54:40 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 24 replies · 854+ views
    http://www.politico.com ^ | 12/10/08 | By JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    In Illinois, all eyes are on GOP Rep. Mark Kirk, who is considering running for the Senate seat in a special election. He would give Republicans a battle-tested candidate with no ties to the tainted Chicago and Springfield machines. He might otherwise have been unlikely to run statewide, since as a moderate Republican he could be vulnerable in a primary where conservative voters would hold sway. Kirk isn’t the only credible Illinois Republican mulling a Senate bid. A source close to Rep. Peter J. Roskam said the second-term congressman is also “very interested” in running for the Senate seat and...
  • Duckworth says she won't run again (IL-6)

    07/13/2007 7:53:30 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 13 replies · 889+ views
    The Daily Herald ^ | 7/13/07 | ERIC KROL
    Democrat Tammy Duckworth won't seek a rematch in the 6th Congressional District next year against Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam. Her husband is back in Iraq, and she's got a new prominent job as Illinois veterans' affairs director. "I'm not going to run. It was a really hard decision. It just came down to 'Where can I get the most work done?'" she said Sunday. "(I did) a lot of soul searching about why I entered public life. Did I do it because I wanted to win the congressional seat or make things happen and get things done?" In the...
  • GOP's Roskam defeats Duckworth in 6th (A bit of good news)

    11/09/2006 7:49:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies · 727+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/8/06 | BY DAN ROZEK, MONIFA THOMAS AND SHAMUS TOOMEY Staff Reporters
    The national trend was to send Democrats to the House, but DuPage County held firm Tuesday, voting in Republican Peter Roskam over wounded Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, who lost both legs in combat. The traditionally Republican DuPage gave Roskam a 6,000-vote margin, more than enough to overcome Democrat Duckworth's edge among suburban Cook County voters in the battle to replace the retiring Henry Hyde.
  • VFW snubs Duckworth, backs Roskam [Kerrey and VoteVets mad]

    11/04/2006 11:03:11 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 38 replies · 1,403+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | 11-04-2006 | Eric Krol
    Democratic congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth was severely injured serving her country in Iraq, but that apparently wasn’t what it takes for the national Veterans of Foreign Wars to endorse her. Instead, the national VFW relied on the word of former Republican state Sen. Ray Soden of Wood Dale to back Republican Peter Roskam in the down-to-the-wire 6th Congressional District contest. Roskam billed the endorsement as a “great boost” to his campaign in the final days but admitted he sat on the endorsement until a few days before Tuesday’s election to have “the biggest possible influence.” World War II veteran Joe...
  • VFW Passes Over Veteran in Illinois { Tammy Duckworth }

    11/03/2006 1:10:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 117 replies · 2,518+ views
    AP ^ | 11/3/6 | DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars' political action committee Friday endorsed a Republican congressional candidate with no military experience over a Democrat who lost her legs in combat in Iraq. The endorsement of GOP state Sen. Peter Roskam over Tammy Duckworth angered some Illinois veterans, as well as national figures such as former Sen. Bob Kerrey, a veteran who lost a leg in Vietnam. "They should be ashamed of themselves," he said. "They have some explaining to do to their members." Duckworth is a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot with the Army who lost her legs when her aircraft...
  • DJ VFW Endorses Illinois GOP Candidate Over Iraq War Veteran

    11/03/2006 1:10:12 PM PST · by spacejunkie · 12 replies · 693+ views
    DJ ^ | 11/3/06 | Dow Jones News Svc
    DJ VFW Endorses Illinois GOP Candidate Over Iraq War Veteran 11/03/2006 Dow Jones News Services (Copyright © 2006 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.) CHICAGO (AP)--The Veterans of Foreign Wars' political action committee Friday endorsed a Republican congressional candidate with no military experience over a Democrat who lost her legs in combat in Iraq. The endorsement of GOP state Sen. Peter Roskam over Tammy Duckworth angered some Illinois veterans, as well as national figures such as former Sen. Bob Kerrey, a veteran who lost a leg in Vietnam. "They should be ashamed of themselves," he said. "They have some explaining to...
  • Roskam Running to Replace an Icon (Henry Hyde)

    10/25/2006 9:45:39 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 509+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 26, 2006 | Tom Bevan
    Few people who enter public life can ever hope to leave it casting as big of a shadow as Henry J. Hyde. The sixteen-term Congressman from Illinois sixth district is retiring this year, and he leaves behind a legacy as a passionate defender of conservative principles and also as one of the most fair-minded and equanimous members of Congress. Republican Peter Roskam is running to replace Mr. Hyde, and having worked for him back in the 1970's and then watched him in action over the years, he fully understands the size of the shoes he is seeking to fill. I'm...
  • NRCC targets 33 districts

    10/25/2006 10:31:38 AM PDT · by DM1 · 19 replies · 929+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/06 | Bob Cusack
    With Democratic momentum mounting and control of the House at stake, senior Republican strategists are urging donors to contribute to 33 GOP members and candidates who are “most in need of support right now.” The National Republican Congressional Committee’s (NRCC) “Final Push List” consists of 29 Republican seats and only four Democratic seats, indicating that the GOP is playing defense. The list, obtained by The Hill, provides a rare glimpse of the races that congressional strategists are concentrating on close to Election Day. NRCC focuses on most but not all toss-up House races in its Final Push roster, dated Oct....
  • Duckworth(IL-6, D) running low on campaign cash

    10/19/2006 1:23:42 PM PDT · by Dane · 17 replies · 635+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 17, 2006 | Scott Fornek
    Duckworth running low on campaign cash McSweeney has more money left than Bean October 17, 2006 BY SCOTT FORNEK Political Reporter After filling the airwaves with television commercials, Democrat Tammy Duckworth is heading into the crucial final weeks of the west suburban 6th Congressional District contest with a severely depleted campaign war chest. She had just $206,381 in the bank at the end of last month, while Republican rival Peter Roskam had $1,500,950. The numbers were closer in the area's other hot congressional race, the northwest suburban match between Democratic incumbent Melissa Bean and GOP challenger Dave McSweeney. Those are...
  • Lovely pictures of Laura Bush campaigning for Peter Roskam (vanity)

    08/15/2006 4:53:42 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 25 replies · 1,503+ views
    Yahoo! New Photos ^ | 8/14/06 | staff
    "First lady Laura Bush acknowledges the crowd as she attends a fundraiser for GOP Congressional candidate, State Sen. Peter Roskam, in Addison, Ill., Monday, Aug. 14, 2006. Roskam is trying to succeed the retiring U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill., but is facing a tough campaign against Iraqi war veteran, Democrat Tammy Duckworth."
  • Hundreds Turn Out For Laura Bush Appearance

    08/14/2006 6:02:06 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 1 replies · 449+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 13 AUGUST 2006 | AP
    First Lady Spoke At Fundraiser For Peter Roskam (CBS) ADDISON -- First Lady Laura Bush paid a brief visit to the Chicago area Monday afternoon to raise money for Peter Roskam, the Republican running to replace retiring congressman Henry Hyde. As CBS 2’s Political Editor Mike Flannery reports, the First Lady also took time to defend her husband's policies in Iraq and Afghanistan. First Lady Laura Bush says Congressman Henry Hyde leaves "big shoes to fill" after 31 years in Washington. But she says State Senator Peter Roskam is the right candidate for the job. She praised the candidate's work...
  • Sources differ, funding same(Roskam/Duckworth, IL-6 Cong. race)

    08/13/2006 5:21:36 AM PDT · by Dane · 5 replies · 375+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 20, 2006 | John Biemer
    With less than four months to go until the election, the two candidates vying for the seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde have raised almost equal sums, with Democrat Tammy Duckworth edging Republican Peter Roskam by about $16,000. Both have raised a little shy of $1.9 million, but from sources that demonstrate the sharp contrasts in a race that is key nationally in Democratic efforts to overturn the Republican majority in Congress. Duckworth's money has come primarily from individuals, as has Roskam's, but more of her contributors live outside the 6th District. Without a contested primary in March, Roskam...
  • Duckworth queried on don’t ask, don’t tell(Duckworth backpeddling)

    08/12/2006 6:25:15 PM PDT · by Dane · 25 replies · 726+ views
    Daily Herald(IL) ^ | August 10, 2006 | Eric Krol
    Duckworth queried on don’t ask, don’t tell By Eric Krol Daily Herald Political Writer Posted Thursday, August 10, 2006 Democratic 6th Congressional District candidate Tammy Duckworth is at odds with two national gay rights groups over whether she supports repealing the military’s don’t ask, don’t tell policy. The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network put out a news release Wednesday praising Duckworth for supporting legislation that would repeal the ban on letting gays and lesbians openly serve in the military. But a campaign spokeswoman said Duckworth doesn’t support the legislation. “I think she only supports a repeal (of the ban) if it...
  • Bush hopes to paint town red on date with Topinka

    06/11/2006 12:08:15 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 59 replies · 1,185+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 11, 2006 | LYNN SWEET
    Democratic blue state Illinois is flashing onto the radar of the Bush White House, with the governorship up for grabs and two high-profile House seats. The Sun-Times has learned President Bush is coming to Chicago July 7 for a fund-raiser for Judy Baar Topinka. The White House political operation, run by Karl Rove -- who helped convince Topinka to run against Gov. Blagojevich -- is also closely monitoring two of the most-watched House races in the country, in the west and Northwest Suburban 6th and 8th congressional districts.
  • Clash of Opposites in Marquee Illinois Race (House Race to Succeed Henry Hyde)

    05/26/2006 3:31:10 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 397+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 26, 2006 | Tom Curry
    ADDISON, Ill. - You could hardly design a more intriguing contrast: man versus woman; a veteran legislator versus a political neophyte; anti-abortion candidate versus abortion rights proponent. If you live in Chicago’s western suburbs in the Sixth Congressional District you’ll get a chance to choose the winner of this face off. Your choice could decide whether Democrats gain control of the House. This is a district where President Bush won 53 percent of the vote in 2004. Now it’s up to veteran state legislator Peter Roskam to keep it a Republican seat in House. Since 1974, Republican Henry Hyde, best...
  • Local Teamsters endorsing Roskam (Henry Hyde's Heir)

    05/10/2006 7:09:37 PM PDT · by Kuksool · 1 replies · 690+ views
    Roskam for Congress ^ | May 10, 2006 | Local Teamsters endorsing Roskam
    Republican Peter Roskam scored the Chicago-area Teamsters endorsement in the 6th Congressional District race Tuesday, even though he publicly declined to embrace key parts of their agenda. The conservative state senator from Wheaton would not say whether he would have voted for the Central American Free Trade Agreement, a measure the Teamsters opposed as harmful to U.S. workers. Roskam also wouldn't commit to supporting Teamsters-coveted changes to trade agreements that would require other nations to improve wages and environmental protections. "It should be part of the discussion, that's for sure," Roskam said. The endorsements by Teamsters Joint Council 25, which...
  • Cegelis refuses to endorse Duckworth after primary (IL-6)

    03/27/2006 9:32:00 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 20 replies · 596+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/28/06 | Jonathan E. Kaplan
    Christine Cegelis will not endorse Tammy Duckworth, the winner in Illinois’s 6th Congressional District Democratic primary, because she has reservations about Duckworth’s positions on universal healthcare and free trade, a source close to Cegelis’s campaign said. Duckworth, a wounded veteran of the Iraq war, defeated Cegelis by 3 percentage points in last week’s hotly contested primary. Cegelis, a liberal Democrat, won 44 percent of the vote against Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.) in 2004. On Saturday, Illinois Democrats held a unity breakfast attended by Duckworth, party officials and Cegelis supporters who vowed to help Duckworth. Cegelis did not attend. Duckworth had...
  • Iraq Vet Duckworth Wins Democratic Nomination In 6th

    03/22/2006 5:53:13 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 43 replies · 1,520+ views
    CHICAGO (AP)  -- Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran who lost her legs in combat two years ago, narrowly won the Democratic congressional primary nomination for the suburban Chicago district held by retiring GOP Rep. Henry Hyde. The 37-year-old, Thailand-born Duckworth, who has spent her recent years in Iraq and then in recovery at a military hospital in Washington, D.C., was heavily recruited by Democrats eager to give the national party more credibility on security issues. She captured major newspaper endorsements, more than $650,000 in contributions since announcing her candidacy in December and had the backing of Illinois\' Democratic senators, Barack...
  • 6th District Republican Congressional Candidate: State Senator Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton), Part 2

    05/18/2005 9:57:09 PM PDT · by Kuksool · 1,108+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | May 17, 2005 | Fran Eaton
    IN THE SPOTLIGHT -- On Monday, Republican State Senator Peter Roskam was joined by supporters as he formally announced his candidacy for the 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde. The race to replace Hyde is likely to receive national attention. U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Chicago) has suggested that Democrats will target the west suburban race as a one of their top in the nation. Roskam is one of several Republican candidates whose names were floated as potential successors to Hyde when rumors began to swirl about the 81-year-old's possible retirement earlier this year. Yesterday...
  • State senator announces bid to replace Hyde in Congress

    05/16/2005 4:18:33 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 6 replies · 396+ views
    ap/WQAD ^ | 5-16-05
    State senator announces bid to replace Hyde in Congress GLEN ELLYN, Ill. State Senator Peter Roskam says he will run for the congressional seat being vacated by Henry Hyde. Roskam was first elected to the state Legislature in 1993. He is among its most articulate voices for conservative positions on gun control, abortion and more. He has also been a frequent critic of Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich). The 44-year-old Wheaton resident could face some tough competition. Moderate state Senator Carole Pankau (PAYNK'-ow) might challenge him for the Republican nomination. And the 2004 Democratic nominee is likely to run again....
  • Roskam kicks off congressional campaign Monday (Search for Henry Hyde's Begins)

    05/15/2005 6:42:06 PM PDT · by Kuksool · 1 replies · 1,089+ views
    Naperville Sun ^ | May 15, 2005 | Katie Foutz
    State Sen. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, will make official what he's been hinting at for weeks: He will run for Congress to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde. Roskam, the Illinois Senate Republican whip and floor leader, scheduled his announcement for 10 a.m. Monday at the Main Street Recreation Center in Glen Ellyn. Although Republican leaders have called Roskam the front-runner, he will have company on the ballot. Republicans J.P. "Rick" Carney of Wheaton, former DuPage County recorder; state Sen. Carole Pankau of Roselle; and former state Rep. Tom Johnson of West Chicago have declared or are exploring their candidacy for...
  • It Is Being Gotten Jiggy By With Us

    05/04/2005 2:34:09 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 12 replies · 426+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 5/04/2005 | Christopher Johnson
    If you run across details about this, please don't e-mail them to me.  Because I just don't want to know:Bishop Suffragan Catherine Roskam of New York will lead the first Hip Hop baptisms at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at Trinity Episcopal Church of Morrisania in the South Bronx, New York. Roskam will lead the "Easter + Resurrection II" celebrations with the HipHopEMass.org rappers, band and choir. HipHopEMass.org begins its nearly second year of celebration building a baptismal community of new believers praising and serving God in the rap and rhyme, the dance and art of hip hop culture."Hip Hop baptisms." ...
  • In GOP, the scramble begins for chance to succeed Hyde

    04/21/2005 5:12:43 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 556+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 21, 2005 | Rick Pearson and Rudolph Bush
    Leading suburban Republicans said Tuesday the decision by veteran GOP U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde to not seek re-election next year could result in a torrent of candidates vying to replace him and create a potentially costly primary contest for a seat that Democrats are likely to aggressively target. Patrick Durante, a longtime Hyde aide who also is head of the Addison Township Republican organization, estimated a hard-fought primary contest in the 6th Congressional District could cost a contender $1 million or more to gain the name recognition and support necessary to win in March. And for some of the candidates...