In the fall election Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton carried Republican Congressman Peter Roskam’s district.
This is highlighted in the Cook Report’s “Partisan Voting Districts of the 115th Congress.”
The analysis shows “only 35 of 435 districts ‘crossed over’ to vote for presidential and House candidates of opposite parties.
Twenty-three have GOP congressmaen and twelve Democrats.
Clinton pulled seven percentage points more than Roskam.
The 17th District (northwestern Illinois) mirrored those results for Democratic Congresswoman Cheri Bustos.
Democrats are already lining up to run against Roskam.
According to Crain’s Chicago Business these are Roskam’s Democratic Party opponents:
- Amanda Howland, a lawyer and psychologist who got 42 percent of the vote against him in 2016
- Barrington Hills Planning Commission member Kelly Mazeski, a former state senate hopeful ex-financial consultant [she lost to Dan McConchie 59% to 41%]
- Carole Cheney, who now works as district chief of staff for neighboring Congressman Bill Foster, D-Geneva
- Maura Sullivan, a former U.S. Marine and Iraq war veteran who graduated from Northwestern University, got an MBA from Harvard University, and until recently was a senior public affairs official at the Pentagon (and “reportedly lives in Evanston”
Roskam told Crain’s,
“I did better than John McCain (when he was the GOP presidential nominee) and outdid Obama in Obama’s big year (2008,).
“I know the district and the playbook.”