WBEZ | Dan Seals http://www.wbez.org/tags/dan-seals Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Dold beats Seals for IL 10th district http://www.wbez.org/story/congress/dold-beats-seals-il-10th-district <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2010-November/2010-11-03/Picture 001.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>After a highly contested race in suburban Chicago&rsquo;s 10th congressional district, small business owner Robert Dold defeated Democrat Dan Seals. It was Seals&rsquo; third attempt to win the seat. Dold, who lives in Kenilworth, is the&nbsp;part owner in a family pest control business. Throughout the campaign, Dold stuck to a message of fiscal conservatism and social moderation.</p><p>Dold said that he now intends to go to work on improving the economy, &ldquo;Now is the time that we must focus on what we were supposed to do two years ago, create jobs. Now is the time that we create jobs for all hard working Americans and keep our taxes low.&rdquo;</p><p>The 10th district seat was left open when five-term Representative Mark Kirk decided to run for the U.S. senate seat formerly held by Barack Obama. Kirk won that race yesterday over Democratic State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias.</p><p>Republicans have held the 10th district since its Democratic Representative Abner Mikva left in 1979. <br />&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 08:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/congress/dold-beats-seals-il-10th-district Dold wins in the 10th http://www.wbez.org/story/10th-district/dold-wins-10th <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2010-November/2010-11-02/Robert Dold via Dold For Congress.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Republican businessman Robert Dold has won the state's only open congressional seat by narrowly defeating three-time Democratic candidate Dan Seals.</p><p>With 94 percent of precincts reporting on Tuesday, Dold had 51 percent of the votes, compared with Seals' 49 percent. The race was closely watched and means Illinois now has a Republican majority congressional delegation for the first time in seven years.</p><p>Dold is the owner of a suburban Chicago pest control company. The 10th congressional district stretches north of Chicago. It has been largely Republican but had recently been trending Democratic.</p><p>Five-term Republican Congressman Mark Kirk gave up the seat and won President Barack Obama's old Senate seat on Tuesday.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 01:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/10th-district/dold-wins-10th