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RNC Comes to the Aid of 6th District Nominee

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Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman is in Chicago today.

Mehlman gave a speech in the city this morning.

This afternoon, he’ll be in the western suburbs with the Republican nominee in Illinois’ closely watched 6th Congressional District.

Ken Mehlman’s making his trip to the suburbs for Republican State Senator Peter Roskam.

The 44-year-old State Senator secured the party’s nomination Tuesday after running unopposed in the primary.

Roskam is out-going Congressman Henry Hyde’s chosen successor.

Mehlman’s visit fits the analysis that both parties are watching Illinois 6th Congressional District, and taking the race really seriously.

On the Democratic side of the ticket, Iraq War vet Tammy Duckworth won a divisive three way primary.

Right now, it’s not clear how quickly the party will regroup.

Duckworth reached out to both of her primary opponents, but only one has said he’ll endorse her.

A spokesman for the Duckworth campaign says he’s looking at today’s Republican National Committee visit as a sign that Democrats pose a real threat.

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