In a bid to knock off a Dem fluke in a fiscally conservative district, Republican Randy Hultgren is running hard. CQ Politics:
Republican state Sen. Randy Hultgren led Rep. Bill Foster by 6 points in a new poll taken for the Republican's campaign. Foster won the seat in a March 2008 special election after former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R) retired.
The poll showed Hultgren with 44 percent of the vote and Foster with 38 percent. Sixteen percent of voters were undecided and 4 percent chose Green Party nominee Daniel Kairis. The Tarrance Group, a Republican firm, surveyed 400 likely voters Oct. 3-4, and the poll's margin of error was 4.9 points. Neither the campaign nor the Tarrance Group released any other numbers from the poll.
Yes it's a poll taken by Hultgren's team but it shows a widening of the race. NRO Campaign Spot's Jim Geraghty thinks it's significant.