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March 10, 2008

Fair trader replaces Denny Hastert in special election

Yep, a big surprise over the weekend as former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) - an anti-fair trader in 20-out-of-20 votes over nearly as many years - was replaced in a special election by Democrat Bill Foster in a very GOP-leaning district west of Chicago.

Foster, like so many of the candidates that have run for office in the last few years, campaigned heavily on critique of the trade status quo, even running paid ads on trade, which you can see here.

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