Reporting Mai Martinez
CHICAGO (CBS)– The presidency isn’t the only race democrats and republicans have their eyes on. With control of Congress also on the line, some hotly contested congressional races are also drawing a lot of attention.
Including the one in Illinois’s newly redrawn 11th district where Democrat Bill Foster is trying to unseat Republican incumbent Judy Biggert. CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports.
It’s the final push for Congresswoman Judy Biggert. She spent the day courting voters, and thanking volunteers.
After 14-years in Congress, Biggert is fighting to keep her seat–facing tough competition from Democrat Bill Foster. Biggert explained why she thinks the race is so tight.
“I think because of how the map was drawn for my opponent. My district was cut into 6 pieces, and they thought I wasn’t going to run,” she said.
Foster sees things differently.He said Biggert’s performance, not redistricting, is the reason the race is so tight.
“Congresswoman Biggert was an enabler of the Bush policies. She voted for every single one of the Bush policies that drove us into debt and wrecked our economy.”
And with just hours left until Election Day, the brutal battle on the airwaves rages on.
Whether the “right” message is getting to voters remains to be seen.
And as proof of just how high the stakes are in this race, former president Bill Clinton, who’s been used as a “big gun” to drum up support for President Obama, has recorded a robo-call urging voters to support Bill Foster.