Oberwies to Make a Big Announcement Today

By Kevin Robinson in News on Dec 13, 2007 2:15PM

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Jim Oberweis campaign will be announcing “a major endorsement” today, and that that endorsement will be from Dennis Hastert. Oberweis is running for the 14th Congressional District seat that was vacated when former Speaker of the House resigned earlier this year. Although Hastert endorsed Oberweis for US Senator in the 2002 Republican primary, Jack Ryan won that race, later withdrawing after his (sexy) divorce files were unsealed.

An endorsement from Hastert could be bad news for State Sen. Chris Lauzen and Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns, who are also running as Republicans in the special primary set for February 5. Hastert is still popular in the 14th, and probably has more influence.