Biggert concedes election to Foster in 11th - FOX 32 News Chicago

Biggert concedes election to Foster in 11th

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Former one-term Congressman Bill Foster says he was nervous up until the moment of his win over Congressman Judy Biggert was called late Tuesday.

Biggert says she called Democratic challenger Foster to wish him well in his new seat.

Biggert lost to Foster Tuesday in the 11th District southwest of Chicago that was redrawn to favor Democrats. But she says she "made them work for it."

She says she wishes Foster well and that she has no regrets about how she ran her campaign.

Foster says support for President Barack Obama helped out all Democrats in Illinois. He says this election where several Democrats won U.S. House seats is a return to the "normal state of order for Illinois."


Foster is a physicist who served one term in another district. He lost his re-election bid in 2010.

The race has been on the radar of both national Democrats and Republicans. Both candidates were competitive in fundraiser though Foster had a slight edge.

Biggert served seven terms and called the campaign her toughest as the new 11th contained less than half of her old territory.

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