There has been some talk in Republican circles about a potential rising star in congressional candidate Esther Joy King. The trouble is she’s running against the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, western Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Moline). Obviously, if Rep. Bustos found herself in a competitive race from a district that did barely back President Trump in 2016 (47.4 – 46.7%), she would have any assistance at her beck and call.
A new poll suggests that Rep. Bustos will be calling in resources to help her, as the Tarrance Group, polling for the National Republican Congressional Committee (10/10-12; 418 IL-17 likely voters; live interview), sees the margin between the two candidates to be 49-44% with the Congresswoman leading. While it is unlikely to see Ms. King upset Rep. Bustos this year, her political career may be just beginning, nonetheless.
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