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Senger wins Republican nomination for Congress

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:22 a.m. CDT
Darlene Senger
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster

CHICAGO (AP) – Darlene Senger has emerged from a four-way primary field to win the Republican nomination for Congress in Illinois’ 11th District.

Senger spent 6 years on the Naperville City Council before being elected to the Illinois House in 2008. Bert Miller is a Hinsdale businessman. Chris Balkema of Channahon is a Caterpillar manager, and Ian Bayne is a small-business owner from Aurora.

Senger was a member of a 10-member bipartisan committee who helped push a pension deal through the state legislature last fall. She received backing from a number of establishment Republicans. However, Miller raised the most money and ran television ads introducing himself to voters.

The district stretches from Aurora to Naperville and into Joliet.

Senger faces U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville in the November general election.

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