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Some hard-core recruiting efforts have been underway to entice state Rep. Darlene Senger to make a run against recently sworn-in Bill Foster (D-Ill) of the 11th congressional district.
National Republican Campaign Committee Chair Greg Walden and Senger had dinner in Chicago on Friday, according to a knowledgeable Republican source.
That followed a week of meeting with some top Republicans in Washington last week.
Foster beat out longtime congresswoman Judy Biggert, a Republican, in a divisive contest last fall. Having the benefit of a newly redrawn district to benefit Democrats, Foster won big over Biggert. This is Foster's second term in Congress -- he served one term before he was defeated, then ran again last year to win Biggert's seat.
Senger, a Republican from Naperville, is serving her third term in the Illinois General Assembly.
And...she may already have a primary challenger: Grundy County Board member Chris Balkema has filed a statement of candidacy for the district.