First Lady Laura Bush, on a campaign swing this week, touches down in Schaumburg this Thursday. (note to White House—that is burg, not berg, as written on her sked).
UPDATE On Wednesday, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) host a get-out-the-vote rally at DePaul U's Lincoln Park campus, 2 p.m. at the student center, 2250 N. Sheffield.
The Laura Bush event seems intended to benefit both GOP candidates in the big sixth and eighth district House races, Peter Roskam, running against Democrat Tammy Duckworth and David McSweeney, challenging Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.)
Bush vaults from a rally in Lansing, Michigan to Schaumburg for a rally sponsored by ``Illinois Victory 2006.’’ That is the entity formed by the state and national Republican parties dedicated to getting out the vote.
Meanwhile Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) sent out a fundraising appeal to help Duckworth and four other candidates in races where they need to come from behind.
Last week, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) sent out a fundraising appeal aimed at helping Duckworth, Bean, and Illinois Dems Dan Seals and Phil Hare.