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Illinois House Republicans Wednesday fund-raiser to fight Democratic remap

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WASHINGTON--Illinois House Republicans are fund-raising here on Wednesday to bankroll their anticipated legal challenge to the proposed congressional remap drawn by Illinois Democrats designed to create districts the Republicans would have difficulty winning.

I've written about "The Committee for a Fair and Balanced Map," created last year to be the lead group to mount challenges to the Democratic map. The group recently sent a letter to Gov. Quinn urging him not to sign off on the new districts. Quinn has not signed yet. The committee is expected to file a federal lawsuit challenging the map.

The Wednesday fund-raiser is at the Capitol Hill Club and is hosted by prominent Illinois Republicans: former Speaker Denny Hastert, former Labor Secretary Lynn Martin and former Rep. Tom Ewing.

Other hosts:
Susan Hirschmann, Tim Kurth, Sam Lancaster, Dan Mattoon
Royal Roth, David Thompson and Laura Zuckerman

the invitation.....

Board of Directors
The Honorable Tom Ewing  The Honorable J. Dennis Hastert
The Honorable Lynn Martin
Along with hosts
Susan Hirschmann  Tim Kurth  Sam Lancaster  Dan Mattoon
Royal Roth  David Thompson  Laura Zuckerman
Invite you to attend a reception in support of
The Committee for a Fair and Balanced Map
Wednesday, June 15, 2011  5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Capitol Hill Club
300 First Street, SE  Washington, DC 20003
$250 Individual
$500, $1,000 and $2,500 Sponsorships Available

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