U.S. Rep Foster loses seat to Republican lawmaker

Randy Hultgren

Randy Hultgren

Associated Press

Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster has been defeated by Republican Randy Hultgren in Illlinois’ 14th congressional district.

With 76 percent of precincts reporting, Hultgren had 51 percent of the votes on Tuesday and Foster had about 45 percent.

The 14th district stretches west of Chicago and is heavily Republican.

Foster won the seat in a special election in 2008 after former House Speaker Dennis Hastert retired after two decades.

Hultgren is an investment adviser. He was a state representative for nearly a decade before serving in the state Senate.

Candidates

Randy Hultgren, R-Ill.

Bill Foster, D-Ill.

Total Votes- Statewide

Randy Hultgren 111,633 – 51.4 percent

Bill Foster 97,559 – 44.9 percent

Total-217,072

DeKalb County Votes

Randy Hultgren 10,110 – 45.46 percent

Bill Foster 11,124 – 50.02 percent

Total-22,238