Randy Hultgren

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A northern Illinois congressman is not throwing his name into consideration for the Speaker of the House, but he does have a few suggestions.

Republican Representative Randy Hultgren says before his colleagues pick a leader, they need to be “leadable.”

“I would love to see Trey Gowdy do it. I think he is a really good guy... very smart.... [and has] great background as a prosecutor.”

He also supports Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, but says he doesn’t blame either if they aren’t up to it.


It looks like Congress can avert a government shutdown, as tomorrow’s deadline to approve a spending bill approaches. Northern Illinois Congressman Randy Hultgren says there’s still a lot to pull together in the next few days.  

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Congress members – like most of the world -- appear to be taking a “wait and see” stance on Syria. 

Illinois' 14th Congressional District primary looked to be a hot one, but national interest declined after Republican Congressman Joe Walsh dropped his challenge to the incumbent in the district, Randy Hultgren.