Illinois Victory, Eliot Mess a Mixed Bag for Dems Democrats have been on a roller-coaster ride lately. The party cheered a Democrat's victory in the race for the House seat held by former Republican speaker Dennis Hastert. But then came news that Eliot Spitzer, New York's Democratic governor, was embroiled in a prostitution scandal.

Illinois Victory, Eliot Mess a Mixed Bag for Dems

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A Democrat's win in Hastert's Illinois district could be a bellwether for November. hide caption

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The Arizona senator clinches the GOP presidential nomination March 4 — earlier than a contested GOP nomination has been decided in history. hide caption

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Twenty-six years ago today, Abscam-tainted Harrison Williams of New Jersey resigned his Senate seat. hide caption

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