Biggert will have a GOP opponent after all in Burr Ridge district
Updated: April 30, 2012 1:52AM
U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Hinsdale, will not be able to waltz in as the Republican nominee for a new congressional district including Burr Ridge.
Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham has been ruled back on the ballot after earlier being thrown off because a dyslexic volunteer had transposed two numbers in an address on Cunningham’s signature forms.
A court ruled Tuesday the error was harmless enough.
“I have 30 days to try to win an election for Congress” against a better-known opponent, Cunningham conceded.
The legal challenge Biggert made to his candidacy “has taken quite a bit of money, quite a bit of time.”
Cunningham is a conservative, pro-life, opponent of gun control running against a moderate in a Republican primary. With help from some taxpayer- and conservative groups, Cunningham, 73, thinks he has a shot against Biggert, 74.