FILE - In this March 17, 2009 file photo, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. In an interview with the Associated Press Saturday, July 16, 2011,... more 
FILE - In this March 17, 2009 file photo, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. In an interview with the Associated Press Saturday, July 16, 2011, in Chicago, Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said the path to taking back the U.S. House "runs right through Illinois." Israel said he believes the party can win two to five seats in Illinois. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) less 
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