Illinois gobbles more power in Washington
Illinois delegation becomes even more powerful in Washington D.C. Not only was Emanuel named to the powerful Ways & Means Committee recently, but he has now been tapped to head the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the national fundraising organization for Democratic congressional candidates. The media reports that he will be aggressive -- he does have a certain intensity about him. Emanuel's new position could lead to more cash flowing into Illinois congressional races. Henry Hyde must be a little nervous. “Chicago Jerry” Weller must be shaking in his loafers.