Democrat Scott Harper of Naperville will challenge five-term incumbent Republican Judy Biggert of Hinsdale for the 13th Congressional seat next year.
In 2006, Biggert won with 58 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Joseph Shannon. Biggert defeated Democrat Gloria Schor Andersen in 2004 and she collected 70 percent of the vote against Tom Mason in 2002.
Biggert is known as a friend of the taxpayer, a champion of alternative energy solutions and an advocate for education.
Harper is a doctoral candidate at Oxford who will take time off to seek his first public office.
In a district where the Republicans dominate, maybe the only question is what percent of the vote will Biggert collect in 2008?