Gingrich to help raise cash for Hastert's son

One former House Speaker is helping another former Speaker's son get elected to Congress.

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) will headline a fundraiser Dec. 11 for Illinois congressional candidate Ethan Hastert.

Hastert, an attorney, is running for the seat of his former House Speaker father, Dennis (R). He faces primary opposition from state Sen. Randy Hultgren, among others, but he has secured much of the establishment's support.

According to the younger Hastert's campaign, the event will be a breakfast held in St. Charles, Ill.

“In addition to Speaker Gingrich’s support, we have the support of an impressive host committee and hundreds of small donors from around the district," Hastert said. "I am humbled by all the support my campaign is receiving."

Dennis Hastert replaced Gingrich as Speaker in 1999.

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