Phil Hare, the Democrat who represents Illinois's seventeenth congressional district, ran unopposed for a second term in 2008. A union man, he's an opponent of free trade who voted Yes for the stimulus, cap-and-trade, and health care bills. In 2008 he earned a 100 percent rating from Americans for Democratic Action, the ACLU, and the public employees union AFSCME. In two elections, Hare has never faced a strong Republican opponent. He's served in Congress during boom times for Democrats. But those days are over.