U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Hinsdale) and Democratic challenger Bill Foster of Naperville debated Sunday in their deadlocked race for Illinois' 11th congressional district. As with the first presidential debate, the congressional debate, according to the Chicago Tribune, focused mainly on budget and health care cost issues. Foster slammed Biggert for supporting a Paul Ryan budget proposal to make Medicare more or less a voucher program starting in 2022.
Education was also discussed. Foster criticized Biggert for voting against more money to implement the 2002 No Child Left Behind education accountability law.
Biggert was caught in a somewhat embarrassing moment when she could not think of a question to ask Foster. Eventually, Biggert asked about campaign finance reform and Foster responded with a denunciation of super Political Action Committees.