Phil Hare

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Phil Hare
U.S. Representative from Illinois's 17th District
From: January 3, 2007 - Present
Predecessor Lane Evans
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Rebecca Hare
Religion Roman Catholic

Philip G. "Phil" Hare (born February 21, 1949 in Galesburg, Illinois) is the U.S. Representative from Illinois's 17th congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. He currently serves on the Education and Labor Committee, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Congressional Progressive Caucus.

He is running for reelection in 2010 against Republican businessman Bobby Schilling.


Phil Hare made national headlines when he spoke on camera regarding ObamaCare saying, "I don't worry about the Constitution on this to be honest." Also, he has described himself as a veteran even though he was just a reservist. Hare told Chris Matthews’ MSNBC audience he would welcome terrorists from Guantanamo Bay to Thomson, Ill.[1]


  1. Phil Hare’s ‘Year of Foolishness’ Revisited,, october 26, 2010

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