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Peter Fitzgerald

Peter G. Fitzgerald (born October 20, 1960) is the junior United States Senator from Illinois. He is a member of the Republican party.

Fitzgerald defeated the well-known Democratic incumbent, Carol Moseley Braun in 1998, and is currently still serving his first term in the Senate. He was the first Republican in Illinois to win a Senate race in 20 years, and the only Republican challenger in the country to defeat an incumbent Democratic senator in the 1998 election cycle. His next election will be in 2004.

Fitzgerald graduated from Dartmouth College in 1982, completed his post-graduate studies as a Rotary Scholar in Greece, and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1986.

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