Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:
Illinois 17th – Rep. Phil Hare (D) is seeking a 3rd term
Primary: February 2, 2010
Location: West-central Illinois
Days until Election Day: 51
One sign of how severe the anticipated Republican wave will be this November will be how hard it hits the 17th congressional district of Illinois. If Democratic Rep. Phil Hare is toppled or given a serious run for his money in his quest for a third term, it is a likely indication that Democrats nationwide are having a rough night.