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Rita Zak

Republican Party Candidate for 7th Congressional District

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    The Candidate: Rita Zak

    The Race: Challenger for the Seventh Congressional District of Illinois

    The Competition: Danny K. Davis

    The Buzz: Zak has no experience as a politician but has previously served as the campaign manager for Republican Mark Weiman's 2010 congressional campaign. She is an immigrant and naturalized citizen as well as a small business owner and considers her opponent a "corrupt political machine."