* Peter Roskam’s voting record is pretty darned conservative for a statewide bid here, but he’s a very ambitious fellow. I was asked today at my CAPAG speech what I thought. I don’t really know. I’m not sure anyone does. If he’s been permanently knocked off the leadership ladder, he may start looking around for something else. Greg Hinz…
Mr. Roskam still has a seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, but his time in GOP Congressional leadership may be history.
His seat is safe, but Mr. Roskam is not the sort to quietly sit on the back bench.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s Senate seat could beckon if the senator decides not to run in 2016; I can’t see Mr. Roskam challenging him in a primary. Mr. Roskam always has been considered more of a House guy, but that rivalry with Mr. Schock won’t help him any.
What’s Peter Roskam’s future right now? I suspect he’d like to know the answer, too.