Raja Krisnamoorthi has garnered the endorsement of a suburban teachers union in the race for the Democratic nomination in the 8th congressional district. The Northwest Suburban Teachers Union Local 1211 has endorsed Krishnamoorthi in his race against Tammy Duckworth, former assistant secretary of Veteran's Affairs.
"The Northwest Suburban Teachers Union is proud to strongly endorse Raja Krishnamoorthi," said John Braglia, president of the union. "As a product of public schools himself and a father of young children entering public schools, he cares deeply about teachers and the quality of public schools. As a small businessman with extensive private sector experience, Raja is best equipped to help jump-start our economy and create middle class jobs for all of our students. Combined with his immense local grassroots support and significant financial resources, Raja will be the best candidate to represent our 1,581-member strong organization of local teachers in the general election in 2012."