Here's a rundown of some of the most recent endorsements that were announced in the races for the 8th and 10th congressional districts, 7th and 26th state House seats, and the controversial Cook County State's Attorney and Circuit Court Clerk posts.
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL,10) and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle discussed the importance of the Affordable Care Act with Illinoisans who have benefited from the health reform law at a Tuesday roundtable discussion in Des Plaines.
At the small gathering, held at the Frisbie Senior Center, Schneider criticized his Republican opponent, former one-term Congressman Bob Dold, for voting several times while in Congress to repeal or weaken the president's signature health reform law.
"When my opponent was in Congress, every time the Republicans brought an effort to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act — not some of the times, but every time — he voted with Republicans" to repeal it, said Schneider, who unseated Dold in 2012 and is seeking a second term. "In contrast ... I have not voted for repeal and I will not vote for repeal. We need to move forward."
The Chicago Federation of Labor has made a major television ad buy with a 30-second message making an appeal to elected officials and constituents about the fiscal cliff. The ad notes that although the election may have been a victory for Democrats at the local and national levels, "the fight has just begun."
Democratic candidate for the 10th congressional district
Brad Schneider voted with his two sons and his wife at the bustling Red
Oak Elementary School in Highland Park as the sun rose this morning.
than 40 Schneider volunteers toting signs and listening to Survivor’s
“Eye of the Tiger” greeted voters as the polls opened at 6 a.m. They
cheered as Schneider and his sons Adam, 19, Daniel, 18, and his wife
Julie arrived about a half hour later to cast their votes.
talked with Progress Illinois after casting his ballot and said he
feels “fantastic”, adding that his team has been working hard for 18
If tomorrow’s six extremely close (see recent polls here and our voter guide here) Illinois congressional races were
solely determined by outside spending, that is money poured into the
races that the candidates themselves did not raise, the Republican
candidates would win by a landslide.
In the 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 17th district Congressional races, Republicans are getting millions of
dollars more from Super Political Action Committees and “dark money”
Brad Schneider persuasively makes the case that there are “real differences” between him and his opponent U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) in the deadlocked race for Illinois’ 10th district representative.
And Schneider need convince almost no one that Dold is part of a legislative body mired in “unbelievable gridlock.”
But like many candidates running for Congress, Schneider is caught in a moment of political uncertainty where there is an absence of bold policy ideas.