Several Illinois Democrats are in the running to unseat freshman Rep. Robert Dold (above).
Ex-Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.) has thrown her support behind businessman Brad Schneider’s (D) bid for freshman Rep. Robert Dold’s (R) 10th district seat.
“During my time in Congress, I came to know and appreciate Brad for his thoughtful insight and leadership,” Bean said.
Schneider is one of a few Democrats seeking the nomination, including former MoveOn.org organizer Ilya Sheyman and Air Force Reserve Col. John Tree.
Bean also hosted a fundraiser for Schneider. The former three-term Congresswoman represented the neighboring 8th district until she narrowly lost to Rep. Joe Walsh (R) last year. Roll Call rates this district as Leans Democratic.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.