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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.