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Hartstein Backs Schneider for Congress

Letter to the Editor

It has been frustrating observing our polarized Congress and seeing too many members take extreme positions and being unwilling to work together to find real solutions to issues. That makes it critical for all of us to find the best possible Candidates to go to Washington to represent us. That is why I have personally taken the time to sit down with the Democratic candidates in the tenth congressional district to hear their views and positions and their approach to dealing with issues, gone to forums to hear how they handle themselves, reviewed their web pages, scrutinized their answers to candidate questionnaires, and looked at their literature and closely watched the evolution of their campaigns.

Though the field is an impressive group of dedicated and thoughtful and energetic campaigners, I believe that Brad Schneider is the best candidate to represent our diverse district. After thorough review of the backgrounds, experiences, positions and approaches of all the candidates I have personally concluded that Brad Schneider is the best Democratic candidate to represent our entire District and has the background and experience to both win in November and to go onto to Washington to fight for us in Congress and work collaboratively to find real solutions to the challenges facing our nation.

I urge others to join me in casting your vote for Brad Schneider in the Democratic primary for the tenth congressional district. Brad Schneider is an experienced pragmatic progressive Democratic voice with over 20 years of varied business experiences that gives him the best foundation to go to Congress to credibly fight to implement and maintain our Democratic values and strengthen our economy. I am convinced that his extensive experience and business sense will allow him to effectively fashion solutions for our many challenges ranging from protecting our safety net programs like social security and medicare to creating a fair tax system, and doing what is necessary to create jobs and markets to get us back on a sound financial footing for all Americans.

I urge voters to consider that this Democratic Congressional race is a watershed election, and that in view of the reconfiguration of the district has an even stronger Democratic constituency. That makes coming out to vote in the primary more important than ever.

Elliott Hartstein

Buffalo Grove

Dennis Hughes March 02, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Which is exactly why no one should want a business consultant to represent them in Congress. We've got enough Representatives in Congress that give handouts to their business interests. We don't need another.
Dennis Hughes March 02, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Just the type of Democrat we need to take on the health insurance companies ... a business consultant who used to own an insurance company!
Dennis Hughes March 02, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Brad Schneider doesn't have the organization necessary to beat Dold. If you think Sheyman's 550 volunteers are going to move to Schneider, you're crazy. He's a Republican in Progressive clothing. Voters want someone they can trust to stand by the promises they make on the campaign. Who's more likely to act like a true progressive in Congress, the guy who's dedicated his career to organizing around progressive issues or the guy that became a progressive only after polling showed that it's what 64% of Democratic voters in the district want? The fact that national Democratic activists are behind Sheyman is definitely not a bad thing. It's the type of support that's necessary to beat the Super PAC money on the Republican side. We need someone who can unite the Democratic party and unfortunately the liberal base is not going to help Schneider.
Dennis Hughes March 02, 2012 at 08:15 PM
EXACTLY! Guess what? If you're progressive on social issues, but moderate on fiscal issues, you're not a Progressive. If supporting a single payer health care system makes Ilya Sheyman too liberal to be elected, sign me up for the radical left!
flower child March 06, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Welcome to my party, Dennis Hughes. Vote Ilya!

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