Gurnee, IL (September 15, 2017) Jim Walz, the Progressive Democratic candidate for United States Congress for Illinois 14th Congressional District, has received the endorsement of State Senator Terry Link (IL-30).
State Senator Link approached Jim Walz personally while attending Lake County Central Democratic Meeting to offer his support and a public endorsement of the campaign to flip Illinois Congressional District 14, a seat currently held by the Republican incumbent who fully supports the Trump Administration’s agenda, including repeal of healthcare that will affect hundreds of thousands of people within the district.
Senator Link, who represents the northern suburbs within Lake County, responded to Walz’s unwavering commitment to vigorously defend the people of the 14th District from policies that benefit only the wealthy minority and continue to hurt working families.
Walz said, “The choice is clear, my Republican opponent has voted in lock-step with the Trump Administration to divide our country and this district along economic lines. While he is looking out for his wealthy corporate donors, I am committed to helping working families, regardless of their political leanings. We cannot continue on this course and our families deserve to have their voices heard.”
Jim Walz won the Democratic nomination in 2016 and ran a competitive race with just $20,000 and a team of volunteers to narrow the margin of what was believed to have been a ‘guaranteed’ win for Republicans. Walz’s performance is among the reasons Illinois’14th Congressional District is now considered winnable for Democratic challengers.
For more information about Jim Walz, please visit www.JimWalzforCongress.com.