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More on the Lindy Scott Run for Congress

As I've blogged before, I think the Scott campaign is worth attention and support...

I think that his run has the potential to show a more wholistic blend of progressive politics inspired by a religous faith.

Here is an article describing the updoming kick off rally for the Scott for Congress campaign from SuburbanChicagonews.com
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"Earlier this month, Wheaton College professor Lindy Scott became the third Democrat running for Henry Hyde's open congressional seat in 2006.

Later this month, he will make it official — with an evening rally surrounding his Aug. 26 announcement at Memorial Park in downtown Wheaton.

He is new to politics, which he sees an advantage over his Democratic opponents. Christine Cegelis ran against Hyde last year, and Peter O'Malley ran for DuPage County Board in 2002.

For the past 10 years, Scott has worked as a professor of Spanish and Latin American studies at Wheaton College and is serving as director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics. Additionally, Scott volunteers and serves on the executive board of the Lydia Ministry, which serves neglected children in the Chicago area and empowers women and men to strengthen their families.

"My faith does influence my thinking on many issues, but it's more of the basic principles, the basic ethics of Jesus, that are common to most major religions — loving your neighbor as yourself," he said Monday. "So that would govern my thinking (in Congress)."

After 16 years of teaching in Mexico City, he said has a unique understanding of immigration policy.

"Rightfully, they're wanting to come to our country to seek a better life," he said. "A large number are not documented."

He disagrees with Bush's immigration plan. He would rather see the success of the Democratic plan moving through both houses of Congress, a plan in which, he says, illegal immigrants "come out of shadows ... and are encouraged to get involved in society."

Scott is also concerned the rising cost of the war in Iraq is coming at the expense of domestic health care, education and the environment.

"We look at $3-a-gallon gas prices, and we feel the pinch," he said. "I feel foreign policy is to blame. We need a domestic energy policy that gives incentives to production of hybrid cars. The legislation President Bush signed last week doesn't deal with that."

Scott said he was undeterred after Hyde endorsed state Sen. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, as his successor.

Illinois' 6th Congressional District stretches from Wheaton across northeast DuPage County into Cook County."
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