Lindy Scott for Congress IL-06 Primary
I've said before, Lindy Scott's campaign in IL-06 is one to watch and support... From the Chicago Sun Times today:
"If Cegelis represents the Howard Dean tradition, Lindy Scott is forging his own -- one that is both more liberal and more conservative than his opponents'. Scott, 54, teaches Spanish and Latin American studies at Wheaton College, a school associated with evangelical Christianity. A Mennonite, he believes in restrictions on abortion, such as requiring parental notification for women under 18.
"I am by far the most dangerous Democratic candidate for Roskam. Because he knows that I appeal to the values of the swing voters," Scott said.
Scott opposes $40 billion in budget cuts approved last year that would hurt food stamps and health-care programs, he said. He would vote to roll back the Bush tax cuts and supports timetables for withdrawal from Iraq.
"All my positions are attempts to cherish life across the board," Scott said.
Scott, who spent 16 years teaching in Mexico, says he expects to do well among the district's Latino voters and growing immigrant communities. A Wheaton resident, he's married to a Brazilian woman, and they have three children.
At this stage, only one thing about the primary looks certain: It is not a slam dunk for any of the candidates."