Local Community Newspaper Chain Joins Tribune, Sun-Times and Daily Herald to Endorse Raja for Congress
Journal & Topics Media Group, a 17 newspaper chain of community and local newspapers, backs Krishnamoorthi in 8th District of Illinois
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., (November 7, 2016) – Yet another newspaper has endorsed Raja Krishnamoorthi for Congress in the 8th District of Illinois that includes west and northwest Chicago suburbs. The Journal & Topics Media Group, a local and community newspaper chain of 17 publications, has backed Krishnamoorthi’s bid for Congress.
“In the 8th Congressional District covering Elk Grove Village and a small piece of western Des Plaines, the Journal &; Topics endorses Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi,” the newspaper’s editorial read.
The Journal & Topics Media Group publishes separate editions of its newspapers in Des Plaines, Mt. Prospect, Rosemont, Prospect Heights, Niles, Elk Grove Village, Arlington Heights, Glenview, Wheeling, Palatine, Buffalo Grove, Rolling Meadows and other neighboring communities surrounding O’Hare International Airport.
By endorsing Raja for Congress, the Journal & Topics joins the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Herald to make it a sweep of Chicago area newspapers supporting Krishnamoorthi.
The editorial board of the Daily Herald, the largest suburban newspaper in the Chicago area, has “unreservedly” endorsed Raja Krishnamoorthi for Congress, describing him as having a “breadth and depth of experience that his current challenger cannot match.”
In its editorial, the Daily Herald praised Raja’s running of “two high-tech companies” and his “boosterism of solar energy.”
The newspaper added that Krishnamoorthi “speaks passionately and knowledgeably on a variety of issues but at the same time is approachable and genial.”
The Chicago Sun-Times editorial board has also endorsed Raja Krishnamoorthi for Congress, describing him as “whip smart” and someone with a “real passion for the underdog” and that Raja has “approached the challenges of public policy in creative ways.”
The Chicago Tribune endorsement of Krishnamoorthi noted that Raja is “particularly good on jobs and the economy” whose “resume is a good balance of business, government and political experience.” The Tribune added that “what really sets him apart is a solid, enthusiastic grasp on issues, from immigration to the war on Islamic State.”
The son of immigrants, Raja grew up in Illinois. After college and law school, he became issues director for Barack Obama’s successful U.S. Senate campaign. He also served as a founding prosecutor in Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s anti-corruption unit.
A lifelong progressive, Raja is running for Congress to stand up for working families and grow and strengthen the middle class.