Raja Endorsed by Daily Herald
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., (February 10, 2016) – Today, the Daily Herald, the largest suburban newspaper in the Chicago area, endorsed Raja Krishnamoorthi for Congress in Illinois’ 8th District, which includes Chicago’s northwest suburbs.
In the endorsement, the Daily Herald editorial board said, “We were torn in Spring 2012 when we had to choose between Schaumburg attorney and businessman Raja Krishnamoorthi and Tammy Duckworth for the Democratic nomination for Congress from the 8th District.
We don’t have that problem this time, and we’re pleased to recommend Krishnamoorthi to represent his party for the position Duckworth is leaving to run for the U.S. Senate.
Krishnamoorthi brings to this race experience that is broad and deep, both in public service and in the business world.
A former deputy treasurer for the state of Illinois, he has been involved in the state’s technology venture capital fund, served as a special assistant attorney general in Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s public integrity unit and chaired the audit committee of the Illinois Housing Development Authority. He previously ran unsuccessfully for Illinois comptroller.
In business, he is a Harvard Law School graduate who leads two high-tech companies that serve the national security and renewable energy industries.
In person, he is a passionate and knowledgeable proponent of issues ranging from the Affordable Care Act to immigration and foreign policy, yet he approaches all political issues pragmatically and with an openness that can make him both cooperative and persuasive in conducting the business of a congressman.”