Schneider opponent attacks backing of Biss and 'Socialist' running mate
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL) wants a Socialist to be the next lieutenant governor of Illinois, Jeremy Wynes said in a recent Facebook post.
Wynes, a Republican who has announced plans to vie for Schneider's seat representing Illinois’ 10th Congressional District, pointed out Schneider's endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston). Biss has named Carlos Ramirez-Rosa as his running mate.
“…Schneider wants his constituents to vote for a gubernatorial ticket that includes Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, an avowed Socialist and far-left Chicago political activist who helped organize and lead the recent Socialist conference in Chicago that endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against our ally Israel,” Wynes posted.
Wynes argued that Biss has already endorsed raising income taxes and backing wage rules that are forcing business out of Illinois. He said his choice of Ramirez-Rosa shows an inclination to shut off funding to America's allies in Israel.
"The problems facing our country are too important to be held captive to the extreme elements of one party or another," he posted. "My vision for what Illinois needs, and what the 10th District demands, is political moderation, fiscal responsibility and a pragmatic reform agenda to spur economic growth and get our finances back in order."