WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders is endorsing Prepare dinner County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia within the Democratic main race to symbolize Illinois’ 4th Congressional District.
“‘Chuy’ Garcia is the best individual on the proper time for the work we’ve got forward of us,” Sanders stated in a press release. “He’s prepared and prepared to face up and struggle for the working households of Chicago and our nation and tackle the highly effective particular pursuits who’ve far an excessive amount of energy over the financial and political lifetime of our nation. He’s additionally an skilled legislator who has risen up the ladder of Chicago’s brawling politics. That makes him properly groomed for leaping into the Home’s tough and tumble political battles.”
Garcia stated he stands with Sanders’s message of progressive reform, they usually agree on key points reminiscent of rebuilding Puerto Rico, common well being care, immigration reform, supporting larger schooling, and inspiring fiscal duty via tax reform.
“I help America, a nation of wealthy cultural heritage and unmatched power, whose founding fathers believed in constructing bridges, not partitions,” Garcia stated in a press release. “I champion alternative for all as an ally of unbiased Sen. Bernie Sanders. I’ll do the whole lot in my energy to maneuver the nation ahead on these essential points.”
Garcia kicked off his congressional run earlier this week following Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s announcement that he gained’t search a thirteenth time period. Gutierrez additionally endorsed Garcia to take his place.
Whereas Garcia beforehand served as an Illinois Senator and Chicago’s Alderman, he gained a wider following in 2015 throughout his Chicago mayoral bid.
Though Garcia was defeated by present Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Emanuel congratulated Garcia on his aggressive grassroots marketing campaign.
Gutierrez didn’t endorse Garcia through the 2015 mayoral election, however he says he’s now on board with Garcia for Congress.