CHICAGO - This weekend, the gay activist new source Chicago Phoenix reports, 13th CD Democrat challenger David Gill traveled hours from his central Illinois district to Chicago to receive an enthusiastic endorsement from Obama fundraisers, Governor Pat Quinn and Democrat Congressman Mike Quigley.
Gill was joined Sunday by Gov. Pat Quinn, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) and other Chicago Democrats at a fundraising brunch hosted by Wally Brewster and Bob Satawake, a couple that represents one of President Obama’s most prolific campaign bundlers – volunteers who give the legal maximum to candidates then persuade friends and colleagues to do the same. At the occasion, Brewster and Satawake helped Gill raise $6,750.
“The reason David Gill is a special candidate is, as far as I’m concerned, he really does have core values that he believes in,” Quinn said. “He believes in marriage equality, in decent health care for everybody, and he believes in democracy – and this is a special year for democracy in our country.”
Incumbent Congressman TIm Johnson (IL-13) is retiring and former Shimkus staffer Rodney Davis is running against Gill in November. More on the Chicago Phoenix HERE.