CHICAGO - Democrat U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin told Jim Anderson he's prepared for a serious re-election battle against Jim Oberweis, saying:
“Jim Oberweis is for privatizing Social Security. I am against that. I think that’s a terrible idea. Jim Oberweis is against an increase in the minimum wage. I’m in favor of an increase in the minimum wage. When you go right down the list, Jim Oberweis is against closing the gun show loophole for people who are buying firearms without any background check, even if they’re felons.”
Oberweis says he plans to focus on the issue of Obamacare and its shortcomings.
Durbin, who has a reported net worth of $1.1 million (HERE) claims he is at a financial disatvantage because Oberweis "can spend his own millions" on the race. Durbin told reporters he would only spend “whatever I can raise.”