CHICAGO - Republican Jim Oberweis had two bits of good news Sunday: 1. He is inching up towards 31 year incumbent Democrat U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, a new Chicago Sun-Times poll indicated Sunday, and 2. He was endorsed by a leading black community pastor - Bishop Larry Trotter of Sweet Holy Spirit Church in Chicago,
The "We Ask America" asked 1,054 people August 27th who they planned to vote for in November, and 47.8 percent said Dick Durbin and 40.5 said Jim Oberweis. With a plus or minus 3.02 percentage difference, the rate could be even tighter.
Bishop Larry Trotter, who has supported Durbin in the past, announced Sunday he is switching to Oberweis because of high jobless rates continuing in the black community and Oberweis' support for a south suburban trauma center.