By Irene F. Starkehaus -
Most of what I'm going to write today is exclusively my own opinion, but please consider me the unofficial spokesman for all "Tea" leaning people of the universe when I say this one thing. The reason that Jim Oberweis is the Republican nominee running against Dick Durbin in the 2014 Senate race is because the Illinois Republican leadership wanted him as the nominee.
Jim Oberweis was not the conservative candidate in the primary. Conservatives overwhelmingly wanted Doug Truax. Truax supports small government, education reform, Second Amendment rights, traditional marriage, health care reform, the protection of our borders and the protection of the unborn. Truax is a solid conservative and he passionately articulates his views. His views led him to run for office when so many candidates from both parties in Illinois decide to run first and then stumble upon their views almost as an afterthought.