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Biggert Endorses Dillard in 24th District Primary Race

The U.S. Representative said Dillard's "leadership in budget matters" makes him the best choice for voters.

U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) has endorsed State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) in his 24th Senate District Republican primary race against State Rep. Chris Nybo (R-Lombard).

Biggert announced her endorsement in a release sent out Monday morning, citing the incumbent's "leadership in budget matters" as her reasoning.   

"I can say from first-hand experience that Kirk’s style of government is, 'If you can't afford it, you can't spend it,'" Biggert said in the release. "I like that."

Biggert, who is in the midst of her own Republican primary race in Illinois' 11th Congressional District, lives in Hinsdale and is the chairperson of the Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services. 

“We must return Kirk to Springfield to continue to work on the important and difficult issues facing Illinois. It is critical for our community to have an experienced and respected Senator in Springfield developing clear policy objectives,” Biggert said.

Municipalities included in the newly redistricted 24th District are Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lisle, Lombard, Oak Brook, Oakbook Terrace, Western Springs, Westmont, Wheaton and Willowbrook.

Jean E, Liess March 09, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Dear Frank Canzolino, Per your statement last night "Let's be clear, I have received a total of $2000 for working 6 or 7 days a week, 12 hours a day, since July 1st, ..." All this time quite frankly, I thought you were a jerk. I had no idea your boss, Kirk Dillard paid you as his campaign employee so poorly & made you work such long hours for slave wages. I have seen his campaign disclosures and have seen where the alomost $400,000 special interest money has come from & I have seen how much he spends on himself and the current Mrs. Dillard. How someone treats their employees says alot about their character. I will be forwarding your information about the long & hard hours you keep & how little Mr. Dillard values your efforts & you as a person to everyone I know. Of course you are always bringing up how Nybo's staff is treated. Sound like there is a HUGE difference in how Nybo treats his employees and I understand how hurtful it is to someone elses staff treated with respect. Thank you for explaining to us how badly Dillard treats you. I can't imagine why you put up with that but these are trying times. Best of luck to you.
Cincinnatus March 09, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Understand this clearly, I have asked for no money, and expected to receive none. I am a volunteer with this campaign, just like Kevin. Kevin keeps implying I am employed by the campaign, I am not. It speaks well of a candidate who rewards his people whenever he can, and however he can. Notice something else, people. Kevin again deflects you away from checking for yourself. Trust him, he knows all...
Jean E, Liess March 09, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Frank, Did Kevin make you write: Let's be clear, I have received a total of $2000 for working 6 or 7 days a week, 12 hours a day, since July 1st, ..." You shouldn't blame other for what you write or for working for a candidate that places so little value on what you do. You are better than that, aren't you?
Susan March 10, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Jean / Frank / Kevin, ALL of your credibility with regard to this campaign is questionable as you ALL have direct connections to either candidate - do us all a favor and let the real voters discuss the issues in this forum. Feel free to comment March 21, until then pass out your brochures,knock on doors, put signs in yards and do what's paid political operative is supposed to do. Thank you.
Kevin Fitzpatrick March 10, 2012 at 05:39 AM
Susan, I long ago established that I am not paid. I guess it's fair to call myself a real voter. I've voted in every election for the past 30 years or so. But if you deem this forum as only fit for you, have at it. Your very pleasant demeanor will surely attract many others to have discussions with you.

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