Duckworth, Schakowsky endorse Foster for reelection

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster received two more endorsements from members of Congress for his reelection bid.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Evanston, are both backing Foster, who has represented the 11th Congressional District since 2013, according to a news release.

“Bill Foster has been a champion for progressive Democratic policies including expanding and protecting the Affordable Care Act, a $15 minimum wage, science-based policy to combat climate change, and steadfastly defending a woman’s right to choose,” Schakowsky said in the release. “We need our scientist in Congress. I am proud to endorse him for reelection.”

Both cited Foster’s experience and work on science-related topics.

“I served with Bill Foster in the House, and I know he’s dedicated to serving his constituents, making America a better place for working families, and standing up for science,” Duckworth said in the release. “We need to keep his voice in Congress. I happily endorse him for reelection.”

Foster recently announced that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, and the Illinois AFL-CIO also endorsed him.

Will County Board member Rachel Ventura, D-Joliet, is challenging Foster in the primary election.