President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon tweeted an endorsement of Republican Jim Oberweis, the U.S. House candidate challenging incumbent Lauren Underwood for Illinois' 14th Congressional District.
The president threw his political weight behind Oberweis, of Sugar Grove, after former president Barack Obama in August endorsed Underwood, D-Naperville.
"A successful businessman, he will Create Jobs, Lower Taxes, Defend Law & Order, and Protect your Second Amendment from the Radical Left," Trump said of Oberweis in the tweet. The support for Oberweis came in a slew of tweets by the president Wednesday afternoon endorsing Republicans in congressional races throughout the country.
The 14th District includes most of McHenry County aside from the southeastern corner that falls into the 6th District currently represented by U.S. Rep. Sean Casten. The 14th District also includes parts of DuPage, Kane, Lake, Will, DeKalb and Kendall counties.
Obama has also recorded a TV ad that has been running recently in support of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat who is being challenged by Republican Mark Curran, the former Lake County sheriff.
Curran earned the endorsement of the Northwest Herald Editorial Board in September.
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