Durbin Endorses Baricevic for Congress
Belleville, IL—March 7th, 2016–Illinois Senator Dick Durbin today endorsed Democrat C.J. Baricevic (Bar-civic) for the 12th congressional district seat currently held by Congressman Mike Bost stating that Baricevic would be a “champion for middle-class families who deserve a Congressman who fights for them.”
Durbin has represented Illinois in the U.S. Senate since 1997.
In endorsing Baricevic, Durbin said,
“With strong blue collar roots in the District, C.J. Baricevic knows families are struggling. C.J. shares my belief we need to improve the lives of hard working families, starting with making college more affordable, reducing the cost of prescription drugs, raising the minimum wage, and insuring equal pay for women. C.J. also agrees we need to strengthen the mission at Scott Air Force base and improve the care of our veterans. The people of the 12th District will have no stronger advocate in Congress than C.J. Baricevic and I enthusiastically support his candidacy.”
In receiving Durbin’s endorsement, Baricevic said:
“I am honored to receive the support of Senator Durbin. For over 18 years, Senator Durbin has been a champion for the middle-class and our veterans. From opposing the war in Iraq to working to reduce the federal budget deficit, Senator Durbin has been a strong voice for reason in Washington. Senator Durbin has never forgotten where he comes from or who he represents—the people of Illinois. I look forward to working with him to build a stronger America that works for everyone.”
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