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Jill Morgenthaler's campaign for the Illinois 6th district got a tremendous boost with a great endorsement from none other than the right leaning home town paper, The Chicago Tribune. Jill is in a fight led by a well funded experienced negative campaigner (and Trial Lawyer) Peter Roskam. (So, not only favorite son Obama gets the nod, but Jill in the 6th gets a boost too!) Here is the endorsement published 10/21:

Two years ago, Rep. Peter Roskam eked out a narrow victory in the west suburban 6th District over Tammy Duckworth. Now he faces another smart woman with military experience, Democrat Jill Morgenthaler, who served for 30 years in the Army Reserve. She ran the Illinois homeland security office from 2005 to 2007 and calls herself an "Army colonel, businesswoman, mom."

Roskam has a generally solid voting record, but he lends his name to some causes that would turn Congress into a busybody. He has co-sponsored a bill that would push the Defense Department to ban Playboy and R-rated movies from sale on military bases. He supports another bill that could put the clamps on in-vitro fertilization. Finally, Roskam opposes the expansion of O'Hare International Airport. That's a key issue for this region—and Morgenthaler is right to support expansion. She gets the nod.

Originally posted to bilco5 on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 08:19 PM PDT.

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