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Rezin says 'experience truly matters' in candidates in 14th District race


By Glenn Minnis | Mar 17, 2020

Sen. Sue Rezin

State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Elmhurst) is hoping her uniqueness as a candidate makes all the difference in a crowded, 14th Congressional District primary field today.

“I’m the only person in the race that has run and won five competitive state races,” Rezin told the Illinois Valley Times. “You need that kind of experience to be able to take on and beat (U.S. Rep.) Lauren Underwood.”

But before earning the right to face-off against Underwood (D-Naperville), Rezin knows there’s the matter of today’s primary and emerging from a field of six other candidates that include fellow state Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) and former Kendall County Chairman James Marter (R-Oswego).

Again, Rezin is hoping her reputation precedes here in the eyes of voters.

“I have a 10-year record in Springfield of being a very strong conservative with a strong record as a pro-life, Second Amendment rights and border-security advocate to prove it,” she said. “I’ve received the endorsements of all the newspapers in the 14th District, the Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald and many other important figures. They know I’m the only person that has actually passed a bill that protects people on issues like pre-existing conditions. I have a history that no one else in this race has.”

Rezin argues that includes Oberweis, despite all his many years of experiencing the ways of Springfield.

“Jim Oberweis has run six other races and lost all six of them,” he said. “He just does not have the ability to win when it comes to taking on Underwood. During all his current time in Springfield, he’s only passed one bill and that was to increase the speed limit to 70 mph. In a race like this, experience truly matters.”

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