Endorsement: 14th Congressional District – Hultgren

Published: Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

Since last year, Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren has met with more than 100 small-business owners and job creators in the 14th Congressional District, which he represents. The goal? Finding out what it would take for each of those employers to add just one job. Elected to Congress in 2010, Hultgren, of Winfield, has taken job creation to task, supporting more than 30 jobs bills in the House, including the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011, which was signed into law by the president. Hultgren believes the federal health care law should be repealed, and he wants to bring an end to “out-of-control” federal spending through cuts and lower taxes. In the general election race for the 14th District, we endorse Hultgren. He faces Democratic challenger Dennis Anderson of Gurnee, who is retired but most recently worked for the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center at the University of Loyola-Chicago as the assistant director for research support. Anderson supports the federal health care law and believes a combination of cuts and revenue increases can help lower the national deficit. The 14th District includes parts of Kane, McHenry, Lake, Kendall, DuPage, DeKalb and Will counties.

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