Sun-Times Endorses Rep. Davis For Reelection; Davis, Day Debate

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Congressman Danny K. Davis and Thomas Day during a Feb. 17 debate on Chicago Tonight. | Screenshot

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 || By Michael Romain 

Today, the Chicago Sun-Times endorsed Congressman Danny K. Davis (7th) for reelection. Davis, whose district includes suburbs like Maywood and Broadview, in addition to a large swath of the West Side, Near West Side and Loop in Chicago, is running against Iraq War veteran and former journalist Thomas Day. In its endorsement statement, the Chicago paper wrote:

Danny K. Davis has been in Congress since 1997 and there’s no denying he has slowed down. His legislative output in the last eight years has not been impressive and he loves those expense-paid “fact-finding” trips — what others call junkets. But there’s also no denying Davis’ deep understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of his district and its needs; and there’s no denying his past successes. Davis pushed through the earned income tax credit for low-income Americans, for which some 92,000 residents of his district are eligible. He sponsored the New Markets Tax Credit Program in 2000 that created incentives to invest in low-income communities. Davis is opposed by Thomas Day, an Iraq War Army veteran with lots of education, including master’s degrees from Northwestern and the University of Chicago. Day is an impressive young man — we expect to see more of him — but he has never held elective office or otherwise been tested in public life.”

On Feb. 17, the two candidates debated on Chicago Tonight. To view the debate, click here or the image above. VFPForum

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