Coulson lands Edgar nod

Coulson lands Edgar nod

Posted by Joseph Ryan on Wed, 12/09/2009 - 13:41
State Rep. Beth Coulson has landed a key endorsement from former Gov. Jim Edgar in her Republican bid for a north suburban congressional seat. “I find her to be a person of tremendous talent, integrity and compassion,” said Edgar in a statement Wednesday announcing the endorsement. “The same qualities that have made her an effective state legislator will make her an excellent member of Congress.” Coulson, Glenview Republican who has been in office since 1997, is in a crowded GOP primary to succeed U.S. Rep. Park Kirk, who is now running for U.S. Senate. Edgar’s nod is sought by many Republicans running for office. He served two terms as governor in the 1990s, the last state CEO to leave office without a federal investigation on his tail. In the GOP primary for governor, Edgar endorsed state Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale. “I am honored and humbled by Governor Edgar’s endorsement,” said Coulson. “We need to send a fiscal conservative to Congress with the policy knowledge and legislative experience to reign in runaway federal spending.” Others running to carry the Republican banner into a general election challenge over the 10th District include Kenilworth businessman Robert Dold, Winnetka businessman Dick Green, Lake Forest resident Paul Hamann, Winnetka attorney William Cadigan and Highland Park resident Arie Friedman. The primary is Feb. 2.
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