Bean breaks silence, supports Krishnamoorthi for 8th bid
Democratic congressional hopeful Raja Krishmanoorthi has gotten a nod from a big - and often elusive - suburban political player.
He says that former 8th District Congresswoman Melissa Bean, of Barrington, plans to release a statement praising the Hoffman Estates lawyer and laboratory president.
"Raja's priorities are well aligned with the families and businesses of Illinois' 8th Congressional District. He and his wife have been raising their two sons in Hoffman Estates, so they know the challenges that families here are facing and are invested personally in the success of suburban public schools. As President of a small business, he also recognizes that greater innovation is critical to our economic strength. His candidacy brings extensive public sector experience, an impressive academic background, and a Midwest work ethic to the race," the statement reads.
Bean, who's now working as the CEO of Chicago's Executive Club, also put her money wher her mouth is, donating about $2,000 in office equipment and $1,000 in cash to the campaign through her various committees.
She has not yet been reached for comment. "Because of her new job (she) is reluctant to do a lot of politics, do endorsements," Krishnamoorthi noted this morning.