Dold keeps it clean, broad at Thursday delegation breakfast
Congressman Bob Dold - who flew in yesterday to the Republican National Convention in Tampa - used his speaking slot at Thursday's Illinois delegation breakfast to urge Democrats and Republicans to reach across the aisle and focus on the economy come November and beyond.
Dold, a Kenilworth Repubican, who is running against moderate Deerfield Democrat Brad Schneider in the 10th Congressional District - one of the most hotly contested races in the country - didn't mention or cut at his opponent, instead broadly outlining what he describes as "common sense solutions" - increasing access to capital, infrastructure growth, and increasing science and technology training to fill currently open jobs.
"We have 68 days left. Your job back home is to make sure we're talking to our neighbors. ...This is about do we step forward or do we step backward," he said.
His family - sister Katherine, mother Judy and father Robert, have been here the whole week.