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Schneider Primary Foe Dropped From Ballot

Roadblock to rematch between Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and former Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) cleared.

When Rep. Brad Schneider's primary opponent was removed from the ballot today, the way was cleared for a rematch with former Rep. Robert Dold.
When Rep. Brad Schneider's primary opponent was removed from the ballot today, the way was cleared for a rematch with former Rep. Robert Dold.

Arlene Hickory of Lake Bluff, who planned challenge Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) for the Democratic nomination for Congress was dropped from the primary ballot today by the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Hickory’s departure from the 10th Congressional District race clears the way for a rematch of the 2010 general election campaign between Schneider and former Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth). The two waged an expensive and close contest in 2012.

Dold, who strove to establish a record as a moderate Republican during his two-years in the House of Representatives, has already distanced himself from decisions made by Republican leadership as he gears up regain his seat.

Schneider pledged to try to break the gridlock in Washington the night he was elected in November, 2012, and has made an effort to work with members of both parties. He has introduced bipartisan legislation on economic and foreign policy issues.

Both Dold and Schneider have begun to amass a war chest for their 2014 contest. As of the last available report on Oct. 15, Schneider had $679,000 in the Bank and Dold has $819 cash on hand.

Walter Lippman January 10, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Oh no! With only $819 in his war chest, Dold won't even be able to challenge the media outlets that misrepresent the amount of money he has in his war chest!
McCloud January 10, 2014 at 04:37 PM
Dold better watch himself. That LEARN ACT is paying dividends for Brad. 92 million people gave up looking, maybe they had something to LEARN, no end to unemployment benefits.

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