My staff and I are very excited about my 2016 Congressional campaign, and I’m especially proud to be running as an Independent. I have long criticized both major parties for their financing by Wall Street interests, large corporations, and the ultra-wealthy. The policies and politics of both the Democrats and the Republicans reflect this financing. Neither party serves the well-being of ordinary Americans-- we have been abandoned.
Americans recognize this betrayal, and their frustration mounts. My criticism of our corrupted politics allowed me to upset the Democratic establishment candidate in the 2012 primary, and was crucial in my near-upset victory in the Republican-leaning IL-13 in the 2012 general election. Our polling demonstrates that my Independent campaign will be highly competitive, in spite of the obstacles built into the system by the two major parties.
Within what amounts to a one-party system, most American citizens have been without a true voice in Washington for far too long. We deserve much better. I look forward to discussing the issues, securing a place on the ballot, and, ultimately, to winning a majority of the votes cast in IL-13 in November 2016.