Today the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that SNAP endorsee Ilya Sheyman has a narrow edge in the first poll to be released for the Democratic Primary in Illinois’ 10th congressional district. In a survey of 410 likely primary voters, Sheyman leads Brad Schneider 23% to 21%, with two other candidates each taking 5% of the vote, and over 50% undecided. With so many votes still up for grabs, this is going to be a campaign that really comes down to the ground game – that is why for the first time in our history we are launching a spring fellowship program so that Ilya has even more hands on the ground to help him win the nomination.
But the real good news about the primary comes from Politico - while 50% of voters may be undecided, 64% prefer a progressive candidate for Congress, where as only 25% would like a moderate. Ilya is the progressive choice in this race, and we are proud to be among the large coalition of progressive organizations helping him come across the finish line in first.