Chicago Tribune endorses Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois. Photo:

The Chicago Tribune, one of the highest circulated papers in Illinois, gave a ringing endorsement June 14, 2022, to Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi who is running for re-election for a fourth term from the 8th District. He is currently seeking the Democratic Party endorsement in the upcoming primaries on June 28.

The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board wrote, “U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi doesn’t just talk about bipartisanship — he walks the walk. The Schaumburg Democrat reached across the aisle to expand federal support for the country’s career and technical education system. He also worked with Republicans to set aside millions of dollars to lower so-called solar soft costs, the non-hardware costs of going solar, to make it easier to invest in clean energy. And he worked with the GOP on legislation aimed at decreasing e-cigarette use among children and teens. …Krishnamoorthi has gotten our endorsement before, and he both deserves and gets it again.”

This endorsement comes just two weeks before the June 28th primary, and follows a series of prominent endorsements Congressman Raja has received, including by another prominent newspaper, the Daily Herald.


In the primaries, Krishnamoorthi is being challenged by Junaid Ahmed, a former supporter of the Congressman who now says the Indian-American candidate is representing corporate donors rather than hardworking families.

Ballotpedia reported that according to the Federal Election Commission, Krishnamoorthi was the 10th-highest Democratic incumbent in terms of fundraising during the election cycle. As of March 31, he had raised $5.6 million whereas Ahmed raised $826,832.



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