“We are breaking through the clutter and clearing a path to victory–in February AND in November! This Republican primary is about the candidate who can be most effective in Washington restoring the conservative principles set forth by our Founding Fathers AND this is about the candidate who can first beat Melissa Bean. The Pioneer Press, whose family of papers covers much of the 8th District communities, agrees–I am that candidate.”
In its endorsement, the editorial board points to this differentiation from the other Republican candidates:
“Part of the difference between he and other candidates is his ability and willingness to work with others. He has demonstrated that ability by helping found a 501(c)3 organization called We Do Care. That Barrington-based organization provides ways for citizens to say thank you to military veterans and personnel and their families for their service and sacrifice with a number of community activities.”
While Pioneer Press has pulled out of McHenry County, it does own the paper of record in Barrington and has other weekly publications in the 8th congressional district.