Mark Konkol, recipient of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting, has written what so far is the definitive piece on Catalina Lauf’s campaign for Congress.
‘Anti-AOC’ Candidate Catalina Lauf’s Rise To Republican Stardom
Lauf, 26, is a “woman minority with a lot of spunk” some say has better chance win to 14th Congressional District than an “old white guy.”
The 3,500 word story, built around an appearance on WLS-Radio’s morning Mancow’s show. appears on Patch, whose editions pretty much cover the 14th congressional district.
Those interesting in her candidacy, whether a support of hers or of another candidate need to read the piece.
It comprehensively covers her campaign’s spread beyond the congressional district from the New York Post rollout to her employment history, her family, her education, major contributors, all wrapped around her WLS-Radio appearance.
Thirteen people contributed $2,800–the maximum allowed by Federal law.
Two were Johnsburg’s Gary Rabine and his wife.
Rabine’s comments follow:
“I was impressed. I liked everything about her right away,” Rabine said. “She’s from my hometown of Woodstock. I met with her with her parents. Her dad’s an entrepreneur. She’s conservative. She’s got guts and spunk and won’t back down from anything. She’s got grit and I think she’ll be strong.”
Rabine, who owns Rabine Group, a national “one-stop-shop” for commercial paving, roofing and snow removal, among other things, said he decided to support Lauf over his friend and fundraising frontrunner, Oberweis.
“I decided to support this girl over Jim. I don’t like to look at things this way but she’s a woman minority with a lot of spunk and Jim is an older fellow,” he said. “She can beat this Underwood gal way easier than an old white guy.”
Rabine said he’s not worried about Lauf’s limited work experience.
“Unfortunately, today, not a lot kids her age have a ton of work experience. But politics isn’t rocket science if you do what’s best for people and best for the country,” he said. “We’ve got stagnant politicians in D.C. How about some bright minds?”