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Oberweis discusses run for U.S. Senate in Quincy

3 months ago by Denise Donley

Republican Jim Oberweis showcases business background

Republican candidate for the Illinois U.S. Senate seat believes his business background sets him apart from the incumbent.

Jim Oberweis, Illinois State Senator, stopped ay Quincy Metal Fabricators in Quincy Saturday to discuss his run for U.S. Senate.

Oberweis will be taking on Dick Durbin, Democratic U.S. Senator from Illinois, in November.

Oberweis, from Sugar Grove, touched on his past as credentials in running for the U.S. Senate seat.

“I’ve started a variety of businesses. I helped grow Oberweis Dairy from $5 million sales to $75 million in sales. I understand what it takes to help motivate the private sector to create more jobs. Durbin has been on the government payroll his entire life,” said Oberweis. “I believe the American people are looking for a smaller, more responsive and efficient government, and I’m going to do everything I can to help provide that.”

One way in which he plans to do so, he said, is by changing the business and economic environment.

“I understand what it takes to motivate people to grow their businesses in Illinois and in the U.S. We’re seeing a lot of companies moving their businesses or headquarters out of Illinois or the country in order take advantage of lower tax rates,” added Oberweis. “That’s bad for our country because we’re losing those jobs. We need to provide the right environment and tax structure so that people want to stay here.”

Oberweis, however, said he realizes competing against Durbin will be a challenge.

“This guy has been in Washington for 32 years and now wants six more. I believe eight years is good enough for the President, it ought to be good enough for Congress as well. When we have citizen legislators, we tend to get people who will vote in ways that they believe are good for their state and country. When we have career politicians, like Mr. Durbin, they tend to vote in ways that they think is a good to get them re-elected. He is a good example of a guy who will say anything that he thinks people want to hear in order to increase his re-election chances.”

Recent polls show Oberweis trailing Durbin, but Oberweis said that doesn’t bother him.

“I’m the underdog. However, it’s within single digits. That’s very much a gap that we can close over the next three months. I’m sure Mr. Durbin thinks he’s safe, but he’s going to get a big surprise when we get to November.”

With the Illinois Governor’s race also in November, Oberweis said that will have a good effect on his race and in Springfield.

“There is no question that Bruce Rauner will make a much better Governor and bring in a real breath of fresh air to Springfield. When you have a state or country controlled totally by one party, you don’t get good results. When you have a balance, you have to work with the other side and you tend to get better legislation. That’s what we need in Washington and that’s what we need in Springfield.  I think Bruce Rauner being our Governor will help to provide some of that balance in Springfield.”

Oberweis also met with area residents at Wine on Broadway in Quincy Saturday afternoon to discuss his run for U.S. Senate. And yes, there was Oberweis ice cream.


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