RAJA VU: Congressional candidate Raja Krishnamoorthi will be recognized at the convention as one of two high-ranking Asian-Americans running for office this November. Illinois delegates got a preview Monday, when Krishnamoorthi spoke at the delegation breakfast, calling for raising the minimum wage and criticizing Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. Krishnamoorthi, an Indian-American, is running for the 8th Congressional District, opened up by Tammy Duckworth who is running for the U.S. Senate against Sen. Mark Kirk. Krishnamoorthi also served as policy director during President Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign.
RAISING KAINE: Last week at the GOP Convention, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence introduced himself to America as a vice presidential nominee. On Wednesday, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine will do the same. And he might get some practice standing in the background. Also speaking Wednesday: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
O COME, EMANUEL: Mayor Rahm Emanuel comes to town to host a late-night bash full of elected officials and celebrities. To be a fly on the wall. Emanuel is expected to speak before the Illinois delegation breakfast on Thursday.