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ENDORSEMENT: Danny K. Davis for Congress in 7th District

This race is a rerun from two years ago. We endorse Davis again, but wish the voters had a better choice. 

endorsement: Danny Davis, 7th Congressional District, 2020 election
Danny K. Davis is endorsed by the Sun-Times in the 7th Congressional District.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Two years ago, we endorsed Rep. Danny K. Davis for re-election with reluctance. We wrote that he was not the force he had been in 1997 when he first entered Congress. We wrote that the voters deserved better.

But he has fought the good fight over the years, we also wrote, for such laudable goals as universal health care, a “living wage” and services for ex-offenders. And besides, we said, his Republican opponent, Craig Cameron, a construction project manager, was an insufficiently qualified political beginner.

Well, so it goes again this year. Nothing has changed, including the name of Davis’ Republican challenger — Craig Cameron. Our endorsement goes to Davis, but we wish the voters of the 7th District had a better choice. Tracy Jennings, an Independent, also is running.

7th Congressional District map, 2020 election
7th Congressional District map.
Illustration by Caroline Hurley

To read more Sun-Times endorsements, please go to For more information about this race and others, including candidate questionnaires, go to our Illinois voting guide. Our newspaper is owned by a group of civic-minded and, in some cases, politically active investors; for details, see our owner information page.

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