Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. is campaigning on this Illinois primary day, with stops at two famous Chicago restarurants: Lou Mitchell’s at 565 W. Jackson where he will greet breakfast patrons this morning and at lunchtime, at Manny’s, 1141 S. Jefferson St., where he will be joined by David Axelrod, the Democratic strategist and founder of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. Manny’s is an Axelrod favorite.
(I reported on Sunday that Sen. Joe Donnelly D-Ind. hits Chicago today for a breakfast fundraiser where the co-hosts include Susan and Mike Axelrod, Axelrod’s wife and son.)
Durbin faces no primary rival in today’s Illinois primary and will run against the winner of the GOP Senate primary, either state Sen. Jim Oberweis R-Sugar Grove or businessman Doug Truax in November.
Earlier on Tuesday, Durbin planned to stump with Illinois Senate President Pro Tempore Don Harmon D – Oak Park and State Treasurer candidate Sen. Mike Frerichs D – Champaign to greet commuters at the Oak Park-Lake Green Line stop and the Metra station in Oak Park.