WASHINGTON–Three Illinois House Democratic candidates–Tammy Duckworth, Bill Foster and Brad Schneider–band together on Monday for a press conference to try to pierce the Chicago media market. On Monday, they are calling for passage of the Buffett Rule, taking a page right out of the national Democratic playbook.
The Democrat-controlled Senate has a symbolic, procedural vote scheduled for Monday on the Obama tax equity measure called the Buffett Rule. The Obama team has been pushing heavily for Congress to pass it–even though it has no chance for the GOP-run House to even call it for a vote. The Obama White House and campaign made it their main coordinated message last week: millionaires are not paying their fair share in general and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney is not in particular.
Duckworth is running against Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.)
Foster is running against Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.)
Schneider is running against Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.)