Naperville nurse gets support of former VP against incumbent Randy Hultgren
ST. CHARLES – Less than a week before the midterm election, former Vice President Joe Biden fired up the faithful during a rally for Democrat Lauren Underwood at the Kane County Fairgrounds on Wednesday.
Underwood is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Plano, in the 14th Congressional District, which covers eastern DeKalb County, including Sycamore.
The race is heating up and attracting high-profile attention: Biden’s appearance came on the heels of Hultgren appearing Saturday at a rally in Murphysboro with President Donald Trump. Both candidates appeared in a joint forum in Woodstock on Tuesday.
“What Tuesday’s all about is we have to make it clear to the American people who we are as Democrats,” Biden said. “We have to make it clear that the Democrats choose hope over fear, that we choose unity over division, that we choose allies over enemies, truth over lies. ... If we stand for who we’ve always been, we will win on Tuesday and we will take back this country.”
Grammy award-winning blues musician Keb’ Mo’ performed.
Underwood, a registered nurse from Naperville, is running for the House of Representatives to ensure access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans. Hultgren has held the seat since 2010.
“I’m not a politician, I’m a nurse,” Underwood said, to thunderous applause from the 1,400 people attending the rally. “But even the politicians tell us that this is the most important election of our lifetime. But I honestly believe that this year, it’s true, because our health care is on the ballot.
“That’s why I’m here today. And that’s why I spent the last 14 months talking to voters across the seven counties of our 14th District.”