The Candidate: Daniel T. Schmitt
The Race: Candidate for the Fifth Congressional District of Illinois
The Competition: Mike Quigley
The Buzz: Schmitt, having never held office, has no political experience and considers himself an average citizen. He has been running his own coffee truck business for 20 years and has a public access television show titled "Team Chicago Challenge." Schmitt's campaign involves regular walks in his district where he asks residents to walk and discuss politics with him.