The Candidate: Daniel William Lipinski
The Race: Democratic Party incumbent for the 3rd Congressional District of Illinois.
The Competition: Richard L. Grabowski
The Buzz: Lipinski has served as the district's representative since 2005, preceded by his father, Bill Lipinski. He won his fourth term in 2012 and now faces re-election in the newly redrawn 3rd District. He's running on a history of fighting for jobs, responsibly reducing the deficit and helping middle-class families. In the past, he served on the staff of former Minority Leader Richard Gephardt and taught Political Science at the University of Tennessee and at the University of Notre Dame. He serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure, and Science and Technology House committees.