The Candidate: Richard L. Grabowski
The Race: Republican primary for the 3rd Congressional District of Illinois
The Competition: Daniel William Lipinski
The Buzz: Grabowski, a materials supervisor at a west suburban manufacturing company, said he wants to take the Congressional Districts back from the "Madigan Democrats." Though he has no political office experience, Grabowski believes his South Side Chicago working-class roots makes him right for the position. On his campaign website he says he deeply cares about the "uncertain economic and social path that entrenched Democrats running our state" and aims to provide uncorrupted leadership in Illinois.