April 5, 2009: Nominees for Congress in the 5th District

April 6, 2009 9:32:05 AM PDT
Our guests are two nominees for Congress in the 5th District: Republican Rosanna Pulido and the Green party's Matt Reichel. They get the last word in this race (the special election will be held Tuesday, April 7) to elect a successor to Rahm Emanuel, who resigned to become President Obama's chief of staff. The Democratic nominee, Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley, was on Newsviews last week.

Pulido is a conservative who founded the Illinois Minutemen, which is dedicated to keep out illegal immigrants. On other issues, she favors 2nd Amendment rights for gun owners; term limits for officeholders so career politicians are replaced by citizen legislators; and the pro-life cause.

The 27-year-old Reichel calls himself a career activist for peace. He would withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. He favors single-payer, national health insurance; and tougher federation regulation of Wall Street. He believes the recession was "created largely by greed and corruption in the financial sector."


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