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Congressional Candidate Schneider Has Mixed Feelings About SuperPACs

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Brad Schneider (Credit: Schneider for Congress)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The Democrat trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.) says he has mixed feelings about the role SuperPACs may play in the race.

As WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, national Democrats see Brad Schneider’s campaign in the North Shore’s 10th Congressional District as one of the best chances they have of capturing a now-Republican seat in the House.

The district has been redrawn to be heavily Democratic. So while Schneider thinks the U.S. Supreme Court was wrong to have cleared the way for big, independent groups with lots of money to sway a race, he is accepting their existence.

“We have this national attention, and we’re probably going to attract people to this race,” Schneider said. “I am grateful – one thing I’m grateful for from the primary – there were a number of organizations who came in and spent heavily in a very negative campaign against me in the primary.”

But he also realizes that what voters really want is to hear from the candidates. So he says he hopes they will see the SuperPAC ads as “background noise.”

Schneider is the guest on WBBM Newsradio’s “At Issue” program this weekend, and you can hear more of his comments Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports