CHICAGO (CBS) — One of the most hotly-contested congressional races in the country is in the 10th district, which encompasses much of northern Cook and Lake Counties.
The neck-and-neck race assured that Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider was at his Highland Park polling place with his wife Julie and son Adam to cast their ballots minutes after it opened. Asked if he planned to catch a nap today, he said, “Maybe tomorrow.”
Schneider said he intends to be campaigning until the polls close at 7 p.m.
“It’s the opportunity to get around and talk to people and make sure they exercise their right to vote,” Schneider said. “It’s the most important thing we do as American citizens.”