Former Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) wrote in a letter to supporters today he will run for the United States House of Representatives in the 10th Congressional District in 2014, a seat he lost to Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) in November.
“With deep reflection, and strong support from you … I’ve made the decision to step forward and run in 2014 to represent the 10th District of Illinois,” Dold wrote in the letter.
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Dold was elected to represent the north suburban District in 2010, defeating Dan Seals in a close contest. In his bid for reelection last year, he lost another close race, this time to Schneider in a redrawn district that carved out his Kenilworth home.
Dold ran for reelection on a platform of moderation and independence last year and his letter indicates he will offer the same message to voters next year.
“We provided what so many say our country is missing right now—thoughtful leadership that was able to build bridges between parties and put people before politics and progress ahead of partisanship,” Dold wrote.
Dold has been interviewing potential members of a campaign staff, according to a report in Roll Call. Dold did not raise any money for a potential race in the quarter ending March 31, 2013, according to reports filed with the Federal Election commission.