and shared the endorsement of the Wheeling Township Democrats Wednesday for the upcoming March 20 primary to become the Democratic challenger to in the Nov. 6 general election.
Sheyman, a community organizer from Waukegan and Long Grove business owner Tree received the nod over Deerfield management consultant , Mundelein attorney and Hainesville mathematician .
Though a shared endorsement is unusual, Wheeling Democrats President Rob Nesvacil expressed confidence in both candidates. “Both Tree and Sheyman have demonstrated a tireless will to fight for the middle class and a stronger American future,” he said.
The Wheeling Democrats also expressed their preference for over Lake Bluff business consultant in the race to succeed retiring .
This endorsement was one in a growing list for Tree and Sheyman.
Sheyman also has the backing of the Libertyville Democrats, AFSCME Council 31, the Lake County Federation of Teachers, Rep. Danny Davis (D-Chicago), Cook County Commissioner Larry Sufferdin and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.
Tree, who earned the endorsement of former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) Thursday (Jan. 26), considers the Wheeling nod a sign the campaign he began in November is gaining momentum.
“I appreciate the support from the Wheeling Township Democrats,” Tree said. “These are very tough times for all of us, and I believe that we are all in this together. The Republicans believe it’s every man for himself.”
Schneider has also received backing from a number of organizations and individuals both in the 10th District and across the country.
Schneider already has the backing of the Maine Township Democrats, and Thursday added the support of Local 134 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He is also pleased with the people who support his campaign, including House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD).
“We are grateful for so many local and grassroots supporters,” Schneider said. “Our diverse network of Democratic leaders and grassroots network of supporters will give us the energy and resources we need to get Congress focused on helping middle class families.”
Former Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Barrington), state Sen. Jeff Schoenberg (D-Evanston) and Garrett are in Schneider’s camp along with Hoyer.
The New Trier Township Democratic Organization will endorse candidates Sunday (Jan. 29) while the Northfield Township Democrats will do the same Feb. 4.