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Buttigieg endorses Underwood for reelection to Congress

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, speaks Saturday, June 15, 2019, during a press conference on the Healthcare affordability act of 2019 at Heap's Giant Pumpkin Farm in Minooka, Ill.
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, speaks Saturday, June 15, 2019, during a press conference on the Healthcare affordability act of 2019 at Heap's Giant Pumpkin Farm in Minooka, Ill.

Another former 2020 candidate for president endorsed U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood for reelection to Congress.

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg recently announced his endorsements of several candidates through his new political action committee, Win the Era.

The PAC said on its website that it endorses candidates who run “pioneering campaigns” and support “meaningful, bold policies” similar to Buttigieg’s presidential campaign.

“We must do away with the cruelty and division that have defined this era and elect leaders at every level who will build a better, more inclusive future for this country and the next generation,” Buttigieg said in the announcement.

Buttigieg cited Underwood’s experience in health care, saying it was “more timely than ever” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I look forward to continuing to bring our shared values of transparency, accountability and effective leadership to seats up and down the ballot and continuing to deliver results for our communities,” Underwood tweeted.

Underwood, D-Naperville, is running for reelection in the 14th Congressional District against Republican Jim Oberweis.

She was first elected in 2018 by defeating incumbent Randy Hultgren.

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