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Scientific American: Scientist-Politicians Go Local: From Lab Bench to a Deep Bench

By David S. Rauf On his way from Princeton University to the New Jersey state capitol building in Trenton a few weeks ago, Andrew Zwicker was noticeably amped. Zwicker is the head of scientific education at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, but he was en route to his other job: state lawmaker. He was excited because […]

Foster Endorsed by UAW

Naperville, IL – Today, Bill Foster announced that he received the endorsement of the UAW Illinois State Community Action Program (CAP) for the 2018 General Election. The UAW CAP represents almost 70,000 union members across the state of Illinois. “I am proud to accept the endorsement of the UAW. Organized labor has been a critical […]

Editorial: Final U.S. House endorsements: Bennett, Foster, Davis, Shimkus, Kinzinger, Bustos, LaHood

By Chicago Tribune Editorial Board 11th District What a contest: the physicist vs. the cardiologist. Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville, a Democrat representing the west suburban 11th Congressional District, is a physicist. Foster leans liberal but often partners with Republicans. As a scientist, he favors studying the data. Foster’s worked across the aisle on opioid issues, patent improvements and […]

Endorsement: Daily Herald endorses Foster over Stella in 11th Congressional District

By Daily Herald Editorial Board With science under attack in the federal government and concerns about climate change broadening, it’s good to have a scientist in the house. Specifically, the U.S. House, where 11th District incumbent Bill Foster not only knows his science but expresses it with a calm and civil demeanor that is in short […]

EDITORIAL: Sun-Times endorses these 12 congressional candidates – and here’s why

By Sun-Times Editorial Board We sized them up one by one, considering the character, professional qualifications and policy positions of 25 candidates for Congress in the 12 districts making up the Chicago metropolitan area. And what did we get? All Democrats. We can’t remember the last time the Sun-Times has endorsed only Democrats for Congress, and […]

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