Andrew Chesney endorsed by Chicago Tribune as the 'seasoned choice'
With the election on Tuesday, Republican House candidate Andrew Chesney is hoping his campaign gets a boost from a Chicago Tribune endorsement.
“The more seasoned choice is Republican Andrew Chesney,” the newspaper said in formally throwing its support behind the Freeport alderman at-large, in his battle against Democrat Nicholas Hyde in the 89th District.
In branding Chesney the “pocketbook protector,” the Tribune added that he “understands what is causing the state’s out-migration: a lackluster business climate and high property taxes.”
Chesney said he just hopes the nod in his direction serves to further distinguish him from Hyde.
“He has a greatly flawed campaign and people are taking notice in the district,” he told NW Illinois News. “I think I have a great reputation for being a fiscal hawk and for advocating for lower taxes and lower fees. People know that my administration would be good stalwarts of their money. Most people in the district believe what we believe, namely that we’re overtaxed and we need to do more with less for the good of this state.”
Going door-to-door to spread his message, Chesney said he continues to remind voters just how critical this election will be to the state.
“I think the people of the district are paying attention,” he said. "We’re finding support in many different areas, especially across the district. There’s really a great gap in terms of experience and the policies we stand for between me and my opponent. My administration has a reputation for getting things [done] and that’s what’s now critically needed.”
The 89th House District includes portions of Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Carroll, Ogle and Whiteside counties.