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14th Congress (Democrat): Hosta

In Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, two Democrats are running in the March 18 primary for a chance to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren in November.

The 14th Congressional District includes all of McHenry County with the exception of Algonquin Township, and parts of Kane, Lake, Kendall, DuPage, DeKalb and Will counties.

Dennis Anderson of Gurnee, who is retired after working most recently for the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center at the University of Loyola-Chicago as the assistant director for research support, is making his second run for the post after losing to Hultgren in 2012.

John Hosta of Spring Grove is the owner and president of Elite Quilting Co., a manufacturer of custom bedding for interior designers. This is his first run for Congress.

Hosta says he would work to improve what he called weak U.S. trade policies that have wiped out manufacturing jobs in the U.S. He said he would work with leadership from both parties to improve the Affordable Care Act.

Hosta said there needs to be significant reforms to welfare, food stamps and Medicaid programs to eliminate waste and save tens of billions of dollars. He also says billions of more dollars can be saved by ending or significantly reducing corporate welfare.

We recommend Hosta in the Democratic primary.

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