Illinois Representative Brad Schneider
on Thursday released a campaign ad which includes his support for
In the 30-second ad, titled Together,
Schneider explains what being a Democrat means to him.
“Here's the thing,” Schneider says
in the ad. “To me, being a Democrat means we can't let 'We the
People' turn into 'We the Few.' It means tea party obstruction has
to stop. Being a Democrat means we should lower the tax burden on
the middle class.”
“It means we have to protect a
woman's right to choose and every person's right to choose whom to
“I'm Brad Schneider and I approve
this message because we're all in this together, accountable to each
other. We can still accomplish great things,” he adds. (The video
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A law allowing gay and lesbian couples
to marry in Illinois went into effect on June 1, though several
counties began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples months before
the law's official start.
Schneider applauded the law's start.
Former Republican Congressman Robert
Dold, an opponent of marriage equality, is vying to replace Schneider
and regain his old seat back.