When the politics are as similar as Danny Davis and Jacques Conway – the two candidates in the Democratic primary for the 7th District congressional seat – we opt to support the incumbent.
Seniority and clout are hard to come by and Danny Davis has earned both.
We are admirers of Conway for his valued service in Oak Park and River Forest as a cop, park board commissioner, school board member at OPRF High School and articulate advocate for young people generally.
Meanwhile, our support of Davis is softening for two reasons. We are tired of his teasing over running for other offices – mayor, county board president, senator. Enough. Be our congressman.
And while we are proudly progressive, we haven’t seen Danny Davis move an inch from all-government solutions to every challenge, and we think that is an unacceptable view in this moment.
That said, we endorse Danny Davis.