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ELECTIONS 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION Oberweis wins, will face Underwood
2020-03-21

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Even though the 2020 Illinois primary took place March 17, dairy magnate and state Sen. Jim Oberweis was not declared the winner of the GOP race in the state's 14th Congressional District until March 20, The Hill reported.

Now, he will face off against incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood in November. In 2018, she flipped a GOP-held seat to win.

Windy City Times has noted that Oberweis has taken a nunber of anti-LGBTQ actions. For example, in 2013, he spoke at a gathering of anti-marriage equality supporters. However, in 2014, he claimed that his thoughts on the subject had shifted, saying in an electoral debate against U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin that he would support a federal marriage equality law. Oberweis said, "The court has said that that's approved. I don't think there's any argument over it any longer, so at this point I would want to say 'yes.'"


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