From Crain’s Chicago Business’s Greg Hines:
…Up in the north suburban 10th Congressional District, which has pingponged from party to party in hugely expensive contests in recent cycles, no fewer than three Republicans are vying to take on incumbent Democratic Rep. Brad Schneider….
GOP contender No. 1 is Sapan Shah, a 37-year-old doctor and lawyer from Libertyville who runs a malpractice insurance brokerage and like some others in politics radiates a bit of that Energizer Bunny attitude that, over time, can be successful.
Shah describes himself as a would-be “citizen legislator” who would serve no more than three terms in Congress and is willing to vote for legislation to impose term limits. Washington is broken, he argues, on health care as well as other issues. “The solutions that are out there—pro-transparency and pro-competition—haven’t been supported by Brad and the Democrats.”
The son of Indian immigrants, Shah won’t say how he would have voted on the now-defunct House GOP bill to junk and partially replace Obamacare—”It’s a moot point now”—but does support the tax-cut bill, though he caveats that “it’s not perfect.” He has retained Core Strategy Group and local consultant Scott McPherson and raised a respectable $310,000 so far, including $100,000 of his own.