10th District rivals exchange barbs over political pasts
Russell Lissau, Daily Herald staff writer
…Shah took issue with a Team Wynes campaign flyer that labels Wynes a “political outsider” who will “take on the insiders.”
Although Wynes has never held public office, he has years of political experience.
Wynes worked as a director in the Chicago office of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a lobbying group that advocates pro-Israel policies, from 2008 to 2014. From 2014 to 2017, he served as the Midwest regional director for the Republican Jewish Coalition, another lobbying group.
…Shah accused Wynes of “political double-talk.”
“It’s important for candidates to accurately represent their credentials and to say the same thing to voters in one room that they say to them in another,” Shah said. “If you’ve spent that last decade of your career in politics … but now you’re trying to convince voters you’re an outsider, you are playing politics and intentionally misleading the voters.”
Shah, the senior vice president of a medical malpractice insurance company, has railed against long-serving lawmakers and pledged not to serve more than three terms if elected.