Yesterday, I reported on Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s endorsement of CD8 candidate Joel Rubin the old-fashioned way, without benefit of a press release. Last night came the press release, so now we know not just what happened, but why.
Yesterday, Illinois Congresswoman and Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Jan Schakowsky endorsed former State Department official Joel Rubin for Congress in Maryland’s 8th District.
“I worked closely with Joel in his role at the Department of State to build support for the Iran Deal with my colleagues in Congress,” said Congresswoman Schakowsky, “I know how deeply Joel cares about our values of peace and diplomacy. He’s proven over and over that he can be an effective voice for progressive issues, I saw this when he was the founding Political and Government Affairs Director for J Street, and I know he will be ready to fight with us and for the 8th district constituents on his first day in office. That’s why I’m endorsing Joel Rubin for Congress.”
“I am so honored by Congresswoman Schakowsky’s support for my race for Congress,” said Rubin. “Her leadership in Congress and reputation as a progressive champion for women, working families, and international diplomacy serve as a model for my candidacy. She played such an integral role in gathering support for the Iran nuclear agreement, and I look forward to working closely with her in Congress on comprehensive immigration reform, protecting our environment, making smart choices on energy, supporting women and families, and strengthening our nation’s diplomacy.”